There are 19 catchers who are projected to be in the top 30 (short term) and who could be available on the waiver wire as they are owned in less than 65% of leagues. This list includes Alex Avila and Chris Herrmann, but the highest ranked waiver wire catcher is Jose Trevino who is projected for 22 fantasy points in 11 games. There are 7 catchers that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Christian Vazquez, for example, is projected to be just the #40 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are only 2 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Will Smith is the highest ranking must start.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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W. Smith (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GP + | B. Posey (SF) 17 FP, 8 GP | J. Lucroy* (CHC) 14 FP, 9 GP |

J. Trevino* (TEX) 22 FP, 11 GP | W. Ramos (NYM) 17 FP, 9 GP - | Y. Gomes* (WAS) 14 FP, 9 GP |

J. Realmuto (PHI) 21 FP, 8 GP | O. Narvaez (SEA) 17 FP, 10 GP - | T. d`Arnaud (TB) 14 FP, 10 GP - |

G. Sanchez (NYY) 20 FP, 9 GP | B. McCann* (ATL) 16 FP, 9 GP | T. Flowers* (ATL) 14 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 20 FP, 10 GP + | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 16 FP, 10 GP | T. Wolters* (COL) 14 FP, 11 GP |

M. Zunino* (TB) 18 FP, 10 GP | C. Kelly* (ARI) 15 FP, 9 GP | J. Castro* (MIN) 14 FP, 9 GP |

J. Stallings* (PIT) 17 FP, 11 GP | K. Suzuki* (WAS) 15 FP, 9 GP | J. Rogers* (DET) 14 FP, 10 GP |

R. Chirinos (HOU) 17 FP, 10 GP | A. Avila* (ARI) 15 FP, 9 GP | J. McCann (CHW) 13 FP, 10 GP - |

Y. Grandal (MIL) 17 FP, 9 GP - | J. Alfaro* (MIA) 15 FP, 10 GP | C. Herrmann* (OAK) 13 FP, 9 GP |

W. Castillo* (CHW) 17 FP, 10 GP | R. Perez* (CLE) 14 FP, 9 GP | J. Mathis* (TEX) 13 FP, 11 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 8/19 to 8/29**

There are a number of starting pitchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Aaron Civale, at #15, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 3 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Brendan McKay, at #33, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are 9 starting pitchers who are typically starting fantasy starting pitchers but are projected for fewer points than normal. Dakota Hudson, for example, is projected to be just the #193 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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M. Scherzer (WAS) 19 FP, 2 GP | T. Gonsolin* (LAD) 8 FP, 7 GP | J. Gray (COL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. Verlander (HOU) 18 FP, 2 GP | J. Odorizzi (MIN) 7 FP, 2 GP | A. Young* (ARI) 4 FP, 2 GP |

G. Cole (HOU) 16 FP, 2 GP | A. Nola (PHI) 7 FP, 2 GP | E. Rodriguez (BOS) 3 FP, 2 GP |

M. Clevinger (CLE) 14 FP, 2 GP | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 7 FP, 2 GP | R. Yarbrough (TB) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 13 FP, 2 GP | W. Miley (HOU) 6 FP, 2 GP | N. Syndergaard (NYM) 3 FP, 2 GP |

W. Buehler (LAD) 13 FP, 2 GP | C. Kluber (CLE) 6 FP, 1 GP | M. Gonzales (SEA) 3 FP, 2 GP + |

J. Berrios (MIN) 12 FP, 2 GP | K. Gibson (MIN) 6 FP, 2 GP | Caleb Smith (MIA) 3 FP, 2 GP |

H. Ryu (LAD) 12 FP, 2 GP | D. German (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GP | A. Plutko* (CLE) 3 FP, 2 GP |

J. deGrom (NYM) 12 FP, 2 GP | M. Fiers (OAK) 6 FP, 2 GP | A. Wood* (CIN) 3 FP, 2 GP |

S. Bieber (CLE) 11 FP, 2 GP | S. Gray (CIN) 6 FP, 2 GP | Z. Eflin* (PHI) 3 FP, 1 GP |

Z. Greinke (HOU) 10 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 6 FP, 2 GP | Y. Darvish (CHC) 3 FP, 2 GP |

P. Corbin (WAS) 10 FP, 2 GP | M. Pineda (MIN) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Paxton (NYY) 3 FP, 2 GP |

L. Castillo (CIN) 10 FP, 2 GP | B. McKay (TB) 6 FP, 2 GP + | J. Lester (CHC) 3 FP, 2 GP |

M. Soroka (ATL) 9 FP, 2 GP | C. Paddack (SD) 5 FP, 2 GP | P. Lopez* (MIA) 3 FP, 1 GP |

A. Civale* (CLE) 9 FP, 4 GP | C. Hamels (CHC) 5 FP, 2 GP | T. Richards* (TB) 3 FP, 8 GP |

S. Strasburg (WAS) 8 FP, 2 GP | D. Price (BOS) 5 FP, 1 GP | J. Yamamoto* (MIA) 3 FP, 2 GP |

L. Lynn (TEX) 8 FP, 2 GP | German Marquez (COL) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Quintana (CHC) 2 FP, 1 GP |

K. Hendricks (CHC) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Tanaka (NYY) 5 FP, 2 GP | S. Manaea* (OAK) 2 FP, 2 GP |

M. Minor (TEX) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Bumgarner (SF) 4 FP, 2 GP | J. Vargas* (PHI) 2 FP, 1 GP |

C. Morton (TB) 8 FP, 2 GP | C. Bassitt (OAK) 4 FP, 2 GP | M. Foltynewicz (ATL) 2 FP, 2 GP + |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 8/19 to 8/29**

If you need help at first baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Jesus Aguilar, at #12, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #2, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Luke Voit, for example, is projected to be just the #53 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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C. Bellinger (LAD) 34 FP, 10 GP | Y. Gurriel (HOU) 29 FP, 10 GP | E. Hosmer (SD) 25 FP, 10 GP - |

N. Cruz (MIN) 34 FP, 9 GP + | J. Aguilar* (TB) 28 FP, 10 GP | K. Davis (OAK) 24 FP, 9 GP + |

J. Bell (PIT) 33 FP, 11 GP | Y. Alonso* (COL) 28 FP, 11 GP | J. Choi* (TB) 24 FP, 10 GP |

S. Choo (TEX) 32 FP, 11 GP + | A. Rizzo (CHC) 28 FP, 9 GP - | R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 23 FP, 9 GP |

F. Freeman (ATL) 32 FP, 9 GP | M. Carpenter (STL) 27 FP, 10 GP + | M. Thaiss* (LAA) 23 FP, 9 GP |

C. Santana (CLE) 32 FP, 9 GP | H. Dozier (KC) 26 FP, 10 GP | A. Pujols* (LAA) 23 FP, 9 GP |

P. Goldschmidt (STL) 31 FP, 10 GP + | P. Alonso (NYM) 25 FP, 9 GP - | C. Joseph* (OAK) 22 FP, 9 GP |

M. Muncy (LAD) 29 FP, 10 GP | D. Vogelbach (SEA) 25 FP, 10 GP | J. Martinez (BOS) 21 FP, 7 GP - |

R. McMahon (COL) 29 FP, 11 GP + | I. Desmond* (COL) 25 FP, 11 GP | R. O'Hearn* (KC) 21 FP, 10 GP |

J. Abreu (CHW) 29 FP, 10 GP | M. Olson (OAK) 25 FP, 9 GP | M. Cabrera* (DET) 20 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 8/19 to 8/29**

If you need help at second baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. At #6, Rougned Odor is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Jose Altuve, at #1, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Jeff McNeil, for example, is projected to be just the #42 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Altuve (HOU) 34 FP, 10 GP + | K. Hiura (MIL) 25 FP, 9 GP + | D. Gordon* (SEA) 20 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Moncada (CHW) 30 FP, 10 GP + | G. Torres (NYY) 24 FP, 9 GP - | J. Schoop* (MIN) 20 FP, 9 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 30 FP, 10 GP | A. Cabrera* (WAS) 24 FP, 9 GP | J. Kipnis* (CLE) 20 FP, 9 GP |

D. Murphy (COL) 29 FP, 11 GP + | N. Senzel (CIN) 23 FP, 10 GP + | L. Urias* (SD) 19 FP, 10 GP |

K. Marte (ARI) 27 FP, 9 GP | S. Castro* (MIA) 22 FP, 10 GP | C. Biggio (TOR) 19 FP, 8 GP + |

R. Odor* (TEX) 26 FP, 11 GP | K. Wong* (STL) 22 FP, 10 GP | I. Diaz* (MIA) 19 FP, 10 GP |

D. LeMahieu (NYY) 26 FP, 9 GP | J. Villar (BAL) 21 FP, 9 GP - | N. Goodrum* (DET) 19 FP, 10 GP |

L. Arraez* (MIN) 26 FP, 9 GP | B. Dozier* (WAS) 21 FP, 9 GP | H. Kendrick* (WAS) 19 FP, 9 GP |

O. Albies (ATL) 25 FP, 9 GP | C. Hernandez (PHI) 20 FP, 8 GP - | D. Fletcher* (LAA) 19 FP, 9 GP |

J. Baez (CHC) 25 FP, 9 GP | A. Frazier* (PIT) 20 FP, 11 GP | S. Wilkerson* (BAL) 17 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 8/19 to 8/29**

If you need help at third baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Kyle Seager, at #11, is the highest ranking third baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 3 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Jose Ramirez, at #4, is the highest ranking third baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Rafael Devers, for example, is projected to be just the #14 third baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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N. Arenado (COL) 38 FP, 11 GP | K. Seager* (SEA) 25 FP, 10 GP | E. Longoria* (SF) 20 FP, 8 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 35 FP, 10 GP | M. Sano (MIN) 24 FP, 9 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 19 FP, 9 GP |

A. Rendon (WAS) 35 FP, 9 GP | E. Escobar (ARI) 23 FP, 9 GP - | M. Duffy* (TB) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 33 FP, 9 GP + | R. Devers (BOS) 22 FP, 7 GP - | T. France* (SD) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Turner (LAD) 30 FP, 10 GP + | V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 22 FP, 8 GP | C. Moran* (PIT) 18 FP, 11 GP |

E. Suarez (CIN) 28 FP, 10 GP + | J. Gyorko* (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GP | C. Cuthbert* (KC) 18 FP, 10 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 28 FP, 9 GP | J. Lamb* (ARI) 22 FP, 9 GP | M. Prado* (MIA) 17 FP, 10 GP |

J. Donaldson (ATL) 27 FP, 9 GP | R. Nunez* (BAL) 21 FP, 9 GP | C. Sanchez* (CHW) 17 FP, 10 GP |

M. Moustakas (MIL) 26 FP, 9 GP | G. Urshela (NYY) 21 FP, 9 GP | J. Candelario* (DET) 17 FP, 10 GP |

K. Bryant (CHC) 26 FP, 9 GP | J. Rojas* (ARI) 20 FP, 9 GP | I. Kiner-Falefa* (TEX) 16 FP, 11 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 8/19 to 8/29**

There are a number of shortstops projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Josh VanMeter, at #11, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #2, Elvis Andrus is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Xander Bogaerts, for example, is projected to be just the #18 shortstop. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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T. Story (COL) 37 FP, 11 GP | J. VanMeter* (CIN) 25 FP, 10 GP | D. Gregorius (NYY) 22 FP, 9 GP + |

E. Andrus (TEX) 32 FP, 11 GP + | C. Seager (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GP | S. Kingery (PHI) 21 FP, 8 GP + |

F. Lindor (CLE) 32 FP, 9 GP | J. Segura (PHI) 24 FP, 8 GP | J. Iglesias* (CIN) 21 FP, 10 GP |

C. Correa (HOU) 29 FP, 10 GP + | W. Adames* (TB) 24 FP, 10 GP | J. Crawford* (SEA) 21 FP, 10 GP |

T. Anderson (CHW) 28 FP, 10 GP + | K. Newman* (PIT) 23 FP, 11 GP | Austin Nola* (SEA) 20 FP, 10 GP |

J. Polanco (MIN) 28 FP, 9 GP | T. Edman* (STL) 23 FP, 10 GP | D. Moore* (SEA) 20 FP, 10 GP |

T. Turner (WAS) 27 FP, 9 GP + | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 23 FP, 9 GP | H. Alberto* (BAL) 20 FP, 9 GP |

P. DeJong (STL) 26 FP, 10 GP | X. Bogaerts (BOS) 23 FP, 7 GP - | N. Lopez* (KC) 19 FP, 10 GP |

M. Semien (OAK) 26 FP, 9 GP - | J. Profar* (OAK) 22 FP, 9 GP | T. Lopes* (SEA) 19 FP, 10 GP |

M. Machado (SD) 26 FP, 10 GP | E. Sogard* (TB) 22 FP, 10 GP | C. Taylor* (LAD) 19 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Outfielders 8/19 to 8/29**

There are a number of outfielders projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #26, Kevin Kiermaier is the highest ranking one. There are 14 outfielders that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Danny Santana is the highest ranking must start. There are 12 outfielders that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Mitch Haniger, for example, is projected to be just the #139 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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C. Blackmon (COL) 38 FP, 11 GP | R. Hoskins (PHI) 28 FP, 8 GP | C. Dickerson* (PHI) 23 FP, 8 GP |

M. Trout (LAA) 36 FP, 9 GP | Y. Puig (CLE) 27 FP, 9 GP | A. Judge (NYY) 23 FP, 9 GP + |

C. Yelich (MIL) 36 FP, 9 GP | K. Calhoun (LAA) 27 FP, 9 GP | V. Robles (WAS) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

D. Santana (TEX) 34 FP, 11 GP + | N. Castellanos (CHC) 27 FP, 9 GP | J. Bruce* (PHI) 23 FP, 8 GP |

G. Springer (HOU) 34 FP, 10 GP + | E. Rosario (MIN) 27 FP, 9 GP | H. Ramirez* (MIA) 23 FP, 10 GP |

W. Calhoun (TEX) 33 FP, 11 GP | K. Kiermaier* (TB) 26 FP, 10 GP | A. Duvall* (ATL) 22 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Alvarez (HOU) 32 FP, 10 GP + | E. Jimenez (CHW) 26 FP, 10 GP + | J. Pederson (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GP |

S. Marte (PIT) 32 FP, 11 GP | D. Peralta (ARI) 26 FP, 9 GP + | F. Reyes (CLE) 22 FP, 9 GP |

N. Mazara (TEX) 32 FP, 11 GP + | M. Cabrera* (PIT) 25 FP, 11 GP | G. Allen* (CLE) 22 FP, 9 GP |

R. Acuna (ATL) 32 FP, 9 GP | A. Gordon (KC) 25 FP, 10 GP | R. Braun (MIL) 22 FP, 9 GP |

M. Ozuna (STL) 31 FP, 10 GP + | A. Eaton (WAS) 25 FP, 9 GP - | D. Fowler* (STL) 22 FP, 10 GP |

A. Meadows (TB) 31 FP, 10 GP + | A. Pollock (LAD) 25 FP, 10 GP + | B. Gardner (NYY) 22 FP, 9 GP |

T. Pham (TB) 31 FP, 10 GP | M. Betts (BOS) 25 FP, 7 GP - | S. Ohtani (LAA) 21 FP, 9 GP |

J. Soto (WAS) 30 FP, 9 GP | K. Schwarber (CHC) 25 FP, 9 GP | J. Heyward (CHC) 21 FP, 9 GP |

B. Reynolds (PIT) 30 FP, 11 GP + | O. Mercado (CLE) 25 FP, 9 GP + | D. DeShields* (TEX) 21 FP, 11 GP |

M. Brantley (HOU) 30 FP, 10 GP | J. Soler (KC) 25 FP, 10 GP - | M. Smith (SEA) 21 FP, 10 GP |

H. Pence (TEX) 29 FP, 11 GP | J. Upton (LAA) 25 FP, 9 GP + | E. Thames* (MIL) 21 FP, 9 GP |

M. Kepler (MIN) 29 FP, 9 GP - | T. Mancini (BAL) 24 FP, 9 GP - | T. Naquin* (CLE) 21 FP, 9 GP |

B. Harper (PHI) 28 FP, 8 GP | J. Winker* (CIN) 24 FP, 10 GP | S. Piscotty* (OAK) 21 FP, 9 GP |

B. Anderson (MIA) 28 FP, 10 GP | A. Aquino (CIN) 24 FP, 10 GP + | Anthony Santander* (BAL) 20 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 8/19 to 8/29**

There are no widely owned relievers who are significantly exceeding their current rank in the short term. All widely owned relievers are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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R. Osuna (HOU) 26 FP, 10 GP | K. Giles (TOR) 11 FP, 8 GP | J. Kelly (LAD) 3 FP, 10 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GP | W. Davis (COL) 11 FP, 11 GP | N. Goody (CLE) 3 FP, 9 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 21 FP, 9 GP | B. Workman (BOS) 11 FP, 7 GP | M. Lorenzen (CIN) 3 FP, 10 GP |

L. Hendriks (OAK) 19 FP, 9 GP | T. Rogers (MIN) 11 FP, 9 GP | S. Doolittle (WAS) 3 FP, 1 GP |

E. Pagan (TB) 18 FP, 10 GP | S. Romo (MIN) 10 FP, 9 GP | A. Miller (STL) 2 FP, 10 GP |

C. Kimbrel (CHC) 17 FP, 9 GP | A. Colome (CHW) 10 FP, 10 GP | B. Parker (PHI) 2 FP, 8 GP |

H. Neris (PHI) 16 FP, 8 GP | A. Bass (SEA) 10 FP, 10 GP | K. Kela (PIT) 2 FP, 11 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 16 FP, 11 GP | S. Kelley (TEX) 8 FP, 11 GP | M. Albers (MIL) 2 FP, 9 GP |

C. Martinez (STL) 16 FP, 10 GP | A. Bradley (ARI) 7 FP, 9 GP | W. Harris (HOU) 2 FP, 10 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 15 FP, 10 GP | N. Anderson (TB) 7 FP, 10 GP | A. Munoz (SD) 2 FP, 10 GP |

J. Hader (MIL) 15 FP, 9 GP | J. Jimenez (DET) 5 FP, 10 GP | Nick Wittgren (CLE) 2 FP, 9 GP |

I. Kennedy (KC) 14 FP, 10 GP | Giovanny Gallegos (STL) 5 FP, 10 GP | M. Walden (BOS) 2 FP, 7 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 13 FP, 9 GP | R. Pressly (HOU) 5 FP, 10 GP | T. Buttrey (LAA) 2 FP, 9 GP |

R. Iglesias (CIN) 13 FP, 10 GP | M. Givens (BAL) 4 FP, 9 GP | H. Rondon (HOU) 2 FP, 10 GP |

W. Smith (SF) 12 FP, 8 GP | T. May (MIN) 3 FP, 9 GP | P. Baez (LAD) 2 FP, 10 GP |

E. Diaz (NYM) 12 FP, 9 GP | T. Clippard (CLE) 3 FP, 9 GP | P. Strop (CHC) 2 FP, 9 GP |

M. Melancon (ATL) 12 FP, 9 GP | B. Treinen (OAK) 3 FP, 9 GP | A. Ottavino (NYY) 2 FP, 9 GP |

J. Garcia (MIA) 12 FP, 10 GP | M. Barnes (BOS) 3 FP, 7 GP | S. Coonrod (SF) 2 FP, 8 GP |

H. Robles (LAA) 11 FP, 9 GP | S. Dyson (MIN) 3 FP, 9 GP | Z. Britton (NYY) 1 FP, 9 GP |

Jose Leclerc (TEX) 11 FP, 11 GP | J. Jeffress (MIL) 3 FP, 9 GP | J. Brebbia (STL) 1 FP, 10 GP |