Welington Castillo, Chris Iannetta and Tucker Barnhart are Three Catchers To Pick Up Off Waiver Wire

Out of the top 30 projected catchers (today through 8/23) there are 18 owned in less than 65% of leagues. Welington Castillo is projected for 20 fantasy points in 12 games which is good enough to be ranked #8 and tops among players who could be on the waiver wire based on relative lower ownership percentage. Other considerations at catcher include Chris Iannetta and Tucker Barnhart. There are only 4 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Robinson Chirinos is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Christian Vazquez, for example, is projected to be just the #34 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

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

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
R. Chirinos (HOU) 23 FP, 12 GP +O. Narvaez (SEA) 19 FP, 10 GPT. Barnhart* (CIN) 15 FP, 10 GP
Y. Molina (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP +J. Lucroy* (CHC) 18 FP, 10 GPD. Garneau* (OAK) 15 FP, 9 GP
J. Realmuto (PHI) 22 FP, 9 GPY. Grandal (MIL) 17 FP, 9 GP -J. Rogers* (DET) 15 FP, 11 GP
G. Sanchez (NYY) 22 FP, 10 GPB. McCann* (ATL) 16 FP, 10 GPJ. McCann (CHW) 15 FP, 12 GP -
W. Ramos (NYM) 22 FP, 10 GPK. Suzuki* (WAS) 16 FP, 10 GPY. Gomes* (WAS) 15 FP, 10 GP
W. Smith (LAD) 21 FP, 10 GP +C. Kelly* (ARI) 16 FP, 10 GPJ. Castro* (MIN) 15 FP, 10 GP
Mitch Garver (MIN) 21 FP, 10 GPC. Iannetta* (COL) 16 FP, 10 GPC. Sisco* (BAL) 14 FP, 10 GP
W. Castillo* (CHW) 20 FP, 12 GPR. Perez* (CLE) 16 FP, 10 GPJ. Alfaro* (MIA) 14 FP, 10 GP
B. Posey (SF) 20 FP, 9 GP +E. Diaz* (PIT) 16 FP, 10 GPD. Jansen* (TOR) 14 FP, 9 GP
M. Zunino* (TB) 19 FP, 10 GPT. d`Arnaud (TB) 15 FP, 10 GP -A. Avila* (ARI) 13 FP, 10 GP

Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 8/13 to 8/23

If you need help at starting pitcher there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. Alex Young, at #34, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #19, Dustin May is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 starting pitchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Joe Musgrove, for example, is projected to be just the #181 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Verlander (HOU) 19 FP, 2 GPK. Hendricks (CHC) 8 FP, 2 GPM. Boyd (DET) 4 FP, 3 GP
Z. Greinke (HOU) 18 FP, 3 GPW. Miley (HOU) 8 FP, 2 GPKenta Maeda (LAD) 4 FP, 2 GP
G. Cole (HOU) 18 FP, 2 GPS. Bieber (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GPR. Porcello (BOS) 4 FP, 2 GP +
M. Scherzer (WAS) 16 FP, 2 GPJ. Flaherty (STL) 7 FP, 3 GPA. Sanchez (HOU) 3 FP, 2 GP +
W. Buehler (LAD) 15 FP, 2 GPJ. Gray (COL) 7 FP, 3 GPM. Mikolas (STL) 3 FP, 2 GP
C. Morton (TB) 14 FP, 2 GPB. McKay (TB) 7 FP, 2 GP +J. Waguespack* (TOR) 3 FP, 2 GP
J. deGrom (NYM) 14 FP, 2 GPC. Paddack (SD) 6 FP, 2 GPR. Ray (ARI) 3 FP, 2 GP
C. Kershaw (LAD) 12 FP, 2 GPA. Nola (PHI) 6 FP, 2 GPT. Bauer (CIN) 3 FP, 2 GP
H. Ryu (LAD) 12 FP, 2 GPC. Hamels (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GPD. Price (BOS) 3 FP, 1 GP
L. Lynn (TEX) 11 FP, 3 GPN. Syndergaard (NYM) 6 FP, 2 GPE. Rodriguez (BOS) 3 FP, 1 GP
J. Berrios (MIN) 11 FP, 2 GPL. Giolito (CHW) 6 FP, 2 GPA. Heaney* (LAA) 3 FP, 2 GP
S. Strasburg (WAS) 11 FP, 2 GPJ. Odorizzi (MIN) 6 FP, 2 GPM. Fiers (OAK) 3 FP, 2 GP -
C. Sale (BOS) 10 FP, 2 GPM. Clevinger (CLE) 5 FP, 2 GPZ. Plesac (CLE) 2 FP, 2 GP
L. Castillo (CIN) 10 FP, 2 GPA. Young* (ARI) 5 FP, 2 GPG. Gonzalez* (MIL) 2 FP, 2 GP
R. Yarbrough (TB) 9 FP, 2 GPS. Gray (CIN) 5 FP, 2 GPM. Wacha* (STL) 2 FP, 2 GP
D. German (NYY) 9 FP, 2 GPJ. Quintana (CHC) 5 FP, 2 GPA. Sanchez (WAS) 2 FP, 2 GP +
P. Corbin (WAS) 9 FP, 2 GPM. Minor (TEX) 5 FP, 2 GPM. Bumgarner (SF) 2 FP, 2 GP
German Marquez (COL) 8 FP, 2 GPZ. Wheeler (NYM) 4 FP, 2 GPM. Kelly* (ARI) 2 FP, 2 GP
D. May (LAD) 8 FP, 2 GP +M. Gonzales (SEA) 4 FP, 2 GP +J. Beeks* (TB) 2 FP, 2 GP
M. Soroka (ATL) 8 FP, 2 GPA. Civale* (CLE) 4 FP, 7 GPY. Darvish (CHC) 2 FP, 2 GP

Top 30 Projected First Basemen 8/13 to 8/23

There are a number of first basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Jesus Aguilar, at #11, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Yulieski Gurriel, at #1, is the highest ranking first baseman of this 'must start' group. There are 8 first basemen who are typically starting fantasy first basemen but are projected for fewer points than normal. Luke Voit, for example, is projected to be just the #46 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
Y. Gurriel (HOU) 36 FP, 12 GP +J. Aguilar* (TB) 31 FP, 10 GPH. Dozier (KC) 24 FP, 9 GP -
C. Bellinger (LAD) 34 FP, 10 GPM. Muncy (LAD) 29 FP, 10 GPE. Hosmer (SD) 24 FP, 9 GP -
J. Abreu (CHW) 33 FP, 12 GP +M. Carpenter (STL) 29 FP, 11 GP +Y. Alonso* (COL) 23 FP, 10 GP
S. Choo (TEX) 33 FP, 12 GP +M. Thaiss* (LAA) 29 FP, 11 GPMatt Skole* (CHW) 23 FP, 12 GP
A. Rizzo (CHC) 33 FP, 10 GPA. Pujols* (LAA) 28 FP, 11 GPM. Adams* (WAS) 23 FP, 10 GP
P. Goldschmidt (STL) 33 FP, 11 GP +D. Vogelbach (SEA) 27 FP, 10 GPJ. Smoak* (TOR) 22 FP, 9 GP
C. Santana (CLE) 32 FP, 10 GPJ. Martinez (BOS) 26 FP, 8 GP -C. Cron* (MIN) 22 FP, 10 GP
P. Alonso (NYM) 31 FP, 10 GPJ. Choi* (TB) 25 FP, 10 GPI. Desmond* (COL) 22 FP, 10 GP
F. Freeman (ATL) 31 FP, 10 GP -J. Votto (CIN) 25 FP, 10 GPM. Cabrera* (DET) 22 FP, 11 GP
J. Bell (PIT) 31 FP, 10 GP -R. McMahon* (COL) 25 FP, 10 GPK. Davis (OAK) 21 FP, 9 GP

Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 8/13 to 8/23

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 #8, Asdrubal Cabrera is the highest ranking one. There are 7 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Jose Altuve is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Brandon Lowe, for example, is projected to be just the #41 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Altuve (HOU) 44 FP, 12 GP +D. Murphy (COL) 26 FP, 10 GP +J. Schoop* (MIN) 21 FP, 10 GP
J. Baez (CHC) 32 FP, 10 GPJ. McNeil (NYM) 26 FP, 10 GPC. Hernandez (PHI) 21 FP, 9 GP -
K. Marte (ARI) 30 FP, 10 GPJ. Villar (BAL) 25 FP, 10 GPS. Castro* (MIA) 21 FP, 10 GP
Y. Moncada (CHW) 29 FP, 10 GP +L. Arraez* (MIN) 24 FP, 10 GPH. Kendrick* (WAS) 21 FP, 10 GP
R. Odor (TEX) 28 FP, 12 GP +B. Dozier* (WAS) 24 FP, 10 GPJ. Kipnis* (CLE) 20 FP, 10 GP
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 28 FP, 10 GPK. Wong* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GPN. Goodrum* (DET) 20 FP, 11 GP
W. Merrifield (KC) 27 FP, 9 GPK. Hiura (MIL) 23 FP, 9 GP +D. Gordon* (SEA) 20 FP, 10 GP
A. Cabrera* (WAS) 27 FP, 10 GPD. Fletcher* (LAA) 23 FP, 11 GPJ. Panik* (NYM) 20 FP, 10 GP
O. Albies (ATL) 26 FP, 10 GPC. Biggio (TOR) 22 FP, 9 GP +A. Frazier* (PIT) 19 FP, 10 GP
G. Torres (NYY) 26 FP, 10 GPN. Senzel (CIN) 22 FP, 10 GP +L. Urias* (SD) 19 FP, 9 GP

Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 8/13 to 8/23

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. Jake Lamb, at #12, is the highest ranking third baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #5, Jose Ramirez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Michael Chavis, for example, is projected to be just the #41 third baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
A. Bregman (HOU) 45 FP, 12 GPE. Escobar (ARI) 25 FP, 10 GP -M. Duffy* (TB) 21 FP, 10 GP
A. Rendon (WAS) 38 FP, 10 GPJ. Lamb* (ARI) 25 FP, 10 GPJ. Gyorko* (LAD) 20 FP, 9 GP
N. Arenado (COL) 35 FP, 10 GPM. Sano (MIN) 24 FP, 10 GP +T. Frazier* (NYM) 19 FP, 10 GP
K. Bryant (CHC) 34 FP, 10 GPR. Nunez* (BAL) 24 FP, 10 GPC. Sanchez* (CHW) 19 FP, 12 GP
J. Ramirez (CLE) 34 FP, 10 GP +M. Moustakas (MIL) 24 FP, 9 GPJ. Davis* (NYM) 18 FP, 10 GP
J. Turner (LAD) 29 FP, 10 GP +M. Chapman (OAK) 23 FP, 9 GP -C. Moran* (PIT) 17 FP, 10 GP
E. Suarez (CIN) 27 FP, 10 GPK. Seager* (SEA) 23 FP, 10 GPI. Kiner-Falefa* (TEX) 16 FP, 12 GP
R. Devers (BOS) 27 FP, 8 GP -J. Rojas* (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GPM. Prado* (MIA) 16 FP, 10 GP
V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 25 FP, 9 GP +G. Urshela (NYY) 23 FP, 10 GP -C. Cuthbert* (KC) 16 FP, 9 GP
J. Donaldson (ATL) 25 FP, 10 GPE. Longoria* (SF) 23 FP, 9 GPJohan Camargo* (ATL) 15 FP, 10 GP

Top 30 Projected Shortstops 8/13 to 8/23

If you need help at shortstop 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 #9, Aledmys Diaz is the highest ranking one. There are 7 shortstops 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. Carlos Correa, at #1, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. There are only 6 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Lourdes Gurriel, for example, is projected to be just the #49 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
C. Correa (HOU) 38 FP, 12 GP +M. Machado (SD) 26 FP, 9 GP -J. Crawford* (SEA) 23 FP, 10 GP
E. Andrus (TEX) 34 FP, 12 GP +F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 26 FP, 9 GPA. Rosario* (NYM) 23 FP, 10 GP
T. Story (COL) 33 FP, 10 GPT. Edman* (STL) 25 FP, 11 GPH. Alberto* (BAL) 23 FP, 10 GP
F. Lindor (CLE) 33 FP, 10 GPD. Gregorius (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GP +M. Semien (OAK) 23 FP, 9 GP -
T. Anderson (CHW) 32 FP, 12 GP +W. Adames* (TB) 25 FP, 10 GPK. Newman* (PIT) 22 FP, 10 GP
T. Turner (WAS) 29 FP, 10 GP +J. Segura (PHI) 25 FP, 9 GP -L. Rengifo* (LAA) 21 FP, 11 GP
J. Polanco (MIN) 29 FP, 10 GPC. Seager (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GPJ. VanMeter* (CIN) 21 FP, 10 GP
P. DeJong (STL) 29 FP, 11 GPN. Ahmed* (ARI) 24 FP, 10 GPD. Moore* (SEA) 21 FP, 10 GP
A. Diaz* (HOU) 28 FP, 12 GPE. Sogard* (TB) 24 FP, 10 GPJ. Iglesias* (CIN) 21 FP, 10 GP
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 27 FP, 8 GP -S. Kingery (PHI) 23 FP, 9 GP +B. Bichette (TOR) 20 FP, 9 GP +

Top 60 Projected Outfielders 8/13 to 8/23

There are 15 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 #2, George Springer is the highest ranking must start. There are 15 outfielders who are typically starting fantasy outfielders but are projected for fewer points than normal. Mitch Haniger, for example, is projected to be just the #140 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. If you need help at outfielder there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. Kevin Kiermaier, at #27, is the highest ranking outfielder of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
M. Trout (LAA) 50 FP, 11 GPR. Hoskins (PHI) 29 FP, 9 GPM. Conforto (NYM) 24 FP, 10 GP -
G. Springer (HOU) 45 FP, 12 GP +S. Marte (PIT) 29 FP, 10 GPJ. Pederson (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GP
M. Brantley (HOU) 38 FP, 12 GPE. Rosario (MIN) 29 FP, 10 GPAnthony Santander* (BAL) 24 FP, 10 GP
Y. Alvarez (HOU) 37 FP, 12 GP +H. Pence (TEX) 29 FP, 12 GPM. Cabrera* (PIT) 24 FP, 10 GP
D. Santana (TEX) 36 FP, 12 GP +B. Reynolds (PIT) 28 FP, 10 GP +C. Dickerson* (PHI) 24 FP, 9 GP
M. Ozuna (STL) 35 FP, 11 GP +T. Mancini (BAL) 28 FP, 10 GP -A. Gordon (KC) 23 FP, 9 GP -
W. Calhoun (TEX) 35 FP, 12 GPK. Kiermaier* (TB) 28 FP, 10 GPA. Benintendi (BOS) 23 FP, 8 GP -
C. Blackmon (COL) 34 FP, 10 GPE. Jimenez (CHW) 27 FP, 12 GP +J. Soler (KC) 23 FP, 9 GP -
C. Yelich (MIL) 34 FP, 9 GPB. Anderson (MIA) 27 FP, 10 GPJ. Heyward (CHC) 23 FP, 10 GP
A. Meadows (TB) 33 FP, 10 GP +A. Judge (NYY) 27 FP, 10 GP +A. Jones (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP
J. Upton (LAA) 33 FP, 11 GP +A. Eaton (WAS) 27 FP, 10 GPF. Reyes (CLE) 23 FP, 10 GP
J. Soto (WAS) 33 FP, 10 GPB. Harper (PHI) 27 FP, 9 GP -A. Garcia* (TB) 23 FP, 10 GP
K. Calhoun (LAA) 33 FP, 11 GPO. Mercado (CLE) 26 FP, 10 GP +A. Aquino (CIN) 22 FP, 10 GP +
R. Acuna (ATL) 33 FP, 10 GPD. Peralta (ARI) 26 FP, 10 GP +D. Fowler* (STL) 22 FP, 11 GP
T. Pham (TB) 32 FP, 10 GPK. Schwarber (CHC) 26 FP, 10 GP -M. Smith (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP
N. Castellanos (CHC) 32 FP, 10 GPJ. Reddick* (HOU) 26 FP, 12 GPY. Puig (CLE) 22 FP, 8 GP -
N. Mazara (TEX) 31 FP, 12 GP +B. Gardner (NYY) 26 FP, 10 GPH. Ramirez* (MIA) 22 FP, 10 GP
M. Kepler (MIN) 30 FP, 10 GP -J. Winker* (CIN) 25 FP, 10 GPA. Duvall* (ATL) 22 FP, 10 GP
M. Betts (BOS) 30 FP, 8 GP -A. Pollock (LAD) 25 FP, 10 GP +G. Parra* (WAS) 21 FP, 10 GP
S. Ohtani (LAA) 30 FP, 11 GP +V. Robles (WAS) 25 FP, 10 GPM. Yastrzemski* (SF) 21 FP, 9 GP

Top 60 Projected Relievers 8/13 to 8/23

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 1-2021-4041-60
R. Osuna (HOU) 30 FP, 12 GPT. Rogers (MIN) 13 FP, 10 GPN. Eovaldi (BOS) 3 FP, 8 GP
K. Jansen (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GPR. Iglesias (CIN) 13 FP, 10 GPJ. Kelly (LAD) 3 FP, 10 GP
E. Pagan (TB) 22 FP, 10 GPW. Smith (SF) 12 FP, 9 GPA. Miller (STL) 3 FP, 11 GP
S. Doolittle (WAS) 20 FP, 10 GPM. Melancon (ATL) 12 FP, 10 GPW. Harris (HOU) 3 FP, 12 GP
H. Robles (LAA) 18 FP, 11 GPB. Workman (BOS) 11 FP, 8 GPB. Treinen (OAK) 3 FP, 9 GP
B. Hand (CLE) 18 FP, 10 GPA. Bass (SEA) 11 FP, 10 GPM. Givens (BAL) 3 FP, 10 GP
L. Hendriks (OAK) 17 FP, 9 GPN. Anderson (TB) 11 FP, 10 GPSeth Lugo (NYM) 2 FP, 10 GP
C. Martinez (STL) 17 FP, 11 GPA. Colome (CHW) 10 FP, 12 GPT. May (MIN) 2 FP, 10 GP
E. Diaz (NYM) 16 FP, 10 GPC. Kimbrel (CHC) 10 FP, 5 GPT. Clippard (CLE) 2 FP, 10 GP
J. Hader (MIL) 16 FP, 9 GPA. Bradley (ARI) 9 FP, 10 GPM. Wisler (SEA) 2 FP, 2 GP
S. Greene (ATL) 16 FP, 10 GPJ. Garcia (MIA) 9 FP, 10 GPP. Strop (CHC) 2 FP, 10 GP
Jose Leclerc (TEX) 16 FP, 12 GPJ. Jimenez (DET) 7 FP, 11 GPM. Walden (BOS) 2 FP, 8 GP
S. Oberg (COL) 15 FP, 10 GPT. Buttrey (LAA) 6 FP, 11 GPH. Rondon (HOU) 2 FP, 12 GP
A. Chapman (NYY) 15 FP, 10 GPS. Kelley (TEX) 6 FP, 12 GPT. Gott (SF) 2 FP, 9 GP
K. Giles (TOR) 15 FP, 9 GPR. Pressly (HOU) 6 FP, 12 GPM. Barnes (BOS) 2 FP, 8 GP
H. Neris (PHI) 15 FP, 9 GPS. Romo (MIN) 5 FP, 10 GPNick Wittgren (CLE) 2 FP, 10 GP
W. Davis (COL) 15 FP, 10 GPGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 5 FP, 11 GPP. Baez (LAD) 2 FP, 10 GP
K. Yates (SD) 15 FP, 9 GPS. Armstrong (BAL) 5 FP, 10 GPM. Lorenzen (CIN) 2 FP, 10 GP
F. Vazquez (PIT) 14 FP, 10 GPS. Dyson (MIN) 4 FP, 10 GPN. Ramirez (LAA) 2 FP, 9 GP
I. Kennedy (KC) 14 FP, 9 GPD. Castillo (TB) 4 FP, 7 GPJ. Familia (NYM) 2 FP, 10 GP