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Pickup of the Day

Pickup of the Day: 8/12

by Ryan Boyer
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to Pickup of the Day, where every weekday we'll pick an under-the-radar player whose immediate value is on the rise. The idea here is to identify a starter who can give you some solid innings off the scrap heap, a talented backup who's been given a chance because of a starter's injury, an unheralded regular with a favorable matchup, or a potential breakout player who's starting to put it together. Unlike regular waiver-wire advice, Pickup of the Day is geared more towards interim success, but hopefully we'll have the intuition to help you snag a waiver-wire gem a few times this season.


The Blue Jays are reportedly set to promote top catching prospect Danny Jansen and figure to give him plenty of starts while Russell Martin plays more third base with the team battling injuries at that position. Jansen is sporting a .275/.390/.473 batting line with 12 home runs and 58 RBI for Triple-A Buffalo this season and is one of the better bat-first catcher prospects in the game. He's worth a look in all fantasy formats.

Ryan Boyer

Ryan Boyer is a baseball writer for NBC Sports Edge. He can also be found on Twitter.