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Pickup of the Day

Pickup of the Day: 8/24

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.


Scott Schebler is due to come off the disabled list on Saturday after recovering from a shoulder injury. The 27-year-old has made a couple trips to the DL this season but has been productive when on the field with a .278/.351/.470 batting line, 12 home runs, 37 RBI and three stolen bases over 76 games. The left-handed swinger also has no issues versus southpaws, especially this season when he's sported an .873 OPS against them, so you don't have to worry about any platoon concerns. Schebler is widely available in fantasy leagues and has the potential to provide a nice power boost down the stretch.

Ryan Boyer

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