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 Twins are expected to send an outfielder down to Triple-A soon with David Murphy due to be called up. Eddie Rosario is doing his best of late to make sure it’s not him that will be optioned, as he’s picking up seven hits – including a pair of home runs – over his last 16 at-bats. Rosario offers a handy mix of power and speed and is unowned in 96 percent of Yahoo leagues at the moment.