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Pickup of the Day

PUD 4/9: Jorge Soler

by David Shovein
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.

 

With the devastating injury sustained by Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, there is a void to fill in the middle of their lineup. Jorge Soler seems primed to take that vacancy and run with it. The 24-year-old outfielder still has a lot of swing-and-miss to his game, but he's immensely talented and should be in line for a full complement of at-bats. This caliber of waiver wire pickup, with the combination of talent and opportunity, doesn't come around often. Now's the time to pounce.

David Shovein
Dave Shovein is a baseball writer for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveShovein.