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 Marlins were dealt a blow when they had to place Christian Yelich (back) on the disabled list earlier this week, but the good news is that they had another exciting young outfielder to replace him. Acquired from the Blue Jays in the Jose Reyes deal, Jake Marisnick struggled in audition with the Fish last season, and he has some plate discipline issues. However, the 23-year-old has plenty of speed and also some pop, sporting a .264/.306/.404 batting line with six home runs and 17 stolen bases in 67 Triple-A games before his promotion. He could be a nice option for the next 10 days while Yelich is out.