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 Carlos Gomez shipped to the Astros on Thursday, and Gerardo Parra to the Orioles on Friday, the door has been opened again for Khris Davis to receive everyday at-bats in the Brewers outfield. The 27-year-old is hitting .236/.323/.424 with seven homers and 22 RBI through 191 at-bats in what has been a disappointing campaign to date. Remember though, he clubbed 22 homers last season and should benefit immensely from the consistent playing time. Power is generally a tough commodity to find on the waiver wire, especially in deeper mixed leagues, so Davis makes for a very intriguing addition.