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.
If you are in the hunt for stolen bases, don’t overlook Broxton. While the 26-year-old is hitting just .230 on the year, he’s batting .367/.475/.633 with eight extra-base hits (including two homers), nine RBI, seven stolen bases, and nine runs scored in 16 games since returning from the minors in late July. Granted, Broxton has struck out 17 times in 60 plate appearances during that span with a BABIP north of .500, so he’s not going to continue at this same pace, but he’s getting semi-regular starts in the outfield and the Brewers are letting him run wild when he does. He could be a sneaky speed source the rest of the way. You can still find him in 90 percent of Yahoo leagues.