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Mid-Week Waiver Wire Watchlist for May 3

In this week’s WWWR, we’ve got THREE must-adds and I was darn close to adding a fourth (Gray). Bibee looks legit, the Dodgers may have a new closer and Hendriks is working his way back to the mound. Pirates a plenty as Deeper Dives too.

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Mid-Week Waiver Wire Watchlist


These players shouldn’t be on your waiver wire, if they are, go get ‘em.

  • Tanner Bibee, SP – Guardians
  • Liam Hendriks, RP – White Sox
  • Brusdar Graterol, RP – Dodgers

Deeper Dives

These players should be considered for 15+ team leagues.

  • Josiah Gray, SP – Nationals
  • Joey Lucchesi, SP – Mets
  • Vince Velazquez, SP – Pirates
  • Gregory Soto, RP – Phillies
  • Will Smith, RP – Rangers
  • Giovanny Gallegos, RP – Cardinals
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B – Pirates
  • Jean Segura, 2B, 3B – Marlins
  • Jarren Duran, CF – Red Sox
  • Ji Hwan Bae, 2B, CF – Pirates


Players we’ve previously highlighted that continue to prove us right.


The Mid-Week Waiver Wire Watchlist is designed to provide insight into players that may be available in 10-12 team fantasy baseball leagues. Each week, I will provide a list of “Must-Adds” (ahem, players who shouldn’t be on the waiver wire) as well as some “Deeper-Dives” who should be considered to fill a specific need or to plug an open roster spot.

Anyone mentioned on the “Deeper-Dives” list should be considered a must-add for deeper leagues (15-30 team leagues) or as a possible player to target in trades. Double-Downs are players who have previously been mentioned that should be considered in all formats. It should be noted we will never repeat a player from previous reports as a “Must-Add” or “Deeper-Dive”. Generally speaking, players on this list will have a consensus ownership of 25% or less.

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