Fantasy Baseball Pickups - Braxton Garrett flying under the radar in Miami

Yahoo Fantasy analyst Dalton Del Don offers a pitcher and hitter to target on the wire, especially if you missed out on Cincinnati prospect Elly De La Cruz.

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DALTON DEL DON: I'm Dalton Del Don with some fantasy pickup recommendations. The first is Miami Marlins starter Braxton Garrett, who remains available in more than 70% of Yahoo leagues, thanks mainly to one horrific start. If you remove that outing against the Braves, Garrett has a 3.0 era and a 1.1 WIP this season.

He had intriguing peripherals last year. And he currently ranks fourth among starters in CSW, sandwiched between starters Spencer Strider, Shohei Ohtani, Shane McClanahan, and Clayton Kershaw. Maybe you've heard of them.

Garrett has struggled to pick up wins, but that should change moving forward, with Miami sporting one of the best records in the National League. Simply put, Garrett should be rostered in all fantasy leagues.

Another possible waiver wire add is Giants outfielder Joc Pederson. Pederson recently came off the IL but remains available in 75% of Yahoo leagues. He'll sit against lefties, but those platoon splits actually can be helpful in daily transaction leagues.

Pederson has smacked 26 homers over just 400 at bats against right-handers since last year. His current max exit velocity is in the top 2% of the league this season when Peterson's expected wOBA also ranks top five among hitters.

He'll bat toward the middle of a Giants lineup that quietly ranks top 10 in WRC-plus. So Pederson needs to be rostered in all fantasy leagues.

And finally, a reminder to make sure Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz isn't somehow still available in your league. The rookie is one of the most exciting athletes to enter the league in recent memory. And he recorded the hardest hit ball and the fastest sprint speed of any Reds player this season during his MLB debut.

Cruz gets to play in a terrific hitter's park. And few players are projected for more homers and steals over the rest of the season. Cruz is an incredibly exciting callup, who's a must-add in all fantasy formats.