Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Joc Pederson, William Contreras Among Week 8 Pickups

We’re heading into Week 8 of the fantasy baseball season!

If you’re looking to get a leg up on the competition, here are a few guys that should not be left on the waiver wire.

William Contreras (C/UT) ATL

Contreras seems to be moving into an everyday role for the Braves. He’s swinging a hot bat and will be taking reps at DH and catcher. Contreras has a 1,146 OPS across 44 plate appearances, and he’s batting .303 with five homers in May.

Patrick Wisdom (3B) CHC

Wisdom was a late bloomer. His strikeout rate kept him out of the majors for a long time, but now that he’s here, he is defying the odds. His 40% K rate is still in the bottom 1% of the league, but his hard-hit rate is in the top 3%, and his average exit velocity is in the top 8%. The Cubs need his bat, and across the past week, he’s been heating up with four home runs and a stolen base in the last seven games. Wisdom now has ten home runs on the season. The 30-year-old third baseman has the power upside; just be sure you can take the hit in BA or strikeouts in your roto and points leagues.

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