Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds: Week 18

Touki Toussaint has dazzled in back-to-back starts, and he looks like he has a rotation spot for the foreseeable future. Which other potential adds stick out?

With the 2021 baseball season in full swing, nailing the waiver wire and the players available are critical to beating out your league-mates in season-long leagues.

Each week we will take a look at players who are rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo leagues and can help out your season-long squads. Remember, if you aren’t scouring the waiver wire, you are falling behind.

Daulton Varsho, C/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

Roster Percentage: 35%

The multi-dimensional Daulton Varsho, who was demoted to start the season, is back up, and wow has he been an interesting add.

After homering in back-to-back contests, Varsho is still hitting an ugly .200, but he does own four dingers and three steals to his name. The steals are what make him a very intriguing waiver wire target.

He's unlikely to maintain that catcher eligibility, but for 2021, we aren't too concerned -- give him a look if you need a boost at the catcher slot.

Touki Toussaint, SP, Atlanta Braves

Roster Percentage: 42%

We really are gonna do this dance with Touki Toussaint again, aren't we, fam?

The most added player on Yahoo's site (11,988 adds), Toussaint locked up with Aaron Nola in a pitching duel for the ages, whiffing 10 Phillies at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park.

Toussaint recorded a 41% CSW mark in this one, and he has 15 whiffs in 13 2/3 innings this year. Add him now if you can.

Harrison Bader, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

Roster Percentage: 19%

This was quickly looking like a lost season at the dish for Harrison Bader, but recently, he has been on fire, and the speed threat definitely makes him worth an add.

After smacking a three-run homer against the Cincinnati Reds yesterday, Bader has now slashed a .457/.513/.714 mark since the All-Star break. In 142 at-bats this season, he has accrued eight homers and five steals, and his plus defense certainly keeps him in the lineup.

The St. Louis Cardinals are still a very flawed baseball team, but a productive Bader could solve a lot of issues.

Lamonte Wade Jr., OF, San Francisco Giants

Roster Percentage: 9%

Would you be surprised to know that the San Francisco Giants rank fourth in baseball in team wOBA (.329)? And that they lead the league in ISO (.193)?

What if I told you that the primary leadoff hitter for San Francisco, LaMonte Wade Jr, was rostered in less than 10% of leagues? Wade has already smacked 12 long balls this season, good for a .318 ISO, and he owns a .391 wOBA this year.

He also has a bit of speed to his profile -- he's already swiped three bags in 2021 -- so if you need help in the outfield, peep Wade.

Notable Two-Start Pitchers to Consider This Week

Adbert Alzolay (CHC) -- vs CIN, at WAS

Joe Ross (WAS) -- at PHI, vs CHC

Games in Coors Field This Week