Top fantasy baseball free agents by position

Did you make the mistake of giving up on Dansby Swanson after his disappointing rookie campaign? Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Fantasy baseball managers should regularly check the waiver wire to see what is available, even if your team or teams do not necessarily have a current need for a particular position or statistic. Perhaps a player is lurking who will soon perform well and add depth to your team, and it will offer you the shot to make a trade for another need.

Since it is early in the season, we often see even the most veteran of managers cutting reliable players too soon after 30 at-bats or several starts. That really should not happen but we know it does! Patience should be a virtue but then again, who are we kidding? Fantasy sports managers love to overreact.

Nevertheless, the purpose of this weekly blog entry is to identify undervalued players that could potentially be available in your league(s), so without further ado, let us get to it! Players rostered in more than half of ESPN's standard leagues are not eligible for inclusion on this list.