For the first few weeks, we’ve been listing which players have been hot and cold. This week, we’ll address some players who have been flying under the radar. Some of this year’s most productive players are STILL sitting on the waiver wire.

Why Wait? Grab one of these players today!

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#1 Marlon Byrd, OF, Chicago Cubs: Marlon Byrd has been flying under the radar for the majority of his career. The Cubs are Byrd’s fourth team in the last six seasons. Last season with the Rangers, Byrd quietly clubbed 20 home runs while driving in 89 runs. This season, Byrd has gotten off to a fast start. He has hit six home runs and driven in 21 runs in only 29 games. He is also hitting .339. Surprisingly, Byrd is still available in 27% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues. He’s worth it if he’s still available.

#2 Austin Jackson, OF, Detroit Tigers: If I asked you who was leading the league in hitting, I’d doubt you’d ever guess Tigers rookie, Austin Jackson. Jackson has a major-league high of 45 hits while hitting a .369 clip. Jackson has also struck out a major-league high of 35 times in 121 at-bats(1K/3.5 ABs). Jackson was traded to the Tigers this off-season as part of the Yankees swap for Curtis Granderson.

The jury is still out on Jackson. Jackson has hit extremely well during his first trip around the major leagues, but what will happen when teams have more tape on Jackson? For now, he’s worth an add if he’s available. Jackson is available in 33% of Yahoo! leagues.

#3 CJ Wilson, SP, Texas Rangers: If you like hard-throwing, strike out machine, quality-starting lefties, Wilson is your man. CJ Wilson has successfully made the transition from the bullpen to the start rotation this year in Arlington. Wilson (3-1) has struck out 29 hitters in 41 innings while posting a 1.51 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. Wilson threw his first complete game of the year yesterday against the Royals. Wilson is still available in 40% of Yahoo! leagues, so go get’em.

#4 Doug Fister, SP, Seattle Mariners: Fister is a bit of a wild card. Not many people have heard of him and technically, this is first full big-league season. Fister has made six starts so far and took a perfect game into the 6th inning in one outing. He has a 2-1 record with a 1.71 ERA. Closer David Aardsma blew one of Fister’s victories, so take that into account as well. While Fister won’t blow anyone away with 95+ MPH gas, he’ll effectively work the zone and keep hitters off balance. He’s available in 57% of Yahoo! Leagues. Grab him.

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