Originally written on 643ball  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Photo Credit: Dirk HansonWhat an exciting holiday weekend! The umpires didn't do themselves any favors in the White Sox game Friday night and then again in the Giants game Saturday, but everything came up roses for both teams. Angel Pagan's walk-off inside-the-park home run has got to be one of the most exciting plays of the year so far. Here are some of this week's waiver wire pickups to help your fantasy team come up roses as well.The following prices can be used as a guide for making free agent bids and assumes standard scoring with a $100 FAAB. All players listed are available in at least 50% of ESPN leagues.OffenseChris Young | OAK -  It wasn't too long ago that Chris B Young had a 20/20 season, and he's come off of the disabled list on fire. If you need the help in the outfield, Young provides a nice combination of power and speed, although he may be spelled on the bench occasionally. $3Miguel Montero | ARI - He's been dropped all over the place but his track record and recent string of games in which he has gotten an actual hit seem to point to a rebound. If you are currently riding a hot hand catcher that doesn't seem to be quite as hot anymore (stares at John Buck) or if your catcher was recently demoted (scans the room and locks eyes with Jesus Montero) I'd consider adding Miguel. $2DJ LeMahieu | COL - I admit I was one of those who got burned by the Rutledge demotion and I had no choice but to drop him. LeMahieu will take his place, but won't provide much outside of a decent batting average. He is more of an NL only or very deep league option. Plus I don't trust anybody with a name that looks like it is spelled differently every time I see it. $1 Cameron Maybin | SD - I get all in a tizzy over Maybin every year and every year I leave feeling empty inside. He's started a rehab assignment and could rejoin the Padres in the next week or two. I'm not going to promise anything spectacular, but for a buck in your free agent auction you could snag him. There is still potential here and he's worth a flier if you are looking for cheap speed with some upside. $1StartersZach Wheeler | NYM - The Mets have said that Wheeler will make another 2-3 starts in the minors before joining the big club.  He's got talent and appears ready to take the next step. I would stash him now and hope for Matt Harvey Part 2. $10Jorge De La Rosa | COL - He's put together a string of nice starts recently that is worth a look, and with two good matchups in the coming week, he's someone I'd grab, even if it is only temporary. $2Dan Straily | OAK - Straily had a bit of a rough patch but he sure did right the ship in his last start in which he beat Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers, throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball. I've always liked him for the strikeout potential and the pitching friendly ballpark. This might be a good week to grab him as well with two starts slated on the schedule. $1RelieversJoe Smith | CLE - Bad news for the Tribe as they lost 3 of 4 to the Red Sox over the weekend, and even worse news that their closer Chris Perez left with an injury. It's not a stretch to think that Smith could assume the role in his absence since Cousin Vinnie Pestano hasn't been very effective of late. Scoop up the man with the most boring name in baseball if you need some saves. $8Vinnie Pestano / Cody Allen / Bryan Shaw | CLE - Until the situation clears itself up and a closer is revealed, it would also be wise to give a look to setup man Vinnie Pestano, and the lesser known relievers Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw, for possible saves. I'm putting my money on Smith to be the guy, but I recently picked up Allen pretty easily after the  dust cleared. $5Francisco Rodriguez | MIL - Jim  Henderson hit the DL with a bum hamstring, and K-Rod got a save on Friday night, so I'd be adding him in most leagues if you need saves, even if the Brewers go with a committee. $8 Darren O'Day | BAL - It never hurts to have the man behind the man who's blown four of his last five save opportunities. It always hurts to get your junk caught in your zipper. $5Joel Peralta | TB - Ditto above. Just change four blown saves to five. $5What will the Cardinals do with their rotation? With Chris Carpenter's rehab slowed, Jaime Garcia out, Jake Westbrook getting a second opinion on his elbow, and now John Gast hitting the DL, the Cardinals rotation is up in the air.Michael Wacha | STL - A top pick for the Cardinals in 2012, Wacha has cruised through the minors up to this point. Like any other rookie, he would have to make some adjustments to major league hitters, but many are speculating that he would be a great option for St. Louis. He was scratched from his start for AAA Memphis yesterday and could make his MLB debut for the Cards on Thursday. If so, he's a no-brainer add in all formats. Cue Fozzie the Bear jokes... $10Mike ButtilFollow Mike on Twitter @mbuttil643

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