Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Grand Slam Pickups to Boost Your Team

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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Grand Slam Pickups to Boost Your Team
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Whether you are dominating your fantasy baseball league or in need of some repairs, waiver-wire pickups can ignite your squad to another level.

We are nearly a fourth of the way through the 2012 baseball season, but there is still plenty of waiver-wire gold to be had.

Here's a look at the top waiver-wire pickups of the week.

3. Daniel Nava, OF, Boston Red Sox

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Daniel Nava is a temporary pickup, given Jacoby Ellsbury is due back in mid- to late June, but he's simply been tearing the cover off the ball lately. He's riding a streak in his first six games of 2012 and he's worth picking up for the short term. He has eight hits in his first 15 at-bats, including a home run.

2. Chris Johnson, 3B, Houston Astros

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Chris Johnson certainly has the talent to be a major impact player in the big leagues. He had an incredible start to his major league career in 2010, but backpedaled a bit in 2011. This season, he's hitting .289 with four home runs, 20 RBI and 15 runs in 33 games. He's an up-and-coming player. 

1. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

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The great Mike Trout is finally starting to live up to his vast potential. The 2009 first-round pick has hit .372 with three home runs, eight RBI, 10 runs and two stolen bases in the past two weeks, and he's hitting .316 in 15 games this season. Catch Trout while you can.

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