Fantasy Baseball 2013 Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 1

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Fantasy Baseball 2013 Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 1
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You've drafted your team (yay!), and the season is officially underway (double-yay!). So now what?

The safe play is to stick with your gut or to your guns (or whatever cliche you prefer) and give the players you picked a chance to do their thing. That's smart—and also not that much fun, especially now that the real action, as well as all the roster moving and shaking, has begun.

While you should avoid doing anything rash—like, say, dropping Adrian Beltre, who was your second-round pick, just because he went 0-for-4 on Opening Night—it's important to be on the lookout at all times for ways to improve your team because a lot can happen between the end of spring training and fantasy's first week.

If one of your end-game draftees was demoted unexpectedly (ahem, Ricky Romero) leaving you with a dead rotation spot, or an end-of-spring-training injury took down one of your hitters (again, David Freese?) leaving you with an empty lineup slot, the time to act is now.

Just make sure you don't overreact.

Here, then, are 10 readily-available players owners should consider picking up, trying out or stashing away for later as we enter Week 1 of the waiver wire.

Assuming a standard 12-team league with 25-man rosters, the waiver wire pool consists only of players with average draft positions outside the top 300 (12 x 25), according to

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