It won't take long to figure out the theme of this week's top waiver wire pickups, so rather than dragging it out any further, here it is: Pitchers, and more specifically, closers.
One reason these recommended adds are so hurler-heavy is the simple fact that it's tough to get too caught up in small sample sizes, particularly when it comes to hitters. (Here are a few suggestions on that front, though, if you're looking for more batsmen).
Another reason? There already have been quite a few noteworthy starting pitching performances by lesser-owned arms—and even more turnover in the ninth inning.
So while a hitter who's proving he's worth owning in every league leads off the Top 10 Pickups for Week 2, there's a mounting mass of mound men to follow.