Fantasy baseball owners in need of power should take a look at these options on the waiver wire.

Luis Valbuena

Forget about hitting for average with Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena because his season numbers aren’t in the .200 range. Instead, Valbuena has been hitting the ball out of the park this month, giving him more ownership recently in fantasy baseball leagues.

Valbuena has nine homers in the last 30 days, good enough for the fifth-best mark in Major League Baseball. For third basemen, that number ranks second.

Valbuena also has added a respectable on-base percentage at .330 during the last 30 days. He also has contributed 17 RBIs in the last 30 days, ranking him fifth among third basemen.

The biggest issue with Valbuena is the amount of at-bats he gets since he doesn’t always face left-handed pitchers. He ranks 19th among third basemen in at-bats in the last 30 days with 85.

His ownership is picking up in fantasy baseball leagues, so if power is the category that your team is lacking, he would be one of the best options to have.

Mitch Moreland

It sounds like a broken record at this point, but Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland is worth owning in fantasy baseball.

Moreland continues to be available on the waiver wire in the majority of leagues, and he’s batting at a top rate for first basemen.

In about 15 to 20 games less than most of the top first baseman, Moreland has the 13th-most home runs for first basemen with 12. His 39 RBIs are ranked 14th among first basemen and his .300 batting average is fifth-best among first basemen.

In the last 30 days, he owns the second-most homers among first basemen at nine, and he’s tied for first with 25 RBIs.

He’s benefiting from hitting behind Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder and Moreland is producing at a career-best mark. He’s worth owning in all fantasy baseball leagues.

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