A proactive fantasy baseball manager already has an eye ahead to August 1’s MLB trade deadline.

The moves are bound to create new opportunities by way of playing time and role improvements. Nobody can predict every impact deal, but now is the time to anticipate possible shake-ups before the competition acts first.

This particularly applies to a relief pitcher in line for saves if the closer gets peddled by next week. Tyler Clippard has already become the beneficiary of such a move, and someone else could emerge if the Arizona Diamondbacks flip him as well.

Besides, the waiver wire isn’t flooding with talent otherwise. This list breaks the normal practice of not mentioning the same player more than once, as the circumstances have changed enough to warrant another look.

The following players are available in over 50 percent of Yahoo Sports leagues, so give them a look during July’s final week.

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