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Yes in a competitive league.
No in a public/crappy league.
Assuming normal league restrictions relative to unlimited next day adds and normal roster/bench sizes.
This is the type of thing waiver priorities are for, when someone drops a useful tool (used that word on purpose) you can grab him.
Waiver wire priorities tend not to be very valuable in competitive leagues. That's referring to leagues without retard managers where everyone plays to win. They pretty much will never drop anything worth using a waiver priority on. Cespedes might be the best thing anyone drops all year, and you say you need him, so it makes sense to use the priority now. I say the priority isn't valuable because you saving it will restrict you from picking up quality fill ins on waivers due to you being afraid to lose it. And if no one drops anything worthwhile, why are you saving it in the first place?
However, in crappy leagues, and crappy public leagues, the priority is more valuable where disgruntled 'crappy' managers get frustrated with a quality batter or hitter and drop them during a slump. In that case, Cespedes won't be the best drop you'll ikely see in that league, so save the priority and hope you can pick Cespedes off the FA line once the waiver has passed for free.
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