Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 4/17
Taking a Look at the Sleeper Options in Fantasy Baseball
April 17, 2015
It’s a fantasy baseball Friday, and that means it’s time to take a look at the sleeper options as we head into the weekend series. We’ve got a fresh crop of trending players out there on the waiver wire, so let’s take a closer look at the stats and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Steven Souza, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: If your batting average doesn’t mind taking a hit, you should visit with Souza. He came into yesterday’s action with a three-game hit streak, during which he posted four runs, five RBI and two homers. He came up empty at the plate yesterday, but posted another RBI and a steal.
Souza will strike out a ton, but could hit that magical 20-homer, 20-steal mark this season. He’s got some downside as well, but could outweigh it with his ceiling.
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Shane Greene, SP, Detroit Tigers: Now let’s visit with a couple of pitchers, starting with Greene. He’s having a great season so far, posting just seven hits and one walk over 16 innings in his two starts (and wins) this year.
Greene will get the Yankees in his next start on Monday, and if he can keep it going he’ll be a full-blown fantasy dynamo in this early-going. Snatch him up while you can.
Joe Kelly, SP, Boston Red Sox: Kelly is a popular waiver wire pickup right now, thanks to a stellar performance against the aforementioned Yankees in his last appearance. He put up seven innings of work with just one earned run on one hit and two walks. He also struck out a cool eight batters.
Kelly will get a bit of a more appropriate test today against the Orioles, so we’ll see how he fares against a team that’s not completely exhausted.
Jose Iglesias, 3B/SS, Detroit Tigers: Let’s head back to the Tigers for a moment and check out Iglesias, whom we’ve been monitoring this week in our daily updates. He’s hit in four of his last six appearances, posting two runs, an RBI and two steals in that frame.
Iglesias has four steals on this young season already, and looks like he could put his speed to good use in the stats columns. He’ll get the White Sox at home this weekend.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B/3B, Baltimore Orioles: Schoop has made quite an impression on fantasy owners over the past few days, posting hits in four of his last five appearances. In that time, he’s got three runs, three homers and seven RBI.
Schoop won’t walk much, and he won’t steal bases. Still, he’s got value in most fantasy leagues due to that stellar home-run swing of his. If you need middle-infield power, he’s your guy.
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