Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 4/24
Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Waiver Wire Pickups
April 24, 2015
It’s Friday, and around here that means just one thing: it’s time to check out some of the fantasy baseball sleeper options out there on the waiver wire before we head into the weekend series. We’ve got a fresh crop of new faces for you to peruse this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the stats.
Chris Young, OF, New York Yankees: Young shot to the top of the waiver wire radar late this week, thanks to a pair of games against the Tigers. During that span, he posted six hits, three runs and a solo homer. He posted a hit yesterday as well.
Young has been playing well just about all season so far. He’ll rack up the runs if his teammates can help get him around.
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Devon Travis, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays: Now let’s move on to a couple of middle infielders, starting with Travis. He wowed owners on Wednesday with a three-hit effort against Baltimore that yielded a homer, two RBI and a stolen base. He had a hit, a run and an RBI yesterday.
Travis has been a pleasant surprise so far this season, and he’s hitting very well. As long as he keeps this up, he’s a must-have guy.
Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds: Cozart was all the rage earlier in the week, when he posted four hits, four runs, three homers, six RBI and a steal in the space of just two games. He had another hit yesterday.
Cozart isn’t normally known as an offense-oriented guy, but when he gets on good runs he’s hard to top at his level. Snatch him up if you’re thin at the position and watch for those solid stretches.
Billy Butler, 1B, Oakland Athletics: As he’s shown many times throughout his career so far, Butler has a pretty good ceiling. He’s been showing that this week, heading into yesterday’s matchup with six hits, two homers and five RBI in his previous three games. He went 1-for-4 yesterday.
Butler has been making quite an impression with the A’s so far, which is a good sign for his season to come.
Tony Watson, RP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Our RP recommendation this week is Watson, who cleaned up the mess against the Cubs on Wednesday for a two-inning save. He allowed just one hit in the effort.
Watson has shown off more promise than regular closer Mark Melancon this season, so if Melancon keeps struggling you can expect a change. Watson is a grab-and-stash guy for those owners who like to play the odds.
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