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Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 5/1

Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups

May 1, 2015

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Its Friday; that means it’s time once again for our weekly look at the sleeper and waiver wire options heading into the weekend in fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual crop of notable pickups for you this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your lineup.

Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, Baltimore Orioles: Jimenez is trending on the waiver wire late this week, thanks to a stellar start against the White Sox on Wednesday. He went seven innings in that one, posting no earned on three hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
It was a nice bounce-back from an ugly outing in Toronto a week or so ago, so it’s good to see Jimenez get another win. He’ll face the Mets in New York early next week.

Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 5/1

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Travis Wood, SP, Chicago Cubs: Let’s stick on the mound for a moment and check out Wood, who is coming off a nice game against the Pirates. He put up seven innings of two-earned ball on five hits in that one, walking none and striking out nine.
Wood now moves to 2-1 on the year with a 3.04 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He’ll be up against the Cardinals on Monday, which should be an interesting game to watch.

Denard Span, OF, Washington Nationals: We’ve talked about Span once or twice this season, and with the noise he’s making this week, we’d be remiss to leave him out. He put up seven hits, six runs, two homers and four RBI in the final two games of the Atlanta series. He’s got a bit of an ab injury you’ll have to watch this weekend, though.
Span has his BA looking pretty nice these days, and if he can keep it going for any length of time, he’ll be a nice pickup for your fantasy arsenal.

Kendrys Morales, 1B, Kansas City Royals: Morales has been the model of consistency this week, entering the Detroit series with a six-game hit streak. In that span he put up five runs, a homer and seven RBI. He kept it going with another hit yesterday.
Morales is coming off a pretty ugly 2014 campaign, so it’s nice to see him get things going early on. He’ll see the Tigers then the Indians in the near future.

Mike Foltynewicz, RP, Atlanta Braves: The news that Foltynewicz would be getting called up to start today’s game (word broke yesterday) had fantasy owners scrambling to the waiver wire to add him.
The run on Foltynewicz isn’t without merit. The hot prospect is putting up a 2.08 ERA with 30 strikeouts in just under 22 innings in Triple-A thus far. Speculative owners or deep-leaguers need to seek him out now.

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