Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 5/29
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 29, 2015
It’s Friday, and around here that means it’s time once again to check out our weekend sleepers in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual lineup of noteworthy names trending on the waiver wire out there, so let’s check out the recent numbers and see what you can expect in the coming days.
Cameron Maybin, OF, Atlanta Braves: Though he hasn’t been putting up mind-blowing numbers by any stretch, Maybin has been the mark of consistency recently. In 10 games through the Dodgers series, he posted eight runs, a homer, three steals and six RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Maybin is a nice deeper-league pickup right now, as he’s providing finesse numbers at a fairly reliable rate. He gets the Giants through the weekend.
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DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Colorado Rockies: Speaking of reliability, LeMahieu definitely fits that bill as well. He had a great series against the Reds, logging five hits, a run, two RBI and a stolen base.
Lemahieu is currently batting .338 on the year with 23 RBI and four swipes. He hits near the bottom of the order, and he’s not the world’s greatest base-runner, but he’s a nice deeper fantasy pickup.
Nick Hundley, C, Colorado Rockies: Before we leave Colorado, let’s visit with Hundley. He’s currently sitting on a five-game hit streak, during which he’s provided eight hits, five runs, two homers and four RBI.
Hundley his hitting a nice .317 on the year with five homers and 16 RBI. That’s pretty darn good for a fantasy backstop. He’ll be taking on the Phillies this weekend, starting today.
Dan Haren, SP, Miami Marlins: Let’s finish up on the mound today with a couple of potential sleeper pitchers. Haren is coming off a nice six-inning effort against the Orioles. He allowed no earned on seven hits in that one.
If you toss out an ugly outing against the Dodgers, Haren hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in a start since April 21. He’ll head to New York to take on the Mets in a pretty good-looking matchup today.
Kyle Gibson, SP, Minnesota Twins: Our final sleeper option for the weekend is Gibson, who will take on the Jays at home tomorrow. He’s coming off a one-earned, four-hit win against the White Sox in his last outing.
Gibson owns a 2.72 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP on the year, and overall has been very solid. Even if he doesn’t get the win tomorrow, he should provide a quality start with minimal earned run damage.
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