Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 6/12
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 12, 2015
It’s Friday, and around these parts that means it’s time once again to check out our sleeper options for the weekend games in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got some very interesting matchups in the next few days, and some intriguing trends on the waiver wire to go along with them. Let’s visit the numbers and see who’s getting picked up right now.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, Texas Rangers: If you can get him, Moreland is a must-have player in fantasy right now. Heading into the Oakland finale, he had a six-game hit streak going, with four runs, two homers and five RBI in that span. He sat yesterday's game.
Moreland has been pretty hot all season, so this is nothing new. He’s been great for average and power numbers thus far. He’ll be home against the Twins this weekend.
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Nori Aoki, OF, San Francisco Giants: We’ve visited with Aoki once or twice this season, and here he is again. He carried a seven-game hit streak into the Mets finale, posting seven runs and two RBI in that frame. He had two more hits and a run yesterday.
Aoki is a BA and steals machine this season, and he’s serving his owners very well. We suspect he’ll keep the hot streak going at home against the Diamondbacks this weekend. Trade for him if you need to; he’s not so much a sleeper anymore.
Maikel Franco, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies: We’ve already talked about Franco this week, but he’s done so well that we should probably reiterate things. He’s carrying a nine-game hit streak right now, with six of those being multi-hit efforts.
Franco has yielded eight runs, four homers and eight RBI in that frame, so he’s red-hot right now. He’ll be in Pittsburgh starting today.
Dellin Betances, RP, New York Yankees: Let’s finish things up on the mound today. Betances is a must-have, must-start guy in fantasy right now, thanks to the announcement this week that he’s the Yanks’ official closer while Andrew Miller is on the mend.
That gives Betances a couple of weeks to show his stuff and improve even more on his stellar 0.28 ERA and 0.77 WHIP. Grab him immediately before the Baltimore series starts.
Drew Hutchison, SP, Toronto Blue Jays: Hutchison is our pick for starting pitching today, as he’s coming off a nice 6.1-inning win against the Astros that yielded just one earned on six hits.
Hutchison has given up two earned or fewer in four of his last six starts. He’s 3-1 in that frame. He’ll be in Fenway today to face the Red Sox and try to get his sixth win of the year.
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