Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 8/28
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 28, 2015
Around these parts, Friday means it’s time once again for us to check out some of the trending sleeper picks in the world of fantasy baseball. Let’s head out to the waiver wire and see which guys might make sense in your daily and seasonal leagues this weekend.
Aaron Nola, SP, Philadelphia Phillies: Let’s start things out on the mound today and take a look at Nola. He’s been on a pretty nice run, and hasn’t recorded a loss since July 21.
Nola is coming off a solid eight-inning victory in Miami, allowing three hits and no earned. He’ll be at home today against the Padres and looks like a pretty good start if you’re in the market.
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Kris Medlen, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Medlen has been trending as a fantasy add this week, thanks to his six-inning victory in the Baltimore opener. He allowed three runs on five hits in that one.
Medlen will get another start tomorrow in Tampa Bay against the Rays. He’s carrying a 3.10 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP in 20.1 total innings this season.
Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians: With the way Lindor has been playing lately, he won’t be a sleeper for long. He’s currently sitting on a six-game hit streak, logging five runs, two homers, six RBI and three steals in that span.
Lindor started out pretty slow, but has picked up the pace recently. He’s hitting .310 on the season and will start a home series against the Angels today.
Michael Cuddyer, 1B/OF, New York Mets: Cuddyer has also been on a pretty solid run as of late. In the first three games of the Phillies series, he logged seven hits in 10 at-bats with two homers, three runs and six RBI. He didn’t start the finale.
Cuddyer will continue to see extended playing time until Lucas Duda returns to the lineup (around September 6). In the meantime, he’s a decent option at his fantasy level in this home series against the Red Sox.
Eduardo Escobar, 2B/3B/SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: Let’s finish things up today with Escobar, who is the true definition of a fantasy sleeper right now. He gained some attention in the first two games of the Rays series, with two solo homers, four RBI and three runs. He popped another solo homer yesterday.
Escobar will be seeing most of his time at shortstop from here on out, and seems like a decent low-end matchup play if you need a utility guy. He’ll be at home against the Astros starting today.
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