Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 4/8
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 8, 2016
Today marks the beginning of the weekend series in the MLB, and those games will lead to a lot of fantasy baseball options as we get our lineups set. With that in mind, let’s check out the waiver wire and see what kind of sleeper and lower-end players are trending as adds right now.
Adonis Garcia, 3B/OF, Atlanta Braves: Garcia didn’t earn much buzz going into the season, but his first couple of games have at least a few fantasy owners’ attentions focused on him.
Garcia is 4-for-7 thus far with a home run and two RBI. Don’t expect him to go bashing the lights out every game, but for a lower-end sleeper he’s a nice grab hitting cleanup for the Braves. He’ll be at home against the Cardinals starting today.
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Nick Hundley, C, Colorado Rockies: All things considered, Hundley had a pretty good series against the Diamondbacks. Sure, he went 0-for-3 in the final game, but before that put up a 3-for-6 line with a homer and three RBI.
Provided he can stay healthy, Hundley has a reasonable shot at hitting double-digit homers this year--and that’s about all you can ask for out of a catcher in fantasy. He’s at home against the Padres this weekend.
Jeanmar Gomez, RP, Philadelphia Phillies: If you’re betting on the roulette wheel of Phillies’ closers, Gomez is the guy to try. He was reportedly next in line to get a save opportunity in Cincinnati, but the Phillies lost once again in the final game.
Philadelphia’s closer role is a mess right now, but Gomez is as good a horse as any to hitch your wagon to if you’re desperate for saves. He’ll be in New York for the Mets this weekend.
Tyler White, 1B/3B, Houston Astros: White had a great series in New York against the Yankees, going 6-for-9 with a homer and four RBI.
With White playing well, it’s doubtful the Yankees would pull him out once Evan Gattis comes back. With that in mind, you can probably stick with him at least through this Milwaukee series and likely beyond.
Joey Rickard, OF, Baltimore Orioles: Rickard has been a great story for Baltimore so far this season. He’s hitting 5-for-11 so far, with two runs, a solo homer and two RBI.
Rickard has earned the praises of his teammates and his coaching staff already, and is off to a great start thus far. He won’t be slapping homers every game, but he’s worth a look for the Rays series.
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