Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 4/15
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 15, 2016
It’s a fantasy baseball Friday, and that means it’s time for us owners to start looking toward the weekend series in the MLB. We’ve got a fresh crop of interesting waiver wire options in this edition of our weekend sleepers, so let’s check out which names are trending and see who you should be adding to your team.
Miguel Montero, C, Chicago Cubs: If there was some good to come out of the Kyle Schwarber injury, it was to Montero’s fantasy value. Heading into last night’s Reds finale, he had a 4-for-10 run going with four runs and three RBI in three games. He went 2-for-4 last night.
Montero is still unowned in over 60 percent of the leagues out there, and he makes a nice plug-and-play catcher. He will be at home against Colorado this weekend.
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Trevor Brown, C, San Francisco Giants: Digging a little deeper at the backstop position, we’ve got Brown. Heading into yesterday’s Rockies finale, he had a 5-for-11 run going with three homers, five runs and seven RBI.
Backup-catching Brown is going to be a matchup-based play all year, and don’t expect this type of stat line on the regular. That said, he’s worth looking at against the Dodgers this weekend in deeper leagues.
Rich Hill, SP, Oakland Athletics: Moving on over to the mound, let’s check out Hill. He had a shaky debut against the White Sox, but cleaned himself up in his most recent appearance against the Mariners.
Hill logged six innings with 10 strikeouts in his first win of the season this week, and will take the “hill” again tonight at home against the Royals. At about 75 percent availability, he’s a nice low-end grab.
Chris Carter, 1B, Milwaukee Brewers: Carter didn’t get the start in the Cardinals finale, but remained a hot fantasy add nonetheless. Heading into that one, he had a .259 average with three homers and seven RBI.
Carter has 30-homer potential in Milwaukee this year, so it’s a little surprising he’s not owned in more leagues (right around 20 percent). He’ll be in Pittsburgh starting today.
Yunel Escobar, 3B, Los Angeles Angels: Let’s finish up at the hot corner and check out Escobar, who has a five-game hit streak going right now. During that span, he’s produced four runs.
Escobar is batting .306 with a homer and two RBI so far, and whenever he’s in the leadoff spot (which should be often) he’s a great threat for runs and BA. The Angels will visit the Twins this weekend.
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