Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 4/22
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 22, 2016
The big weekend series in the MLB will be getting started today, and that means it’s time for us fantasy owners to check out some of the notable waiver wire adds and sleeper prospects out there. Here’s a closer look at a few trending players who might make good additions to your team.
Chris Carter, 1B, Milwaukee Brewers: He hasn’t exactly been the model of consistency this season, but Carter has been coming up big when he makes contact. On Wednesday, he upped his fantasy status with a 2-for-5 outing on a two-run homer and three RBI against the Twins. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Carter is a widely-available power guy for fantasy owners in need. His BA won’t be spectacular, but he’ll get you the homers against the Phillies this weekend and beyond.
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Eduardo Nunez, 3B/SS, Minnesota Twins: It’s been quite a run for Nunez recently. In his last six starts, he’s posted 10 hits with six runs, three RBI and two steals. He didn’t get the start yesterday, however.
Nunez is still a lower-end matchup play, but you should give him a good look whenever he’s in the lineup. That includes this weekend’s matchup against the Nationals.
Melvin Upton, OF, San Diego Padres: Upton had a nice streak going early this week, with six hits, two runs, a homer, three RBI and three steals in a four-game span.
Upton is a nice deeper-league play for those owners who need steals and RBI. He’ll throw up a stinker every so often but should be good to go against the Cardinals this weekend.
Michael Saunders, OF, Toronto Blue Jays: Let’s go outfield one more time and check out Saunders. Heading into the Orioles finale, he had a nice four-game hit streak going, with five runs, an RBI and six hits in that span. He went 2-for-4 yesterday.
Saunders is worth a look as long as he’s batting leadoff in a deadly Blue Jays lineup. We’d like to see him attempt more steals this weekend against the A’s, though.
Yasmani Grandal, C, Los Angeles Dodgers: Grandal didn’t get the start yesterday, but don’t let that deter you from giving him an examination in fantasy. In his last four starts, he’s got six hits with one runs and a pair of RBI.
Grandal has been super patient at the plate and is only taking quality swings. That’ll help his BA stay up, so check him out for the Rockies series.
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