Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 4/29
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
April 29, 2016
Friday means it’s time for us fantasy baseball owners to get our lineups set for the weekend, and part of that process, of course, includes perusing the waiver wire for all the trending players out there. Let’s take a closer look at a few sleeper options as we head into the new series.
Joe Smith, RP, Los Angeles Angels: If you’re in the market for a closer (and who isn’t?), you’ll want to check out Smith. He’s coming off a save in a 4-2 victory over the Royals on Wednesday, pitching a scoreless inning.
With Huston Street on the shelf (oblique strain), Smith will be filling in at closer for the Angels. That makes him a must-have guy in this Texas series and beyond.
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Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds: SS is a tough position to nail down, but Cozart is looking good right now. In the Mets series, he put up three runs, a solo homer and three RBI.
That gives Cozart a .397 BA with eight RBI on the season. He’s also got seven doubles. Cozart won’t sustain this, so ride the train while he’s hot as he heads to Pittsburgh for the weekend.
Michael Fulmer, SP, Detroit Tigers: Fulmer has gained quite a bit of fantasy buzz over the past couple of days, as it was recently announced that he’ll be coming up to the big club to make his debut in Minnesota against the Twins tonight.
Fulmer is the top pitching prospect in the Tigers organization, and carries a 4.11 ERA with a 20:5 K:BB ratio in 15.1 innings at the Triple-A level. He’s a great low-end grab at SP right now.
Jed Lowrie, 2B/3B/SS, Oakland Athletics: Lowrie has the market cornered on low-end utility men in fantasy right now. Through the first three games of the Detroit series, he came alive with five hits, two RBI and five runs. He got two more hits in the finale last night.
Lowrie is playing pretty well these days and his positional versatility makes him an attractive option in many leagues. He’ll be at home against the Astros starting today.
Danny Santana, SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: We’ll finish up with Santana, who is unowned in just about every league out there right now. In the Indians series, he came back from injury to post seven hits, three runs, an RBI and a stolen base in three games.
That gives Santana a .360 BA on the season so far. Now that he’s healthy and hitting well, we should see him get a lot of work in centerfield . The Tigers series starts at home for the Twins tonight.
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