Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 5/7
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 7, 2016
We’ve reached the weekend in the MLB, and the big fantasy baseball matchups around the league are in full swing. Now that we’ve had a little taste of the action, let’s check the waiver wire and see if there are any noteworthy sleepers out there you might want to try out this weekend.
Nathan Karns, SP, Seattle Mariners: Let’s kick things off on the mound today and check out Karns. He’s coming off another victory, this time in Oakland. He went six innings with five strikeouts in that one.
Karns carries a 3-1 record this year in five starts, and he’s got a 3.81 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP. That’s not bad for his fantasy level. He’ll be in Houston today for the Astros.
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Jesse Hahn, SP, Oakland Athletics: Hahn made his season debut a week ago, and promptly went 6.2 innings against the aforementioned Astros with four strikeouts and no earned. He gave up just three hits in that one.
Hahn will be filling in for Chris Bassitt for the next 2-3 weeks as Bassitt recovers from injury. Today in Baltimore will be Hahn’s next chance to prove he deserves a rotation spot beyond that.
Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston Red Sox: Bradley had an eventful week. Through the White Sox series, he carried out a lengthy hit streak containing seven runs, two homers, 10 runs and a steal over his past 11 games.
Bradley is hitting very well for a low-end outfielder and will be spending the next couple of days at hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium against a pretty wimpy New York team.
Leonys Martin, OF, Seattle Mariners: While we’re out here in the outfield, let’s check out Martin. Heading into Friday, he carried a three-game hit streak (that came after a long slump) with five hits, four runs, a homer, two RBI and three steals in those three games.
Martin was in serious danger of losing playing time due to his slump, but looks as if he’s righted the ship and bought himself some time. We’ll see if the roll can continue as the Astros series rolls on.
Derek Dietrich, 2B/3B/OF, Miami Marlins: Dietrich is available just about everywhere in fantasy, and with positional eligibility like that you should be paying attention. In the last game of the Diamondbacks series, he went 2-for-3 with an RBI, raising his BA to .319 in the process.
As long as Dietrich continues to hit with regularity, he’ll keep getting starts for the Marlins. The Phillies series continues today, then the Brewers come to town next week.
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