Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 6/11
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 11, 2016
The big weekend matchups are in full swing around the MLB, so that makes today a good time to visit with a few waiver wire adds and trending sleepers in fantasy baseball. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if anyone’s right for your lineup.
Danny Duffy, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Let’s kick things off on the mound today and check out Duffy, who is near the top of the charts today. He’s coming of 6.1 innings against the Orioles, allowing two runs and striking out nine.
Duffy has just one win this year, but is sitting on a 3.35 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP. He’s definitely worth kicking the tires on in most leagues, and will get the White Sox tomorrow.
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Zach Davies, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: There’s one more SP we should check out before we move on, and that’s Davies. He’s got three straight wins to his credit, and is coming off seven innings against the A’s, allowing just two runs.
That gives Davies a 4.29 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP this year. He’ll take the mound once again tomorrow afternoon against the incoming Mets.
Tommy Joseph, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies: Joseph is on quite a roll right now, and is getting plenty of attention after slapping two homers yesterday against the Nationals. That outburst led to four RBI and gave him four homers since June 4.
Joseph has a .323 BA with seven homers and 12 RBI so far. He’s a nice plug-and-play in fantasy at the moment.
Tim Anderson, SS, Chicago White Sox: If you like digging for young prospects, you’ll want to check out Anderson. He made his debut yesterday against KC, and proceeded to bag a 2-for-3 line with a run.
Anderson was hitting .304 with four homers and 20 RBI at the Triple-A level before his call-up, and he could have a bright future ahead of him. If you're hurting for middle-infielders, he may not be a bad play.
Peter O’Brien, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Another prospect who is charging up the waiver wire charts is O’Brien. He made his debut yesterday against the Marlins, but unfortunately came up empty.
That said, O’Brien has all the tools to put up some nice homer and RBI numbers, and the kicker is that he may gain eligibility at that highly-coveted catcher spot this year. He’s a guy to at least keep your eye on.
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