Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 4/10
2015-04-09 11:00:00 EDT
It’s Friday, and that means we’re heading into the first weekend of the 2015 fantasy baseball season. It’s also a great opportunity to check out some of the sleeper options out there, as owners everywhere will be looking for that early edge on the competition. Let’s check out a few of the trending names on the waiver wire.
Jose Iglesias, 3B/SS, Detroit Tigers: One of the hot tickets on the wire this week has been Iglesias. In his first two games, he posted six hits in seven at-bats with three runs and a pair of steals to his credit. He came up empty in his last appearance, though.
Iglesias seems to be back to 100 percent health-wise, so you can pretty much chalk up his spring troubles to that. He’s a nice pickup heading into the Cleveland series this weekend.
Joakim Soria, RP, Detroit Tigers: Before we leave Detroit, let’s check out Soria, who is trending in the wake of the Joe Nathan injury. Soria is the new ninth-inning man, and as long as Nathan is out he’ll hold that job.
Nathan is supposedly going to get his gig back when he recovers, but if Soria can pitch well enough in the interim that may change things. He’s probably a smarter fantasy option of the two anyway.
Joel Peralta, RP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Now let’s check out another must-own relief pitcher in fantasy. Peralta posted his first save of the year in the series finale against the Padres, logging a strikeout in the process.
There’s no official fill-in guy for the injured Kenley Jansen just yet, but Peralta seems like the smart money should be on him. He should serve owners well for the next five weeks or so.
Jake Lamb, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks: We’ve talked about Lamb a little bit this week, but since he had a day off yesterday we should revisit things there. Lamb posted two hits in his first two games, with seven RBI and a homer to his credit. He then promptly went 0-for-3 in the series finale.
Lamb does have the goods to warrant a little bit of fantasy intrigue, just don’t go overboard here. If you’ve got a player you’re not sure about, however, feel free to give him the boot and add Lamb.
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Derek Norris, C, San Diego Padres: Norris played very well in the opening series this week, posting five hits, three runs and two RBI in his first three games. He had a hit yesterday, too.
The early numbers are promising for Norris, who posted a .270 average with 10 homers and 55 RBI in 2014. He seems like a very nice mid-level pickup at the catcher position right now and should serve you quite well.
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