Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 5/8
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 8, 2015
It’s Friday, and that means just one thing around here: it’s time once again to take a look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire and check out some of the sleeper options as we head into the weekend. We’ve got our usual crop of up-and-coming names out there this morning, so let’s see who’s trending as we check out the radar.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, Atlanta Braves: Our first glance at the waiver wire shows Simmons near the center of the radar, as he’s bringing a six-game hit streak into today’s series opener against the Nats.
Simmons has provided three multi-hit games in that span, with two RBI and a whopping 10 runs for his trouble. He’s a hot pickup right now, so if you need that middle-infield help, he’s your guy.
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Noah Syndergaard, SP, New York Mets: This is more of a speculative pick for a little ways down the road, but since Syndergaard is trending heavily, we’ll give him a look here.
Sources close to the Mets have the team putting Syndergaard in the next-in-line position for a spot start with the team. That means he’ll probably get the call sooner rather than later, so he’s a good pickup now for deeper leaguers or those who need pitching help and have the roster space.
Tim Lincecum, SP/RP, San Francisco Giants: Let’s stay on the mound for a moment and check out Lincecum. Honestly, it sounds a bit strange calling him a sleeper, but with last year’s abomination of a season he’s back in that category.
The good news is that Lincecum is pitching well in the early-going here. He’s coming off eight innings of shutout ball against the Angels in his second win of the season. He’ll host the Marlins tonight, and he’s a player to keep your eye on.
Marlon Byrd, OF, Cincinnati Reds: Byrd leaves something to be desired in the BA category these days, but he’s delivering with the power numbers lately. Heading into yesterday’s finale in Pittsburgh, he had six hits, three homers, six RBI and a steal in just a three-game span. He had two more hits and a run yesterday.
Byrd just recently got his average up above .200, so he’s still not quite there yet in the seasonal numbers category. Still, he makes a decent pickup for optimists as he heads to the South Side.
Justin Turner, 2B/3B/SS, Los Angeles Dodgers: One look at Turner’s positional eligibility should have you salivating, but even then it’s tough for him to get playing time. In his last four starts, he’s posted six runs, three homers and six RBI.
Turner’s bigger-name teammates often steal the spotlight (and the lineup spots) from him, but when he’s been in there recently, he’s been great. He makes a nice plug-and-play fantasy option moving forward when he gets the starts.
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