Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 5/22
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 22, 2015
It’s Friday, and around here Fridays are for perusing the waiver wire for sleepers in the fantasy baseball world before we head into the big weekend series. We’ve got a fresh round of new names for you to consider, so let’s check out the recent stats and see who might make a good addition for your team.
Tim Lincecum, SP/RP, San Francisco Giants: Lincecum isn’t so much of a sleeper as he is an under-owned player. Big-Time-Timmy-Jim logged a great outing against the Dodgers on Wednesday, pitching seven scoreless with four strikeouts in a win.
Lincecum carries a 2.08 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP so far this year and has won four games. He’ll get his next start in Milwaukee on the 25th.
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Shawn Tolleson, RP, Texas Rangers: As if you didn’t have enough potential low-end reliever to worry about, Tolleson bagged a save on Wednesday at Fenway. He allowed one hit and walked one in the process. He got another save yesterday.
Tolleson isn’t exactly a slam-dunk closer, but if you’re really hurting for saves he’s probably all you’ve got at that level. He should see some more opportunities before Neftali Feliz gets back in that slot.
Ryan Howard, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies: Howard has been putting together a pretty nice campaign thus far, especially for someone of his age. Heading into play yesterday, he had four multi-hit games in his last seven outings, logging two homers, five RBI and four runs in that span. He hit a solo homer yesterday.
Howard hit the bottom of the barrel early this season, but has since made amends. You won’t get a huge BA here, but if he keeps socking homers he’s worth it.
Chris Young, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: Let’s head back to the mound momentarily and check out a real sleeper in Young. He’s coming off a good outing against the Yankees, logging one earned in 5.2 innings while striking out a pair in the win.
Young is making a very compelling argument to keep a rotation slot in KC. He’s sporting a sterling 0.94 ERA and a 0.63 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. He’ll pitch again today at home against the Cardinals.
Yasmani Tomas, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Can you believe the run Tomas has been on this week? Heading into play yesterday, he had five straight multi-hit games, logging three RBI, a homer and two runs in that span. He got two more hits yesterday.
Many pundits think Tomas will only get better as he gets acclimated to the majors, so we could see an even bigger power surge in the near future. He’ll get the Cubs this weekend.
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