Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 6/5
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 5, 2015
It’s Friday, and around here that means it’s time for us to check out the sleeper options in the world of fantasy baseball. There are several interesting plays out there for enterprising owners who need a boost heading into the weekend, so let’s take a closer look at the stats and see what’s available.
Lance McCullers, SP, Houston Astros: McCullers is a hot-ticket pitcher right now in fantasy, thanks to his stellar performance against Baltimore in his last outing. He logged a complete game in that one, posting just one earned on four hits.
McCullers is rocking a 1.88 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP through four starts so far, so don’t hesitate to pick him up if you can. He’ll start out the White Sox series next week.
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Steven Souza, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Now let’s head on over to Tampa and check out Souza, who has been peppering in some nice power numbers. Through the Angels and Orioles series, he put up four homers, six runs and eight RBI in just six games. He got a hit and an RBI yesterday.
Souza’s average is still in the toilet, but when he hits, he hits hard. He’ll also pepper in a few steals here and there. He’s a nice lower-end pickup for those in need of homers.
Chris Carter, 1B/OF, Houston Astros: Back over to the Astros for a moment; let’s visit with Carter. He’s sort of in that same category as Souza: low BA; high power ceiling. He carried an 11-game hit streak into yesterday’s action. He bagged a double yesterday, but struck out a whopping three times.
Carter isn’t much of a volume hitter, but he’s in the double-digit club already when it comes to homers. He fits that need for owners wanting power and getting their average elsewhere. He’ll strike out a ton, too--and we mean a TON.
D.J. LeMahieu, 2B, Colorado Rockies: LeMahieu has had quite a week. In the last six games, he’s put up 10 hits, six runs, a homer, three RBI and a stolen base.
That gives LeMahieu a .339 BA with three homers, 26 RBI and five steals so far this year. He and the Rockies are at home again facing the Marlins this weekend, so he’s a pretty good option for the upcoming games while he’s on this nice streak.
Tsuyoshi Wada, SP, Chicago Cubs: Let’s end things on the mound this morning with Wada. He’s coming off another competent start against the Royals, posting one earned on two hits in 5.2 innings. He struck out four in the no-decision.
Wada is still getting back into the swing of things after a disabled list stint. His next start comes on the road today against the Nationals and he’s a pretty decent-looking option for that one.
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