Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 6/19
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 19, 2015
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time once again for us to check out the sleeper options for the weekend in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual crop of up-and-coming waiver wire players, so let’s check out the numbers and see who might make a good fit for your team.
Kyle Schwarber, C/OF, Chicago Cubs: Schwarber got into the game against Cleveland on Wednesday and did a ton of damage along with his teammates. In his first Major League start, he posted four hits, three runs and two RBI. He followed that up with a homer, two runs and two RBI.
Schwarber will serve as the Cubs’ DH on this American League road trip, and he’s getting a chance to audition for the team. He will get sent back down after Sunday, though, so use him while you can.
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Chris Parmelee, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles: Parmelee has taken quite a few fantasy owners by surprise, logging five hits, five runs, three homers and three RBI in his first two games. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Parmelee has been on quite a hot streak lately, dating back to his time in Triple-A. He’s worth kicking the tires on while he’s hitting well. He’ll see the Jays in Toronto this weekend.
Kevin Pillar, OF, Toronto Blue Jays: Speaking of the Jays, Pillar is a player to watch in that matchup. He had a great game Wednesday, logging three hits, a homer and two RBI. He had two more hits, an RBI and a steal yesterday.
Pillar’s BA still isn’t anything to write home about, but he’s been hitting pretty well in June. He’s good for RBI and a few steals here and there as a low end fantasy add.
Kyle Hendricks, SP, Chicago Cubs: Let’s head back to the Cubs for a moment and check out Hendricks. He is coming off a five-inning no-decision against the Reds, where he logged one earned on four hits.
Hendricks has just two wins on the season and has been plagued by lack of run support in his starts. That said, he’s got a strong 1.15 WHIP and 3.80 ERA, which is more than enough to make him attractive for today’s game and beyond.
Tyler Lyons, SP/RP, St. Louis Cardinals: Filling in for the injured Lance Lynn, Lyons has played pretty well. He’s coming off a five-inning win over the Royals, allowing two earned on three hits with six strikeouts.
Lyons will get the start today in Philadelphia, but it’s still unclear how long he’ll be in the rotation. That said, he’s a pretty good spot-start option if you need him in fantasy.
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