Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 8/7
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 7, 2015
It’s Friday, and around these parts that means it’s time once again to check out the waiver wire and visit the trending sleepers in fantasy baseball. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see which players might make solid adds for your roster.
Daniel Norris, SP, Detroit Tigers: Norris is coming off a nice outing in his debut for the Tigers. He logged 7.1 innings in Baltimore, allowing one earned on four hits.
Norris has been up and down this season, but definitely has the goods to put up some nice numbers. He’ll get the Red Sox at home today.
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Wellington Castillo, C, Arizona Diamondbacks: Castillo certainly likes being a Diamondback. He drilled his 13th homer--his 11th since moving to Arizona--on Wednesday in a two-hit, three-RBI performance. He was 1-for-2 yesterday.
Castillo is still widely available in most leagues and can offer some help at the tricky catcher position. He’ll be back at home today against the Reds.
Kevin Gausman, SP/RP, Baltimore Orioles: Gausman logged a decent outing at home against Detroit in his last start. In that one, he went seven innings allowing two earned on four hits.
Gausman now owns a 2-2 record on the year with a 3.97 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He’ll be in L.A. today to take on the Angels and try to get win No. 3.
Richie Shaffer, 3B, Tampa Bay Rays: Shaffer is the dictionary definition of a sleeper right now, with just three starts to his name. He only has one hit in those starts, but it was a big one--a solo homer that marked his first dinger in the majors.
Shaffer slammed 16 homers in 55 games in Triple-A, so he’s definitely got some power potential. We’ll see how he progresses in the Mets series starting today.
Ben Paulsen, 1B/OF, Colorado Rockies: Paulsen is another widely-available name in the fantasy game, and could pay off for adventurous owners. He’s currently rocking a six-game hit streak, and in that time has produced four runs, a homer and seven RBI.
Paulsen owns a .300 average with eight homers and 34 RBI right now. If he keeps it up he won’t be a sleeper for long.
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