Fantasy Baseball 2015: Weekend Sleepers 8/21
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
August 21, 2015
It’s Friday, which means it’s once again time for us to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see which sleepers are trending out there. Let’s visit the numbers and see if there are any guys worth adding to your roster for the upcoming games.
Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins: Buxton got called up from the minors late this week, and will be taking over in centerfield as the everyday guy for the foreseeable future. He went 1-for-6 yesterday batting leadoff.
Buxton tore it up at the Triple-A level, slashing .412/.444/.549 in his 54 trips to the plate. He needs to be owned in most fantasy formats and is an immediate starter as the Baltimore series continues.
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Jackie Bradley, Jr. OF, Boston Red Sox: Bradley burst onto the scene a little while back. Earning adds everywhere in fantasy. He nailed a three-run homer in the Cleveland finale that put him back on the radar. He had a hit and an RBI yesterday.
Bradley had a great run earlier this month that saw him logging six runs, two homers and eight RBI in just a two-game span. He’s capable of some great outbursts as a fantasy sleeper.
Travis Shaw, 1B, Boston Red Sox: Shaw has been on a pretty nice run lately. Heading into the Royals series, he had a four game hit streak in tow, with 10 hits, five runs, two homers and four RBI in that frame. He had two hits with a run and an RBI yesterday.
Shaw didn’t blow anyone’s mind in Triple-A, but he seems to have taken to the Major League level pretty well. He’s a wild card in this Royals series.
Chris Bassitt, SP/RP, Oakland Athletics: Now let’s head to the mound and visit with Bassitt. He’s coming off an eight-inning no-decision in Baltimore, logging three earned on five hits.
Bassitt is sitting on a 2.60 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP as he cruises into his next start, which is tonight at home against the Rays.
Raisel Iglesias, SP, Cincinnati Reds: We’ll have to wait a couple more days to see Iglesias in action again, but in the meantime you should give him a look in fantasy. He’s 2-1 in his last four starts, posting more than two earned in just one of those appearances.
Iglesias owns a 4.21 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP on the year. He’ll pitch the finale of the home series against the Diamondbacks this weekend and looks like a nice low-end pickup.
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