Fantasy Baseball 2016: Weekend Sleepers 5/13
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 13, 2016
We’re heading into a fresh weekend of matchups around the MLB, so today marks a great time to check out some of the notable waiver wire and sleeper pickups out there. Let’s take a glance at the numbers and see if anyone would make a good fit for your roster.
Mike Napoli, 1B/OF, Cleveland Indians: We’ve talked about Napoli a few times recently, and here he is again. He’s coming off a great series in Houston, logging five hits, three runs, two RBI and a solo homer in the last two games alone.
Although Napoli’s BA is sitting at just .248, he’s got seven homers and 22 RBI to his credit. He’ll be at home against the Twins this weekend and is widely available in fantasy.
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Sam Dyson, RP, Texas Rangers: Dyson is an appealing stash player right now, despite the Rangers’ sketchy closer situation. He logged his first save of the year on Wednesday, tossing a clean ninth with one strikeout against the White Sox.
Dyson is probably the best closer option on the Texas squad, so if you’re down at that level and need a closer he’s the guy to grab. The Blue Jays will come to town today.
Trevor Bauer, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: Let’s stay on the mound for a moment and check out Bauer, who is one of the hotter SP adds right now (and still available in almost 80 percent of leagues out there).
Bauer is coming off seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts in Houston, dropping his season-long ERA to 3.86 and his WHIP to 1.29 over 28 total innings of work. He’ll get another shot at the mound on Sunday against the Twins.
Marwin Gonzalez, 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF, Houston Astros: Need a low-end utility guy you can plug in pretty much anywhere? Gonzalez is your man. He was the hero of the 16-inning marathon against the Indians Wednesday, posting a two-run homer as part of a two-hit evening. He had another hit yesterday.
Heading into the Boston series, Gonzalez was hitting .247 with three homers and nine RBI. He doesn’t hit quite as well on the road, but could work as a plug-and-play guy during this trip.
Chris Herrmann, C, Arizona Diamondbacks: Those in deep leagues and with two-catcher formats will want to kick the tires on Herrmann. He posted two hits, two runs and three RBI on Wednesday to finish off the Colorado series in style.
Herrmann will sit just about as often as he plays, so you’ll have to check his status if you want to use him in any capacity. That said, he’s a nice sleeper option when he’s in there.
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