Fantasy Baseball Update 4/21/17: Weekend Sleeper Picks
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Friday, April 21, 2017
We’ve got a big batch of weekend MLB games coming this weekend, so with that in mind let’s examine the fantasy baseball waiver wire and see who might make a good add for your team. Here’s a closer look at the numbers.
Travis Shaw, 1B/3B, Milwaukee Brewers: Shaw has been very solid lately. He bagged a 2-for-4 outing with a three-run homer in his last outing, and has hit in three straight games.
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Shaw has six hits, four runs, three homers and eight RBI in his last three games alone. That makes five homers and 16 RBI on the season for him. His set with the Cardinals continues this weekend.
Jacob Barnes, RP, Milwaukee Brewers: Barnes logged his first save last night against the Cardinals, giving up one walk and one strikeout.
Barnes came on thanks to Neftali Feliz tossing 33 pitches and giving up four runs in a blown save the day before. If Feliz continues to struggle, Barnes will get some more work.
Jedd Gyorko, 1B/2B/3B/SS, St. Louis Cardinals: Let’s look on the other side of that Brewers/Cardinals matchup and check out Gyorko. He went 3-for-3 on Thursday with a solo homer and two runs.
So far this year, Gyorko has a .294 BA with three homers and five RBI. He’s one of the few bright spots on the Cardinals’ offense, as there’s not a whole lot to choose from there. Gyorko has eligibility all over the place, and makes a nice lower-end add right now.
Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Kiermaier has been on a great run lately, capping it off with a 2-for-3 outing yesterday, complete with a homer and two RBI.
Kiermaier has a five-game hit streak going right now, bagging 10 knocks in that time. That includes three RBI in the last three games, along with two steals in the last five. He gets the Astros starting today.
Jett Bandy, C, Milwaukee Brewers: Bandy has had a pretty nice week in fantasy terms. In his last three games, he has a total of five hits, three homers and four RBI.
Bandy is hitting .314 on the year with four home runs and six RBI to his credit. No one is expecting him to keep it going for too long, so hop on the train if you need a low-end catcher to fill in for you.
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