FBS is back with its top fantasy baseball sleepers. These players fall under the radar on most fantasy teams, but can definitely give your team a boost this upcoming week starting June 7th. With disabled lists getting longer and longer every day, fantasy baseball teams are struggling with keeping rosters healthy. If you are looking for a sleeper pick for the week to fill an injury spot or start for an underperforming player, keep these 5 players in your head before you select your lineup.
#1.Troy Glaus, 1B, Atlanta Braves
Troy Glaus is owned by 58% of fantasy baseball owners and could be a real hidden gem. Glaus got off to a horrid start but has improved since, hitting .274 with eight HRs and 37 RBIs. The past seven games he has seven runs, seven hits, seven walks, two home runs and 10 RBI’s. The team with the worst ERA in all of Major League Baseball is the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5.79. Glaus has a chance to increase his numbers with a four game series against the Diamondbacks. Earlier this year Glaus had a three game series against the Diamondbacks where he had five hits, 2 runs, 2RBIs, 2 walks and a home run. I wouldn’t be shocked if he put similar numbers against the Diamondbacks next time around.
#2. Delmon Young, LF, Minnesota Twins
Delmon Young is a little restless in the batters box and could tack on some strikeouts. That probably won’t change. Yet, the past six games he is batting .333 with three doubles, six RBI’s and a home run. Another good note, he has a three game series with the Kansas City Royals and even Grienke is struggling this year. They have a team ERA of 4.76, which is 26th overall in baseball. In two games against the Royals, Young got two hits, two runs, a double and three RBI’s. Also, it doesn’t hurt having Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau batting in front of you. Look for Young to have a big series.
#3. Mike Fontenot, 2B, Chicago Cubs
With Ryan Theriot struggling of late, Mike Fontenot has been answering the bell. In the last six games, he has five hits, all of them extra base hits, two doubles and three triples, and two RBI’s. He will have a three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox who both have ERAs near and over 5.00. Fontenot is only owned in 1% of the leagues and you will have a good shot to get him for this next week. If you need a second baseman, Fontenot is a good short term solution. You don’t know when Theriot is going to get back the bulk of the starts and you don’t know when Fontenot is going to cool off. But Piniella loves playing the hot hand and currently that player is Fontenot. For Fontenot’s career, he is a .272 hitter and he is currently hitting .313 for this season. It could be only a matter of time so use him while he’s hot.
#4. Josh Wilson , SS, Seattle Mariners
Wilson isn’t thought of as a fantasy starter. However, if you’re lacking at the short stop position, I got the solution for you. The past seven games, Wilson has been hitting .391 with two doubles. He has 11 RBI’s on the season and got five them this past week. Better yet, they have a four game series with the Texas Rangers. One thing is for sure, Rangers aren’t known for their pitching. They have a team ERA of 4.26. Wilson played great at Texas last time around. He was 4 – 9 with a double. Wilson doesn’t hit for power, he hits for average and that what you will get from him this coming week.
#5. Brennan Boesch, LF, Detroit Tigers
Boesch has been struggling lately but is due for a big week. The Tigers have a two game series against the Chicago White Sox and a three game series against Pittsburg Pirates. They both have poor starting pitching and have ERAs of 4.67 and 5.30. If there is any week for Boesch to pick it back up, it would be this week. He’s owned by 55.8% of leagues. Tigers are struggling to score some runs of late and Boesch could be the one to jump start this offense to get them back on track. On the season, Boesch is hitting .318 with four home runs and 22 RBI’s.