Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers of the Week (April. 20th)

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Daric Barton slides in as a solid sleeper.

Another week is gone and over in the 2010 fantasy baseball season, which means we’re back into digging through your league’s free agency pool for some fantasy gems. We try our best each week to grind it out and pluck five (or more) genuine sleepers out of the murky free agent waters, but this week we can only settle on four.

Here at Fantasy Baseball Sportal, we try to give the best fantasy advice, and while that means getting you the names that will help your team, it also can mean not forcing the issue on players who aren’t so deserving, just to meet the week’s quota.

Take a look at this week’s top fantasy baseball sleepers:

1. Daric Barton-, 1B, Oakland Athletics

The A’s always seem to find valuable contributors from their young guys and Barton is providing some good production early on.  He is second in the league in walks with 11, hitting over .300 early on, and bats second, giving him potential to score runs when he’s on base. (Owned- 11%)

2. John Baker, C, Florida Marlins

Has yet to hit a home run this season, but is getting hits including several multi-hit games.  Had 6 hits in the series with the Reds last week and with matchups against the Astros and Rockies look for this hot streak to continue. (Owned- 10%)

3. Kosuke Fukudome, OF, Chicago Cubs

Fukudome is used to getting off to hot starts with a career batting average of .339 in April.  Batting close to .350 in the early going, take advantage of another hot start and earn some valuable points with games against the Mets and Brewers this week. (Owned-13%)

4. Joaquìn Arias, 2B, Texas Rangers

After playing in only 3 games last year, has made 8 appearances early on and has outplayed Andres Blanco at second base for the Rangers.  With 11 hits over a 5 game stretch, he should continue to get the playing time, especially with Ian Kinsler not likely to return anytime soon. (Owned- 2%)

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