Posts Tagged ‘2010 fantasy baseball sleepers’

Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers (May. 9th)

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Brett Gardner leads the league in stolen bases

1. Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees

One man’s misfortune, is another man’s opportunity. In this case, the young outfielder is making most of the opportunity he has been given with Curtis Granderson on the DL. Gardner, who has been platooning in the OF, is not the Yanks’ everyday center fielder.In 27 games this season, Gardner has a .348 average with 31 hits and 24 runs. Most stunning number is 14.. Gardner is leading the league in stolen bases. No signs at all of Gardner slowing down. Even when Granderson comes back, Gardner will see a huge increase in time in LF with Randy Winn struggling mightily. Gardner is slowly becoming a fan favorite in the Bronx.

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Top 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers (Apr. 24th)

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Chris Snyder is a solid pickup in all fantasy leagues

1. Carlos Gomez, OF, Brewers

Gomez is batting second for the Milwaukee Brewers, who currently are second in the league in runs scored behind only the Dodgers. With a three game series coming up against the Pirates who give up more runs than any team in the National League, Gomez could have a big week.  He’s been getting the majority of the playing time lately, beating out Jim Edmonds.  (Owned- 8%)

2. Chris Snyder, C, Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks catcher has 2 home runs, 7 walks, and 9 RBI early on in the season.  He has hit safely in his last 9 games with the exception of a 2 game stretch against the Padres who currently lead the National League in pitching.  With Miguel Montenero still a couple weeks from returning, Snyder will continue to get the starts.  (Owned- 9%)

3. Ryan Hanigan, C, Reds

With starting catcher Ramon Hernandez struggling at the plate, Hanigan has filled in strong and should get most of the starts this week.  He is batting over .400 including consecutive games with 3 hits and 2 hits on Thursday and Friday. (Owned- 1%)

4. Blake DeWitt, 2B, Dodgers

The Dodgers are leading the National League in runs scored and games against the Mets and Pirates this week should allow them to keep scoring at a steady pace.  Dewitt has played a terrific second base and recorded a hit in 7 out of the last 8 games.  While he won’t be hitting a lot of home runs, he knows how to get on base and score runs.  (Owned- 1%)

5. Jeff Keppinger, IF, Astros

Keppinger is off to a great start for the Astros batting .333 with 6 RBI.  With 5 doubles and 6 walks early on, he is finding a way to get on base at the top of the order for Astros.  The Astros have won 5 out of their last 6 and with matchups against the Reds and Braves this week, Keppinger has potential for a good week.  (Owned- 5%)