5 Impact Fantasy MLB Sleepers

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2009 at 11:50 am
He's baaaack. Or is he?

He's baaaack. Or is he?

Quick fantasy sleepers update for any of you Fantasy Baseball players out there. The following are guys who are either impact rookies or contributing players with a low ownership percentage. If you’re in a deep league, picking up any of these 5 is sure to help your squad. 

1. Andrew McCutchen, PIT, OF 

The Pirates just called up McCutchen last Thursday as the replacement for Nate McLouth (shipped to the Braves). So far he’s hitting .333 with 4 RBI’s and 1 stolen base. With his outrageous speed and quick bat, McCutchen is sure to become a force at the plate and on the bases for the Pirates. 

2. Tommy Hanson, ATL, SP

With Tom Glavine’s recent departure (shame on you, Braves) it’s finally time for the Tommy Hanson era to begin. One of the most highly touted pitching prospects in baseball, Hanson’s debut start for the Braves yesterday didn’t go exactly as planned, as he surrendered 6 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings of baseball. There were some positives, however, as Hanson stayed right around the plate and demonstrated good command (5 k’s to 1 walk, 61 of 91 pitches for strikes). The fact is this: A guy with this kind of talent and 4 devastating pitches won’t struggle forever – pick him up now before he’s gone from your league. 

3. Denard Span, MIN, OF 

Span is a player who, while he doesn’t pack a ton of power (4 hr’s so far), he will definitely hit right around .300 and steal a bunch of bases for you. He has 60% ownership right now in leagues, so scoop him up if you need some outfield help or a little depth on your bench. 

4. Casey Blake, LAD, 1B /3B

Blake is a good fit for any team, currently hitting .292 with 9 hr’s and 35 RBI’s. He’s been absolutely on fire over the last couple weeks but is only owned in 47% of leagues. Plus, he’s one of those multiple-position guys that can come up HUGE down the stretch. Blake comes with a hearty Game 6 recommendation. 

5. Andruw Jones, TEX, OF/DH

Ah, Andruw Jones. One of my favorite players of all time but a guy who has pretty much eaten his way out of the Majors over the last couple years. Well, with the injury to Josh Hamilton, Jones is back….sort of. He’s hitting .272 with 5 homers and he has shown some significant pop at the plate. He looks to be a lineup lock against lefties at least, so pick him up and spot start him if your offense needs a jolt.


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