Fantasy Baseball: 5 Sleepers You NEED To Get
Hi, if you are not doing great in your fantasy league or are just looking for good players, then here might be some players that could help you out.
Mike Jacobs- 1B Florida Marlins
Mike has started the season on fire, he has seven home runs and seventeen RBI's, and trust me he is just getting started.
Mike has a pretty good .288 average and is one of the reasons the Marlins have had a fast start but the question is, will the Marlins keep getting on base, for Mike to drive them in?
Probably not but that won't affect his average or home run total, I guess we will just have to, wait and see.
Over the past few seasons he has been pretty good yet under the radar and now entering his prime at 27 expect good things out of him.
Fred Lewis- OF San Francisco ]Giants
Fred Lewis is hitting for a good average this season, this is his first year of playing everyday, and is a little bit over his head.
Lewis is hitting at .329, is a Gold Glover over in the outfield, and is an open option to anyone,
Lewis is a great option for NL only leagues and probably will cool down but from what I have seen this year he has looked pretty solid.
I picked him up in my league and that week I won in the batting average category, which he could really help in.
Cliff Lee- P Cleveland Indians
You wanna know what sucks? Cliff Lee's 2007 season, he had an ERA over six and was sent to AAA for half the season.
So why is he on this list?
He has had the best start of the season in the league.
For starters, he is 3-0 with an .40 ERA. Not bad. He has twenty strikeouts and only two walks.
So why the great start?
Well he had a great spring training and added some motion to his off speed choices, and velocity to his fastball.
In basically every pitching category so far Lee has been dominating and I may add is leading the league with his .40 ERA.
In some leagues he went undrafted but in my league after I saw his first start I traded the Mets pitcher Oliver Perez to get him and my pitching staff has been among the tops in that league.
Edinson Volquez P Cincinnati Reds
With what Johnny Cueto is doing Volquez is flying under the radar with his 1.21 ERA and is looking strong.
Not riding any bandwagons here but I think this kid, if he gets run support he will have a great season, and heck for a 24-year-old, a great career.
Volquez is 3-0, now a Red after his trade from Texas in the off season and has been lights out.
I am going to wait a little bit till I pick him up though because I am not sure if he is for real yet.
Conor Jackson 1B Arizona Diamondbacks
At the beginning of the season I would not have guess it would be Conor Jackson leading the D-Backs to one of the best starts in the MLB.
With that said, lets take a look at the stats, .359 average with 17 RBI's and has three home runs.
Now this guy was in my free agency at the end of the draft, I picked him up April 16th and my lineup immediately took a jump and he was leading MY team to first place among my ten team league.
Clearly here is a guy who, without a doubt, you need to find a way to pick up or make a trade for. Hell, by the way he is playing I would even trade a guy like Prince Fielder, but I don't think I should go that far this early in the year.
All Stats as of the end of games played on 4/23
Special Thanks To JC Sullivan
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