If you need a fill-in for an injury or are simply looking for a short-term spark, Scott White has you covered with 10 sleeper hitters for the upcoming scoring period, all rostered in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues. They're not must-starts by any estimation, but they're the best you'll find off the waiver wire.
All information is up to date of Sunday afternoon.
SF San Francisco • #8 • Age: 30
Michael Conforto is one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now, batting .350 (21 for 60) with seven homers in his past 16 games, and the Giants have the fifth-best hitter matchups this week. Sometimes it really is that easy.
ATL Atlanta • #20 • Age: 32
Maybe you haven't fully bought into Marcell Ozuna's month of May in which he's hitting .347 (26 for 75) with nine home runs, but the Braves have, giving him everyday at-bats at DH. Their matchups this week, most notably a three-game series against the Athletics, make for a good time to roll the dice.
LaMonte Wade 1B
SF San Francisco • #31 • Age: 29
LaMonte Wade might be one of the most under-rostered hitters in Fantasy right now, offering superlative on-base skills and good power. He sits some against lefties, but the Giants have only one of those on the schedule this week while going up against the Pirates and Orioles rotations.
MIA Miami • #14 • Age: 26
No team has more favorable hitter matchups than the Marlins this week, who are going up against pitchers like Ryan Weathers, Hogan Harris, Luis Medina and Paul Blackburn. So it stands to reason that Bryan De La Cruz, who has hit .396 (21 for 53) with three homers in his past 12 games, will keep rolling.
MIN Minnesota • #47 • Age: 24
At least against righties, Eduoard Julien should get plenty of run at second base with Jorge Polanco sidelined by a hamstring injury, and the Twins are facing six righties in their seven games this week, including mashables like J.P. France, Brandon Bielak, Hunter Gaddis and Cal Quantrill. If Julien spends some time in the leadoff spot, as sometimes happens, even better.
SF San Francisco • #6 • Age: 24
Just when you think Casey Schmitt is beginning to slow down, he goes and delivers another multi-hit game, keeping his batting average well above .300. He's contributing in enough ways that there's no reason to shy away from him with the Giants having the fifth-best hitter matchups this week. Sounds like he'll be good to go despite a sore ankle.
MIN Minnesota • #19 • Age: 25
Alex Kirilloff has really had only one great day since returning from the minors, but the Twins continue to run him out there against righties, which should remain the case with six on the schedule this week. The matchups are good enough that I could see him adding a few more good days to the tally.
ATL Atlanta • #11 • Age: 29
Orlando Arcia continues to provide underrated production at the bottom of the Braves lineup and remains a quality fill-in at a position (shortstop) that's scarce on the waiver wire. That's especially true in a week when the Braves have the second-best hitter matchups, facing the Athletics for three games at the start.
J.D. Davis 3B
SF San Francisco • #7 • Age: 30
You may have heard the Giants have good matchups this week. It's true! J.D. Davis may not be as regular a part of the lineup anymore, but he's in more often than not. The underlying data is strong enough that you may want to give him one more look if you're getting ready to bail.
Owen Miller 2B
MIL Milwaukee • #6 • Age: 26
Owen Miller's hot hitting -- .348 (24 for 69) with four home runs in his past 19 games -- has earned him a regular spot in the Brewers lineup for now. And while it may not be all that sustainable, it's hard to argue against him as a hot-hand play with the Brewers having the fourth-best hitter matchup, especially since you can start him everywhere but shortstop and catcher. Sounds like his removal Sunday with a bruised forearm is no big deal.