My weekly Sunday Snapshot blog gives me an opportunity to look back on my sleeper picks from the past week and rate their performance. In the short week following the All-Star Break these were the sleepers I chose.
Though Pagan should have been enjoying the first job security of his career this week, he went stone cold in fantasy. Pagan did not get a single hit in his three game set against the San Francisco Giants. He did add a steal after being walked for his only fantasy production of the week. However, Pagan should still have mixed league appeal throughout the second half after winning a starting outfield job with the Mets in the absence of Carlos Beltran.
The Cardinals utilityman was on fire going into the second half. He has filled in well for the injured David Freese at third base. Since the break he has hit .364 while adding two RBI's and a run scored. Look for Lopez to retain his value even after the return of Freese as he begins to split time between the two middle infield positions for the Cardinals.
Ramirez has been a disappointment in fantasy over the past two seasons. I thought he could come out the the All-Star break recharged and potentially break out of his slump. He did hit .273 on the week while adding an RBI and a run scored. Ramirez is still a fringe option in all mixed formats at the weak shortstop position, but owners should begin to look for potential replacement options.
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