Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 5

By Dan O'Shea
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Fantasy baseball is well underway, but even a month into the season there's still time to add a few more sleepers off the waiver wire. Whether your team is struggling or atop the standings, there is seemingly always room for improvement and these players are still flying under the radar this season.

Here are the waiver wire sleepers worth an add this week.

4. Sergio Romo, RP, Miami Marlins

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Picking up the closer for a team that loses as much as the Marlins do is tricky, but that's also what makes Sergio Romo a sleeper. Since April 19, Romo has gone 4-for-4 in save chances and has given up just two hits and one run. He's locked into his role as the Marlins' closer but remains available in more than 60 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues. If you're desperate for saves, Romo is well worth an add.

3. Michael Chavis, 2B/3B, Boston Red Sox

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Michael Chavis likely isn't the first name you think of when you're asked about hitters in the Red Sox lineup. But in 35 at-bats, Chavis is hitting .314 with three home runs, eight runs scored, a stolen base and eight RBI. As long as he keeps batting in the meat of the Red Sox lineup, Chavis should keep producing.

2. Reynaldo Lopez, SP, Chicago White Sox

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It was a rocky start for the Reynaldo Lopez, but he's bounced back in a big way. The young right-hander was a pre-season sleeper and it looks like things are finally clicking. In his last three starts, Lopez has pitched 18 innings while allowing three runs along with 27 strikeouts. With two wins and at least 8 Ks in two starts during that span, he has proven he can dominate MLB hitters.

1. Nick Senzel, 3B, Cincinnati Reds

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Anytime you can add one of the top prospects in baseball, you have to make that move, especially when it's a player like Nick Senzel. The former No. 2 overall pick has hit .312 with 113 extra-base hits and 132 RBIs in 239 Minor League games. The Cincinnati Reds are considering calling him up, as soon as Friday, meaning it's time to stash him in your lineup before it's too late.


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