|Jordan Westburg, 2024 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper. I love trying to find sleepers. It's the hunt. It's like the ultimate big-game hunting, only I'm not on safari asking a guide, "Did I just get malaria from that mosquito? No? Great." Then three minutes later, "Do you think I just got malaria from that mosquito? No? Terrific." Then three minutes later in perpetuity for the next two weeks. It's that without mosquito-borne diseases. That's me, bros and five sisters! Jordan Westburg, he came to me in a flash-bang while I was out big-game sleeper hunting. I was perusing Statcast for exit velocity, as a nerd might do.
|Top Dynasty Keepers – Westburg And Montero. Welcome to the last weekend of regular season baseball.
Many fantasy leagues have already ended their seasons, and if you won a title, congratulations! Some leagues are still going, so if you are playing in the title game, good luck.
Because a lot of leagues have closed up shop for the season, adding players off the waiver wire may not be possible. But since you are in a dynasty league, trades are always ready to be made. Thus, I have selected two targets that I think would be good players to try to add to your roster.
The first is Jordan Westburg of Baltimore. A reader asked me what I thought about him last week, so I figured I would go more in depth about the Orioles' rookie this week. The other player is Elehuris Montero of Colorado.
A Little Background
Westburg was a star infielder at Mississippi State, helping the squad make the College World Series in both 2018 and 2019. Baltimore loved his combination of power and speed and selected him with the 30th overall pick in 2020. Westburg's compact swing and bat speed produces power from gap to gap, a nice feature considering the deep left field of Camden Yards.
Meanwhile, Montero was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Cardinals in 2014 and spent two years in the Dominican Summer League before coming to the States in 2017. He then established himself as a top prospect after a fantastic 2018 season before eventually being traded to the Rockies ahead of the 2021 season as part of the Nolen Arenado trade.
Both players are now trying to establish themselves as major leaguers, but I believe both should be on your radar as players to target.
|Jordan Westburg and James McCann hit back-to back home runs as the Orioles extend their lead over the Red Sox. Jordan Westburg and James McCann hit back-to back home runs as the Baltimore Orioles extend their lead over the Boston Red Sox.
|Westburg drives in go-ahead run, Orioles outlast Angels 5-4 in 10 innings. Jordan Westburg brought home the go ahead run on a ground out in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Ryan O’Hearn and Ryan Mountcastle each had RBI singles in the ninth inning to give the AL-leading Orioles a brief lead, while Adley Rutschman also drove in a run. Mickey Moniak tied it for the Angels at 4 in the ninth inning with a two-out RBI single. Jose Soriano (0-2) took the loss. Right-hander Joey Krehbiel (1-0) got one out in the ninth for the victory and Shintaro Fujinami worked the 10th for his second save.
|Westburg drives in go-ahead run, Orioles outlast Angels 5-4 in 10 innings. ANAHEM, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Westburg brought home the go ahead run on a ground out in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Ryan O'Hearn and Ryan Mountcastle each had RBI singles in the ninth inning to give the AL-leading Orioles a brief lead, while Adley Rutschman also drove in a run. “I honestly think we don't look too far ahead,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said after the team stayed 3 1/2 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.