Fantasy Baseball: Top 10 sleeper hitters for Week 2 begin with Travis Shaw, feature a couple of Padres hitters

One week in the books -- not even that, really -- and you’re already looking for sleepers?

We’ve witnessed the smallest of samples so far, so don’t abandon your studs just yet. Matt Carpenter will hit this year. I promise.

But sometimes it’s a little more complicated. You have an honest-to-goodness hole in your lineup that you’re struggling to fill every week. I get it, and I can help.

Once again, here are my favorite hitters owned in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues for Fantasy Week 2 (April 10-16). 

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Travis Shaw MIL • 3B • 21
2017, through Thursday
BA.357
HR1
2B4
AB14
K5
I don't know why you wouldn't start him with the way he's hitting right now. The Brewers have favorable matchups, and he's one of the few hitters who you don't have to worry about them sitting, even with two lefties on tap.
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Yangervis Solarte TOR • 3B •
2016 vs. RHP
BA.291
HR12
2B18
OPS.819
AB309
Solarte has had a productive first week, and while his contact hitting goes without saying, he has enough pop to take advantage of the three games at Coors Field to open the week. The five righties on tap only help his cause, too.
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Mitch Haniger SEA • CF • 17
2017, through Thursday
BA.188
HR1
2B1
SB1
BB4
Haniger has squeezed about as much production as a player can out of a sub-.200 batting average, showing the variety of ways he can contribute in Fantasy. Let's see what he can do against the bottom feeders of the Rangers and Astros rotations.
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Jose Reyes NYM • 3B • 7
2016 season
BA.267
HR8
SB9
OPS.769
AB255
Reyes showed how dangerous he could be as the Mets leadoff hitter last year and should feast on some tasty matchups against pitchers like Clay Buchholz, Wei-Yin Chen and Edinson Volquez.
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Hunter Renfroe SD • RF • 10
2017, through Thursday
BA.312
HR1
SB1
AB16
K3
With a homer and a double in consecutive games, Renfroe's power stroke is warmed up for a three-game set at Coors Field, followed by a series against the Braves' homer-prone staff.
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Mike Moustakas KC • 3B • 8
2017, through Thursday
BA.308
HR2
AB14
BB
K4
The left-handed slugger looks healthy and could send a couple more over a the fence with a full week against righties like Andrew Triggs, Raul Alcantara and Ricky Nolasco.
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Joe Panik SF • 2B • 12
2017, through Thursday
BA.385
3B1
2B1
AB13
K2
The Giants are one of just a few teams playing seven games, including four against the Rockies rotation. Now past the fog of last year's concussion, Panik is a natural .300 hitter and is showing it early.
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Ryan Zimmerman WAS • 1B • 11
2017, through Thursday
BA.417
HR2
2B1
OPS1.462
AB12
After a couple of injury-plagued years, Zimmerman has followed a big spring with a strong start to the season. Seeing as he's only 32, the former Fantasy mainstay deserves a second look.
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Gerardo Parra COL • LF • 8
2017, through Thursday
BA.4
2B1
AB15
BB1
K4
Singles don't count for much in Fantasy, but when you get them at the rate Parra has, spring training included, good things can happen in a seven-game week, especially since three of those games are home against the Padres patchwork staff.
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Scott Schebler CIN • RF • 43
2016 vs. RHP
BA
HR8
OPS.791
AB216
K52
The left-handed-hitting Schebler could so some real damage with a favorable slate that includes six right-handers. He showed his potential with a .329 batting average, seven homers and .901 OPS in 155 at-bats down the stretch last year.

Best hitter matchups for Week 2

1. Mets @PHI3, @MIA4
2. Indians CHW3, DET3
3. Padres @COL3, @ATL3
4. Twins @DET3, CHW3
5. Reds @PIT3, MIL4

Worst hitter matchups for Week 2

1. Marlins ATL2, NYM4
2. Phillies NYM3, @WAS3
3. Rays @NYY3, @BOS3
4. Angels TEX3, @KC3
5. Diamondbacks @SF3, @LAD3

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