Today’s Fantasy Baseball Dugout guest blogger is Todd Lammi of Fantasy Baseball Tools. Todd offers a Fantasy Baseball Draft Guidefor sale for just $9.99.
SLEEPY: Not Brandon Webb
It bothers me when a website or magazine or talk radio mentions their fantasy baseball sleeper list
and it contains players like a Brandon Webb, or Joey Votto or Jose Reyes
on it. Those players are not what you would classify as sleepers. Those type of players are people that you expect to have a breakout season or someone that was hurt the previous year and are expected to bounce back in 2010.
To me, a sleeper is someone that does not have a lot of value heading into the season, or is in the minor leagues and will be up in the major leagues soon, or somebody that in an AL or NL only format is going to be able to help your team.As your fantasy baseball auction or draft comes to a close, here are a few players to keep in the back of your mind as some the top 2010 fantasy baseball sleepers by position.
C – Jason Castro (Astros) – only has Humberto Quintero in front of him.
1B – Logan Morrison (Marlins) – could post similar numbers to James Loney of 2009.
2B – Chris Getz (Royals) – good end game play in American League only format for his stolen bases
SS – Starlin Castro (Cubs) – long shot for 2010 but could push Ryan Theriot to second base.
3B – Chad Tracy (Cubs) – first base / third base flexibility means he should get 250-300 at bats.
OF- Jim Edmonds (Brewers) – chance he platoons if Carlos Gomez falters.
SP- Felipe Paulino (Astros) – has the opportunity to snatch the 5th starter spot from Brian Moehler.
SP – Hector Rondon (Indians) – the Indians rotation is a mess and he has outstanding control in the minor leagues.
RP – Kris Medlen (Braves) – only a few bad starts by Kenshin Kawakami away from being the 5th starter.