Kevin Slowey - impressive minor league numbers - came up in June and pitched horribly, however he came back late in September and looked worlds better. Might be a homer sleeper for me as he won me the championship with a 7 IN 9 K beatdown on the White Sox, but I think the kid has a lot of potential.
Brian Bannister - Yes, he pitches for KC - but he is very effective. He can go fairly late into games and will contribute solidly to your ERA/WHIP. He won't get very high strikeout totals but is a very efficient pitcher who will be overlooked in all drafts.
Casey Kotchman - Limited to only 443 AB last year due to some injuries but could be a very serviceable 1B if he stays healthy all season. This kid is very discipled at the plate striking out only 43 times in those 443 at bats. I could definitely see him get 90 run/rbi and 15-20 HR with 550+ AB this season with an AVG at or above .300 in that pretty potent Angels lineup.
Michael Bourne - Ultimate steals sleeper. Looks to be leading off for the Astros meaning he could get over 100 runs with that lineup behind him. He stole 18 bags in just 118 AB's last year playing back up in Phili which makes me believe 50 steals in a definite possibility for this youngster.
I also completely agree with the Hermida/Weeks selections
Gavin Floyd is the definition of a sleeper. He will be undrafted in nearly 100% of leagues, and with good reason. However, he closed the final month of 2007 out with 5 Quality Starts in his final 6 outings, struck out 25 to just 8 BB in September, and his ERA, WHIP, and BAA all came down in each of the 3 major league months he was up. He also had the best minor league numbers he's had in his career, numbers he hasn't even sniffed since 2004, last year. I'm not saying he's going to be a stud, I'm saying he'll be undrafted in nearly every league, and that he'll be worth owning in quite a few leagues this season, with the upside for much more. Credit hybrid for getting the wheels rolling on the bandwagon, and me hopped on.
Pat Burrell- working for $$$, 30/95 for a nice price Adam Dunn - see Pat Burrell, .270/50/115 watch out Bengie Molina - spot in lineup, decent hitter already Furcal/Lugo - think you’ll be okay with these guys at the price if you miss out on the big 3 Rich Hill - Im a Cubs SP prospect hater - but this guy is falling too far too often (not always though, wild variation) Paul Konerko - I think he bounces back nicely, a fair guy to slip in your UTIL slot Rafael Soriano - hyped but still not drafted too high IMO relative to other closers Ken Griffey, Jr - late flier w/ great stats when he’s on the field, being drafted way too late under unproven prospects, .270/35/95 in a full healthy season, replace with a hot pickup as needed Chad Billingsley - Im liking him a lot to outperform his ADP substantially Willy Taveras - sure job this year, he’ll outperform the 3-4 OF drafted just ahead of him methinks
god Gavin Floyd is looking like a bandwagon sleeper to me too