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Postby Legia13 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:40 pm

Some sleepers of mine (most for deeper leagues):

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
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Re: sleepers...

Postby chipper » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:13 pm

Shhhhhhh

You guys are blowing the doors off some great late picks. :)
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Postby Curtis Pride » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:37 pm

I'm surprised there isn't a newer thread here. I like Yoda's suggestions for sleepers - agree with all of them.

Guys I think will outperform their draft slot by a fair amount

C:
Mike Napoli
Carlos Ruiz
John Buck

1B:
Hafner
Carlos Pena
Casey Kotchman
Nick Johnson

2B
Weeks
Felipe Lopez

SS
Rafael Furcal
Julio Lugo
Stephen Drew

3B:
Troy Glaus
Kouzmanoff
Joe Crede

LF
Jason Bay
Josh Willingham
Jonny Gomes

CF:
Andruw Jones
Nate McLouth
Bill Hall

RF:
Shane Victorino
Delmon Young
Jeremy Hermida
Wily Mo Pena

SP:
Dice K
Chad Billingsly
Dustin McGowan
Randy Johnson
Dave Bush
Justin Duchscherer
Boof Bonser
John Patterson
Scott Olsen
Anthony Reyes
Andrew Miller

RP:
Rafael Soriano
Manny Corpas
Gagne
Soria
Joe Borowski
Kerry Wood
Heath Bell
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Re: sleepers...

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:43 pm

Gavin Floyd.
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Re: sleepers...

Postby tuckerman85 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:45 pm

I think you meant D. Lee at 1B
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Re: sleepers...

Postby Mayor Daley » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:46 pm

Gavin Floyd? You've got to be joking. !+)
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Re: sleepers...

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:50 pm

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.
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Postby bobbing_headz » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:55 pm

I think with Patterson signing with the Reds he becomes a definite sleeper for his steals potential if nothing else.
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Re: sleepers...

Postby IllinoisBandit » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:35 pm

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Re: sleepers...

Postby IllinoisBandit » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:37 pm

Here's my list, like it or not:

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
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