Fantasy Baseball Sleepers 2012: Aroldis Chapman and More Intriguing Draft Stars
Aroldis Chapman has me giddy.
Read into that what you will, but I am finally ready to witness a career filled with promise finally deliver a season to remember.
There are a few ways to dominate a fantasy baseball league. The easiest way is to precisely call the breakout stars of the year. You know, no big whoop.
While prognosticating baseball stars is usually impossible, we have targeted a few players that are guaranteed to have a memorable season that will have you fantasy nerds fat and giggly all year long.
Aroldis Chapman: There is no denying that his stuff can be filthy. The only issue that remains is harnessing that triple-digit heat on a consistent basis while incorporating a solid strike-to-ball ratio.
The Reds southpaw has shown flashes of brilliance, but once again had control issues last year. As of right now, Chapman is going to start in the bullpen. I don't see that staying that case after a solid spring training.
At the very least the Reds will have to spot start him. You don't keep this type of talent in the bullpen for long, and I am confident he has grown as a pitcher to include him in the rotation.
Javy Guerra: The Dodgers gave up on their enigmatic closer, Jonathan Broxton. His late-inning issues are gone, leaving a vacancy that Guerra should fill in nicely.
He finished the season with a 2.31 ERA and 21 saves. He was nearly lights-out after relieving Broxton of his duties, saving 21 of 23 attempts. With a few months of experience, Guerra should be a steal in the later rounds of your draft.
Who will have the best season?
JJ Hardy: Yup, it sounds awful to say considering where he plays and the batting average that comes along with it.
However, you can do a lot worse at shortstop. More than that, the stigma surrounding Hardy is so well-known that he should slide beyond far enough down the board that he becomes a steal.
If you are looking for bottom up the middle, Hardy is your man. He hit 30 home runs and drove in 80 for a team that struggled to get on base. His pop from 2007-2008 has returned, and you can feel good about jumping on his bandwagon.
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