If you want to win your fantasy league, you have to dig deep to find the next superstars in waiting. There is no greater position that mandates this than outfield.
Here are the sleepers that will get you your league trophy in 2012.
Fantasy baseball is all about sacrifice and patience. You will see plenty of big names drafted well ahead of you and there is nothing you can do about it.
You will do some stealing of big names as well, and that is just how these things go. If you want to win, you simply have to make sure you snatch up the sleepers others may have overlooked, and that is the easiest way to grab a glorious victory.
Here is our breakdown of the outfielders you will want to keep an eye out for at your yearly draft.
1. Colby Rasmus:
It goes without saying that a great many of your fantasy brethren will likely be shying away from Colby Rasmus.
He was hardly the young budding star the Blue Jays were hoping to get, and now has durability issues with a wrist injury that kept him out for a bit in 2011.
That is all behind him.
Robert Macleod of The Globe and Mail reports that Rasmus has a new swing and is all the more relaxed and calm in his current situation. The new season will see a resurgence in this young outfielder, so don't miss out.
2. Jose Tabata:
Injury and the fact that he plays in Pittsburgh are two reasons Jose Tabata will be overlooked heading into draft day.
He has shown a marked improvement in reading the strike zone and can still get you over 20 stolen bases. If he puts some pop in the bat, that would be just gravy for an outfielder who would be great as a third or fourth option.
3. John Mayberry Jr.:
Raul Ibanez is gone and Mayberry is now the man for the Phillies.
He brought a compact swing and patience to the plate last year and it has done wonders.
The Philly should give more of the same this season.