Fantasy baseball is almost here and it's time to talk about potential sleepers for the 2009 season. Last year, we saw more injuries to key players in a long time.
Players like Victor Martinez, Jorge Posada, Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Rafael Furcal, and Hideki Matsui either lost their seasons due to injuries or poor performance. These players should be the type of players to target late in drafts. They can be bargains and can easily post numbers similar to what we are used to.
There is always a risk when taking players coming off injuries or poor seasons. But the same can be said for consistent players, because you never know when disaster will strike.
When considering sleepers, one has to take into account their career numbers and current situations. Age can also be a factor, because if a player is getting old (Posada) and getting injured, you might want to stay away from them.
Here is a list of catcher and first base sleepers for the upcoming 2009 season.