Even with the MLB in hibernation, it’s not too early to discuss fantasy baseball sleepers for 2013.
All the major league players are currently resting up for the upcoming season, but some guys will continue to go unnoticed as spring nears.
Everyone has different guidelines for what gives a player sleeper status. Last season, Andrew McCutchen could have been considered a sleeper for providing first-round value out of the third or fourth round.
Then there are the deep sleepers who went undrafted in some leagues (R.A. Dickey, Jose Altuve, Adam Laroche) before stepping up big time for fantasy owners.
Those on this list should find a home in most drafts next year, but you could strike big by stealing these guys in the mid-to-late rounds. Although these sleepers are mid-level talents who will get drafted, they can still be acquired at a fairly low cost considering their skill set.
Their draft stock could heat up by March, but for now, perception is low surrounding this all-sleeper team composed of underachievers and guys in line for more playing time next season.