Life is full of pleasant surprises and brutal letdowns, and fantasy baseball is not exempt from this reality.
Nothing ever goes 100 percent to plan. Sports would be pretty boring if it did.
Mike Napoli, Tim Lincecum, Brett Lawrie and Rickie Weeks, among countless others broke the hearts of fantasy owners across the world last season.
But Edwin Encarnacion, R.A. Dickey, Jim Johnson and Mike Trout drew smiles from many of those same people.
Several big names are going to deflate many fantasy seasons while a helping of lesser-known talent delivers huge rewards in the later rounds. Deciphering who falls under each column is a major key to success in this silly little game of ours.
These few sleepers will outperform their draft slot with the potential to break out in a major way. Look to snag them in the middle to late rounds in hopes of hitting the jackpot.
As for the other occupants of this list, don't get lured into their webs after career years. Those who draft one of these guys are setting themselves up for a massive disappointment.