Want to win your fantasy baseball league? Well, you’ll need to strike gold on a few sleepers who wake up on your squad.
The term “sleeper” is tossed around so much in fantasy circles that it no longer contains a set meaning. Many people use it to label breakout candidates, while others use it to describe undervalued players. Some even slap it on “post-hype sleepers,” guys formerly in the spotlight who are now all but forgotten figures.
For this list’s purposes, players with those three billings are all included. The intention is that there are useful options here for league owners of varying shapes and sizes.
I apologize if some of the more obvious picks insult your intelligence, but those players might fit the sleeper mold for a person operating in a small, 10-team mixed league.
Also, keep in mind that this is not a ranking of these players’ overall value. A guy who is worth less in a vacuum could find a higher slot on this list because he represents a greater bargain on draft day.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com