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Before we get started, let's lay some groundwork.
The thought process of this article may be somewhat different than you're used to. Thinking forward, there are plenty of prospects on this list.
By no means is this a prospects-only sleeper article, but the youth movement is evident.
There's a certain allure surrounding a young prospect. Drafting a relatively unknown player that bursts onto the scene not only gives you pride, but it proves your baseball IQ to your fantasy foes.
The game of baseball changed for the better last season with the success of rookies Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.
Taking the world by storm, these two players have changed the thought process of MLB GMs and fantasy owners alike.
The maturation process for prospects between being drafted and making their MLB debut has forever hit warp speed. If a team is struggling and has a top prospect in their system, why not call them up? If they sink, send them back down to polish their skills. If they thrive, their GM looks like a genius.
This makes for many bold fantasy draft picks to come this year. After all, a five-tool player can only be a sleeper so long before they're considered a bona fide superstar.
My sleepers last year did quite well, and while I certainly whiffed on a few choices, I definitely didn't fail.
So, as you draft, don't be afraid to pluck a blue chip or two from the field. For those of you who decide to play the waiting game with prospects, don't sleep on the waiver wire.