It's no secret that star players win fantasy leagues, which is why they deservedly get most of the pub and love in columns. But owners, especially those in deeper formats, should find a special place in their hearts for the no-names, too.
After all, you can't fill out a roster in a 14-team mixed or AL/NL-only league entirely with star-caliber players. So it's important to realize and accept that you'll need a sprinkling of lesser-knowns to help prop up your lineup and rotation, too.
The thing is, you shouldn't just use any old so-and-so to fill out the nooks and crannies of your roster—you want to unearth a never-even-heard-of-him or two who, despite still being undervalued in fantasy, just might have the potential or the opportunity to make an impact.
Like these eight players on the pages to follow, who have no-name status. That is, they're currently owned in less than 30 percent of ESPN fantasy baseball leagues.