The big question for fantasy baseball owners entering the 2015 season is who will be the biggest sleepers of the season. After you get past those first few rounds of you fantasy draft the big name stars will start to come off the board. This is where draft preparation as well as landing a few of those sleepers will make you stand out from the rest.
Now everyone classifies a sleeper a little different and sometimes you might have a few different classes. For example let’s take a look at first baseman Chris Davis and outfielder Jay Bruce. Both had down seasons last year but we expect to have bounce back. Each of these players should fall in drafts opening up the door for a fantasy owner to cash in with them.
After the bounce back sleepers we are looking for someone who might not be on many fantasy baseball owners radars. This sometimes includes a rookie who might make the jump to the majors or a veteran who has struggled in his first few seasons. A guy we really like is Travis Snider of the Baltimore Orioles who has a chance to be the team’s everyday right fielder. He also brings a left handed bat to the Orioles lineup in a stadium with a short porch in right field.
More 2015 Fantasy Baseball sleepers
Didi Gregorius, Short Stop
The New York Yankees newly acquired short stop will look to bounce back after a down season in 2014. Gregorius will not get to use his ability to hit left handed as an advantage hitting in Yankee stadium. Last season Yankee Stadium finished as the second best ball park in baseball for left handers to hit in.
Smyly will start his first full season with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015 after coming over in a trade that would send Davis Price to the Detroit Tigers. The Rays starter finished strong pitching to a 2.20 earned run average over the second half of 2014.
Avisail Garcia, Outfielder
The Chicago White Sox outfielder managed to only play in only 46 games after dealing with injuries. That being said, Garcia still finished with seven home runs and 29 runs batted in during that stretch. If you multiple that out for an entire season those numbers would break down to around 25 home runs and 102 runs batted in.
Kris Bryant, Third Baseman
Typically I wouldn’t put a rookie on this sleepers list that didn’t appear in the majors last season but Bryant has the makings to be a great player. The Chicago Cubs third baseman will enter spring training with a real chance to break camp with the team giving the team another potential power hitter in the lineup. That being said I wouldn’t gamble early on him unless you are joining a keeper league.
Good luck to everyone in there 2015 Fantasy baseball leagues!