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2014 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Alex Wood Atlanta BravesIt’s time to take a look at a few players who we can qualify as sleepers for your fantasy baseball team this year. As you probably know, a sleeper is simply a player who you can grab late in your draft, or even as a pickup after your draft and he can have an impact on your team taking you to the next level. Finding sleepers is never a sure thing, but we've put together a pretty solid list here of MLB breakout players who have that "boom or bust" potential, and with all of these guys we are leaning towards the "boom" side of it. Let's get into our list of 2014 fantasy baseball sleepers

And by the way…make note of this list. A lot of these players will be undervalued and overlooked in daily fantasy baseball salary cap games at sites like FanDuel.com especially early in the season.

Kelly Johnson (New York Yankees - 2B)

Kelly Johnson is a very interesting prospect. While he's listed as a second baseman, it's actually pretty likely that he may be the full-time third baseman for the New York Yankees with Alex Rodriguez being out for the full year. Johnson can also play in the outfield, so I expect that we'll see him play quite a bit this season. He's the definition of a fantasy baseball sleeper. He played for Tampa Bay last year and batted .235/.305/410 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs through 118 games. I don't think he's going to turn into the best player on your roster, but he could be a nice addition to your team and with Yankee Stadium being a hitter friendly ballpark, it is possible he could hit 25 homers.

Alex Wood (Atlanta Braves - P)

We saw Alex Wood a bit last year as both a starter and a reliever, even though he only played one game above Double-A before showing up in the majors. He still did well though, as he threw 77.2 innings and had a 3.13 ERA. He was better as a reliever in my opinion, but either way he could be a nice late round pick that could benefit your team. Wood is expected to start this year, and while there are a few concerns, such as his control, I'm sure he took this offseason to deal with these issues. In the minors, Wood actually didn't have an issue with control, so you'd assume it had to do with nerves to some extent. If he can get a spot in the rotation, then he's definitely worth a shot as a sleeper in the late rounds of your draft.

Martin Perez (Texas Rangers – P)

Perez gets overshadowed a bit by Yu Darvish and Derek Holland, but he had a nice rookie year with a 10-6 record, 3.62 ERA, and 84 strikeouts through 124.1 innings pitched. He could be a nice late sleeper grab.

Will Middlebrooks (Boston Red Sox - 3B)

Middlebrooks has great potential if he can play like he did in 2012, when he posted far better numbers than he did in 2013. I wouldn't jump on him too early, but if you get him late and he turns it around, he's a nice addition.

Oscar Taveras (St. Louis Cardinals - OF)

Taveras is a top prospect who suffered an injury last year, leaving him playing in only 47 Triple-A games. He looked great during his last full season in 2012 though, and if he shows that he's ready to move up, then he could be an automatic add that benefits your team.

Others To Consider

  • Albert Pujols (Angels - 1B) - From Hall of Famer to average player – that’s where Pujols has gone the last couple years. Hard to ever imagine him on a fantasy baseball sleepers list, but owners may shy away from Albert this year. However, we think he has a huge bounce back year. Take him in the middle rounds and laugh your way to the championship!
  • Aaron Hill (Diamondbacks – 2B) - Injuries have plagued him recently. He has 20+ HR power potential and can steal some bases.
  • Mark Teixeira (Yankees – 1B) - He’s had some big years in his career and he is healthy now and has the components around him. With A-Rod gone, 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs is likely for Tex in 2014.

Fantasy baseball sleepers can be the key to victory when playing daily fantasy baseball salary cap games.

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