2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams

Happy fantasy baseball drafting SZN, seamheads.

  1. 2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Playoff
  2. 2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Rankings
  3. 2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Standings
  4. 2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Rosters

Lotto 649. With the 2019 Major League Baseball season around the corner — don’t forget, the year technically starts with the series in Japan on March 20 — we’re here to help your draft prep with a few lists that might give your cheat sheet a boost.

We’re starting today with one sleeper on every MLB team. These are names of stud prospects you may have heard of, some “post-hype” players who you should think about revisiting after drafting them and seeing them fail, and a few pitchers and position players who flashed potential in 2018.

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Away we go, team by team:

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2019 mlb sleeper teams rosters

Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers, 3B

He hit 21 home runs last year. Although he struck out 121 times in as many games, the potential is there for him to break out in his third year.

New York Yankees: Luke Voit, 1B

There are some players who have a jaw-dropping small sample size that caution you to beware. Voit — 14 dingers in 39 games after a trade from the Cardinals — won’t cost you much on draft day and I’m pretty convinced he’ll win the first base job for the Pinstripes over Greg Bird. And he lifts.

Tampa Bay Rays: Austin Meadows, OF

2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Playoff

It was just two or three years ago when he was on a bunch “fantasy relevant prospects” lists. What’s changed, other than his address when he was dealt to the Rays in the Chris Archer deal? His hot start to spring should help.

Toronto Blue Jays: Danny Jansen, C

He’s your starter in Toronto, and with so much uncertainty at the catcher position, you could do worse than take a flier on a player who showed some pop in Triple-A.

Baltimore Orioles: Cedric Mullins, OF

The pickings are slim in Baltimore, but all I’ve read about is how he could steal a bunch of bases if the center fielder job is his this season.

Cleveland Indians: Shane Bieber, SP

You’re all going to be Beliebers by the end of the year. His rookie season had its ups and downs, but the Indians’ fifth starter has filthy stuff that might give him the leap in Year 2.

Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton, OF

Remember what I said above about “post-hype”? Here’s your poster boy. The guy is two years removed from 29 stolen bases and is still only 25. Don’t let last season’s struggles cloud your judgement.

Detroit Tigers: Niko Goodrum, 1B/2B

I’m a buyer after a 16-home run, 12-steal 2018. I think he’s going to be in the Tigers’ lineup a lot and will give you positional flexibility, especially if he adds outfield to his eligibility.

Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon, SP

Another name you may recognize from sleeper lists in the past. He may be the Pale Hose starter on Opening Day and is far enough down on cheat sheets that his cost will be minimal.

Kansas City Royals: Jorge Soler, OF

You remember him, right? Once the hyped Cubs outfielder, now he’s another post-hyper who’s having a hot spring after a promising start in 2018 (before an injury ended his year).

Houston Astros: Tyler White, 1B

The Astros could make him their starting designated hitter, which means you could buy in to his post-All Star break numbers (.287, 10 HR, 39 RBI).

Oakland Athletics: Marcus Semien, SS

You should collect players like Semien who offer speed (14 SB) and pop (15 HR) at a relative discount.

Seattle Mariners, Domingo Santana, OF

He could be fantasy kryptonite for those who took him last year after a 30-homer campaign in 2017 and watched him disappear. That just means it’s an opportunity to get him at a lower price.

Los Angeles Angels: Justin Bour, 1B

There’s a bunch of players like him who hit for low average but have good power numbers. I’m willing to take a late-round flier to see if he can return to his 2017 stats (25 HR, 83 RBI).

Texas Rangers: Drew Smyly, SP

In 2016, he struck out nearly a hitter per inning pitched. Will a return from Tommy John surgery help him get back to that kind of production?

Atlanta Braves: Touki Toussaint, SP

You might have seen his name on top 100 prospects lists. Control might be an issue but you should absolutely be willing to risk a pick on him in the hopes he’s taking another step forward as the Braves’ potential fifth starter.

Washington Nationals: Yan Gomes, C

See above for my take on catchers. My hope is he’ll take the lion’s share of catching starts instead of a split with Kurt Suzuki and hit enough home runs to make him a fantasy starter.

Philadelphia Phillies: Nick Pivetta, SP

He’s a super popular sleeper name, so I’ve put him here in case you need another reminder. I expect even more strikeouts between his upper 90s heat and improvements with his other pitches.

Miami Marlins: Lewis Brinson, OF

The soon-to-be 25-year-old batted .199 last year. Not great for the former Brewers farmhand trade for Christian Yelich. But you could give him another chance to see if last season was just part of the learning curve.

New York Mets: Steven Matz, SP

“Him again?!” Yes, the lefty has been hyped for the better part of three seasons and he gave up 25 homers last year. But the Ks are there and his ERA was actually below 4.00 last year.

Milwaukee Brewers: Brandon Woodruff, SP

He’s now stretched out as a starter and it’s looking more and more like he could win a role in the rotation. There were flashes of a breakout last postseason (20 Ks in 12.1 IP), and the fact that he’ll be pitching for a contending team will help a lot with wins.

Chicago Cubs: Jose Quintana, SP

He’s might not be the same dependable fantasy starter we all loved with the White Sox. But you could do worse than drafting a player who might end up with double-digit wins, a bunch of strikeouts and an ERA that could dip below 4.00.

St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Hicks, RP

He’s not the full-time closer in St. Louis with Andrew Miller aboard, and who knows if Mike Shildt will throw others into the mix (Carlos Martinez?). Whatever: I’m willing to take a chance on the guy who did this last season:

Pittsburgh Pirates: Joe Musgrove, SP

I love that 1.18 WHIP he posted last season. I don’t mind that he’s coming off abdominal surgery last fall — it sounds like he’s on track to start the season healthy.

Cincinnati Reds: Nick Senzel, 2B

The phenom that’s been a big-name prospect for a couple of years could start in the minors … or he could take on the starting center fielder role (outfield eligibility). Go get him at least a round earlier than you see on cheat sheets. You won’t be sorry.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Ross Stripling, SP

Thanks to some injuries, he could end up in the rotation … and what if he starts off hot? Maybe he sticks and ends up with another terrific stat line (3.02 ERA, 136 SO).

Colorado Rockies: German Marquez, SP


Arizona Diamondbacks: Wilmer Flores, 2B

The playing time wasn’t always there with the Mets, so could a bigger role mean more of that power we saw in New York (three seasons of 16 or more homers)?

San Francisco Giants: Steven Duggar, OF

2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Rankings

Here’s your leadoff man for the Giants, which could mean he’s a sneaky steals candidate.

2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Standings

San Diego Padres: Manuel Margot, OF

2019 Mlb Sleeper Teams Rosters

Post-hype alert! Just because last year was a disappointment and the Padres outfield is crowded doesn’t mean you should avoid him. He’s hit well in the spring and could bounce back to provide some pop and speed.