Here are six more sleepers with a heavy emphasis on deeper AL- and NL-only leagues.
- RP Dennis Sarfate Baltimore Orioles: I don't think Jamie Walker or Chad Bradford would close full-time if Gerogre Sherrill proves ineffective. Otherwise, why get Sherrill at all? Why not Sarfate? He has struck out 25 over 16.2 major league innings spanning 2006 and 2007.
- OF Ryan Raburn Detroit Tigers: With Brandon Inge slated to start in CF, someone has to fill-in around the diamond. With potential multi-position eligibility, pop and some speed, Raburn could be a nice 13th or 14th hitter on a deep Al-Only roster.
- SP Carlos Silva Seattle Mariners: Al starting pitching is weak, but someone has to win 13 or 14. Why not Silva who gets to pitch in a pitchers' ballpark in front of a decent defensive team?
- OF/3B Alfredo Amezaga Florida Marlins: With the release of Jose Castillo and the demotion of Dallas MacPherson, someone has to play 3B if Jorge Cantu can't recapture that 2005 feeling. Add in the chance for 20 steals, and Amezaga is a nice $1 player for deeper NL-Only leagues.
- OF Ryan Ludwick St. louis Cardinals: Someone has to hit left-handed pitchers that Chris Duncan and Rick Ankiel can't. 14 Hrs in 303 ABs last season looks pretty good in that 5th OF slot in NL-Only leagues.
- OF Fred Lewis San Francisco Giants: Today's San Francisco Chronicle reports, "Giving jobs to Velez and Lewis has been discussed extensively within the organization..." I can't help thinking Lewis will be on the right side of playing time in LF or RF when all is said and done. I'd avoid Dave Roberts right now and have fears that Randy Winn's days as a sleeper AVG pick are over.