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2015 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Jarred Cosart: high upside arm being drafted late

Jarred Cosart flashes some nasty stuff and has potential to provide strong value at the end of drafts.

High upside SPs going late in drafts, part 1

I list some starting pitchers with high upside who are going late in fantasy drafts.

Jon Niese's velocity is back up this spring

After healing his shoulder injury, Jon Niese looks good in Mets camp.

Matt Cain is poised for a strong 2015

Matt Cain had his elbow cleaned up, and I expect a return to form.

Dustin Ackley: 2015 breakout player

Dustin Ackley made a swing adjustment in 2014 and had a dramatic increase in both hard contact and production.

Allen Craig looks good in the spring

A foot injury crippled Allen Craig's production in 2014, but a return to health could mean a return to productivity.

Curtis Granderson: 2015 sleeper

Shin Soo Choo is a good candidate to bounce back

Shin Soo Choo's injuries that limited him last season have been fixed.

Chase Headley: most undervalued player in fantasy?

Chase Headley is going much, much later than 3B with similar projections.

Jesus Montero looks like a new person at Mariners spring training

Jesus Montero, former top hitting prospect, has lost a LOT of weight.

Wilmer Flores: Potential 20 HR shortstop

Flores has major question marks about his defense, but I lay out a case for why I think he can make it at the position.

Justin Verlander: 2015 bounce back candidate

Justin Verlander is significantly healthier, stronger in 2015

2015 Sleeper Series: Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew is a decent sleeper option in deeper leagues in 2015

2015 Sleeper Series: Cory Luebke

Cory Luebke is worth keeping an eye on

2015 Sleeper Series: Phillies OF Domonic Brown

Ray profiles Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown, who disappointed fantasy owners in 2014. He needs to bounce back in 2015 to remain a regular at the big league level.

2015 Sleeper Series: Marlins starter Jarred Cosart

Ray profiles Marlins starter Jarred Cosart, who should be more than a streaming play in 2015 now that he calls Marlins Park home.

2015 Sleeper Series: Bobby Parnell

There's a good chance Bobby Parnell gets most of the save opportunities for the Mets in 2015

2015 Sleeper Series: Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor

Ray profiles the outfielder Michael Taylor, who could be an excellent sleeper pick late in drafts due to the injury to Jayson Werth.

2015 Sleeper Series: Rangers 2B Rougned Odor

A 20 year old who is doing it the old fashioned way.

2015 Sleeper Series: Didi Gregorius

Didi Gregorius' process at the plate was good in 2014 despite poor results

2015 Sleeper Series: Dexter Fowler

The on base machine from the Houston Astros, Dexter Fowler, could be due a massive season.

2015 Sleeper Series: Athletics infielder Marcus Semien

Ray profiles Athletics new infielder Marcus Semien, who may play quite a bit even after the recent trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

2015 Sleeper Series: Angels C.J. Cron

C.J. Cron debuted in 2014, hitting 11 home runs in half a season. The addition of left-hander Matt Joyce might hurt Cron's fantasy value initially, but don't forget about the 25-year-old late on draft day.

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Is it time we find a way to add the missing piece of the game to fantasy?

2015 Sleeper Series: Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia

Ray finishes up the American League Central division sleepers, profiling Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who could be among the league leaders in home runs in 2015.

2015 Sleeper Series: White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche

The White Sox signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to be their designated hitter in 2015. He will play some first base, but will probably be their fill time DH. He could put up a monster year.

2015 Sleeper Series: Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer

Corey Kluber came out of nowhere to win the American League Cy Young award last year. He wasn't the only Indians breakout starting pitcher in 2014. Could Trevor Bauer break out in 2015?

2015 Sleeper Series: Royal first baseman Eric Hosmer

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been the definition of disappointment the last few years. Can he build on his strong playoff performance in 2015?

2015 Sleeper Series: Nick Castellanos

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was one of the best hitting prospects in the game a few years ago, but struggled in his first big league season. Can he break out in 2015?

2015 Sleeper Series: Red Sox Outfielder Shane Victorino

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino missed a lot of games in 2014, and may not have a starting role in Boston's outfield to begin the season. But, with good health, he could be a very nice sleeper in 2015.

2015 Sleeper Series: Blue Jays Outfielder Michael Saunders

The Blue Jays traded lefty J.A. Happ to the Mariners for outfielder Michael Saunders earlier this offseason. Saunders fantasy value increased as a result, and he could outperform his draft day value in 2015.

2015 Sleeper Series: Yankees Starter Michael Pineda

Can Michael Pineda stay healthy in 2015? If he does, he could prove to be a valuable late round sleeper on draft day.

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