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Top second base sleepers in 2020 fantasy baseball

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Garrett tells you who to target late at the keystone.

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We continue second base week with a look at some of the best sleepers at the position. For what it's worth, I'm owning a lot of Ketel Marte this year. But the names I mention below would be great middle infield options or starters at second base if you put Marte in the outfield or if someone else is just as amped about Marte and he's off the draft board.

Here are several sleeper targets at second base going outside the top 100 in NFBC drafts.

Cavan Biggio

My Rank: 9
Expert Consensus Rank: 13
NFBC ADP: 133

I'm all in on the Blue Jays in 2020 and that includes Biggio. In 2019, he had 16 home runs and 14 steals in just 100 games. That's easily a 20/20 pace. What I love most is the plate discipline. Biggio drew 71 walks which helped his OBP to an impressive .364. His walk percentage of 16.5% was seventh in the league among players with at least 250 plate appearances. One downside is the strikeouts, but he should improve those as he grows. A .400 OBP is possible as soon as this year.

Garrett Hampson

My Rank: 15
Expert Consensus Rank: 16
NFBC ADP: 172

Trust Coors Field. Hampson was a popular sleeper pick last season and it did not pan out. That being said, Hampson did break out late last year. Over his last 50 games, Hampson hit .291 with seven homers and 10 steals. He added a toe-tap to his swing and this adjustment paid big dividends. His sprint speed was in the 99th percentile. Hampson has wheels! He's one of the few options capable of stealing 50+ bags. Be sure to swipe him up in 2020.

Ryan McMahon

My Rank: 16
Expert Consensus Rank: 17
NFBC ADP: 186

Trust Coors Field. Where have I heard that before? In all seriousness, McMahon should enjoy a big season in 2020. He had a nice 2019, hitting .250 with 24 home runs and 83 RBIs. His hard hit percentage and average exit velocity were both top 30 in baseball. That's a good formula for his home ball park. A 40+ home run season wouldn't be surprising.

Jonathan Schoop

My Rank: 24
Expert Consensus Rank: 36
NFBC ADP: 378

Schoop won't win any leagues but he is still going too late. I'm down with Schoop as a safe middle infield option in deep leagues and AL-only formats. He's just two years removed from a 32-homer season. He's just 28 years old, believe it or not. Maybe he can recapture that 30-homer swing in Detroit.

Shed Long

My Rank: 33
Expert Consensus Rank: 44
NFBC ADP: 517

I heard Todd Zola talk up Shed Long a month or so ago. Todd knows his stuff, so Long has been on my radar ever since. Long showed 20/20 potential with an .800 OPS in the minors. He also posted an impressive September in the majors. Over the final 23 games of 2019, Long hit .289 with a .518 slugging percentage and four home runs. Long has always been touted for his contact skills and speed, but he seems to be developing some pop. Be sure to keep him on your radar at the very least.

That’s it for sleepers at the keystone!

Poll

Which sleeper are you targeting?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Cavan Biggio
    (98 votes)
  • 32%
    Garrett Hampson
    (79 votes)
  • 12%
    Ryan McMahon
    (31 votes)
  • 3%
    Jonathan Schoop
    (8 votes)
  • 10%
    Shed Long
    (26 votes)
242 votes total Vote Now