If you were sad that I didn't publish my sleeper pitcher picks in 2020, you can smile again because I've run the numbers and have my picks ready for 2021.
My method for finding sleeper hitters involves a data-driven system that sets various benchmarks for players and it coldly tells me who is destined to break out this season based on that data.
It's obvious that the best owners, time after time, are the ones who don't panic once it gets later in the draft and the familiar names are off the board. These great owners are bummed that the draft ended
The projections likely will not predict a sleeper who surprises everyone but they will give you a good idea of which players are being undervalued, perhaps due to public perception about them.
Winning your fantasy drafts isn't just about finding super sleepers though. It's also about just finding good value players to fill your team with.
I've been using a system over the past ten years here that gives you a decent chance of hitting bullseye with some of the darts you'll throw in the later rounds of your drafts.
My method for unearthing sleeper pitchers is slightly out of the box but, according to the FantasyPros, I have ended up ranking as the #1 fantasy expert when it comes to ranking starting pitchers over 2016 and 2017.
Those that met the criteria averaged a 3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.3 K/9 over the 2017 season. Those that didn't meet the criteria averaged a 4.52 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.0 K/9 meanwhile. I prefer the numbers from