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.
The 2019 fantasy baseball draft prep season has begun and you're in need of a really great cheatsheet to help you out. Don't worry. I got you covered.
When I create these rankings, I use a little bit of advanced stats, a tiny bit of x-Stats, a fair bit of my weird sleeper benchmarks and then a whole lot of black magic. The result is usually a
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
This post is where I'm dropping my latest spreadsheet joint. It's basically a data update so you have the latest average draft position (ADP), projections, auction values and rankings data. This will ensure you don't look like a fool
It's pretty simple really. Print 'em out. Take out a pen and cross names off as they're drafted. Maybe drink a beer and talk to your friends in between picks. Maybe stare at the wall. The choice is yours.
In the nine years that I've been doing this site, I've been identifying sleepers by setting benchmarks that I've found to be indicative of success and targeting the players with late ADPs who surpass those benchmarks.
Balancing risk with security is an essential part of every fantasy baseball draft. Finding the best sleepers to enhance your team is where the risk comes into play.