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
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.
Sometimes I trust my gut but other times I let the projections take the wheel. So, which players do the projections like more than us measly humans in 2017?
For 2017, we have 134 starting pitchers currently on draft boards. Only 37 (28%) of them met my data-heavy criteria for identifying the best fantasy pitchers. Find out who they were in this post.
By combining the xISO data with my analysis of HitTracker data, I can more confidently identify players who should see an increase in power numbers in 2017.