Bobby Sylvester’s 10 Hitter Sleepers (Fantasy Baseball 2020)
To help you prepare for your fantasy baseball draft, we are providing Bobby Sylvester’s 10 hitter sleepers entering the 2020 season. Below the sleepers, you’ll find Bobby’s top-300 fantasy baseball rankings.
Avisail Garcia (OF – MIL)
If you are scrambling to find a useful late-round outfielder, look no further. Garcia has an excellent bat, hitting 20 homers with a .282 batting average and incredible StatCast data in just 125 games last year. The sizeable ballpark upgrade could drive that to 30, .290 this season and his price is the 21st round.
Willie Calhoun (OF – TEX)
Calhoun has a smaller frame but his bat is loud, as evidenced by the 21 homers he hit in just half a season. In fact, he batted .272 with 99 RBIs + runs as well so don’t be shocked if it jumps to 35/90/90 over the course of a full season. Calhoun is a serious breakout candidate.
J.D. Davis (3B/OF – NYM)
If you are looking for this year’s breakout player, Davis might just be your guy. He finished the season on an absolute terror once the Mets finally implanted him in the everyday lineup. What’s more, is that the underlying metrics suggest it should have been even better.
Wil Myers (1B/3B/OF – SD)
The 29-year-old Myers has been disappointing each of the last two seasons but let’s not forget that he is not far removed from 58 HRs and 48 SBs in two seasons combined. The average will never be there but the power/speed combo is worth a late-round gamble.
Kolten Wong (2B – STL)
Don’t look now, but Wong was actually great last year, hitting .285 with 24 steals and a dozen homers. While he hasn’t exactly been consistent in his career, repeating those type of numbers would make him a downright steal late in drafts.
David Peralta (OF – ARI)
Peralta missed 70 games last year but still hit 12 homers with 57 RBIs and a strong batting average. If he can stay healthy the full year, fantasy owners may see a return to that great 2018 line of 30 homers, 87 RBIs and a .293 batting average. In round 20, he’s an absolute steal.
Scott Kingery (2B/SS/3B/OF – PHI)
Kingery slowed down after his blazing start but still finished with 19 homers and 15 steals in just 126 games. With a full season likely ahead of him and multi-position eligibility, this may end up being one of the steals of the draft when he goes 25/20 with a .260 average.
Justin Smoak (1B – MIL)
Smoak batted just .208 but underlying metrics suggest he may have been the most unlucky hitter in all of baseball. Expect .240 at least this year with another 25+ homers in Milwaukee.
Daniel Murphy (1B/2B – COL)
Murphy didn’t do all that much either of the last two seasons with just 12 and 13 homers plus 90 missed games combined, but his batting average has still be reliably good. If he can manage to stay healthy, .315 and 20 HRs is not out of the question.
Tom Murphy (C – SEA)
Murphy was quietly exceptional for the Mariners in just 260 at-bats, knocking 18 homers with 40 RBIs and a .269 BA. Now that Narvaez is out of his way and in Milwaukee, Murphy should add 200 trips to the plate and could approach 25 or perhaps even 30 homers for fantasy owners.
Bobby’s Top-300 Fantasy Baseball Rankings
ADP – Average Draft Position