Originally posted on Fantasy Baseball Tools  |  Last updated 2/17/13
Here is the fourth article in the series of 2013 fantasy baseball sleepers. While the term “sleeper” has lost some of its luster with so much information available on the internet and whether you want to use the term “sleeper” or a value selection or profit performer, these players can provide you good value or better than expected value based on where they will be drafted. Here is a look at the 2013 fantasy baseball sleepers for the National League East. Andrelton Simmons (ATL) – for right now, he is much more valuable in real baseball than he is in fantasy baseball, however, there are a few things to like about Simmons for this season. For one, manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Simmons will be hitting first in the order this year which automatically gives him an extra 15-20 runs scored compared to him hitting seventh or eighth like last season. Secondly, there is some stolen base upside here. Simmons only attempted one steal in 166 at bats last season, but he had 54 steals in the minor leagues in 930 at bats. While his success percentage was not great at 69%, he has a good chance to swipe double-digit bags this year. Rob Brantly (MIA) – should get close to 400 at bats with Jeff Mathis as his competition and he makes good contact which should be able to support a .260 to .280 average which is solid for a second catcher in a two catcher league or as a NL-only catcher. The power is not quite there yet, but he is a guy you can grab late in a draft and not worry about him hurting your batting average. Shaun Marcum (NYM) – coming off an elbow injury in 2012 and he moves to a weaker offense, but if healthy, he offers good ratios and his ERA should be helped as a fly ball pitcher with the move from Milwaukee to the Mets. Best of all, his average draft position has been around the 19th round in 15-team leagues which is a good spot to grab a pitcher with some risk but one that is a proven commodity when healthy. Darin Ruf (PHI) – his name may not be that well known yet, but he is in competition for the left field job with John Mayberry and Domonic Brown. Ruf had a breakout 2012 season, hitting 38 home runs with 104 RBI in Double-A. He then hit three home rums in 33 at bats for the Phillies late in the season. While he was a little old for AA at age 25, hitting close to 40 home runs is worth noticing at any level. Wilson Ramos (WAS) – working his way back from knee surgery that caused him to miss the majority of the 2012 season, he will initially start the season backing up Kurt Suzuki. Eventually as he gets healthy, he will start to see the majority of action which gives him nice value late in the draft if you are playing in a deeper league with two catchers. For those of you that have asked about our annual fantasy baseball projections, the 2013 Fantasy Baseball Tools Draft Guide will go on sale Monday, 2/18 for $9.99.     2013 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – NL East is a post from: Fantasy Baseball Tools
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