Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/13/12
Everybody has their own definition of “sleeper.” Mine is the player who comes out of nowhere, the one without all the hype and high pedigree. I’m looking for the mutt’s. The brawlers. The over-achievers. The gamers. The winners. I’m looking for, not a prospect necessarily although he could be a fringy one, but a guy that is about to shed a mantle of mediocrity or obscurity, and join the elite. I am looking for the player that no one is talking about. These 12 players are getting very little love right now, but I think each one listed here is poised to have a break-out season that will put him on the map much like what last year did for Juan Lagares. JUAN CARLOS GAMBOA, SS I’ve said often before that I think this guy is destined to become a household name to Mets fans one day soon. He has an exciting style of play that will endear him to fans of the Amazins’ right away. He’s a lefty-line-drive slashing hitter, from Mexico, who shows surprising pop for his tiny 5’7″ 150 lb. body. ...
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