X

Have feedback / suggestions? Let us know!

Fantasy Sports Fantasy Baseball

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Sleepers & Busts From Experts At Rant Sports

1 of 17

Sleepers & Busts

MattKemp
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The fantasy baseball season will start in 25 days and that means that fantasy owners all over the country are formulating their strategy. There are tons of different directions to go, but it is always important to have a game plan before entering the draft room.

A good deal of fantasy owners wait until their draft is two or three weeks away to start looking through magazines or scrolling through player rankings. It may not be the best strategy to be prepared for the draft, but it is simply the way of our prognosticating society.

The most popular search engine topic for these last-minute cram sessions continues to be fantasy sleepers and busts. These types of articles have notoriously dominated traffic around the web in the final weeks before each season, but every person has a different opinion, and logically so does every writer. At Rant Sports, we have several fantasy fanatics and thus have an ever-changing opinion amongst our crew.

So before you compile your cheat sheets this spring, here are some sleepers and busts at each position from the experts here at Rant Sports.

Contributors From Rant Sports:

Adam McGillFantasy Sports Senior Columnist

Adam PfeiferFantasy Sports Columnist

Nick SchaefleinMajor League Baseball Columnist

William MoyFantasy Sports Columnist

Related Articles:

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Player Rankings

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Preseason Awards & Statistical Predictions

2014 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper: Draft 2B Jedd Gyorko As A Starter

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

2 of 17

Catcher Sleepers

YanGomes
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillMatt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles

Adam PfeiferYan Gomes, Cleveland Indians

Nick SchaefleinA.J. Pierzynski, Boston Red Sox

William MoyYan Gomes, Cleveland Indians

3 of 17

First Base Sleepers

AdrianGonzalez
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillAdrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers

Adam Pfeifer Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

Nick SchaefleinJose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

William MoyMitch Moreland, Texas Rangers

4 of 17

Second Base Sleepers

JeddGyorko
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillJedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres

Adam PfeiferJosh Rutledge, Colorado Rockies

Nick SchaefleinKolten Wong, St. Louis Cardinals

William MoyJedd Gyorko, San Diego Padres

5 of 17

Third Base Sleepers

PedroAlvarez
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillPedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates

Adam PfeiferTodd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds

Nick SchaefleinDavid Freese, Los Angeles Angels

William Moy - Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox

6 of 17

Shortstop Sleepers

Starlin-Castro
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillEverth Cabrera, San Diego Padres

Adam PfeiferBrad Miller, Seattle Mariners

Nick SchaefleinStarlin Castro, Chicago Cubs

William MoyJonathan Villar, Houston Astros

7 of 17

Outfield Sleepers

JoshHamilton
Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillJosh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels

Adam PfeiferBilly Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds

Nick SchaefleinAvisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox

William MoyKole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels

8 of 17

Starting Pitcher Sleepers

SonnyGray
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillDanny Salazar, Cleveland Indians

Adam PfeiferTony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds

Nick SchaefleinSonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

William MoyBrandon Beachy, Atlanta Braves

9 of 17

Closer Sleepers

CodyAllen
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – Cody Allen, Cleveland Indians

Adam Pfeifer – Danny Farquhar, Seattle Mariners

Nick SchaefleinJose Veras, Chicago Cubs

William MoyJoakim Soria, Texas Rangers

10 of 17

Catcher Busts

MiguelMontero
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – A.J. Pierzynski, Boston Red Sox

Adam Pfeifer – Mike Zunino, Seattle Mariners

Nick Schaeflein – Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks

William Moy – Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves

11 of 17

First Base Busts

Mark-Teixeira
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants

Adam Pfeifer – Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

Nick Schaeflein – Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees

William Moy – Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

12 of 17

Second Base Busts

ChaseUtley
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGillChase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

Adam Pfeifer – Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

Nick Schaeflein – Dan Uggla, Atlanta Braves

William Moy – Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds

13 of 17

Third Base Busts

ChaseHeadley
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – Josh Donaldson, Oakland Athletics

Adam Pfeifer – Chase Headley, San Diego Padres

Nick Schaeflein – Chase Headley, San Diego Padres

William Moy – Brett Lawrie, Toronto Blue Jays

14 of 17

Shortstop Busts

JoseReyes
David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians

Adam Pfeifer – Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs

Nick Schaeflein – Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays

William Moy – Jean Segura, Milwaukee Brewers

15 of 17

Outfield Busts

MattKemp
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – Alex Rios, Texas Rangers

Adam Pfeifer – Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

Nick Schaeflein – Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

William Moy – Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

16 of 17

Starting Pitcher Busts

FelixHernandez
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – Bartolo Colon, New York Mets

Adam Pfeifer – Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves

Nick Schaeflein – Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

William Moy – Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays

17 of 17

Closer Busts

JimJohnson
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGill – Grant Balfour, Tampa Bay Rays

Adam Pfeifer – Jim Johnson, Oakland Athletics

Nick Schaeflein – David Robertson, New York Yankees

William Moy – Huston Street, San Diego Padres