Each and every fantasy baseball season, there are a ton of starting pitchers that are labeled as sleepers. The market seems to be saturated with so-called sleepers each fantasy season and it tends to ruin the value of potential sleepers.
One of these late-round sleepers that has continued to go undetected in fantasy drafts this spring is SP Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians.
Kluber has continually gone undrafted in many fantasy formats this year, which is somewhat shocking considering the numbers he put up last season. The right-hander finished with an 11-5 record last season and boasted a rather respectable 3.85 ERA. He stepped right into Cleveland’s starting five pitchers and the hurler quickly earned his spot in the rotation.
Probably the most impressive aspect of Kluber’s 2013 performance was that he demonstrated flawless control over his pitches. Kluber walked just 33 batters in 147.1 innings of work compared to a staggering 136 strikeouts. He was able to pummel the strike zone every time he was on the mound, while he was able to limit the number of bases on balls in each contest.
Kluber is one pitcher that is worth grabbing towards the end of the draft this year. The 27-year-old won’t be worth grabbing as a starting pitcher this year, but he could potentially be a steal as a SP6 or SP7.