your definition fantasy baseball sleeper May vary, but the following list of hitters includes options that are undervalued compared to ADP.
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Winker also dealt with injuries, but he may be 2022’s best example of how changing home parks can destroy a hitter’s fantasy value. After being dealt to Seattle, he finished with 10 fewer homers than his previous season in Cincinnati, despite playing 25 more games and significantly increasing his fly ball rate. Last season, Winker’s HR/FB% went from 20.7% in the GAB to 9.7%. He Deserves A Fantasy Boost Now That He’ll Hit It Once Again An Extremely Homer-Friendly Park,
Lowe was one of the big waiver-wire busts last season, wasting a bunch of FABs with an ugly .221/.284/.343 line and 33.3 K%. But this is a former first-round pick who recorded a 151 wRC+ last season at Triple-A, where he also hit 36 homers and stole 51 bases over the past two years (705 ABs). Tampa Bay added none after losing left fielder david peralta during the offseason and there is a spot in the lineup for Lowe if he is finally ready to hit major league pitching. His K rate will always put his batting average at risk, but Lowe’s power/speed potential remains highly intriguing in fantasy leagues.
Andrus was quietly one of only 21 players to go 15/15 last season. He accomplished this by playing most of the season in one of baseball’s best pitchers parks in Oakland before moving to Chicago. In fact, Andrus hit more home runs for the White Sox than the A’s the previous season, while only 33% of his at bats came with Chicago.
Andrus is 34 years old and will obviously be back in 2023, but if we equate his stats with those of the White Sox over 600 AB, we get: .271-83-30-93-36 (last season no one went 30/30) Andrus re-signed in Chicago, which has increased homers for RHB by 22% over the past three years. He is not being drafted as a top-35 shortstop in the Yahoo League.
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bat x Fridl projects for 15/10 in less than 425 AB and more WRC+ (104) riley green, Jake McCarthy And Oscar Gonzalez, Far more drafting is happening in fantasy leagues among others (including teammates Jake Fraley, 98 wRC+ and ADP 50+ spots higher).
Great American Ballpark has increased home runs by left-handers by an astonishing (and MLB-high) 63% over the past three seasons.
Meadows has averaged 30 homers, 81 runs scored and 98 RBIs during odd-numbered years throughout his career, so numerologists should expect a big jump in 2023 after hitting zero homers last season.
In all seriousness, Meadows is reportedly down 15 pounds And has fully recovered from last year’s injuries and off-field issues. He is also about to start a cleanliness drive, he is only 27 now and he should benefit from it Comerica Park is changing its dimensions in the off season; Detroit has lowered HRs for LHB an MLB-high 39% over the past three seasons. should be more hitter-friendly After going into the CF/RF fence.
Walsh Could Be the Cheapest Source of 30 Homers now that he’s back to health And playing in one of baseball’s best parks for lefty power. Angel Stadium has increased home runs by left-handers by 32% over the past three seasons.
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Kim posted a low 70 wRC+ in his first season in the majors, but bounced back (105 wRC+) last year while providing stellar defense. He will be San Diego’s starting second baseman Jake Cronenworth Moving to first, and Kim could be the cheapest fantasy middle infielder (who is also 3B-eligible) capable of posting a 15/15 season.
Wong is just barely going among the top 250 picks of the fantasy draft, despite being one of only eight middle infielders to go 15/15 last season. Decline in home parks to be sure, but Wong is in a good role slated to hit the leadoff going forward Julio Rodriguez,