2012 Fantasy Baseball: Outfielder (OF) Deep Sleepers

by on November 25th, 2010
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2012 Fantasy Baseball Outfielder (OF) Deep Sleepers are based on a standard single season redraft mixed AL/NL fantasy baseball league for the 2012 season. Scoring settings include: runs scored, home runs, RBI, stolen bases, and batting average – (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG). ( ) = players age

Outfielder (OF) Deep Sleepers are based on players who are flying under the radar to begin the 2012 season. Outfielder (OF) Deep Sleepers are players to consider drafting with one of your final picks in your fantasy baseball draft to begin the 2012 season, or simply keep an eye on to begin the season and consider picking up off the waiver wire if needed.

2012 Deep Sleepers: C — 1B — 2B — 3B — SS — OF — SP — RP — Printable Cheat Sheet

2012 Sleepers: C — 1B — 2B — 3B — SS — OF — SP — RP


Outfielder (OF) Deep Sleepers

Jerry Sands – LAD – OF (24)

As one of the premiere power hitting prospects in the minor leagues during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Sands made his major league debut with the Dodgers in April of last season. With a starting outfield spot his for the taking, Sands was unable to bring his minor league hitting success to the majors, as he struggled to get on track at the plate facing major league pitching for the first time. However after being sent back down to Triple A in June 2011, Sands earned a September call up and immediately showcased his tremendous offensive ability as he racked up a .342 batting average over 73 at bats during the month of September. With the Dodgers starting left field spot open for the taking to begin the 2012 season, Sands could easily claim the everyday starting job. 20-30 home runs is definitely within reach for the power hitting Sands in 2012.

2011 Minor League Triple A Stats: 370 AB, 78 R, 29 HR, 88 RBI, 3 SB, .278 AVG

2011 Major League Stats: 198 AB, 20 R, 4 HR, 26 RBI, 3 SB, .253 AVG

2012 Stat Projections: 75 R, 25 HR, 85 RBI, 5 SB, .280 AVG

JD Martinez – Hou – OF (24)

A beneficiary of the Astros trading Hunter Pence during the middle of the season last year, Martinez immediately took over as the Astros everyday starting left fielder to begin the month of August. Possessing a good eye at the plate and a solid overall hitting approach, Martinez adjusted quickly to major league pitching and settled in as the Astros #3 hitter in the lineup. With increasing power hitting ability, Martinez has the potential to tally 20 home runs and 80 RBI to go along with a .280 plus batting average as one of the Astros primary offensive run producers during the 2012 season.

2011 Minor League Double A Stats: 317 AB, 50 R, 13 HR, 72 RBI, 1 SB, .338 AVG

2011 Major League Stats: 208 AB, 29 R, 6 HR, 35 RBI, 0 SB, .274 AVG

2012 Stat Projections: 75 R, 20 HR, 85 RBI, 3 SB, .285 AVG

Dayan Viciedo – CWS – OF (22)

After a successful showing at Triple A during the 2011 season, Viciedo earned a September call up with the White Sox to finish out the year. Showcasing his ability to play solid defense in right field, the position change from third base to outfield appears to be a successful one heading into the 2012 season. With the starting right field spot Viciedo’s for the taking to begin the 2012 season, there is plenty of reason to believe that Viciedo will become a solid power hitting run producer as the #5 hitter in the White Sox lineup in 2012. 20-30 home runs and 70-100 RBI are a definite possibility for Viciedo in 2012.

2011 Minor League Triple A Stats: 452 AB, 60 R, 20 HR, 76 RBI, 2 SB, .296 AVG

2011 Major League Stats: 102 AB, 11 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB, .255 AVG

2012 Stat Projections: 70 R, 25 HR, 85 RBI, 5 SB, .280 AVG

Others to Keep an Eye on

Lorenzo Cain – KC – OF

Leonys Martin – Tex – OF

Brett Jackson – ChC – OF

Eric Thames – Tor – OF

Travis Snider – Tor – OF

Casper Wells – Sea – OF

Kyle Blanks – SD – OF/1B

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