Thursday, March 12, 2015

Draft Steals To Target In Fantasy Baseball



Finding the right amount of underappreciated talent is the name of the game in any fantasy baseball draft. That is why it is always important to do research in the month of March to see who could really take off in general. For one reason or another, here are 5 guys flying under the radar right now.


AJ Pollock


In general, the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the most overlooked teams in baseball right now. They have some pretty nice talent, especially if they are able to stay healthy. Many people forget that Pollock was hitting .316 before he went down with an injury about halfway through 2014. He was also a guy well on his way to hitting 15 home runs and stealing double-digit bags. Not bad value for a guy who barely cracks the top 200 in average draft position in fantasy baseball right now.


Brandon Belt


For years, San Francisco has been hoping Belt would be one of their most consistent hitters. Now that he is 26 years old, he might be finally settling into a pretty defined role. He was only able to play 61 games last year, but he will be healthier and ready to go in 2015. Since he is being drafted so late, he is worth a late-round flyer.


James Paxton


If Seattle is going to emerge out of a loaded American League West, they will need more than just their stars to play at a high level. Paxton is a young and promising left-hander who showed quite a bit of talent at the beginning of his MLB career in 2014. With spacious Safeco Field to work with, he could be set for a solid season.


Jedd Gyorko


The San Diego Padres went through so many changes over the winter, but someone who could really benefit was already on the squad. Gyorko emerged as a pretty solid infielder in 2013, but he fell off the map in 2014. With a better roster around him, one of the best power hitters at 2nd base could get back on track. He is barely getting drafted in some leagues, so he is a very low risk, high reward option.


Drew Pomeranz

Even though he has bounced around a little bit early in his career, Pomeranz still has a lot of promise. The left-handed pitcher will be asked to do quite a bit for the Oakland Athletics in 2015. He is moving over from the Colorado Rockies, so that right there should help his fantasy baseball numbers. If he can continue to strike out 10 batters per 9 innings, his ERA and other numbers should be fine.

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