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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups - Outfield (OF)

To help you dominate all of your 2017 fantasy baseball leagues, below are some 2017 fantasy baseball outfield (OF) sleepers & waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy baseball teams.

We recommend MLB outfielders for you to consider as 2017 draft sleepers, ADP values, or hot pickups off the waiver wire once the season starts.

For more sleepers, also see our fantasy baseball rankings hub. The handy Rankings Assistant Tool combines all staff ranks in one area - tiers, points leagues, prospects, dynasty ranks and more.

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds by MLB Position

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Cody Bellinger (1B/OF, LAD) - Prospect Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: According to Dodgers beat reporter Ken Gurnick, super prospect Cody Bellinger has been called up today:

Source: Cody Bellinger is being called up by Dodgers.

— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 25, 2017 For now, we are recommending adding him off the waiver wire for 12+ team leagues. If you have a roster spot to burn, he can be added in shallower leagues as well. It will be interesting to see how much he plays,...

Taylor Motter (SS/OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: What was supposed to be a stop-gap appearances until Jean Segura heals has turned into a successful audition for playing time. Taylor Motter hit a grand slam on Sunday, giving him five home runs and 12 runs batted in over 51 at-bats. Motter hit as many as 22 HR in the minors two years ago, so the power isn't a surprise. You may not know that he compiled many more steals (127) than homers (56) over...

Trey Mancini (DH/OF, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues, Monitor in All Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: It took a pair of two-HR, four-RBI games to get our attention, but Trey Mancini is now on the fantasy radar. He barely saw the field the first week of April, but has been in at DH most nights since his last big performance. That's the problem right now with Mancini - he only qualifies as Utility player in Yahoo! He has made five appearances in the outfield, so he should gain OF eligibility...

Ender Inciarte (OF, ATL) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Though he has flashed limited power in his first few seasons, Ender Inciarte has already hit four home runs this season. This is due in part to a fly ball rate a full 10% above his career rate and thanks to the fact that he is pulling the ball more frequently. As is normally the case, there has been a strikeout penalty to go along with the increased power, as Inciarte’s swinging strike rate has nearly...

Kevin Kiermaier (OF, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in all leagues OWNED IN: 30% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Kevin Kiermaier had a bit of a slow start to the season, but he's been able to raise his average to just below the .300 mark. With his numbers, and a spot in the top third of the Tampa lineup, Kiermaier is worth a roster spot in all leagues. For owners looking to replace Sterling Marte, Kiermaier could be a viable option. He's only a career .260 hitter, but he's already shown signs of being productive this season. Kiermaier won't provide...

Steven Souza (OF, TAM) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Steven Souza Jr. delivered some category juice in his first two big-league seasons, totaling 33 homers and 19 stolen bases despite only playing in 230 games due to myriad injuries. However, contact issues made him a significant liable in batting average. Thus far in 2017, he's hitting a robust .349/.438/.603 with three homers and 26 R+RBI in 17 games, though he hasn't even attempted a steal yet. Naturally, Souza shouldn't be expected to make a run at a batting title; he's...

Ender Inciarte (OF,ATL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 43 % of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Is Ender Inciarte the next Brady Anderson? Nostalgic reference aside, Inciarte has shocked everyone, probably himself included, by jacking four home runs in a four-game span. For context, he hit three all of last season and has a single-season career high of six. His power surge won't last, proven by his hugely inflated 30.8% HR/FB rate, but that's not why you want Inciarte anyway. He collected two more hits on Monday, raising his average to .269, but...

Trey Mancini (DH, BAL) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues, Monitor in All Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Trey Mancini has gotten off to a record breaking start at the plate to begin his career. On Easter Sunday against the Orioles, Mancini got the start at first base and went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI. Dating back to last season, he has seven HR and 14 RBI over the first 12 games of his major league career. Obviously he won't keep up this torrid pace, but it's impressive to see...

Domingo Santana (OF, MIL) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% in Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: It’s no secret that Santana packs plenty of power in his swing, as his career HR/FB rate is 28.4%. He has displayed that with two early season home runs and three doubles. However, he has been too passive at the plate for a power hitter of his caliber, both throughout his career and to start this season. By far the most encouraging early season return, however, is Santana’s swinging strike rate, as it has dropped from 14.5% and...

Jayson Werth (OF, WAS) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Teams Leagues OWNED IN: 15% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Jayson Werth hasn't found his way onto many fantasy rosters yet this season, but that could change soon. Go ahead and take a chance on him before it's too late. The veteran outfielder has four multi-hit games in nine total contests and is hitting over .300 in the early going of the season. He's been declining in recent years, having his average dip to below the .250 mark in the last two years, but he seems to be turning...

Mitch Haniger (OF, SEA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 24% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: If you expected Mitch Haniger to be the Mariners' best hitter at this (or any) point in the season, then pat yourself on the back. Haniger was taken late, if at all, in fantasy drafts as a lottery ticket, but so far he's paying off. Haniger has three homers, six RBI and his 10 runs scored is the best in baseball right now. While he has shown a propensity to whiff with 11 K in 35 AB, Haniger is...

Manuel Margot (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 51% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Manuel Margot was already a preseason breakout candidate due to his excellent speed; he stole at least 30 bases in four different seasons in the minors. Now, it appears we can add power to his list of assets. Margot surprisingly has launched three solo homers in the first nine games for San Diego. He has hit safely in all but two of those games and has a slash line of .343/.395/.686. Margot also has some variables working in his favor...

Chris Owings (SS/OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 58% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Chris Owings has been one of the best players in baseball through the first week of the season, and the sharp rise in his ownership rate over the last few days reflects that performance. Owings locked down the starting shortstop job with a strong showing this spring. Spring stats don’t usually mean much, but Owings showed some mechanical tweaks to his swing – namely, the addition of a leg kick – that could help him tap into a bit...

Week 2 Waiver Wire - Outfield

First, a programming note: This feature will now be published on Mondays, rather than Wednesday as it was last week. The content, of course, remains unchanged. In this space, we'll take a look at the best outfielders available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. Consider this column your recommendations for Week 2 outfields waiver wire pickups. Any and all advice at this point in the year carries the implicit caveat of "It's April." Don't get carried away with making any major changes to your roster at this stage of the game. Tinkering...

Corey Dickerson (OF, TB) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues, Monitor in All Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Yahoo! leagues ANALYSIS: Dickerson is off to a .360 average with two homers, four RBI and four runs scored. Dickerson is also batting leadoff in Tampa, which didn't sound too exciting until the season actually got underway. After one week, the Rays are fifth in team average (.271) and sixth in runs scored (33). Dickerson's run-scoring potential seems better than previously expected, in addition to his power potential. He has gone for 24 home runs twice in the last three seasons....

Chris Owings (2B/SS/OF, ARI) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: It was unclear how much playing time Owings would get heading into 2017, but Ketel Marte’s Spring Training struggles and Nick Ahmed’s defense-only profile have cleared regular playing time for Owings. He will still be out of the lineup from time to time (see Friday night for example), but the Diamondbacks seem to want him in the lineup most nights. Owings has also helped his case for playing time with a hot start to the season,...

Hitter Streamers (Week 2): Head-to-Head Leagues

Welcome back to my hitting streamers column for Week 2, taking a look at hitters to add or stream off the waiver wire for this week's scheduled games. To keep things simple, I pick from players who are less than 50% owned and who play at least seven games in the week.  If someone jumps off the page at me as a less than seven game player, I may make an exception, but otherwise the advantage in number of games dictates my choices. With that said, let’s dive right in. Bats to Stream...

Cameron Maybin (OF, LAA) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, AL-only Leagues OWNED IN: 8% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Cameron Maybin enjoyed some of his best baseball in 2016, slashing .315/.383/.418 with four homers and 15 steals across 391 plate appearances. His walk rate (9.2 percent) was the highest of his career, while his strikeout rate (17.6 percent) was the lowest. An absurd .383 BABIP indicates he will like fall back below .300, but even the .267/327/.370 line he posted in 2015 would suffice if accompanied by 20 or more stolen bases. Maybin provides little...

Kevin Pillar (OF, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in deep mixed and AL-only leagues OWNED IN: 13% Yahoo!, 20.3% ESPN ANALYSIS: Mainly known for his Superman-esque play in centerfield, Kevin Pillar is often disregarded as a fantasy option in the majority of shallower mixed leagues. However, Pillar shouldn't be overlooked in deeper formats. Yes, Pillar's bat is less than stellar. Even though he has above-average wheels and solid contact skills (16% career K%), his 4.2% BB% prevents him from running batting averages and on-base percentages that are higher than .260 and .300, respectivley. However, it is Pillar's speed...

Travis Jankowski (OF, SD) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, NL-only Leagues OWNED IN: 8% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Travis Jankowski strikes out too much to hit for average despite his quickness and doesn't have much power, but he does the starting job in left field. He also swiped 30 bags as a part-timer in 2016. Jankowski does get on base at a good clip thanks to a double-digit walk rate, so if the playing time holds up, 40-50 stolen bases are attainable.

Steve Pearce (1B/2B/OF, TOR) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, AL-only Leagues OWNED IN: 13% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: The release of Melvin Upton Jr makes it clear that the Jays will give Steve Pearce every opportunity to run with the starting job in left field. He also carries eligibility at first and second base, and given that Devon Travis can't stay healthy and Justin Smoak is terrible, he could easily see time at either position. Pearce has never logged 400 plate appearances in a season before, but has...

Chris Owings (SS/OF, ARI) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed, NL-only Leagues OWNED IN: 11% Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Chris Owings will open the year as the starting shortstop in Arizona, and he's hitting second in their first game. There's not much pop here, but Owings swiped 21 bags in 23 attempts last year. With the current dearth of speed in the game, he's an intriguing sleeper at short and free to add in 90 percent of Yahoo league at the moment. If he can hit enough to stick in the two-hole, he'll be sandwiched between...

Week 1 Waiver Wire: 0-25% Owned Pickups

Baseball is finally back. In light of this, let's give that free agent pool one last look over before the stats start flying. Here are the best players who are owned in 0-25% of Yahoo leagues. You can see our column on 25-50% owned players as well. These are your deeper Week 1 waiver wire pickups and adds - players that should be considered as additions to your teams, after your drafts have already been completed. Deep League Waiver Wire Adds Catcher: Cameron Rupp, Philadelphia Phillies (16% owned) Rupp is mainly keeping...

Week 1 Waiver Wire: 25-50% Owned Pickups

Wow, we're really here. After all this time, baseball is truly back. Happy Opening Day RotoBallers! In light of this, let's give that free agent pool one last look over before the stats start flying. Today, we'll look at players who are owned in 25-50% of Yahoo leagues and see who stands out. You can see our deeper leagues list of 0-25% owned players as well. These are your Week 1 waiver wire pickups and adds - players that should be considered as additions to your teams, after your drafts have already...

Brandon Moss (1B/OF, KC) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~280 CURRENT ADP: 319 ANALYSIS: Brandon Moss was already expected to receive a solid number of at-bats, but with Jorge Soler battling an oblique injury and Lorenzo Cain banged up, the 33-year-old slugger figures to play a large role in Kansas City’s offense. Even with both of those guys healthy, he could find playing time in a platoon with Paolo Orlando. Moss hit 28 bombs in a limited role with the Cardinals a year ago, posting the highest fly ball...

Delino DeShields Jr (OF, TEX) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~400 CURRENT ADP: 460 ANALYSIS: Delino DeShields’ strong spring has put him firmly in the conversation for the Rangers’ starting left field job, with Jurickson Profar and Ryan Rua as his main competition. There’s even been talk of sliding him into the leadoff role. The 24-year-old speedster slashed just .209/.275/.313 across 203 plate appearances last year, but proved that he could hit big-league pitching as a rookie in 2015, with a .261/.344/.374 slash line and 25 steals in just 492...

Aaron Judge (OF, NYY) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~275 CURRENT ADP: ~357 ANALYSIS: Yankees fans are certainly excited about today's news that Aaron Judge will start the season in right field. He promises to take the term "Bronx Bomber" to the next level with his massive power stroke. Fantasy owners may also want to take a chance on Judge, given his immense potential. He stroked 20 home runs across two levels in 2015 and then 19 homers in Triple-A last season before getting a late call-up. His brief time in pinstripes last August started...

Michael Brantley (OF, CLE) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~140 CURRENT ADP: ~183 ANALYSIS: Fantasy owners and Cleveland Indians' fans alike would tell you that 2016 was about as disappointing of a season as possible for Michael Brantley. Coming off of two stellar seasons in 2014 and 2015, Brantley managed to stay on the field for only 11 games and was unable to provide either his real team or any fantasy teams with production over the season. But there is plenty of reasons to be optimistic for Brantley in 2017. For starters, he is finally (supposedly)...

Max Kepler (OF, MIN) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~210 CURRENT ADP: 234 ANALYSIS: Max Kepler burst onto the scene last season, smashing 17 home runs in only 113 games with the Twins. There are still some holes in his approach, but at 24 years of age, there is room for growth. Kepler had stretches of good and bad play; in April and September, he hit .202 with only one homer. Between his recall on June 1 and the final day of August, though, he hit .247 with 16 home runs in 335 plate appearances....

Jorge Soler (OF, KC) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~265 CURRENT ADP: 294 ANALYSIS: After an exciting start to his career back in 2014, Jorge Soler has not lived up to the expectations of Cubs fans. Between his injuries and blown opportunities, he was never able to pull everything together. Soler was traded to the Royals for closer Wade Davis this offseason, and is expected to get a full-time job for the first time in his career. He only hit .238/.333/.436 with the Cubs last season, but he did hit much better...

Jarrod Dyson (OF, SEA) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~200 CURRENT ADP: 220 ANALYSIS: Jarrod Dyson was dealt to the Mariners this offseason after seven seasons with Kansas City. Over that span, Dyson played in only 550 games (an average of about 79 per season), and stole 176 bases. Despite a part-time role, he still finished with 30 steals in four of the past five seasons. Dyson is 32 years old, but his legs will be fresher than most players his age thanks to the lack of wear and tear throughout his career. He is...

Draft Values: The 2017 All-Bargain Team

This article first appeared on the Metro news publication. Our long national nightmare is nearly over. No, not that one…here we’re referring to the lack of baseball. Opening Day is right around the corner, and not a moment too soon. After last week’s look at the busts, let’s end draft season on a happy note with the 2017 All-Bargain team. Best Draft Values in 2017 Catcher: Brian McCann, Houston Astros McCann has hit at least 20 home runs in nine straight seasons, and has averaged 135 games played over the...

David Peralta (OF, ARI) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~235 CURRENT ADP: ~273 ANALYSIS: He's having decent spring, hitting .265 in 17 games, with two HR and 11 RBI. Most importantly, he's healthy and ready to man right field on an everyday basis. Last year was a lost cause for Peralta after numerous back and wrist injuries limited him to 48 ineffective games. As a result, he's a forgotten man on a team where A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt shine. Don't forget that Peralta hit well above .300 in his minor-league career and...

Shin-Soo Choo (OF, TEX) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~227 CURRENT ADP: ~288 ANALYSIS: You might not know it by his innocent .242/.357/.399 triple slash from 2016, but Choo really smoked the ball – when he was on the field. In only 48 games, 210 plate appearances, the 34-year-old clubbed seven homers with six steals with a gaudy 43.2% hard-hit rate. While this figure likely would’ve fallen with more playing time, it’s still notable that…well, nothing notable happened. His HR/FB rate remained at a usual 17.5%, his ISO was an unimpressive .157 and his BABIP was a career-low...

Domingo Santana (OF, MIL) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers & Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~195 CURRENT ADP: ~263 ANALYSIS: Santana’s 43.7% hard-hit rate checked in as the 10th best in the MLB for the month of September, with the three names surrounding him being David Ortiz, Nolan Arenado and Nelson Cruz. His 27.3% line-drive rate wasn’t so bad either, though it actually was lower than his overall 30.1% mark on the season. While his 32.4% strikeout rate looms large, he actually brought his swinging-strike rate down from 14.5% in 2015 to 12.1%. This doesn’t mean he’s on...

Brandon Drury (2B/3B/OF, ARI) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~225 CURRENT ADP: ~263 ANALYSIS: Drury opened the season with some flash by hitting four homers each in April and May with respective batting averages of .294 and .283, but then dealt with some injuries and didn’t have an everyday job in a crowded Arizona lineup. He will now hold down the keystone position in hitter-friendly Chase Field, largely thanks to a wild September that saw him slash .357/.417/.633 – making him one of 11 hitters to slug over .630 in the month. Now, if the 24-year-old can roll that...

ADP Values for Fantasy Baseball: NL Outfielders

Spring Training rolls along, giving us a great chance to overreact to every at-bat. It might be a better use of our time to look at some stats from previous years and analyze current draft values instead. This time we'll check out some undervalued and overvalued NL Outfielders, to identify desirable draft targets and avoids based on ADPs. Whether you play in an NL-only league or just want to dig a little deeper, these National League players are worth monitoring throughout the remainder of the preseason. ADP data is taken from early NFBC rankings to...

Manuel Margot (OF, SD) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~225 CURRENT ADP: 244 ANALYSIS: Manuel Margot came over in the Craig Kimbrel trade, and is expected to start the season in San Diego. Margot, 22, is ranked No. 24 on the Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list, and has displayed an ability to hit for average in the minors along with a great glove. Assuming all goes well in Spring Training, he should find himself manning center field come Opening Day. There's some risk with unknown commodities, but the reward is far...

Travis Jankowski (OF, SD) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~260 CURRENT ADP: 288 ANALYSIS: Travis Jankowski has taken advantage of the lack of surrounding talent in San Diego. He drew 130 starts in 2016 and was able to steal 30 bases, although he was primarily a one-cat stat producer. He hit .245 with two homers, 53 R and 12 RBI. Jankowski is expected to bat leadoff in 2017, meaning there should be many steal opportunities ahead, and although he needs to be more selective (caught stealing 12 times -- third worst in MLB), he is...

Keon Broxton (OF, MIL) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~200 CURRENT ADP: 227 ANALYSIS: Keon Broxton joined the Brewers in the second half of 2016 and was an instant spark plug. In 244 at-bats, he produced 36 steals with a .354 OBP. His strong play has him as the favorite to start in center field, although his fantasy value is stunted by Jonathan Villar occupying the leadoff role. If the Brewers decide to go Villar-Broxton-Ryan Braun, they will have the most steals from their 1-3 spots among all teams...

Rajai Davis (OF, OAK) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~230 CURRENT ADP: 246 ANALYSIS: Rajai Davis is on his fourth team in five years, but still has value thanks to his legs. He had 43 steals last season along with a career-high 74 runs and 12 homers. As a result, he earned leadoff duties for an Oakland team that is in constant rebuild mode. There is no major outfield prospect waiting behind Davis, meaning he should see regular playing time. The 36-year-old is a lock for 30 steals with a legitimate opportunity to match his 43...

Ender Inciarte (OF, ATL) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~210 CURRENT ADP: 237 ANALYSIS: The Braves’ offense was sneaky good to finish 2016, posting a .774 OPS in the second half (third in MLB). The addition of Matt Kemp provided Freddie Freeman solid protection, but the biggest X-factor was Ender Inciarte. Inciarte was a tale of two halves, hitting .227 with 26 runs in the first half and .341 with 59 runs in the second half. The 59 runs were tied for second in baseball— with Freeman. The 26-year-old Inciarte...

Jarrod Dyson (OF, SEA) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~240

CURRENT ADP: 262

ANALYSIS: Jarrod Dyson was an excellent fourth outfielder with the Royals for most of this decade, his speed and defense making up for a lack of punch at the plate. He’s sixth in the majors in stolen bases since 2012, despite averaging fewer than 300 plate appearances per season during that time. He’s reportedly set to begin the seasons as the Mariners’ primary left fielder and leadoff man, making his current draft price a potentially major

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Matt Holliday (OF/1B, NYY) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~225

CURRENT ADP: 257

ANALYSIS: Matt Holliday is long one of the most bankable assets in baseball, but recent times haven’t been kind to him. Injuries have limited him to just 700 total plate appearances in the last two seasons. In 2015, he managed just four home runs after averaging 26 over the previous nine seasons. Last year, he hit a career-worst .246 and posted a walk rate below 10 percent for the first time since 2007. Now he’s

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Max Kepler (OF, MIN) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~210

CURRENT ADP: 231

ANALYSIS: Max Kepler exploded onto fantasy owners’ radar with a three-homer game on Aug. 1, but hit just three homers over the remainder of the season. That late-season swoon is the likely culprit for his current ADP, but there’s a lot to like here. Kepler is still just 23 (he was in rookie ball at age 17 after signing out of Germany) and has always shown good plate discipline. Over the last couple of years,

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Kevin Kiermaier (OF, TB) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~170

CURRENT ADP: 188

ANALYSIS: Kevin Kiermaier is widely known for his ridiculous defense in center field, but he’s also been a slightly above-average hitter in his career. Before a hand injury derailed things, he was pacing toward a 20-HR/30-SB season in 2016. Plus, he nearly doubled his walk rate. His .246 batting average left a bit to be desired, but he hit .263 in each of his first two MLB seasons. If he can get back to that

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Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~160

CURRENT ADP: 184

ANALYSIS: Kole Calhoun seems pretty under-appreciated for a guy who ranks 16th among outfielders in FanGraphs WAR over the last three years. He has averaged 20 homers and just under 90 runs scored over that span to go along with a passable average. Last season, Calhoun managed to chop over six points off his K% while also posting a career best walk rate of 10 percent. In an Angels lineup that should outperform

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Jurickson Profar (1B/2B/3B/SS/OF, TEX) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~350

CURRENT ADP: 376

ANALYSIS: The dust has settled on Jurickson Profar's hype and he is now being valued well outside the top 20 at second base. You may recall Profar got off to a sizzling start, hitting .343 at the onset of July. It was all downhill from there, however, and he finished with a disappointing .239 average with five homers and two steals to his name over 272 at-bats. Profar played all over the field in 2016, making him a

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Jose Peraza (2B, CIN) - 2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers & Draft Values

BALLER MOVE: Target ~120

CURRENT ADP: 138

ANALYSIS: Jose Peraza had the kind of post-deadline production that makes you salivate about his potential over a full season. He spent the early part of the season bouncing back and forth between Triple-A and the big-league club, hitting .250 with the occasional stolen base. After his last call-up on Aug. 20, Peraza hit .366 with 11 steals in 156 at-bats to close the season. The former Braves prospect now has a .301 career mark across all levels. He

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Hunter Renfroe

Those who follow prospects in any way at all should be familiar with Hunter Renfroe. He is a former first-round pick and a top 100 overall prospect the last two years. He was also MVP of the Pacific Coast League last season, mashing to the tune of an .893 OPS with 30 HR and 105 RBI. It marked the third out of four minor league seasons in which he totaled at least 20 HR and 75 RBI. This hardly seems like sleeper material, but the fact is that Renfroe's...

 

 

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