The 2019 Fantasy Baseball is coming upon us really soon, as pitchers and catchers will report to MLB spring training really soon. The MLB off-season has moved slowly and we still don’t know where Manny Machado and Brice Harper will play in 2019. However, we have seen plenty of some off-season movement, including the Miami Marlins trading JT Realmuto to the Philadelphia Phillies. JT Realmuto has been one of the elite catchers in baseball fantasy, Already, in 2019 Realmuto will be on the move in the 2019 fantasy baseball lineup. Finding 2019 Fantasy Baseball sleepers who will outperform their ADP could be the difference between winning and losing a championship, as could be targeting the top Fantasy Baseball Sleepers and dodging the biggest bust. Before you draft is sure you check out the 2019 Fantasy Baseball rankings from SportLine.
Last Season, SportLine’s Projection Model:
Last season, SportsLine’s Projection Model identified several top Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, including Cincinnati Reds’ second basemen Scott Gennett. Drafted No. 181 overall on average, Gennett hit 23 home runs and drove in 92 runs to finish as the overall as the No. 35 player in all the fantasy.
The team at SportsLine was all over Gennett as a Fantasy breakout from the start. Their model had him listed much higher than expert consensus rankings, and anyone who listed their advice was well positioned for the league title.
Their model was powered by the same people who powered projections for all three major Fantasy sites. That same group is sharing its 2019 Fantasy Baseball rankings and cheat sheets at SportsLine, helping you find the Fantasy Baseball sleepers, breakouts, and bust long before the competition. Their cheat sheets are available for leagues on many major sites, are updated multiple times every day. Any time an injury occurs or there is an update on the depth chart, the team at SportsLine will update their rankings.
In fact, when it comes to ranking players in Fantasy Football, SportLine’s projection Model beats the human experts last season when they were big differences in ranking. The model is the closest to the hole overall, meaning it best in pinpointing where every player will finish every week. That could literally be the difference between winning and going home empty-handed.
One of the Fantasy Baseball Sleepers you will need to be all over in 2019
According to the model, one of the sleepers you will need in the 2019 Fantasy Baseball is the new Texas Rangers second basemen, Asdrubal Cabrera.
Cabrera is a long-time veteran who has gone through so many ups and downs in his career, making back-to-back All-Star appearances in 2011 and 2012 and seeing his offensive productivity and defensive ability taper off. However, he has revitalized his career offensively in the past few seasons and moved to Texas to play with the Ranger should give him another huge boost at age 33.
After hitting 60 home runs in the last three seasons and registering on-base plus slugging (OPS) numbers of .810, .785, and .774 during that stretch. Cabrera moves to one of the liveliest ballparks in the Major League in Texas. After registering the percentage of hard-hit contact in his career last season (38.5%), Cabrera has the potential to have to see a major power spike in 2019, the model sees major value in 2019. Cabrera is the No. 22-second basemen being drafted on average in CBS Sports standard league, but No. 5 at that position in the SportLine projections.
Another sleeper that SportsLine’s Fantasy Baseball rankings that they are extremely high on are Atlanta Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte, who’s in the top 10 at his position despite finishing outside the top 20 outfielders last season and hitting .265.
Inciarte heated up in a huge way to finish off last season, hitting .286 in August and .292 in September. If he carries that momentum going into the 2019 season, he’ll have a strong chance to put up league-winning numbers in an Atlanta lineup of heavy hitters like Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, and Josh Donaldson.
SportsLine is also high on Pitchers who did not finish in the top five.
SportsLine is also high on pitchers that did not finish the season in the top five in Fantasy points at this position last seasons like Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, and James Paxton. This pick could be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Some of these ballplayers that I mentioned in this post was in my Fantasy Baseball team a lot last season. They are going to be on my team this season as well. I’m an Orioles fan. I have to figure out who am I going to put on my team from the Orioles because the usual player I pick is either off the squad or on another team. The player I usually pick when they were on the Orioles is Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Adam Jones who are no longer on the team, and the starting pitcher. Last year after the trade deadline I’ve been putting outfielder Cedric Mullins on my squad. I think he’s going to be a full-time player this year. I’ll found when the time comes. I’ll start my first fantasy baseball lineup at the end of March or the beginning of April. I’ll tell you my lineup then.