1) Brett Cecil, SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Team: Collin Hager, FantasyPros911.com | Roster
Young and won 15 games last year with a 1.33 WHIP. Continued improvement and the tutelage of John Farrell is going to make him undervalued in many leagues.
2) Sean Rodriguez, 2B/OF, Tampa Bay Rays
Team: Steve Gardner, USA Today | Roster
When looking for late-round sleepers, it's not a bad idea to target someone who is only 25 and seems to be in line for full-time at-bats this season. Rodriguez has both power and speed and could go 20-20 if he's playing everyday.
3) Erick Aybar, SS, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Team: Nicholas Minnix, KFFL | Roster
Chapman has electric stuff
Like Aybar more than Alcides Escobar. Former has experience edge, ball jumps off his bat. Only nagging injuries slowed him down last year, but he has already done about what many hope KC's new shortstop will this year.
4) Jed Lowrie, 2B/SS, Boston Red Sox
Team: Jeff Paur, RTSports | Roster
Lowrie probably won't start early in the season, but I'm counting on him taking over a starting spot at some point. He seems ready to finally reach his potential.
5) Jesus Montero, C, New York Yankees
Team: Harold Nichols, Baseball HQ | Roster
Currently not slated to begin 2011 in majors, but things change, and as a potentially potent bat at C, he's worth stashing to see what develops.
6) Jason Hammel, SP, Colorado Rockies
Team: Eriq Gardner, Fantasy Ball Junkie | Roster
Hammel keeps teasing a breakout. He's above average in all the major skills (strikeouts, walks, groundballs) and is at the point (>500 career IP) where such starters often put it together.
7) Ryan Hanigan, C, Cincinnati Reds
Team: Joe Hamrahi, Baseball Prospectus | Roster
Since I already have Ramon Hernandez, it was only right I select Ryan Hanigan. If I play my cards right, Hernandez and Hanigan may actually produce the results of one above average catcher.
8) James Loney, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers
Team: Ray Flowers, Baseball Guys | Roster
Boring, but I needed a CI option, and I certainly didn't want to take Chipper Jones. Loney has little upside, but he does have 268 RBI the last three years, seven more than Paul Konerko.
9) Mike Pelfrey, SP, New York Mets
Team: Pasko Varnica, Mastersball | Roster
Having extra pitchers will allow me to rotate in 2 weekly starters.
10) Eric Young Jr., 2B, Colorado Rockies
Team: Doug Anderson, RotoExperts | Roster
EY Jr. is another upside pick for my bench. It's not really clear what the Rockies will be doing with their second base job, but if Young gets anywhere close to full-time at-bats, he will put up sick SB numbers.
11) Aroldis Chapman, RP, Cincinnati Reds
Team: Tim Heaney, KFFL | Roster
Might've jumped on him too soon, and probably could've taken some other impending closers, but I decided his upside was attractive at this point. Maybe Dusty Baker finally snaps at Francisco Cordero. Plus, the drafter behind me owns Cordero, so it was the proper time to jump.
12) Garrett Jones, 1B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
Team: Ryan Lester, Lester's Legends | Roster
Jones has hit 21 HRs in each of the past two seasons. He also has quietly stolen 17 bases during that stretch. He has multiple position eligibility making him a decent option with the 300th pick of the draft.
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