Before every fantasy baseball season, every owner has a favorite sleeper (or two, or eight) that they think will win them the championship. As we’ve all learned very well, sleepers don’t always exactly pan out the way in which we envision, so that’s why value picks are my favorite. Simply put, a value pick is a guy who has outperformed his ADP (average draft position) statistically. Let’s take a look at this list of guys considered fantasy duds who are playing like fantasy studs.
C: John Buck, Toronto: .279 AVG, 15 HR, 55 RBI
After falling out of favor in Kansas City and failing to live up to his hype, Buck took his talents up to Toronto and has found a home across the boarder. In fact, the 30-year old catcher even made it to the All-Star Game this year in what has to be the most memorable of his life. Fantasy baseball owners probably weren’t expecting this type of contribution from the underachieving veteran and most likely came at pennies on the dollar. (more…)