New York Mets fantasy baseball sleepers for the 2019 season
Fantasy baseball offers fans a chance to sit in the GM’s chair. These New York Mets could turn into sleeper picks to help you win it all.
Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robinson Cano, Michael Conforto, and Edwin Diaz are New York Mets players fantasy baseball owners should and will be drafting in fantasy leagues. They are established enough to get selected in earlier rounds.
However, everybody wants to grab a few guys that will fly under the radar and put up solid numbers. Finding those fantasy baseball sleeper picks each year is key to a championship. These Mets could help put your team over the top.
Jeff McNeil made his major league debut late in the 2018 season and hit from day one. It is clear that he can hit, he has a track record of hitting in the minors for years and he has hit in the majors in the small sample size given.
McNeil should see a good amount of playing time this season despite the team bringing in Robinson Cano to play second over him. McNeil should expect to see time at multiple positions this year, including second base, third base, and the outfield.
Even though McNeil doesn’t have a set position in place, he is still expected to get regular at-bats filling in for some of the older guys and for guys who need occasional days off. With McNeil expected to get regular at-bats and his track record of hitting, he should rack up some points for a guy that could be picked up in the later rounds.
Amed Rosario was once a top prospect in baseball, and he has shown that in bits and pieces. People tend to forget he was a highly touted prospect because he still hasn’t put it all together fully yet. 2019 could be the year Rosario puts most, if not all of it together.
Rosario had a decent 2018 season overall, but the second half of his season is where people should be looking at. The second half of the season, August and September especially, Rosario’s stats began trending upward. The last 2 months of the season he hit over .280 compared to his .256 batting average for the year. 20 of his 24 stolen bases came in July or later as well.
Rosario’s trend has already transitioned into 2019. Although a small sample size, Rosario has put together a great spring so far, hitting for a high average with a solid OBP, while also showing signs of some pop and speed with a few stolen bases. With Rosario being a former top prospect and signs of him putting it all together, he could be a nice pick that some may overlook.
Brandon Nimmo is starting to become more well known after his solid 2018 season, but he can still be overlooked. Nimmo only has one full season under his belt so some may feel he may not put up the same numbers, and his numbers against lefties aren’t the greatest. There are reasons to believe he can and will produce at a high level though.
Since fantasy baseball leagues don’t go by exact positions in the outfield, Nimmo can fall a lot lower in the draft than if it was by each outfield position. If the leagues were set up where you have to pick from each position Nimmo would more than likely go sooner rather than later in right/left field.
Nimmo put together a nice 2018 and there is a reason to believe why he will have a nice 2019 campaign as well. Nimmo has always been a good hitter who will get on base at a high clip while showing signs of speed and pop. Since Nimmo is mixed in with all outfielders there’s a chance he could fall farther than expected and be grabbed for a potential steal.
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