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2008 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: First Basemen

Sleepers, undervalued, profitable players, call 'em what you will.  In general, some guys who may not be getting enough respect in your mixed league.

  • With this position, it seems the undervalued players are likely to be youngsters.  Certain younger types would have to break out beyond normal projections to achieve a big profit.  Guys like James Loney, Ryan Garko, Joey Votto, Casey Kotchman, Billy Butler, Chris Duncan, and Conor Jackson fit this mold.  A lot of these project to be worth just a couple of bucks in a mixed league, but .290-25-100 wouldn't really shock you for any of them.
  • From the veteran set, it's slim pickens.  Adam LaRoche, Nick Johnson, maybe Aubrey HuffTravis Hafner could be a touch undervalued coming off a down year; he played 11 games at first in '07.
  • The position doesn't appear to be stacked with good sleepers, but we are all just prognosticating at this point.

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