Fantasy Baseball: Stash these AL young guns in 2018

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American League East

New York Yankees: Now, this sleeper may not pan out until beyond 2018, but those of you in Dynasty leagues may want to snag him ASAP.

Now, Jorge Guzman could make a Fantasy Baseball impact this season if he keeps rolling in Staten Island and climb through the ranks, but he’s worth thinking big picture on too.

The hurler tops out at over 100 MPH on the radar gun and has wicked, nasty stuff. Maybe a once in a generation pitching prospect, one you want on your roster in 2018 — if you play for “keeps.”

Boston Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez is a pitcher you may want to keep your eyes before your 2018 Fantasy Baseball draft.

Lower on the Red Sox starting staff, he may be one you want to think of in higher regard for 2018 Fantasy Baseball purposes.

His 6-7 2017 record and ERA above 4.00 didn’t impress much, but there’s potential for 2018 of 15 plus wins and an ERA around 3.00.

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Tampa Bay Rays: A youthful team heading into 2018, Mallex Smith may lead the charge for the Rays in 2018.

Stolen bases and runs scored may be his forte, so if he can play a full 2018 season at the Big Leagues, he may be a youngster that sneaks up on some.

Baltimore Orioles: A team loaded with brute strength and not much else, if you’re looking for home runs, you’ve come to the right place with the Orioles.

Second basemen who can mash are a rarity, but this particular 25-year-old may be just what you needed.

Somehow not catching as much attention as deserved, his 2017 slate was incredible — .293/.338/.503. 32 home runs. 105 RBI and .841 OPS.

Likely to go in the late first round/early second round, make sure you snag him as soon as possible in your 2018 Fantasy Baseball draft.

Next: Fantasy Baseball: Stash these NL youngsters in 2018

Keep these AL Fantasy Baseball sleepers close to your chest, treating it as top secret information.

Don’t forget to use our NL Fantasy Baseball version in the link above. With this dynamic duo, you’re sure to be the “hit” of your 2018 Fantasy Baseball draft.