Fantasy Baseball: sleepers by position for 2020 season

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Mookie Betts #50 and David Price "n#33 are interviewed during a press conference at Dodger Stadium on February 12, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Mookie Betts #50 and David Price "n#33 are interviewed during a press conference at Dodger Stadium on February 12, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers 

Third Base – Travis Shaw, Toronto Blue Jays (ADP 349)

Another Blue Jay makes our all-sleeper team, and it’s easy to see why. After authoring back-to-back 30 home run seasons in 2017-2018 for the Milwaukee Brewers, Shaw hit for an embarrassing low .157 average, and eventually found himself being sent down to the minors in late June.

Looking to rebound to his prior form, Shaw signed a 1-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. The corner-infielder will be surrounded by young talent to mentor, and to drive in.

It’s not just a new environment that should get you excited about a resurgent Shaw in 2020, it’s the fact that “he changed back to his old swing after a minor adjustment he made to his swing heading into the 2019 season”.

A new (old) swing, a dynamic lineup, a bandbox of a stadium, and a proven pedigree are all the reasons you should need to take a flier on Travis Shaw as a sleeper in 2020.

Outfielder – Trent Grisham, San Diego Padres (ADP 334)

It’s time to move out west.

Before becoming infamous for a costly error in the NL Wild Card Game, Milwaukee Brewers prospect Trent Grisham was filling in admirably for injured superstar Christian Yelich, after reaching base at a high clip in Double and Triple-A

In the off-season, Trent Grisham was shipped to San Diego, where he will be given the opportunity to start every day in center field. With another year to develop and other young dynamic hitters around him, Grisham should be able to take this opportunity and run with it.

His history in the minors doesn’t suggest that he’ll hit for much power, but 20 home runs are certainly on the table, while his elite ability to get on base will keep him in the lineup.

If he manages to find his way into the 5th spot in the Padres lineup (behind Tatis Jr, Pham, Machado, and Hosmer), he should be able to put up decent counting stats, while also helping you out in on-base percentage.