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Top 10 Sleeper Right Fielder Rankings – Fantasy Baseball 2009
#1 – Justin Upton – Arizona Diamondbacks
#2 – Shin-Soo Choo – Cleveland Indians
#3 – Nelson Cruz – Texas Rangers
#4 – Andre Ethier – Los Angeles Dodgers
#5 – Elijah Dukes – Washington Nationals
#6 – Ryan Church – New York Mets
#7 – Denard Span – Minnesota Twins
#8 – Nate Schierholtz – San Francisco Giants
#9 – Steve Pearce – Pittsburgh Pirates
#10 – Nyjer Morgan – Pittsburgh Pirates
Player Details & 2009 Projections:
#1 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Justin Upton – Arizona Diamondbacks
Upton has the name and popularity among fantasy baseball managers, but after a disappointing 2008 season, he will likely be drafted a lot lower than his potential warrants for the 2009 season. Upton could very easily skyrocket to being a top 15 overall fantasy baseball outfielder by seasons end. His 2009 stats could approach 25 homeruns, 10-15 steals, 80-90 rbi, 90-100 runs scored, and a batting average around .275.
#2 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Shin-Soo Choo – Cleveland Indians
With a name that isn’t very recognizable in fantasy baseball circles yet, Choo has a great chance to be a breakout player in 2009. With a starting outfield job nearly in hand, Choo could easily tally 500 plus at bats, while posting 20-25 homeruns, 80 rbi, 80 runs scored, 5-10 stolen bases, and an excellent .300 plus batting average.
#3 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Nelson Cruz – Texas Rangers
At age 29 for the 2009 season, Cruz is no longer a young prospect, but he is still fairly limited in his major league experience. Cruz has so much power potential that he could easily post 40 homeruns and 100 rbi in 2009 if he is a full time starter. Its just a matter of if Cruz can finally translate his minor league success into major league success. With 500 at bats in 2009, Cruz could very easily post 35-40 homeruns, 100 rbi, 80 runs scored, 5 stolen bases, and a .300 plus batting average.
#4 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Andre Ethier – Los Angeles Dodgers
Ethier is anything but an unknown, however now that Andruw Jones is out of the Dodgers outfield, Ethier will be assured of a starting outfield job entering the 2009 season. Entering the prime of his career at age 27, Ethier has the potential to post 25-30 homeruns, 10-15 stolen bases, 80-90 rbi, 90-100 runs scored, and a batting average above .300.
#5 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Elijah Dukes – Washington Nationals
Everyone knows Dukes’ story by now. He’s extremely talented and offers tons of potential, but his off field and injury issues keep dragging him down. At just age 25 for the 2009 season, Dukes has plenty of room to improve and become a fantasy baseball force. 25 homeruns, 90 rbi, 70 runs scored, 15 stolen bases, and a batting average around .275 is possible if Dukes can manage 450 plus at bats in 2009.
#6 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Ryan Church – New York Mets
Up until his midseason concussion, Church was having a career year. Now at age 30 for the 2009 season, Church should finally have his career year, with a solid New York Mets lineup surrounding him. 20-25 homeruns, 80 rbi, 80 runs scored, 5 stolen bases, and a solid .275-.280 batting average is likely for Church in 2009.
#7 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Denard Span – Minnesota Twins
After filling in for the injured Michael Cuddyer and Carlos Gomez last year, Span proved to the Twins that he is definitely worthy of a starting job in the big leagues. If anything, Span should definitely make the Twins opening day roster and likely spend playing time at all three outfield positions, with the possibility for some starts at DH as well. 10 homeruns, 25 stolen bases, 90 runs scored, 70 rbi, and a solid batting average between .290-.300 is likely for Span in 2009. Higher numbers are possible if Span claims a full time job.
#8 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Nate Schierholtz – San Francisco Giants
Schierholtz is a top prospect for the Giants, and at age 25 he is clearly ready for a starting job. If Schierholtz can nail down the starting right outfield job in spring training, he could easily rack up 400-500 at bats, and tally 15-20 homeruns, 5-10 stolen bases, 60 runs scored, 70 rbi, and an excellent batting average in the .300 plus range.
#9 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Steve Pearce – Pittsburgh Pirates
As a top notch power prospect for the Pirates, Pearce disappointed greatly in 2008. However with a starting outfield job open in Pittsburgh, the winner should come down to Pearce, Andrew McCutchen and Nyjer Morgan. This will be a spring training battle, and the player with the best stats should get the starting job on opening day. If Pearce is the guy, expect 400 plus at bats with 15-20 homeruns, 60 rbi, 40 runs scored, 5 stolen bases, and a batting average around .280.
#10 Sleeper Right Fielder – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Nyjer Morgan – Pittsburgh Pirates
Morgan will enter the 2009 season in a stiff battle between himself, Steve Pearce and Andrew McCutchen for a starting outfield spot in Pittsburgh. Morgan’s best asset is his speed, and if he can claim a starting job and get 400 plus at bats, Morgan could easily post 30 plus stolen bases, 70 runs scored, 40 rbi, and a solid .290 plus batting average. Morgan’s only downfall is he offers absolutely zero power, think Juan Pierre from a homerun perspective.