Get ready for your 2009 fantasy baseball draft by dominating the competition with some of the best fantasy baseball rankings, projections, and tips for free. Here is a complete listing of the Top 5 Colorado Rockies Sleepers for 2009 fantasy baseball drafts.
Top 5 Colorado Rockies Sleepers – Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings 2009
#1 – Ian Stewart – Third Base
#2 – Ubaldo Jimenez – Starting Pitcher
#3 – Carlos Gonzalez – Outfield
#4 – Dexter Fowler – Outfield
#5 – Casey Weathers – Relief Pitcher
Player Details & 2009 Projections:
#1 Colorado Rockie Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Ian Stewart – Third Base
Stewart is young, has plenty of power, and he plays half of his games at Coors Field. Looks like a breakout year could finally be in store for him in 2009. Stewart’s duel eligibility at third base and second base should make him a valuable commodity for fantasy teams looking for versatility and star potential. If you take a chance on Stewart and he comes through, he could lead you to your league’s championship title. 20 homeruns, 80 rbi, 70 runs scored, and batting average around .290 are possible for Stewart in 2009.
#2 Colorado Rockie Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Ubaldo Jimenez – Starting Pitcher
While Jimenez didn’t progress last year as many had anticipated, he will be just 25 years old for the 2009 season. Armed with a blazing fastball, Jimenez could easily post over 200 strikeouts with 10 wins. As of now, Jimenez’s only downfall is his high ERA and WHIP numbers. If he can improve those two categories to a 3.80-4.00 ERA and a WHIP around 1.30, he will be a lot more valuable on fantasy baseball teams in 2009.
#3 Colorado Rockie Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Carlos Gonzalez – Outfield
A trade to Colorado couldn’t have been anymore ideal for Gonzalez. He will have a golden opportunity to win the starting center outfield job, and his hitting potential coupled with the Colorado air make him a huge sleeper heading into the 2009 season. His final stats could be as high as, 20-30 homeruns, 80-100 rbi, 80 runs scored, 5-10 stolen bases, and a batting average around .300.
#4 Colorado Rockie Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Dexter Fowler – Outfield
After a great 2008 minor league season, Fowler should get ample opportunity to win the starting center field job in Colorado in 2009. With 500 at bats, Fowler posses a threat to post 15 homeruns, 30-35 stolen bases, 80-90 runs scored, 50 rbi, and a batting average around .285.
#5 Colorado Rockie Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Casey Weathers – Relief Pitcher
Considered the Rockies closer of the future for the last two years now, Weathers has a fastball that consistently hits 95 and his pitching makeup is ideal for handling a closers roll. If Huston Street and Manny Corpas stumble to claim the closers role in, Weathers will be waiting in the wings to take over. At 24 years of age for the 2009 season, Weather could very easily make the Rockies club out of spring training, and be a very valuable setup man. His 2009 stats could include 60 innings pitched, 70-80 strikeouts, an ERA around 2.50, and a WHIP around 1.10.