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Top 5 San Francisco Giants Sleepers – Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings 2009
#1 – Pablo Sandoval – Third Base
#2 – Fred Lewis – Outfield
#3 – Nate Schierholtz – Outfield
#4 – Eugenio Velez – Second Base
#5 – Travis Ishikawa – First Base / Emmanuel Burriss – Shortstop
Player Details & 2009 Projections:
#1 San Francisco Giant Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Pablo Sandoval – Third Base
Currently projected to play third base for the Giants, Sandoval should also qualify at first base and possibly even catcher in your league. If he does in fact have this three position eligibility, he could very easily be the steal of numerous fantasy baseball drafts in 2009. Sandoval offers outstanding power potential and could easily post 20 plus homeruns and 70 rbi while hitting at or above a .300 clip.
#2 San Francisco Giant Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Fred Lewis – Outfield
While Lewis isn’t exactly unknown to fantasy baseball mangers after posting 21 steals in 2008, he will likely get drafted a lot later in fantasy baseball drafts than his potential 2009 stats would warrant. A Nate McLouth emergence and production could be in store for Lewis in 2009, with 15 homeruns, 30 plus steals, 90-100 runs scored, 60 rbi, and a batting average between .280-.290 likely.
#3 San Francisco Giant Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Nate Schierholtz – Outfield
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.
#4 San Francisco Giant Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Eugenio Velez – Second Base
Velez will be entering the 2009 season at the magic age of 27. If this means anything, a career year could be in store for the speedster. If he manages to win the starting second base job and nets 400-500 at bats, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him finish with 40 plus steals by seasons end.
#5 San Francisco Giant Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Travis Ishikawa – First Base
Assuming Pablo Sandoval sticks at third base and leaves first base open, the position will be up for grabs entering the 2009 season. It looks to be a battle between Ishikawa and John Bowker in spring training, with the winner getting the opening day start. With 400 at bats, Ishikawa could post 10-15 homeruns, 50 rbi, 30 runs scored, and a batting average around .280.
#5 San Francisco Giant Sleeper – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Emmanuel Burriss – Shortstop
Speed is the name of the game for Burriss, and if the Giants wouldn’t have wasted money on signing free agent Edger Renteria in the off season, Burriss would enter the 2009 season as a top candidate to win the starting shortstop job. However as it stands, Burriss will now be competing for the starting second base job along with another speedster Eugenio Velez. Right now it appears to be a 50-50 chance Burriss win the starting job. If he can get 400 at bats, Burriss could easily post 25-30 stolen bases, 75 runs scored, 40 rbi, 3-5 homeruns, and a solid .290 batting average in 2009.