Fantasy baseball sleepers, breakouts and busts for the 2018 season

Cooper Kupp catches six passes in win. Fantasy baseball forecaster for Week 24 -- Sept. Other times, as my mind is often tuned to baseball topics, I incessantly think about a concept from the diamond or evolution of a new statistic. Calhoun fits the bill: 2018 fantasy baseball sleepers

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It's tough to call Hoskins a sleeper after he hit 18 homers in only 50 games last year, but his. Hoskins is a career. Hoskins is already on the radar as a big-time producer, but he might have even more upside than many think. Mazara basically turned in the same season at the plate in as he did in '16 -- only with 37 more RBIs. If that doesn't remind you how fickle that stat is, nothing will. So, while it's tempting to say Mazara will disappoint this year because his RBIs will go down, the rest of his stats could just as easily go up.

This is based largely on age, as Mazara is still only The raw power is there and the increase in walks last year is a good sign to his overall approach. Margot finished with 13 HRs and 17 SBs in games last year -- not bad for an age season in an extreme pitchers park. Margot's surroundings could continue to limit his overall value, but given his speed, he has the potential to greatly improve his average, runs, and stolen base totals.

Acuna is the No. Still only 20, Acuna has a. Last year's numbers included a. Zimmer struck out a lot during his rookie season He'll likely strike out a lot again this year, but he'll also hit some homers and steal a bunch of bases. He went in games between Triple-A and the majors last season, and at 25, his power might still be developing.

The batting average is likely going to be a drain, but with SBs at more of a premium now, Zimmer can be useful. Mancini had an impressive rookie season, clubbing 24 HRs while hitting. Considering he had a. Mancini might not have a crazy-high ceiling, but a few adjustments could easily lead to him outperforming his draft position.

The Calhoun hit. Calhoun doesn't really walk, but also doesn't strike out, which is a rarity for a power hitter. AJ Mass has developed a way to scout great fantasy pitchers using a single number. Finding late-round versions of early-round stars: Willing to take risks? If so, you can find some players who can match the stats of stars like Aaron Judge. Sleepers, breakouts and busts for Our experts predict the stars, bargains and disappointments of the season.

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The case against drafting Ohtani: In points-based leagues, the novelty of Ohtani's two-way profile doesn't deliver the same value it does in category-based leagues. Albies got the call to the majors on Aug. At 20 years old, the switch-hitting Albies displayed advanced plate skills, posting a. He's not an imposing presence in the batter's box at 5-foot-9, pounds, but Albies has excellent bat speed and he used that to generate above-average game power. He also went 8-for-9 on the basepaths, and when it was all said and done, Albies was worth roughly two wins above replacement in just 57 games.

Albies' ability to make consistent contact gives him a solid floor in batting average, and he runs at a time when stolen bases are on the decline league-wide. The power is just the cherry on top. He could end up being a significant bargain in drafts and auctions, even with spring helium.