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2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: 12 post-hype sleepers, including ...

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Kyle Tucker
Corbin Burnes
Dansby Swanson
Dominic Smith
Clint Frazier
Frankie Montas'
Shohei Ohtani's
Joe Maddon
Austin Riley's
Joey Gallo
Tim Anderson-
Pete Alonso-level
Nick Senzel
Deivi Garcia
Jo Adell
Mike Trout
Tarik Skubal
Trevor Bauer
Spencer Howard
Joe Girardi
Sam Hilliard
Kevin Pillar
Ryan McMahon
Brendan Rodgers
Francisco Mejia
Mike Zunino's
Tyler O'Neill
Dexter Fowler

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Coors Field


Plan A

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Having seen him flail away against major-league pitching already, striking out at a 41.7 percent clip in his 124 at-bats last year, most of us will need some convincing before taking a flier on him again.He remains one of the 10 best minor-leaguers, though, with big power and lots of speed, and it may take only a few more weeks of minor-league instruction (which wasn't available in a traditional sense last year, remember) for him to close that skills gap. Seeing as he managed a 10.9 K/9 rate and Trevor Bauer-like 12.9 percent swinging-strike rate while working with just one good pitch last year, a second one could be revelatory for a pitcher who had 17.4 K/9 in nine Double-A starts two years ago.You may remember Spencer Howard as yet another high-profile pitching prospect who thudded in his big-league debut last year. "We talk about it and say it's almost like it stops." Considering Howard's slider already had the look of a swing-and-miss pitch in 2019, any improvements to the rest of his arsenal could make him more like the guy who delivered a 2.03 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 11.9 K/9 in the minors two years ago.Remember how much of a secret weapon this guy was supposed to be last year? There is no venue better suited for masking contact deficiencies than Coors Field, and if he's Plan A for center field now, the power-speed combo is as intriguing as it ever was.One benefit of the Nolan Arenado trade is it finally freed up a spot for an up-and-comer, and unlike in past instances when we were left to guess (and usually disappointed), the Rockies have let us in on the plan this time: Ryan McMahon is moving over to third base, freeing up second for Brendan Rodgers, the former No. 3 overall pick and top prospect.The 24-year-old has seen minimal time in the majors the past two years, most of it plagued by shoulder issues, but prior to his promotion from Triple-A in 2019, he hit .350 with nine homers and a 1.035 OPS. It's O'Neill's way or the highway.Regular playing time may well smooth out his consistencies, and yet it seems like everyone's giving up on him right when the path is clear for him, not even drafting him as a fifth outfielder in a 15-team league.So who should you start and sit this week?

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