John Sickels' Column: AL Fantasy Sleepers from the 2010 Draft
John Sickels' Column: AL Fantasy Sleepers from the 2010 Draft

This article is part of our John Sickels' Column series.

Here is a look at some fantasy sleepers from the 2010 baseball draft. This list focuses only on players drafted in the second round or later, since we dealt with the first rounders last week. The goal is to point out players who could help a fantasy team sometime within the next three years. This is the American League list, the National League will be in a separate article.

AL EAST

BALTIMORE: UCLA product Dan Klein, drafted in the third round, could move to the majors quickly as a reliever due to sharp command of his low-90s fastball, curveball, and changeup. Fourth-round pick Trent Mummey, an outfielder out of Auburn, offers blazing speed but may be just a reserve guy. Seventh round Pepperdine lefty Matt Bywater has superb control of average stuff and could be a solid command innings-eater type.

BOSTON: Second-round choice Brandon Workman out of Texas could move quickly as an innings-eating starter, although he's making noises about returning to school or going independent if he isn't given a first-round bonus. Few of Boston's later-round picks have much short-term fantasy value. A possible exception is seventh-round lefty Chris Hernandez out of Miami, who has excellent command of mediocre stuff but could be a fifth starter. An obscure guy to track is 13th-round RHP Keith Couch, who dominated weaker college competition at Adelphi but can hit 92-93 MPH.

NEW YORK: Few Yankee picks can be expected to have fantasy value soon. The only real exception may be

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