Baseball Draft Kit: Keeper League Targets
Baseball Draft Kit: Keeper League Targets

This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.

Finding market inefficiencies in the fantasy baseball player pool is becoming more and more difficult.

By the time most drafts and auctions roll around, there are few true sleepers on the board as word has gotten out regarding most breakout candidates. That's especially true in long-term keeper leagues where the player pool has been thinned with the protection of many top talents. Factor in the inflation that's inherent after several years in a keeper league, and it can be a struggle to land a top-150 player at a price that represents a significant bargain the following year.

The purpose of this article will be to pinpoint targets in keeper leagues, ones which profile as profit candidates this upcoming season and strong holdovers from 2017 to 2018.

Domingo Santana, OF

Yes, strikeouts are a big problem. His medical record is growing long, too, although the biggest concern with Santana may be his defense. Santana has a strong arm but lumbers in the outfield, grading out poorly in right. Despite those shortcoming, there is significant offensive upside here, so much so that the rebuilding Brewers would be wise to give Santana a full season to make his case to be part of the infrastructure. The power is near elite, with Santana posting a 38.5 percent hard-hit rate last season and ranking second among all hitters in exit velocity gains from 2015, per Fangraphs. Still just 24, Santana owns a 10.9 percent walk rate for his career and that power/patience combo will

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Clay Link
Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard every Friday and Saturday during baseball season on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and every Thursday on the Prospect Podcast.
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