Shortstop Amed Rosario had a career year in 2019, and it still stands as the best out of his five years in the majors with batting splits of .287/.323/.432 and 72 RBI to go with 15 home runs. After he took a step back in the COVID-shortened 2020 season, he was acquired by the Cleveland Indians and appeared to start turning things around in 2021. Rosario’s Fantasy ADP heading into last year fell outside of the top 20 shortstops, but did he boost his stock when it comes to this year’s 2022 Fantasy baseball rankings?
Identifying 2022 Fantasy baseball sleepers starts with picking out players like Rosario, who got back to offensive splits of .282/.321/.409, and set career-highs in runs (77) and walks (31). Overlooking other such hidden gems in your 2022 Fantasy baseball draft prep can be the difference between Fantasy glory or slogging through the long regular season. Before going on the clock, be sure to see the 2022 Fantasy baseball cheat sheets and rankings from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Reyes had a 2021 Fantasy baseball ADP outside the top 200 but the model predicted that he’d outperform that draft position. The result: Reyes hit 30 home runs and drove in 85 in 115 games for Cleveland and slashed .254/.324/.522 for an OPS+ of 127. Anybody who followed its advice and picked up Reyes late in their Fantasy baseball drafts received a huge power boost in their Fantasy baseball lineups.
The SportsLine model is engineered by the same people who powered projections for all three major Fantasy sites. And that same group is sharing its 2022 Fantasy baseball rankings and cheat sheets over at SportsLine, helping you find Fantasy baseball sleepers, breakouts and busts long before your competition. Their cheat sheets, available for leagues on many major sites, are updated multiple times every day.
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Top 2022 Fantasy baseball sleepers
One of the 2022 Fantasy baseball sleepers the model is all over: Brewers second baseman Kolten Wong. The 31-year-old came to Milwaukee after spending the first eight seasons of his career in St. Louis and made a big impact for the Brewers. Wong slashed .272/.335/.447 and had a solid 108 OPS+ in his first year with the club.
Wong’s never been a huge power threat, but the climate-controlled Miller Park helped him hit a career-best 14 home runs, and he also had a career-high 32 doubles. That added pop certainly enhanced his offensive profile and he’s still a threat on the bases, swiping 12 bags last season. That’s a big reason why the model ranks Wong ahead of Brandon Lowe and Marcus Semien, who are being selected at least six rounds earlier, according to the latest 2022 Fantasy baseball ADP data.
Another sleeper that SportsLine’s Fantasy baseball rankings 2022 are extremely high on: Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas. The 33-year-old has been a regular in the Miami lineup going back to 2015, but he was one of the heroes of the team’s postseason run in 2020, and finished with the highest batting average on the team last year after the club traded Starling Marte to Oakland. Rojas also set career highs in runs (66), stolen bases (13) and walks (37).
As the Marlins prepare for another season trying to do more with less, Rojas is securely positioned as one of the team’s fixtures in the batting order. Last season finished as his second-best at the plate out of the three seasons he’s made at least 500 plate appearances, but all three came between the 2018 and 2021 seasons, with his magical 2020 campaign in between. The SportsLine model predicts that he will continue improving his form this season, and out-produce other starters with a higher current 2022 Fantasy baseball ADP like Javier Baez, Willy Adames, and Bobby Witt.
How to find proven 2022 Fantasy baseball rankings
SportsLine is also high on a surprising starting pitcher who lands in the top five of its positional rankings. This player is barely going off the board in the top 100 picks, but is projected to outperform starters such as Julio Urias, Max Scherzer and Lucas Giolito. This pick could be the difference in winning your league or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So which 2022 Fantasy sleepers should you target in your upcoming drafts? Visit SportsLine now to get 2022 Fantasy baseball rankings for every single position, all from the model that called Franmil Reyes’ big season, and find out.