The start of spring training is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too soon to start planning for this year’s fantasy baseball draft.

Hitting on your early-round picks and anchoring your roster with superstar talent is important, but more times than not, it’s the late-round sleeper picks that prove to be the difference when it comes to contending for a league title.

What follows is a look at 10 fantasy sleepers to target in your draftfive hitters and five pitchers—based on positive regression factors, strong second-half performances and potential upside.

None of these guys are going to be targeted early, but rounding out your draft with a few of them could push your team over the top in 2016.


Note: Sleeper picks based on a 10- or 12-team mixed league with standard five-by-five rotisserie scoring (BA, HR, RBI, R and SB for hitters; W, SV, ERA, WHIP and K for pitchers).

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