2013 Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleeper Pitchers – Top 5

2013 Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers are based on a standard single season mixed AL/NL fantasy baseball league for the 2013 season. 2013 Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers are based on pitchers who are flying under the radar to begin the 2013 season, and are pitchers to consider drafting with one of your final picks in your fantasy baseball draft, or simply keep an eye on to begin the 2013 season and consider picking up off the waiver wire if needed.

Sleepers: Catcher (C) – First Base (1B) – Second Base (2B) – Third Base (3B) – Shortstop (SS) – Outfield (OF) – Starting Pitcher (SP) – Relief Pitcher (RP)

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Tyler Skaggs – SP – Arizona Diamondbacks

Climbing through the minors, Skaggs emerged as one of the top starting pitching prospects in all of baseball during the 2012 season. Offering excellent strikeout ability, and a proven minor league track record, the 21 year old Skaggs is poised to make a huge impact as a rookie in the Diamondbacks starting rotation in 2013.


Shelby Miller – SP – St Louis Cardinals

As a 1st round draft pick in the 2009 MLB draft for the St Louis Cardinals, Miller has carried high expectations with him over the past several years. Making his much anticipated major league debut to finish out the 2012 season, Miller excelled during his brief time on the mound. Possessing excellent strikeout ability, and an entire full season of pitching at Triple A in 2012 under his belt, Miller will have a tremendous opportunity to win a starting spot in the Cardinals rotation in 2013.

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Jacob Turner – SP – Miami Marlins

Entering the 2012 season as the Detroit Tigers top starting pitching prospect, Turner flopped mightily during his opportunities to showcase his ability on the mound with the Tigers at the major league level. With a growing impatience, the Tigers traded Turner to the Miami Marlins midway through the 2012 season. This switch from the American League to the National League seemingly did wonders for Turner, as he tallied a very respectable 3.38 ERA and 0.98 WHIP over 42 innings pitched with the Marlins. This new change of scenery could finally have Turner starting to realize his potential during the 2013 season.


Julio Teheran – SP – Atlanta Braves

Once a very highly regarded pitching prospect, Teheran posted a very disappointing season at Triple A in 2012. With his shine a bit tarnished in fantasy baseball owners minds entering the 2013 season, Teheran will have an opportunity to claim a starting spot in the Braves rotation to begin the season, and could easily reemerge as one of the top rookie pitchers in the majors in 2013.


Wily Peralta – SP – Milwaukee Brewers

Making steady progress through the Brewers minor league system since 2008, Peralta stumbled a bit during the 2012 season at Triple A. However Peralta still earned a call up and made his major league debut with the Brewers during the second half of the 2012 season. Posting a solid 2.48 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 29 innings pitched, Peralta showed plenty of promise to make a significant contribution in the Brewers starting rotation. At age 23 and with plenty of minor league experience, Peralta will have an opportunity to claim a starting spot in the Brewers rotation in 2013.

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Next Best Deep Sleepers

Danny Hultzen – SP – Seattle Mariners

Bruce Rondon – RP – Detroit Tigers

Chris Tillman – SP/RP – Baltimore Orioles

Jenrry Mejia – SP/RP – New York Mets

Zack Wheeler – SP – New York Mets

Jarred Cosart – SP – Houston Astros

Tony Cingrani – SP/RP – Cincinnati Reds

Dylan Bundy – SP – Baltimore Orioles

Gerrit Cole – SP – Pittsburgh Pirates

Jake Odorizzi – SP – Tampa Bay Rays

Casey Kelly – SP – San Diego Padres

James Paxton – SP – Seattle Mariners

Kyle Gibson – SP – Minnesota Twins