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March 13, 2017

Fantasy Freestyle

An All-Post-Hype Team

by Matt Collins


We all have our favorite types of players to draft every spring. Some of us like dependable veterans, while others like unproven rookies. Some of us like the high floors, while others drool for the high ceilings. Of the many cookie-cutter groups of players that emerge in every form of fantasy baseball previews each and every spring, my favorite is the post-hype sleepers. This, of course, refers to players who came up with high expectations, but haven’t quite gotten there yet.

With this in mind, I wanted to see what an entire roster of these players would look like. Before I get to that, a few notes. To start, this isn’t based on players I could realistically draft on the same roster by ADP. I’d have to sit out a bunch of rounds to start the draft. Secondly, I tried to take post-hype to a bigger extreme than a player who simply struggled for his rookie year. There are a couple for whom that is the case, but for the most part these players are multiple years removed from peak hype and who haven’t been a starting option according to ESPN’s Player Rater. Without further ado, let’s look at the roster

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