2014 Fantasy Baseball Deep Sleepers Relief Pitcher (RP) are based on a single season outlook for the 2014 fantasy baseball season. Deep Sleepers Relief Pitcher (RP) are established for a standard fantasy baseball scoring system in mixed AL/NL leagues. They’re based on players who are flying under the radar to begin the 2014 season. Deep Sleepers Relief Pitcher (RP) are players to consider drafting late in your fantasy baseball draft, or simply keep an eye on to begin the 2014 season and consider picking up from the waiver wire if needed.
C — 1B — 2B — 3B — SS — OF — SP — RP — Top 10
Cody Allen – Cle
A key piece in the Cleveland bullpen in 2013, Allen has tallied an excellent 2.81 ERA and 115 strikeouts over 99 innings pitched during his first two major league seasons. Seen as a potential closer in the future, the 25 year old Allen will have to beat out the newly acquired John Axford, if he wants to tally saves in 2014. However, the potential and proven ability is there for Allen, which makes him an exciting deep sleeper in relief pitcher for fantasy baseball teams heading into the 2014 season.
Sergio Santos – Tor
Coming to the Blue Jays in 2012 and seen as their answer at closer, injuries derailed Santos’ spot at the back end of the Jays bullpen, while Casey Janssen has taken over the job and run with it. Yet even without the closers job in hand, Santos was extremely successful during his outings in 2013, as he tallied an outstanding 1.75 ERA, 0.58 WHIP, and 28 strikeouts to only 4 walks, over 25 innings pitched. If he can maintain those type of stats, while being second in line for the closers spot should Janssen falter or get injured, Santos offers plenty of upside for fantasy baseball teams in 2014.
Pedro Strop – ChC
After a breakout season in 2012 with the Baltimore Orioles, Strop struggled mightily to regain his form in 2013. With the Orioles becoming tired of waiting, he was traded mid-season to the Chicago Cubs. With a new home and now facing NL lineups rather than AL lineups, Strop quickly showcased his talent in posting a 2.83 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 42 strikeouts over 35 innings pitched with the Cubs. Competing with Jose Veras for the closers job to begin the 2014 season, Strop is a low buy in fantasy baseball drafts, while offering a nice upside.
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