The 2009 Fantasy Baseball All-Sleeper Team

Jonathan WilliamsContributor IMarch 7, 2009

Every year my blog Advanced Fantasy Baseball provides readers (more than ever this season) with three teams composed entirely of sleepers. Each team uses a different criteria to determine who is a sleeper.

These teams all have players that will benefit you in many different types of leagues. Each player's name is followed by very brief comments on what makes them sleepers.

Below you will find the first of the three teams, The Day Dreamers, a team composed of sleepers for shallow mixed leagues. Please check out Advanced Fantasy Baseball for the other teams aimed at deeper leagues and lots more fantasy baseball goodness.

C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Texas Rangers - Increased playing time, Finished 2008 strong, winter league performance

C Jeff Clement, Seattle Mariners - Increased playing time, gaining position flexibility (C, 1B, DH)

1B Kendry Morales, Los Angeles Angels - Full-time job, blistering hot in winter ball

3B Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals - Improving skills, better lineup, post-hype

CR Chris Davis, Texas Rangers - Amazing 2008 preview, off-the-chart projections

2B Mark Ellis, Oakland Athletics - Better BABIP luck, better lineup

SS Khalil Greene, St. Louis Cardinals - Out of Petco Field hell, better lineup

MI Bobby Crosby, Oakland Athletics - Healthy, new position flexibility, new batting coach

OF Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers - Improving skills, new opportunity, great lineup

OF Ryan Spilborghs, Colorado Rockies - Increased playing time, improving skills

OF Dan Murphy, New York Mets - Increased playing time

OF Shin-Soo Choo, Cleveland Indians - Increased playing time, improving skills

OF Jeff Francoeur, Atlanta Braves - Can't get worse, improved focus, he'll be a lot cheaper

UTL Julio Lugo, Boston Red Sox - Could still start but will play often either way, healthy

SP Joba Chamberlain, New York Yankees - Only health keeps him out of top ten starters

SP Josh Johnson, Florida Marlins - True Ace stuff, underrated team, finally healthy

SP Manny Parra, Milwaukee Brewers - Groundball Pitcher with strikeouts = Awesome

SP Wandy Rodriguez, Houston Astros - Improving skills, good stuff

SP Kevin Slowey, Minnesota Twins - improving skills, improved defense

MR Grant Balfour, Tampa Bay Rays - Dominating stuff, no clear closer

MR Octavio Dotel, Chicago White Sox - Closer stuff behind the declining Bobby Jenks

MR Ryan Franklin, St. Louis Cardinals - Experienced closer behind youthful save candidates

CL Frank Francisco, Texas Rangers - Healthy, the forgotten closer, not throwing chairs

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