It is fantasy baseball season! Below, we’re focusing on fantasy baseball outfield sleepers.

No position in fantasy baseball is deeper than the outfield. Through all the excess options, it becomes even more important to find the top values and to not settle for “good enough” production. Here are five options going much later in drafts than they should based on their average draft position.

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Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Outfielders

Andrew Benintendi, Kansas City Royals

Benintendi moves from an extremely hitter-friendly environment at Fenway Park to the traditionally pitcher-friendly confines of Kaufman Stadium with his offseason trade from the Boston Red Sox to the Royals.

Even though Fenway was home, he has actually hit more home runs on the road. The Royals were active this offseason and should have a deep offense in 2021 with Benintendi set to hit second in the order. His exit velocity and hard-hit percentage peaked in 2019, and he’ll hope to wipe away a 2020 campaign in which he played just 14 games.

Mitch Haniger, Seattle Mariners

Haniger missed all of the 2020 season after being limited to just 63 games in 2019, but he’s slated to lead off for the Mariners this season in his return from injury.

He has a .212 career ISO and .317 BABIP and is projected by Baseball HQ for a modest 19 homers and 63 runs over 399 at-bats. He’ll eclipse those numbers if able to stay healthy.

Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee Brewers

Cain opted out of the 2020 campaign after just five games played and returns to a suddenly-crowded Brewers outfield. His impressive walk/strikeout splits in recent seasons and career .288/.348/.413 slash line should keep him near the top of the depth chart in either center or right field.

Whenever he’s in the lineup he’s expected to hit second ahead of 2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich, and that’s an enviable position for any fantasy asset.

Hunter Renfroe, Boston Red Sox

Renfroe will play for his third team in the last three years, but his power follows him everywhere. As a right-handed batter, he’s poised for success in the home confines of Fenway Park in 2021.

He’s projected for 25 homers in just 373 at-bats. Those numbers should be topped if he can continue his 2020 improvement on his walk and strikeout rates.

Raimel Tapia, Colorado Rockies

Expectations are rightfully down for the Rockies as a whole following the trade of 3B Nolan Arenado, but several players on teams like this often prove to be draft day steals.

Tapia, who slashed .321/.369/.402 over 51 games last year, is slated to lead off. He’ll be given the green light on the basepaths as the Rox are forced to create runs.

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