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Sleeper Alert Update, Part One

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Sleeper Alert Review

It's time to review my pre-season list of sleepers and see how these guys are doing as we approach the midway point of the season.

There were 54 players on the list. Here are the first 10. I will get to the rest of them as the weekend progresses.

Fernando Abad, LHP, Houston Astros: Made four starts in the Texas League, 3.00 ERA with 14/4 K/BB in 21 innings. Went on the disabled list in late April with a shoulder injury.

Kyle Allen, RHP, New York Mets: 4.55 ERA with 37/36 K/BB in 61 innings for St. Lucie in the Florida State League. Held back by control problems thus far.

Alexia Amarista, 2B, Los Angeles Angels: Hitting .315/.364/.471 with 15 steals for Rancho Cucamonga in the California League. Looks good right now.

Jeff Antigua, LHP, Chicago Cubs: 5.11 ERA with 52/24 K/BB in 62 innings for Peoria in the Midwest League, 64 hits allowed.  Not too hot.

Jon Bachanov, RHP, Los Angeles Angels:  5.18 ERA with 23/14 K/BB in 24 innings for Cedar Rapids in the Midwest League, 29 hits. Good strikeout rate, control is sketchy.

Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP, Colorado Rockies: 4.04 ERA for Asheville in the Sally League, but with a nice 37/6 K/BB in 36 innings and a 2.29 GO/AO. Still looks interesting to me.

Jeff Beliveau, LHP, Chicago Cubs: 2.66 ERA with 43/17 K/BB in 32 innings combined between Peoria and Daytona, 22 hits allowed. Walks are high, good K/IP and H/IP ratios however.

Robert Bell, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays:   6.20 ERA with 31/10 K/BB in 41 innings, 53 hits allowed for Double-A New Hampshire. Spent second half of May and first half of June on disabled list.

Nick Bucci, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers: 3.07 ERA with 45/35 K/BB in 59 innings for Low-A Wisconsin, 51 hits allowed. ERA is nice but not supported by components, but walk rate is too high, strikeout rate too low.

Jose Casilla, RHP, San Francisco Giants: 1.35 ERA with 23/10 K/BB in 27 innings for Low-A Augusta, 15 hits allowed, 1.90 GO/AO. Hit rate is very low, strikeouts OK, not bad overall.