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The 2016 Sleeper Alert List

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Jacob deGrom, a Sleeper Alert player from 2013
Jacob deGrom, a Sleeper Alert player from 2013
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Here is a list of all players with the "Sleeper Alert" Tag in the 2016 Baseball Prospect Book. Production on the book should be complete tonight and we will be emailing the PDFs over the next 24 hours.

The purpose of a Sleeper Alert is to point out promising players ahead of the general knowledge curve. They are sometimes (but not always) well-known to close followers of their particular team, but haven't made their way into the broader baseball conversation yet.

Past Sleeper Alert success stories include Jacob deGrom, Roenis Elias, Jeurys Familia, Mike Fiers, Tyler Lyons, Nathan Karns, David Phelps, Devon Travis,Trevor Rosenthal, Eugenio Suarez, and Michael Taylor. Top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow was a Sleeper Alert player entering 2013, as he was transitioning from "interesting arm known to Pirates followers" to "top pitching prospect known to everyone."

Most sleeper alert players don't turn into Jacob deGrom or even Mike Fiers, of course. But it happens sometimes, and the point is to try and find these guys before everyone else does.

2016 Sleepers

Imani Abdullah, RHP, Dodgers
Albert Abreu, RHP, Astros
Telmito Agutin, OF, Nationals
Tyler Alexander, LHP, Tigers
Logan Allen, LHP, Padres

Eliezer Alvarez, 2B, Cardinals
Anthony Banda, LHP, Diamondbacks
Allen Cordoba, SS, Cardinals
Oscar De La Cruz, RHP, Cubs
Enyel De Los Santos, RHP, Padres

Bubba Derby, RHP, Brewers
Yandy Diaz, 3B, Indians
Mauricio Dubon, SS, Red Sox
Jose Espada, RHP, Blue Jays
Gray Fenter, RHP, Orioles

Chris Flexen, RHP, Mets
John Gant, RHP, Braves
Yeudy Garcia, RHP, Pirates
Isiah Gilliam, OF, Yankees
Josh Graham, RHP, Braves

Taylor Hearn, LHP, Nationals
Arnaldo Hernandez, RHP, Royals
Elieser Hernandez, RHp, Astros
Sam Hilliard, OF, Rockies
C.J. Hinojosa, INF, Giants

Jake Jewell, RHP, Angels
Brad Keller, RHP, Diamondbacks
Ryan Kellogg, LHP, Cubs
Dinelson Lamet, RHP, Padres
Andrew Lee, RHP, Nationals

Lazaro Leyva, RHP, Orioles
Shedric Long, 2B, Reds
Phil Maton, RHP, Padres
Patrick Mazeika, C, Mets
Anderson Miller, OF, Royals

Cody Mobley, RHP, Mariners
Taylor Motter, OF-INF, Rays
Carlos Munoz, 1B, Pirates
Trey Nielsen, RHP, Cardinals
Jio Orozco, RHP, Mariners

Chris Paddack, RHP, Marlins
Pedro Payano, RHP, Rangers
Cody Poteet, RHP, Marlins
Roberto Ramos, 1B, Rockies
Jesus Sanchez, OF, Rays

Zach Shepherd, 3B, Tigers
Corey Toups, SS, Royals
Blake Trahan, SS, Reds
Seth Varner, LHP, Reds
Carlos Vidal, OF, Yankees

Jose Vizcaino, Jr, 3B, Giants
LaMonte Wade, OF, Twins
Tyler Watson, LHP, Nationals
Lachlan Wells, LHP, Twins
Jamie Westbrook, 2B, Diamondbacks

Lucas Williams, 3B, Phillies
Ryan Williams, RHP, Cubs
Hunter Wood, RHP, Rays
Juan Yepez, 1B, Braves