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Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT SLEEPER: CHARLIE TILSON OUTFIELDER CHICAGO WHITE SOX

With the Chicago White Sox in full rebuild mode, their roster figures to be dotted with quite a bit of rookies and untested young players.  Often situations such as this can be a fertile ground for fantasy baseball draft sleepers and one could reside here in centerfield where reportedly the speedy Charlie Tilson will be considered the favorite to serve as the team's starter there.  A former second round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals back in 2011, Tilson quickly showed himself to be a tremendous stolen base weapon in their system and then later for the White Sox.  Consider that in 2015 at Double-A, Tilson swiped 46 bases, scored 85 runs, and batted a solid .293.  This set the stage for Tilson to be promoted to Triple-A for the start of 2016, with a chance he could be called up with a hot start there.  Tilson certainly did his part as he swiped 15 more bases, scored 53 runs, and batted .282 before a serious hamstring injury finished him early after just 100 games in the minors and one with the White Sox themselves.  Now fully healed from the injury, Tilson is taking aim at the centerfield spot for 2017 and the opportunity to possible be the leadoff batter as well.  Tilson has the skills to be an excellent leadoff man as he has speed to burn to go along with a good eye at the dish (8.4 BB/9 at Triple-A last season) which will help him post good batting averages.  Think Gerardo Parra with much more pure speed and you have yourself a very interesting stolen base sleeper for 2017 fantasy baseball.  In other words, be sure you continue not reaching for pure speed guys in the draft as there are plenty of players like Tilson who can help there residing in the late rounds each spring.


2 comments:

  1. Great name...VERY under the radar!

    You taking any recommendations for sleeper write ups this year? Interested on your take for Ryon Healy, Justin Bour, Max Kepler, Miguel Sano, Nick Castellanos, Ryan Schimpf and Tyler Naquin...especially as it relates to their HR possibilities. 30++ options here?

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    1. Did Heoly a few days ago. It is in busts page. Talked about Bour the other day as well. Like him as a cheap source of pop. Will work on others.

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