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With the Major League Baseball season approaching, baseball fans are more anxious than ever for this year's Fantasy Baseball. To serve these devoted stat crunchers, 989 Sports® has staged precise simulations of this year's MLB season on the perennial favorite PlayStation®2 videogame, MLB 2006 and compiled the statistics from the MLB 2006 seasons to forecast a selection of this season's Fantasy Sleepers and Busts. Here, you and your readers have the treasured inside scoop necessary to clean up in your Fantasy Baseball leagues.

Thanks to the ultra-realism of MLB 2006 by 989 Sports on PlayStation®2, the following data, listed by position, projects a Sleeper and Bust player for the 2005 MLB season. Draft smart!

1st Base
Sleeper - Craig Wilson Bust - J.T. Snow
Pittsburgh Pirates San Francisco Giants
2004 -- .264, 97 Runs, 29 HR, 82 RBI 2004 -- .327, 62 Runs, 12 HR, 60 RBI
2005 -- .331, 121 Runs, 33 HR, 108 RBI 2005 -- .256, 38 Runs, 7 HR, 36 RBI
2nd Base
Sleeper - Todd Walker Bust - Brett Boone
Chicago Cubs Seattle Mariners
2004 -- .274, 60 Runs, 15 HR, 50 RBI 2004 -- .251, 74 Runs, 24 HR, 83 RBI
2005 -- .331, 90 Runs, 33 HR, 78 RBI 2005 -- .238, 59 Runs, 10 HR, 62 RBI
3rd Base
Sleeper - Bill Mueller Bust - Adrian Beltre
Boston Red Sox Seattle Mariners
2004 -- .283, 75 Runs, 12 HR, 57 RBI 2004 -- .338, 104 Runs, 48 HR, 121 RBI
2005 -- .335, 103 Runs, 28 HR, 92 RBI 2005 -- .282, 87 Runs, 25 HR, 91 RBI
Short Stop
Sleeper - Michael Young Bust - Nomar Garciaparra
Texas Rangers Chicago Cubs
2004 -- .313, 114 Runs, 22 HR, 99 RBI 2004 -- .308, 24 Runs, 9 HR, 41 RBI
2005 -- .346, 125 Runs, 36 HR, 114 RBI 2005 -- .267, 84 Runs, 19 HR, 61 RBI
Left Field
Sleeper - Geoff Jenkins Bust - Jason Bay
Milwaukee Brewers Pittsburgh Pirates
2004 -- .264, 88 Runs, 27 HR, 93 RBI 2004 -- .282, 61 Runs, 26 HR, 82 RBI
2002 -- .324, 111 Runs, 35 HR, 102 RBI 2005 -- .248, 52 Runs, 14 HR, 45 RBI
Right Field
Sleeper - Brian Giles Bust - Mike Cameron
San Diego Padres New York Mets
2004 -- .284, 97 Runs, 23 HR, 94 RBI 2004 -- .231, 76 Runs, 30 HR, 76 RBI
2005 -- .325, 108 Runs, 34 HR, 118 RBI 2005 - .222, 49 Runs, 15 HR, 41 RBI
Center Field
Sleeper - Mark Kotsay Bust - Juan Pierre
Oakland Athletics Florida Marlins
2004 - .314, 78 Runs, 15 HR, 63 RBI 2004 -- .326, 100 Runs, 3 HR, 49 RBI
2005 -- .366, 114 Runs, 31 HR, 91 RBI 2005 -- .260, 64 Runs, 7 HR, 41 RBI
Catcher
Sleeper - Paul Lo Duca Bust - Javy Lopez
Florida Marlins Baltimore Orioles
2004 -- .286, 68 Runs, 13 HR, 80 RBI 2004 -- .316, 83 Runs, 23 HR, 86 RBI
2005 --.319, 89 Runs, 25 HR, 98 RBI 2005 -- .255, 61 Runs, 11 HR, 38 RBI
Pitcher
Sleeper - Jeremy Bonderman Bust - Jose Lima
Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals
2004 -- 11-13, 4.89 ERA, 168 SO 2004 -- 14-5, 4.01 ERA, 93 SO
2005 -- 19-6, 3.51 ERA, 181 SO 2005 -- 8-12, 4.89 ERA, 87 SO
Closers
Sleeper - Greg Aquino Bust - Jason Isringhausen
Arizona Diamondbacks St. Louis Cardinals
2004 -- 0-2, 3.06 ERA, 16 Saves, 26 SO 2004 -- 4-2, 2.87 ERA, 47 Saves, 71 SO
2005 - 5-2, 3.19 ERA, 31 Saves, 49 SO 2005 -- 2-6, 3.41 ERA, 28 Saves, 56 SO

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