Below are my 10 favorite sleeper hitters for Week 19 (Aug. 2-8), all rostered in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues.
Akil Baddoo LF
DET Detroit • #60 • Age: 24
Only two lefties on the schedule this week means you're advised to stick with Akil Baddoo, whose power stroke was rejuvenated in July.
DET Detroit • #13 • Age: 30
A lack of power was never the issue for Eric Haase, who just continues to mash. The toughest pitcher on the schedule for the Tigers this week might be Zach Plesac, which isn't saying much.
TOR Toronto • #25 • Age: 26
Maybe you don't have an opening at catcher and couldn't justify starting a catcher in your utility spot. Fair enough, but you better make sure the catcher you're starting has as much upside as this guy, who's finally beginning to break through while getting everyday at-bats.
DET Detroit • #1 • Age: 32
The power has been showing up for him lately, and that doesn't figure to change with his new team. He'll be facing a bunch of pitch-to-contact types this week.
WAS Washington • #9 • Age: 29
He ended up having a .941 OPS in July, though the power manifested more as doubles than home runs. An improved contact rate was largely to credit, and again, the Tigers aren't facing big bat-missers this week.
MIL Milwaukee • #9 • Age: 29
He's been hot since returning from a two-month absence for a shoulder subluxation, and the Marlins have the fourth-best hitter matchups this week, getting a series at Coors Field.
Adam Duvall CF
BOS Boston • #14 • Age: 34
He rejoins his former team in a good spot to do some damage, going against the patchwork Cardinals and Nationals rotations. He was at his best with the Braves last year and should benefit from being back in a deep lineup.
COL Colorado • #7 • Age: 26
He's showing signs of life again after slumping for most of July. A full week at Coors Field should help even if his splits say otherwise.
Rowdy Tellez 1B
MIL Milwaukee • #11 • Age: 27
He's one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now, and the Brewers won't have much incentive to take him out of the lineup with nothing but righties on the schedule this week.
Kyle Farmer SS
MIN Minnesota • #12 • Age: 32
He's also one of the hottest hitters in baseball, though without as much skill to back it up. He at least did a better job of elevating the ball in July, though, and that four-game series against the Pirates should position him to do more damage this week.