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Lastings Milledge is a fantasy draft sleeper

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I haven't played fantasy baseball since 1988, back when it was called something else (check the picture, young readers) and Jose Canseco was an incredible steal in the third round.

So I'm not really up to date on such things. But I did notice an interesting tidbit in a release about Rotoworld.com and its traffic increases in advance of baseball fantasy drafts. (Up 108 percent in page views and 94 percent in unique visitors in the past year.)

Turns out actual front office types use the site. The release said the Yankees get a mapping file each spring from Rotoworld so they can link to its player information from their internal scouting database.

I'm not sure what that means, but it sounds impressive.

Are fantasy drafts over already, or do they happen after the Red Sox opener in Japan? If the latter, here are some lists from the site:

Top five sleepers:

1) Ian Kinsler (Rangers)

2) Lastings Milledge (Nationals)

3) Conor Jackson (Diamondbacks)

4) Jeremy Hermida (Marlins)

5) Dustin McGowan (Blue Jays)

Top five busts:

1) Roy Oswalt (Astros)

2) Jeremy Bonderman (Tigers)

3) Edgar Renteria (Tigers)

4) Carlos Delgado (Mets)

5) Jose Guillen (Royals)

Top five "let someone else draft them":

1) Aaron Rowand (Giants)

2) Barry Zito (Giants)

3) Mike Lowell (Red Sox)

4) Joe Borowski (Indians)

5) Dontrelle Willis (Tigers)

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