Sleepers: Marlins' Ruggiano fits the bill
March, 18, 2013
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
What Miami Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano accomplished last season was a testament not only to perseverance and making good on opportunity, but also how interesting minor league numbers, even for older fellows not given the top prospect tag, can translate to the big leagues. After all, Ruggiano was a long-time fixture buried in the Tampa Bay Rays' organization who hit for modest power and stole enough bases to matter, albeit with a few too many strikeouts. When given the chance to show his skills regularly in 2012, that's precisely what he did -- decent homers and steals rates, with a lot of K's -- aiding many a fantasy owner in the process.