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How to properly value sophomores for fantasy baseball

Nationals speedster Trea Turner hit the ground running as a rookie, but can he follow up with a solid sophomore campaign that lives up to the hype? USA Today Sports

Trea Turner posted an amazing set of numbers in just 307 at-bats last summer. He is being selected in the first round of most drafts, usually ahead of the still-elite future Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cabrera.

Gary Sanchez posted an amazing set of numbers in just 201 at-bats last summer. He is being selected as the second-best catcher in all of baseball, behind only Buster Posey.

Seung-Hwan Oh saved 19 games with a 2.15 ERA during the second half of last year. He is being selected ahead of Craig Kimbrel, who has averaged more than 40 saves per season for six years.

Besides being drafted far ahead of what logic would dictate, there is one other thing these players have in common. They are all sophomores, going into their second full season in the majors.