With the dearth of first base options available, late round stashes could pay dividends as the season progresses. One name to keep in mind, Garrett Cooper . A bit of a late bloomer, Cooper slashed a respectable .281/.344/.446 last year in 107 games spanning 421 plate appearances. He scored 52 runs with 15 home runs and 50 RBI. Cooper lost time to injury and as a part of fluid playing time. One plus for Cooper on a team’s bench or in a deep league, his eligibility at first base and outfield.

Last year, Cooper recorded a 7.8 walk percentage with a 26.1 strikeout rate. His isolated power of .165 accompanies a 23.8 home run per fly ball percentage. He made strides in terms of plate discipline cutting his swinging strike percentage by 4.6 percent, increased his contact rate by over 11 points to 79 percent and his Z-Contact (in the strike zone) by over 10 points. All strong building blocks in his development.

According to Stacast, Cooper registered 272 batted ball events with 26...