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6 Players To Draft for RBIs (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

6 Players To Draft for RBIs (2024 Fantasy Baseball)

Which players will be best positioned to drive in runs in 2024? Who can be relied on to come through in those RBI situations?

The group of hitters below, found at different points of fantasy baseball drafts per FantasyPros consensus ADP, have a track record of driving in runs and should get plenty of chances to do so while hitting in some of the game’s deepest lineups.

2024 Fantasy Baseball RBI Targets

Matt Olson (1B – ATL): ADP 16

There may be no better spot to drive in runs than from the heart of the Braves batting order. Matt Olson showed that last year, leading the Majors with a whopping 139 RBI. In fact, no other player was within even 20 RBI of the All-Star slugger. Olson’s monstrous season included a league-leading 54 homers with a .283 AVG, .389 OBP, 14.4 BB% and 55.1 HardHit%. All of those were new-career highs. Barring an unforeseen injury, Olson will drive in a ton of runs once again this season. In the second round, he should be drafted without hesitation.

Adolis Garcia (OF – TEX): ADP 44

Adolis Garcia is not likely to ever hit for a high average; he strikes out a ton. However, he has driven in at least 90 runs in each of the last three seasons. He set new career highs with 39 homers and 107 RBIs in 2023, leading the World Champions in both categories. Garcia will be right back behind the likes of Marcus Semien and Corey Seager in the Rangers’ lineup once again this year. A third straight 100-RBI season for Garcia is quite likely.

Nick Castellanos (OF – PHI): ADP 100

Nick Castellanos really struggled to find a groove during his first year in Philadelphia back in 2022. His second campaign with the Phillies went much better. Castellanos earned his second All-Star selection over the past three years and finished the season with 29 home runs, 37 doubles and a team-high 106 RBIs. Notable upticks in hard-hit rate (+8.4%) and barrel rate (+3.7%) certainly played into Castellanos’ bounce back. He should regularly step to the plate with runners on base this year, as he figures to line up right behind Trea Turner and Bryce Harper.

Max Muncy (3B – LAD): ADP 151

Yes, the trio of Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman is getting all of the attention in L.A. right now, and rightly so. Still, there are other big bats in this deep Dodgers’ lineup who could put up some huge numbers. Like Castellanos, Max Muncy was a fantasy disappointment in 2022. Even though he still hit just .212 last year, Muncy’s power rebounded significantly, going from a .188 ISO in 2022 to an elite .263 in 2023. With that, he also jumped from 21 to 36 homers and 69 to 105 RBIs while seeing just 14 more plate appearances. Even if he often sits against lefties, Muncy should bring home plenty of runs.

Justin Turner (1B, 2B, 3B – TOR): ADP 207

From a current longtime Dodgers star to a former one, Justin Turner proved he could still swing the bat in Boston last year. The opportunity to DH in more than half of the club’s games actually led to a career-high 626 plate appearances for him at age 38. He took advantage, posting a .276 AVG, .800 OPS, 23 long balls and 96 RBIs. Can Turner keep it going for at least one more year in Toronto? Well, it’s tough to bet against him at this point after driving in more than 80 runs in each of the last three seasons. Turner’s ratios and batted-ball profile have also remained remarkably consistent in that span.

Jose Abreu (1B – HOU): ADP 250

Jose Abreu got off to an atrocious first couple of months in Houston last year. After his first 50 games in an Astros uniform, it was reasonable to believe the then 36-year-old vet was plain washed up, as he had yet to hit a single home run and was lugging around an ugly .519 OPS with only 18 RBIs. Abreu finally hit his first deep drive of the 2023 season on May 28, and from that point forward, he was a solid producer. Marked improvements in hard-hit rate (+6.7%) and Barrel rate (+8.0%) were certainly a factor.

Though still not quite being the Abreu of old, the 2020 AL MVP put up a .768 OPS with 18 homers, 16 doubles and 72 RBI over his final 91 games last year. He did his best work with the bat in the playoffs, going 13 for 44 with four home runs and 13 RBI over 11 games. Abreu doesn’t appear to be done just yet, and his current 2024 draft stock screams buy.

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Nate Miller is a featured writer at FantasyPros and a 9-year veteran of the fantasy sports industry. For more from Nate, check out his archive and follow him on Twitter @Miller_RotoDad.

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