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Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers: Riley Greene, Vinnie Pasquantino, Lars Nootbaar (2024)

Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers: Riley Greene, Vinnie Pasquantino, Lars Nootbaar (2024)

When preparing for your fantasy baseball drafts, knowing which players to target and others to avoid is important. The amount of information available can be overwhelming, so a great way to condense the data and determine players to draft and others to leave for your leaguemates is to use our expert consensus fantasy baseball rankings compared to average draft position (ADP). In this way, you can identify players the experts are willing to reach for at ADP and others they are not drafting until much later than average. Let’s dive into a few notable players below.

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Advice

Rank Player Team Positions Best Worst Avg Std Dev ADP vs. ADP
104 Jordan Walker STL RF 65 166 106.7 11.9 121 17
120 Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B 83 237 126.8 16.8 146 26
121 Zack Gelof OAK 2B 76 170 127 16.9 142 21
125 Riley Greene DET CF 55 183 130.6 21.4 167 42
128 Jackson Chourio MIL CF 72 239 135.1 35.8 153 25
129 Ian Happ CHC LF 49 206 137.5 19 145 16
130 Jorge Soler SF RF,DH 122 179 137.9 9.7 158 28
139 TJ Friedl CIN LF,CF 96 239 146.8 24.3 156 17
151 Chas McCormick HOU LF,CF,RF 101 193 154.8 18.3 172 21
154 Rhys Hoskins MIL 1B 104 209 156.8 19.9 182 28
157 James Outman LAD CF 73 217 160 24.9 180 23
164 Wyatt Langford TEX LF 79 284 166.1 36.2 181 17
169 Nathaniel Lowe TEX 1B 128 227 169.5 19.1 188 19
171 Willy Adames MIL SS 131 209 170.4 16.1 191 20
175 Noelvi Marte CIN 3B 88 238 176 30.1 190 15
179 Edouard Julien MIN 2B,DH 130 301 178.8 27 221 42
180 Jarren Duran BOS LF,CF 146 287 181.1 25.8 198 18
181 Lars Nootbaar STL LF,CF,RF 138 240 182.2 22.3 207 26
187 Trevor Story BOS SS 127 270 188.4 32.3 214 27
188 Kerry Carpenter DET RF,DH 121 230 188.8 19.4 210 22
189 Ezequiel Tovar COL SS 150 293 189.3 18.8 203 14
193 J.D. Martinez DH 120 253 196.4 21.5 224 31
194 Jeimer Candelario CIN 1B,3B 143 241 199.8 20.7 212 18
199 Jarred Kelenic ATL LF,RF 171 232 202.8 14.5 228 29

Fantasy Baseball Draft Outlook

Vinnie Pasquantino (KC – 1B)

Vinnie Pasquantino’s 2023 shoulder injury cut his season short at 61 games. It was apparent he was dealing with something, as his usual stellar AVG and OBP dropped to .247 and .324. Assuming the shoulder is good to go, Pasquantino should be a significant boost to batting average and counting stats, batting close to Bobby Witt Jr.

Riley Greene (DET – OF)

In 2023, Riley Greene showcased significant improvement, increasing his batting performance to .288/.349/.447 in just a few more games than the previous season. Statcast highlights his prowess with numerous red indicators. Expected to hit around 17 home runs this year, Greene is poised to become the key figure in the Tigers’ youthful lineup. A reduction in strikeouts could further enhance his batting average and on-base percentage, potentially elevating him from a reliable OF3 to a promising OF2 in fantasy rankings.

Lars Nootbaar (STL – OF)

Lars Nootbaar’s 2023 season was hindered by injuries, including issues with his thumb, back, and a painful foul ball incident to his groin. Despite these setbacks, his potential remains high for 2024. With his proven on-base prowess and solid contact skills, Nootbaar is a promising pick for fantasy teams. If he stays injury-free, expect around 20 homers and a chance for 10 steals. His role as the leadoff hitter against right-handers in the Cardinals’ uncertain lineup secures his playing time. Nootbaar is a valuable late-round draft choice for fantasy managers, especially if he maintains good health.


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