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Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers: Chas McCormick, Lars Nootbaar, Kerry Carpenter (2024)

Fantasy Baseball Draft Sleepers: Chas McCormick, Lars Nootbaar, Kerry Carpenter (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
150 Chas McCormick HOU LF,CF,RF 100 203 157.8 23.8 172 22
155 Rhys Hoskins MIL 1B 104 231 161.2 26.1 186 31
168 Nathaniel Lowe TEX 1B 100 227 169.3 26.6 191 23
169 Willy Adames MIL SS 117 235 171.5 18.5 190 21
173 Jarren Duran BOS LF,CF 110 288 175.4 35.5 198 25
180 Lars Nootbaar STL LF,CF,RF 87 260 183 30.9 206 26
182 Edouard Julien MIN 2B,DH 102 301 183.9 36.6 220 38
186 Trevor Story BOS SS 125 282 188.3 36 216 30
190 Kerry Carpenter DET RF,DH 121 246 196 23 213 23
197 J.D. Martinez DH 120 353 201.8 26.9 226 29
198 Jarred Kelenic ATL LF,RF 171 259 202.3 18.4 234 36
199 Bo Naylor CLE C 149 316 203.6 28 222 23

Chas McCormick (HOU)

In his early career, Chas McCormick has shown notable progress in key offensive areas. Last season, he achieved 22 home runs, 19 steals, 70 RBIs, and scored 59 runs. At 28, he’s reduced his strikeout rate to 25.6% and enhanced his ability to get on base. Despite a likely dip in batting average (expected BA .248), McCormick presents a dual threat of power and speed, eyeing a 20/15 season. His ongoing development suggests potential as a valuable third outfielder in fantasy lineups.

Lars Nootbaar (STL)

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.

Kerry Carpenter (DET)

Heading into 2024, Kerry Carpenter is a viable OF5 option, known for his power-hitting capabilities, evidenced by his 20 home runs. With a stronger lineup supporting him, expect an improvement in his previous tally of 57 runs and 64 RBIs. While his plate discipline could be better, given his low walk rate and considerable strikeouts, his draft value remains accessible, not requiring a high pick.


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