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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Joey Votto Note
Joey Votto photo 16. Joey Votto
You don't often see a rebound season like Votto put up last year, and it was glorious. After three years of minimal power, Votto exploded for 36 home runs and a .563 slugging percentage. His Statcast page is a joy to look at - he was among he leaders in hard-hit rate, barrel percentage, exit velocity - and all greatly improved from his last few seasons. Yes, he struck out at a career-worst clip nd his batting average isn't ever going to approach .300 again, but that's just nitpicking. The bigger worry for Votto at this point is the total lack of protection in the Reds lineup, as Cincinnati has traded the vast majority of its decent offensive pieces. But that might prevent a buying opportunity for fantasy managers if Votto's ADP slips too far.
9 weeks ago
Tyler Stephenson Note
Tyler Stephenson photo 37. Tyler Stephenson
With Tucker Barnhart out of town, Stephenson will get his shot as the primary catcher for the Reds. He was extremely productive last year with a .797 OPS and 10 home runs in just 102 games, all while batting .286. Don't expect him to continue with his pace, as catchers often get overexposed when they take on more playing time. But he'll bat in the middle of the Cincinnati lineup, and when you're looking for a backstop who won't cost you anything but should give you fairly reliable production for the position, Stephenson is your guy.
7 weeks ago
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 43. Mike Moustakas
Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 65. Colin Moran
Jake Bauers Note
Jake Bauers photo 84. Jake Bauers