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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Anthony Rizzo Note
Anthony Rizzo photo 19. Anthony Rizzo
Rizzo re-signed with the Yankees this offseason, and that's pretty much as good a landing spot as fantasy managers could have hoped for. His counting stats will benefit with the strong lineup and short porch in right, and he still has productive seasons ahead of him. But Rizzo is a different player now than he was in his heyday, and the days of 30 home runs, double-digit steals, or batting averages in the high .200s are over. He can be useful for fantasy managers, but he's a low-end first baseman or decent corner infielder in mixed leagues at this point in his career. Nothing more.
29 weeks ago
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 20. DJ LeMahieu
LeMahieu seems like the poster child for the effect of the juiced ball. After drastically increasing his home run power over the previous few seasons, he hit just 10 home runs last year and his slugging percentage dropped to .362. LeMahieu had offseason surgery to repair a hernia, so perhaps his injury was bothering him longer than he let on and is responsible for his down year. But it's equally possible that at 33 years old, and without the juiced ball, LeMahieu just isn't as valuable a fantasy commodity as he used to be. Chances are, at the very least, that the days of a .300-plus batting average are gone, and now with likely low-teens home run potential, LeMahieu is more of a late-round pick whose main value is his position flexibility.
29 weeks ago
Jake Bauers Note
Jake Bauers photo 84. Jake Bauers
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 94. Marwin Gonzalez
Matt Carpenter Note
Matt Carpenter photo 106. Matt Carpenter
Ronald Guzman Note
Ronald Guzman photo 108. Ronald Guzman
Phillip Evans Note
Phillip Evans photo 119. Phillip Evans