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2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Mookie Betts Note
Mookie Betts photo 1. Mookie Betts LAD
Mookie Betts, at 30, continues to be an elite asset in fantasy baseball with a .307/.408/.579 slash line, 39 homers, 126 runs, and 107 RBIs in 2023. Though his 14 stolen bases are modest, Betts compensates with power and a superb eye, boasting a 13.9% walk rate and an elite 15.4% strikeout rate. He continued to be durable, playing in 152 games with 693 plate appearances. As Betts ages, expect a trade-off of speed for power, yet with a sustained high average. The Dodgers' strong lineup bolsters him, and his multi-position eligibility makes him a dependable, Top-6 fantasy asset.
16 weeks ago
Ozzie Albies Note
Ozzie Albies photo 2. Ozzie Albies ATL
After an injury-marred 2022 season, Ozzie Albies made a triumphant return in 2023, reasserting himself as one of the premier second basemen in the league. At just 26, Albies has already etched his name as a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger recipient. The 2023 season saw him play 148 games, boasting a robust 124 OPS+, and delivering a .280/.336/.513 slash line. Albies' power was on full display, with a career-high 33 home runs and 109 RBIs, part of his 68 extra-base hits. This marked improvement in power numbers was complemented by a more patient approach at the plate, evident in his on-base percentage. He also contributed 13 stolen bases. Albie's blend of power, speed, and defense makes him a top fantasy pick, especially at a position not typically known for such prolific power numbers.
16 weeks ago
Marcus Semien Note
Marcus Semien photo 3. Marcus Semien TEX
Marcus Semien excelled in the 2023 season with a .276 batting average across 670 at-bats. He demonstrated notable power, hitting 28 home runs and driving in 100 RBIs. Over his career, Semien has a .258 average with 215 home runs and 120 stolen bases. For the 2024 season, fantasy managers can look to Semien for consistent power and run production in a powerful lineup that should get even better as the young hitters come into their own. His ability to contribute in multiple categories and projections in the 25 HR and 100 RBI range, along with double-digit steals, should make him the top 2B off the board after Mookie Betts.
16 weeks ago
Jose Altuve Note
Jose Altuve photo 4. Jose Altuve HOU
Jose Altuve began the season dealing with an injury he sustained in the World Baseball Classic. Upon his return, he delivered a stellar .311 batting average and .915 OPS in the 2023 season over 360 at-bats. His 14 home runs and 51 RBIs showcased his power, while 14 stolen bases highlighted his agility on the basepaths. Altuve's career stats, with a .307 average, 209 home runs, and 293 stolen bases, emphasize his long-term consistency and multi-dimensional play​​​​. In the 2023 postseason, he maintained a solid .286 average, adding to his reputation for performing in high-pressure situations. Altuve remains a prime fantasy pick in 2024, offering reliability in batting average and diverse category contributions.
16 weeks ago
Gleyber Torres Note
Gleyber Torres photo 5. Gleyber Torres NYY
Gleyber Torres rewarded fantasy managers who took a chance on him in 2023. He hit 25 home runs, stole 13 bases, and scored 90 runs in an offense that lacked Aaron Judge for two-thirds of the season. Now that Juan Soto is in tow, Torres should creep to the century mark in runs, and he no longer comes with the baggage of a bad K%. He reduced his strikeout rate from 22.6 percent to 14.6, and he used that increased contact to raise his batting average to .273 (xBA .283) and his OBP to .347 without losing anything in his slugging. Torres is a Top 10 second baseman in 2024.
16 weeks ago
Nico Hoerner Note
Nico Hoerner photo 6. Nico Hoerner CHC
Nico Hoerner impressed in 2023 with a .283 batting average and 43 stolen bases, highlighting his speed and versatility. Earning a Rawlings NL Gold Glove, he excelled defensively while being a consistent offensive contributor, scoring 98 runs and amassing 175 hits. His ability to consistently reach base reflected in 688 plate appearances, and his prowess on the basepaths make him a valuable fantasy asset. Going into 2024, Hoerner is poised to continue his multi-category contributions, with a particular emphasis on stolen bases and runs, making him a solid pick in fantasy baseball.
16 weeks ago
Ha-Seong Kim Note
Ha-Seong Kim photo 7. Ha-Seong Kim SD
Entering the 2024 season, Ha-Seong Kim has established himself as a valuable asset for fantasy baseball managers. At 28 years old, Kim's versatility on the field is evident with his multi-positional eligibility. His performance in 2023 was impressive, as he racked up 84 runs, 140 hits, 17 home runs, and an exceptional 38 stolen bases, ranking fifth in the NL for steals. This was a significant increase from his 12 stolen bases in 2022. Kim had 626 plate appearances and 538 at-bats during the season, highlighting his consistent presence in the lineup. His advanced metrics indicate an increased comfort at the plate, reflected in his improved walk and strikeout rates and his on-base plus slugging (OPS) reaching .749. Kim's blend of speed, improving power, and position versatility make him a strong asset for fantasy teams. His growth at the plate and on the field suggests the potential for an even more impactful 2024 season.
16 weeks ago
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 8. Ketel Marte ARI
Ketel Marte posted a .276 batting average, hit 25 home runs, and contributed 82 RBIs over 150 games. He also notched 94 runs, eight stolen bases, and an OPS of .843. While his power and hitting haven't always peaked simultaneously, his overall performance, including an OPS+ over 100 in the last five full MLB seasons, underscores his reliability. Marte's overall hitting profile lands in the 90th percentile on Statcast. He should continue batting near the top of an exciting Arizona lineup, and another 20/90/80 season should be on its way.
16 weeks ago
Andres Gimenez Note
Andres Gimenez photo 9. Andres Gimenez CLE
Bryson Stott Note
Bryson Stott photo 10. Bryson Stott PHI
Bryson Stott took quite the leap in 2023, richly rewarding fantasy managers who probably grabbed him on waivers. He played in 151 games, smacking 15 home runs and stealing 31 bases. He scored 78 runs, knocked in 62, and slashed .280/.329/.419. How much can this production be trusted going forward? The 15 HR and 25+ SB are sustainable, but fantasy managers should expect a drop in batting average, though not to an extreme degree. Second base looks a little shallow this season, leaving Stott as an acceptable 2B1 who you can get in the ninth round or later.
16 weeks ago
Zack Gelof Note
Zack Gelof photo 11. Zack Gelof OAK
Zack Gelof arrived on the scene in Oakland and appeared in 69 games, grabbing 300 plate appearances and demonstrating his future 20/20 ability. While it is difficult to have faith in any player in the Athletics organization, the advantage there is that it creates a discounted market for his services. Gelof is worth targeting in the 12th round or later, depending on how sharp your league is.
16 weeks ago
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 12. Luis Arraez SD
Last season was a landmark year for Luis Arraez. He became one of baseball's best hitters known for his exceptional contact skills, underlined by his .354 batting average, .393 on-base percentage, and .469 slugging percentage. He tallied 203 hits and 10 home runs over 617 plate appearances. Arraez's success is attributed to his elite strike-zone recognition and smart swing decisions. While chances are high that he won't hit .354 again, his xBA was still .325, and he is in the 100th percentile in K% and Whiff%. Arraez is THE stereotypical "empty batting average" player, but he is a nice offset to a power-only guy.
16 weeks ago
Thairo Estrada Note
Thairo Estrada photo 13. Thairo Estrada SF
Thairo Estrada played in 120 games last season for the Giants, and he took a step back in many of the hitting metrics. His BB% went from 6.1 to 4.2, and his K% went from 16.5 to 22.6. He managed a .271 batting average, though an unsustainable .331 BABIP boosted this. His numbers will probably land in between these two seasons, but he doesn't offer much in the way of upside.
16 weeks ago
Spencer Steer Note
Spencer Steer photo 14. Spencer Steer CIN
Spencer Steer is expected to be eligible for 1B/3B/OF, and possibly even 2B in some formats. With a solid 2023 season of 156 games, 23 homers, and 15 steals for the Reds, Steer is a promising fantasy pick. Batting in the middle of an exciting lineup with huge potential, he's on track to surpass his 86 RBI from last year. While not standing out in advanced metrics, Steer's consistent performance offers value in Round 9 and beyond, and the fact he plays half his games at Great American Ballpark is a plus for fantasy managers.
16 weeks ago
Nolan Gorman Note
Nolan Gorman photo 15. Nolan Gorman STL
Nolan Gorman offers the possibility of 30 home runs from the second base position, and you can have him past pick 180. The question is how many opportunities he will have, given that his K% is north of 30. Gorman feels like the type of fantasy player who hits most of his home runs while on your bench because you benched him after a week of 40 strikeouts. If your ratios are protected elsewhere, Gorman can provide pop in your MI slot.
16 weeks ago
Edouard Julien Note
Edouard Julien photo 16. Edouard Julien MIN
Isaac Paredes Note
Isaac Paredes photo 17. Isaac Paredes TB
Jonathan India Note
Jonathan India photo 18. Jonathan India CIN
Jorge Polanco Note
Jorge Polanco photo 19. Jorge Polanco SEA
Christopher Morel Note
Christopher Morel photo 20. Christopher Morel CHC
Brandon Drury Note
Brandon Drury photo 21. Brandon Drury LAA
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 22. Brandon Lowe TB
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 23. Ryan McMahon COL
Jackson Holliday Note
Jackson Holliday photo 24. Jackson Holliday BAL
Luis Rengifo Note
Luis Rengifo photo 25. Luis Rengifo LAA
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 26. Tommy Edman STL
Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 27. Justin Turner TOR
Brendan Donovan Note
Brendan Donovan photo 28. Brendan Donovan STL
Gavin Lux Note
Gavin Lux photo 29. Gavin Lux LAD
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 30. Jeff McNeil NYM
Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 31. Whit Merrifield FA
Matt McLain Note
Matt McLain photo 32. Matt McLain CIN
Jordan Westburg Note
Jordan Westburg photo 33. Jordan Westburg BAL
Jake Cronenworth Note
Jake Cronenworth photo 34. Jake Cronenworth SD
Colt Keith Note
Colt Keith photo 35. Colt Keith DET
Amed Rosario Note
Amed Rosario photo 36. Amed Rosario TB
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 37. Brendan Rodgers COL
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 38. DJ LeMahieu NYY
Willi Castro Note
Willi Castro photo 39. Willi Castro MIN
Brice Turang Note
Brice Turang photo 40. Brice Turang MIL
Luis Garcia Note
Luis Garcia photo 41. Luis Garcia WSH
Davis Schneider Note
Davis Schneider photo 42. Davis Schneider TOR
Michael Massey Note
Michael Massey photo 43. Michael Massey KC
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 44. Jon Berti NYY
Zach McKinstry Note
Zach McKinstry photo 45. Zach McKinstry DET
Miguel Vargas Note
Miguel Vargas photo 46. Miguel Vargas LAD
Jose Caballero Note
Jose Caballero photo 47. Jose Caballero TB
Geraldo Perdomo Note
Geraldo Perdomo photo 48. Geraldo Perdomo ARI
Joey Ortiz Note
Joey Ortiz photo 49. Joey Ortiz MIL
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 50. Cavan Biggio LAD
Mauricio Dubon Note
Mauricio Dubon photo 51. Mauricio Dubon HOU
Jared Triolo Note
Jared Triolo photo 52. Jared Triolo PIT
Liover Peguero Note
Liover Peguero photo 53. Liover Peguero PIT
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 54. Josh Rojas SEA
Tyler Black Note
Tyler Black photo 55. Tyler Black MIL
Oswald Peraza Note
Oswald Peraza photo 56. Oswald Peraza NYY
Xavier Edwards Note
Xavier Edwards photo 57. Xavier Edwards MIA
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 58. Luis Urias SEA
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 59. Kike Hernandez LAD
Kyle Farmer Note
Kyle Farmer photo 60. Kyle Farmer MIN
Justin Foscue Note
Justin Foscue photo 61. Justin Foscue TEX
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 62. Adam Frazier KC
Darell Hernaiz Note
Darell Hernaiz photo 63. Darell Hernaiz OAK
Nick Gordon Note
Nick Gordon photo 64. Nick Gordon MIA
Ronny Mauricio Note
Ronny Mauricio photo 65. Ronny Mauricio NYM
Taylor Walls Note
Taylor Walls photo 66. Taylor Walls TB
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 67. Nick Madrigal CHC
Oswaldo Cabrera Note
Oswaldo Cabrera photo 68. Oswaldo Cabrera NYY
Blaze Alexander Note
Blaze Alexander photo 69. Blaze Alexander ARI
Thomas Saggese Note
Thomas Saggese photo 70. Thomas Saggese STL
Tyler Freeman Note
Tyler Freeman photo 71. Tyler Freeman CLE
Orelvis Martinez Note
Orelvis Martinez photo 72. Orelvis Martinez TOR
Nicky Lopez Note
Nicky Lopez photo 73. Nicky Lopez CWS
Ji Hwan Bae Note
Ji Hwan Bae photo 74. Ji Hwan Bae PIT
Luisangel Acuna Note
Luisangel Acuna photo 75. Luisangel Acuna NYM
Joey Loperfido Note
Joey Loperfido photo 76. Joey Loperfido HOU
Enmanuel Valdez Note
Enmanuel Valdez photo 77. Enmanuel Valdez BOS
Jordan Diaz Note
Jordan Diaz photo 78. Jordan Diaz OAK
Andy Ibanez Note
Andy Ibanez photo 79. Andy Ibanez DET
Nick Gonzales Note
Nick Gonzales photo 80. Nick Gonzales PIT
Jace Jung Note
Jace Jung photo 81. Jace Jung DET
Matt Shaw Note
Matt Shaw photo 82. Matt Shaw CHC
Ramon Urias Note
Ramon Urias photo 83. Ramon Urias BAL
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 84. Garrett Hampson KC
Samad Taylor Note
Samad Taylor photo 85. Samad Taylor SEA
Andruw Monasterio Note
Andruw Monasterio photo 86. Andruw Monasterio MIL
Connor Norby Note
Connor Norby photo 87. Connor Norby BAL
Romy Gonzalez Note
Romy Gonzalez photo 88. Romy Gonzalez BOS
Vidal Brujan Note
Vidal Brujan photo 89. Vidal Brujan MIA
Owen Miller Note
Owen Miller photo 90. Owen Miller MIL
Kolten Wong Note
Kolten Wong photo 91. Kolten Wong FA
Santiago Espinal Note
Santiago Espinal photo 92. Santiago Espinal CIN
Ernie Clement Note
Ernie Clement photo 93. Ernie Clement TOR
Adael Amador Note
Adael Amador photo 94. Adael Amador COL
Nick Loftin Note
Nick Loftin photo 95. Nick Loftin KC
Casey Schmitt Note
Casey Schmitt photo 96. Casey Schmitt SF
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 97. Dylan Moore SEA
Elvis Andrus Note
Elvis Andrus photo 98. Elvis Andrus FA
Richard Palacios Note
Richard Palacios photo 99. Richard Palacios CLE
Rodolfo Castro Note
Rodolfo Castro photo 100. Rodolfo Castro PHI
Abraham Toro Note
Abraham Toro photo 101. Abraham Toro OAK
Donovan Solano Note
Donovan Solano photo 102. Donovan Solano SD
Coco Montes Note
Coco Montes photo 103. Coco Montes COL
Jace Peterson Note
Jace Peterson photo 104. Jace Peterson FA
Tony Kemp Note
Tony Kemp photo 105. Tony Kemp CIN
Termarr Johnson Note
Termarr Johnson photo 106. Termarr Johnson PIT
Jean Segura Note
Jean Segura photo 107. Jean Segura FA
Lenyn Sosa Note
Lenyn Sosa photo 108. Lenyn Sosa CWS
Juan Brito Note
Juan Brito photo 109. Juan Brito CLE
Aledmys Diaz Note
Aledmys Diaz photo 110. Aledmys Diaz HOU
Braden Shewmake Note
Braden Shewmake photo 111. Braden Shewmake CWS
Zack Short Note
Zack Short photo 112. Zack Short ATL
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 113. Eduardo Escobar FA
Ryan Bliss Note
Ryan Bliss photo 114. Ryan Bliss SEA
Jake Alu Note
Jake Alu photo 115. Jake Alu WSH
Miles Mastrobuoni Note
Miles Mastrobuoni photo 116. Miles Mastrobuoni CHC
Jorbit Vivas Note
Jorbit Vivas photo 117. Jorbit Vivas NYY
Austin Martin Note
Austin Martin photo 118. Austin Martin MIN
Ildemaro Vargas Note
Ildemaro Vargas photo 119. Ildemaro Vargas WSH
Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 120. Keston Hiura LAA
Michael Stefanic Note
Michael Stefanic photo 121. Michael Stefanic LAA
Oliver Dunn Note
Oliver Dunn photo 122. Oliver Dunn MIL
Nick Maton Note
Nick Maton photo 123. Nick Maton BAL
Alan Trejo Note
Alan Trejo photo 124. Alan Trejo FA
Jonathan Schoop Note
Jonathan Schoop photo 125. Jonathan Schoop FA
Harold Castro Note
Harold Castro photo 126. Harold Castro FA
James Triantos Note
James Triantos photo 127. James Triantos CHC
Pablo Reyes Note
Pablo Reyes photo 128. Pablo Reyes NYM
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 129. David Fletcher ATL
Sam Haggerty Note
Sam Haggerty photo 130. Sam Haggerty SEA
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 131. Rougned Odor NYY
Luis Guillorme Note
Luis Guillorme photo 132. Luis Guillorme LAA
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 133. Michael Chavis CWS
Matthew Batten Note
Matthew Batten photo 134. Matthew Batten SD
Nasim Nunez Note
Nasim Nunez photo 135. Nasim Nunez WSH
Yu Chang Note
Yu Chang photo 136. Yu Chang TB
Tucupita Marcano Note
Tucupita Marcano photo 137. Tucupita Marcano SD
Josh Harrison Note
Josh Harrison photo 138. Josh Harrison FA
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 139. Hanser Alberto FA
Christian Arroyo Note
Christian Arroyo photo 140. Christian Arroyo MIL
Andrew Velazquez Note
Andrew Velazquez photo 141. Andrew Velazquez ATL
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 142. Leury Garcia ATL
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 143. Kevin Newman ARI
Matt Duffy Note
Matt Duffy photo 144. Matt Duffy FA
Jeter Downs Note
Jeter Downs photo 145. Jeter Downs NYY
David Villar Note
David Villar photo 146. David Villar SF
Zach Remillard Note
Zach Remillard photo 147. Zach Remillard CWS
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 148. Diego Castillo MIN
Danny Mendick Note
Danny Mendick photo 149. Danny Mendick CWS
Terrin Vavra Note
Terrin Vavra photo 150. Terrin Vavra BAL
Jose Fermin Note
Jose Fermin photo 151. Jose Fermin STL
Brett Wisely Note
Brett Wisely photo 152. Brett Wisely SF
Mark Mathias Note
Mark Mathias photo 153. Mark Mathias CIN
Angel Martinez Note
Angel Martinez photo 154. Angel Martinez CLE
Jonathan Arauz Note
Jonathan Arauz photo 155. Jonathan Arauz FA
Otto Lopez Note
Otto Lopez photo 156. Otto Lopez MIA
Hoy Park Note
Hoy Park photo 157. Hoy Park OAK
Charles Leblanc Note
Charles Leblanc photo 158. Charles Leblanc LAA
David Hensley Note
David Hensley photo 159. David Hensley HOU
Aaron Schunk Note
Aaron Schunk photo 160. Aaron Schunk COL
Jahmai Jones Note
Jahmai Jones photo 161. Jahmai Jones NYY
Livan Soto Note
Livan Soto photo 162. Livan Soto CIN
Yunior Severino Note
Yunior Severino photo 163. Yunior Severino MIN
Wenceel Perez Note
Wenceel Perez photo 164. Wenceel Perez DET
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 165. Niko Goodrum BAL
Irving Lopez Note
Irving Lopez photo 166. Irving Lopez FA
Pedro Leon Note
Pedro Leon photo 167. Pedro Leon HOU
Adam Kennedy Note
Adam Kennedy photo 168. Adam Kennedy FA
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 169. David Bote CHC
Hunter Stovall Note
Hunter Stovall photo 170. Hunter Stovall COL
Alejo Lopez Note
Alejo Lopez photo 171. Alejo Lopez ATL
Yonny Hernandez Note
Yonny Hernandez photo 172. Yonny Hernandez MIL
Chris Owings Note
Chris Owings photo 173. Chris Owings LAD
Cole Tucker Note
Cole Tucker photo 174. Cole Tucker LAA
Logan Davidson Note
Logan Davidson photo 175. Logan Davidson OAK