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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Javier Baez Note
Javier Baez photo 7. Javier Baez
The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
11 weeks ago
Jonathan Schoop Note
Jonathan Schoop photo 24. Jonathan Schoop
Schoop is rarely talked about during prep season, but he has hit at least 21 home runs in each of his last five full seasons. That doesn't sound overly impressive, but that level of consistency in power from a second baseman is unusual and impressive. As usual, Schop was again among the league leaders in maximum exit velocity (117.1 MPH, a career high), and his hard hit rate was nearly five percentage points higher than his career average. The Tigers' lineup should be stronger this year with the addition of Javier Baez, and considering that Schoop is just 30 years old and has shown no signs of decline, there's every reason to expect his boring but stealthily productive numbers once again.
8 weeks ago
Willi Castro Note
Willi Castro photo 69. Willi Castro
Jack Lopez Note
Jack Lopez photo 80. Jack Lopez
Harold Castro Note
Harold Castro photo 98. Harold Castro
Kody Clemens Note
Kody Clemens photo 130. Kody Clemens