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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 5. Keston Hiura
Hiura looked to be on the verge of superstardom heading into 2020, if he could just cut back on his bloated 30.7% strikeout rate. Instead, he struck out more than ever (34.6% of the time), en route to a league-leading 85 strikeouts. That led to a massive drop in production, notably in batting average, which fell from .303 in 2019 to .212 last year. Hiura was never a high-strikeout player in the minors. He never struck out more than 26.3% in any level and he had an overall strikeout rate of just 21%. If he can manage to cut down on the whiffs, he should be a top option at second base given his power and speed, but for now, drop him down your draft board a bit from where he was heading into 2020. He's still a borderline top-five option, especially since he will add first base eligibility after the Brewers signed Kolten Wong, but exercise more caution.
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Kolten Wong Note
Kolten Wong photo 24. Kolten Wong
Wong lands in a great situation with the Brewers, where he's expected to lead off in front of a strong lineup. His quality of contact is incredibly poor, but in Miller Park, he should be a good bet for 10-15 homers, and he'll throw in 15-20 steals despite having a fairly average sprint speed. There's not a ton of upside for Wong, but absent injury, there's not a whole lot of downside for him in Milwaukee either. He's not a startable second baseman in mixed leagues, but he's a fine middle infielder or bench option.
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Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 55. Luis Urias
Dee Strange-Gordon Note
Dee Strange-Gordon photo 73. Dee Strange-Gordon
Daniel Robertson Note
Daniel Robertson photo 103. Daniel Robertson
Logan Forsythe Note
Logan Forsythe photo 113. Logan Forsythe
Pablo Reyes Note
Pablo Reyes photo 151. Pablo Reyes