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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 17. 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.
28 weeks ago
Gleyber Torres Note
Gleyber Torres photo 20. Gleyber Torres
Forget about ever seeing Torres come close to the 38 home runs he hit in 2019. His power has come crashing back down to earth over the past two years, along with his batting average. He did rebound a bit in the second half, hitting .289 with six home runs and eight steals, but when those are the numbers that force you to have hope for his fantasy production, things aren't in great shape. He'll still bat in an outstanding lineup so his counting stats should have somewhat of a floor, but he's now an option you settle for, rather than target.
27 weeks ago
Tyler Wade Note
Tyler Wade photo 62. Tyler Wade
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 91. Marwin Gonzalez
Matt Carpenter Note
Matt Carpenter photo 101. Matt Carpenter
Oswaldo Cabrera Note
Oswaldo Cabrera photo 115. Oswaldo Cabrera