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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 7. Cavan Biggio
Biggio doesn't hit the ball particularly well and is passive almost to a fault. He swung at just 36% of the pitches he saw last year, third-fewest in MLB, and that represents a continued trend. That passivity leads to increased strikeouts, but also plenty of walks, as Biggio took a free pass 15.5% of the time last season, which ranked in the top 8 percent of baseball. Despite not making consistently strong contact, Biggio has hit 24 home runs in his 159 major league games, and he's added on 107 runs and 20 steals. Those numbers play extremely well for fantasy, particularly at the weak second base position. Biggio is likely to add third base eligibility with the Blue Jays' addition of Marcus Semien, which should only add to his value, and he makes a fine pick if you can nab him in the fifth round or so where his ADP generally lands.
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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 15. Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Gurriel Jr. has developed into an extremely strong major league hitter, showing far more power than he did in the minors. He makes consistently strong (though not elite) contact, and although he swings a ton, his strikeout rate isn't prohibitive. Gurriel isn't going to be elite in any category, but he's going to provide some value in all five. Batting in an excellent lineup and hitter's park (whichever one it may be), Gurriel should be a fine pick in drafts in all formats.
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Joe Panik Note
Joe Panik photo 94. Joe Panik
Forrest Wall Note
Forrest Wall photo 125. Forrest Wall
Breyvic Valera Note
Breyvic Valera photo 129. Breyvic Valera