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2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Jose Ramirez Note
Jose Ramirez photo 1. Jose Ramirez CLE
Manny Machado Note
Manny Machado photo 2. Manny Machado SD
Nolan Arenado Note
Nolan Arenado photo 3. Nolan Arenado COL
Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 4. Anthony Rendon LAA
Alex Bregman Note
Alex Bregman photo 5. Alex Bregman HOU
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 6. DJ LeMahieu NYY
Rafael Devers Note
Rafael Devers photo 7. Rafael Devers BOS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 8. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR
Guerrero Jr. comes into 2021 with fantasy managers asking the same question they asked the year before: can he stop hitting the ball on the ground so much? A 49.6% ground-ball rate was bad in 2019, but a 54.6% ground ball rate in 2020 was downright egregious. Guerrero Jr. hits the ball really, really hard. He was in the top seven percent of MLB in average exit velocity (92.5 MPH) and hard hit rate (50.8%). But until he learns to stop pounding the ball into the dirt, his power upside will be limited. There will be some fantasy manager in your league willing to bet on the upside, so if you want Guerrero Jr., you're going to have to draft him before his numbers say you should. This may indeed be the year that everything clicks. But you'll have to pay to find out.
5 days ago
Eugenio Suarez Note
Eugenio Suarez photo 9. Eugenio Suarez CIN
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 10. Jeff McNeil NYM
Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 11. Yoan Moncada CWS
Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 12. Max Muncy LAD
Matt Chapman Note
Matt Chapman photo 13. Matt Chapman OAK
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 14. Kris Bryant CHC
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 15. Tommy Edman STL
Alec Bohm Note
Alec Bohm photo 16. Alec Bohm PHI
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 17. Wil Myers SD
Gio Urshela Note
Gio Urshela photo 18. Gio Urshela NYY
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 19. Mike Moustakas CIN
Ryan Mountcastle Note
Ryan Mountcastle photo 20. Ryan Mountcastle BAL
Mountcastle followed up a successful minor-league career with a strong 35-game stint in the majors last year. Not only did he bat .333 with an .878 OPS and a 139 wRC+, but he also walked 7.9% of the time, far above what he showed in the minors. The batting average is unsustainable - he was a .295 hitter in the minors and last year he relied on a .398 BABIP despite sub-par average exit velocity and a middling line drive rate. But playing in Camden Yards should certainly keep his production high, and batting in the middle of the Orioles lineup should lead to enough RBI chances to make him a rosterable, if not startable, fantasy option.
4 days ago
Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 21. Ke'Bryan Hayes PIT
Hayes had an outstanding 24-game run with the Pirates last year, hitting five home runs with an 1.124 OPS and a 55.4% hard-hit rate, which would have ranked seventh best in the majors had he had enough plate appearances. But that was far more offensve production than he had shown in the minors, where he totaled just a .752 OPS with 25 home runs in 461 career games. Hayes makes a ton of contact and should bat near the top of the Pirates order this year, so even if he regresses some offensively, he should still find enough counting stats to be useful. But don't expect 2020's power levels.
4 days ago
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 22. Nick Solak TEX
Josh Donaldson Note
Josh Donaldson photo 23. Josh Donaldson MIN
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 24. Ian Happ CHC
Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 25. Justin Turner FA
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 26. Dylan Moore SEA
Miguel Sano Note
Miguel Sano photo 27. Miguel Sano MIN
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 28. J.D. Davis NYM
Brian Anderson Note
Brian Anderson photo 29. Brian Anderson MIA
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 30. David Fletcher LAA
Kyle Seager Note
Kyle Seager photo 31. Kyle Seager SEA
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 32. Austin Riley ATL
Yuli Gurriel Note
Yuli Gurriel photo 33. Yuli Gurriel HOU
Tommy La Stella Note
Tommy La Stella photo 34. Tommy La Stella FA
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 35. Hunter Dozier KC
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 36. Ryan McMahon COL
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 37. Jon Berti MIA
Jeimer Candelario Note
Jeimer Candelario photo 38. Jeimer Candelario DET
Renato Nunez Note
Renato Nunez photo 39. Renato Nunez FA
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 40. Eduardo Escobar ARI
Bobby Dalbec Note
Bobby Dalbec photo 41. Bobby Dalbec BOS
Joey Wendle Note
Joey Wendle photo 42. Joey Wendle TB
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 43. Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 44. Luis Arraez MIN
Evan Longoria Note
Evan Longoria photo 45. Evan Longoria SF
Ty France Note
Ty France photo 46. Ty France SEA
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 47. Hanser Alberto FA
Maikel Franco Note
Maikel Franco photo 48. Maikel Franco FA
Starlin Castro Note
Starlin Castro photo 49. Starlin Castro WSH
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 50. Danny Santana FA
Edwin Rios Note
Edwin Rios photo 51. Edwin Rios LAD
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 52. Michael Chavis BOS
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 53. Scott Kingery PHI
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 54. Josh Lowe TB
Mike Brosseau Note
Mike Brosseau photo 55. Mike Brosseau TB
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 56. Yandy Diaz TB
Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 57. Colin Moran PIT
Matt Carpenter Note
Matt Carpenter photo 58. Matt Carpenter STL
Josh Fuentes Note
Josh Fuentes photo 59. Josh Fuentes COL
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 60. Travis Shaw FA
Jedd Gyorko Note
Jedd Gyorko photo 61. Jedd Gyorko FA
Rio Ruiz Note
Rio Ruiz photo 62. Rio Ruiz BAL
Nolan Jones Note
Nolan Jones photo 63. Nolan Jones CLE
Asdrubal Cabrera Note
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 64. Asdrubal Cabrera FA
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 65. Yoshi Tsutsugo TB
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 66. Miguel Andujar NYY
Isaac Paredes Note
Isaac Paredes photo 67. Isaac Paredes DET
Todd Frazier Note
Todd Frazier photo 68. Todd Frazier FA
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 69. David Bote CHC
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 70. Marwin Gonzalez FA
Brad Miller Note
Brad Miller photo 71. Brad Miller FA
Triston Casas Note
Triston Casas photo 72. Triston Casas BOS
Nolan Gorman Note
Nolan Gorman photo 73. Nolan Gorman STL