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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Rafael Devers Note
Rafael Devers photo 4. Rafael Devers
Devers' 2020 season was . . . fine. That's about the best you can say about it. He still hit the ball hard, ranking in the 96th percentile in average exit velocity, and he increased his barrel rate significantly. His counting stat paces from his breakout 2019 season went down, but not dramatically so (other than his batting average), and fantasy managers never felt like Devers was a drain on their teams. But, at the same time, his already poor walk rate declined, his strikeout rate jumped to a career worst, and he didn't even attempt a single stolen base. Devers is just 24 years old, so there is plenty of upside for him. The safest course of action is to build in some natural regression from Devers' strong 2019 season, and pencil him in for roughly 30 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI. That still makes him an asset to any fantasy team.
26 weeks ago
Bobby Dalbec Note
Bobby Dalbec photo 43. Bobby Dalbec
If you like Miguel Sano, you'll absolutely love Dalbec. He crushes the ball routinely (it was a small sample, but he had a 22%(!) barrel rate last year in 23 games), strikes out a ton (42.4% rate last year), and is equally likely to look like the best player in baseball at times as he is to look like the worst. He'll be the everyday first baseman for the Red Sox this year which means plenty of counting stats with perhaps 30 home runs if he stays healthy the whole year. Just have batting average help elsewhere if you draft him, as he'll almost certainly provide negative value in that category.
26 weeks ago
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 65. Travis Shaw
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 89. Danny Santana
Triston Casas Note
Triston Casas photo 92. Triston Casas
Christian Arroyo Note
Christian Arroyo photo 103. Christian Arroyo
Yairo Munoz Note
Yairo Munoz photo 108. Yairo Munoz