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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 12. Max Muncy
Muncy's batting average dropped to a ridiculously low .192 last year, and there were two culprits. The first is that his line drive rate plummeted from 23.5% to just 13.8%, leading to far more ground balls. The second was that he simply didn't hit the ball as hard. His hard hit rate and average exit velocity fell, and his HR/FB rate dropped seven points. Muncy dealt with finger and elbow injuries, so those may account for his poor season, but even then he was on pace to reach the 30-homer plateau for a third straight year. Muncy has position eligibility galore, and at the weak second base position, so continue to draft him in the middle rounds as a cheap source of power who adds value thanks to his ability to play all around the infield for your fantasy team.
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Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 21. Justin Turner
Turner signed a two-year deal with the Dodgers, and it's a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, he remains a key cog in an incredibly strong lineup where he's had plenty of success for several years. On the other, he's almost certainly going to see a downtick in his playing time given his age and the presence of Edwin Rios. Turner is still a batting average asset, has shown little decline in his batted ball data, and almost always produces when he's in the lineup. But he's much more valuable in daily transaction leagues where you can swap him in and out of the lineup.
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Edwin Rios Note
Edwin Rios photo 57. Edwin Rios
Matt Beaty Note
Matt Beaty photo 79. Matt Beaty
Kody Hoese Note
Kody Hoese photo 99. Kody Hoese
Miguel Vargas Note
Miguel Vargas photo 112. Miguel Vargas
Sheldon Neuse Note
Sheldon Neuse photo 134. Sheldon Neuse