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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Trea Turner Note
Trea Turner photo 1. Trea Turner 2B,SS - FA
Turner's excellence depends on his health. He's played more than 148 games only once in his seven-year career. If LA's great weather can keep him on the field, he's a legitimate threat for 30 HRs, 100 RBI and 110 runs in a consistently good Dodgers lineup. But Turner's history makes it more likely he plays in something closer to 120-130 games. Is that worth his top-three ADP? Qualifying at 2B bumps up his value a few ticks, but keeper league owners should beware: He'll return to SS-only eligibility in 2023.
40 weeks ago
Juan Soto Note
Juan Soto photo 2. Juan Soto RF - SD
Ahh, the Juan Soto conundrum. Soto is one of the best hitters in baseball. At 23 years old, he's on a Hall of Fame trajectory. His raw power is astounding. But he plays for the suddenly terrible and powerless Washington Nationals. A few years removed from the World Series, the team is now a collection of "That guy is still playing?" and "Never heard of him" types. Soto's HR numbers will be huge, but his R and RBI numbers will take a big hit.
40 weeks ago
Jose Ramirez Note
Jose Ramirez photo 3. Jose Ramirez 3B,DH - CLE
Ramirez continues to be one of fantasy baseball's most bankable commodities, reliably stuffing the stat sheet. His fire-hydrant physique belies impressive speed; he swiped 27 bags last year, including 18 after the All-Star Break. The power numbers are stable. The batting average has been less predictable, but it's probably a good sign that he managed to bat .266 last year despite a .256 BABIP. His supporting cast isn't great, but it wasn't great last year either, and he still scored 111 runs and had 103 RBI. Invest with confidence.
40 weeks ago
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B,DH - TOR
The young slugger put it all together in 2021, tying for the MLB lead in HRs and leading the AL in runs, OBP and slugging percentage in his age-22 season. Statcast numbers and other peripherals fully supported the gaudy surface stats. Guerrero alleviated concerns that he hit the ball on the ground too much by cutting his ground-ball rate from 55% to 44%. Vladito doesn't steal bases, but he gives you everything else. And unlike his famous dad, he's actually willing to take a walk. Guerrero deserves to be taken in the top half of the first round.
40 weeks ago
Bo Bichette Note
Bo Bichette photo 5. Bo Bichette SS,DH - TOR
The future is bright for this young star as he enters his age-24 season. Bichette broke out in 2021 with an AL-high 191 hits and proved himself to be a true five-category performer. His dad Dante once hit 40 HRs for the Rockies, and Bo seemingly has room for growth in the power department with some launch-angle adjustments, since his ground ball rate last season was just shy of 50%. Bichette doesn't like to take walks, but he hits the ball hard to all fields. Playing in one of MLB's best lineups should help keep his run and RBI totals robust. His 2021 season will be a tough act to follow, but this is a first-round profile.
40 weeks ago
Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 6. Bryce Harper RF,DH - PHI
Mr. Consistency. Draft Harper somewhere between 6 and 10 in the first round, leave him in the lineup and count your blessings. In one of the quietest MVP campaigns in recent memory, Harper did Harper-like things in 2021, with 35 homers, 101 runs, 84 RBI and 13 stolen bases. With the Phillies adding Nick Castellanos to provide Harper with some lineup protection, a 100 RBI season with 110 runs is probably Harper's floor.
36 weeks ago
Mookie Betts Note
Mookie Betts photo 7. Mookie Betts CF,RF - LAD
If Betts is healthy, he's an automatic NL MVP candidate. He played through back and hip injuries last year that limited his effectiveness. Reports are that Betts is healthy and ready to resume his spot amongst the game's elite. If he has 2B eligibility in your league, he's even more valuable. If Betts slides to 8, 9, 10 in the first round, snatch him up. If he adds 20 steals to his usually impressive R/HR/RBI tallies, he's going to be in the running for the overall No. 1 player at season's end.
40 weeks ago
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 8. Mike Trout CF - LAA
He's destined to end up in Cooperstown, but Trout has been plagued by injuries in what should be the prime of his career. He hasn't played more than 140 games in a season since 2016, and a calf injury last year limited him to just 117 at-bats. If he can stay healthy, he'll hit a bunch of bombs and make major contributions in runs, RBI and batting average. Trout once stole 49 bases, but that was a long time ago, and the SBs might not come back now that he's in his 30s. You're bound to get an injury discount on Trout, and with good reason - the risk of continued health problems is very real. But if you're lucky enough to get 150+ games out of him, you're going to turn a big profit.
40 weeks ago
Freddie Freeman Note
Freddie Freeman photo 9. Freddie Freeman 1B - LAD
It seems odd that Freeman has topped 100 RBI only twice in his career, but he should have little problem getting there now that he'll be batting third for the Dodgers, with Mookie Betts and Trea Turner setting the table for him. Freeman has batted at least .295 every year since 2016. He's not a pure slugger, but his line-drive power should produce 25-35 home runs. He'll even throw in a handful of stolen bases. Now that he's landed in a strong lineup, invest with confidence.
37 weeks ago
Kyle Tucker Note
Kyle Tucker photo 10. Kyle Tucker RF - HOU
This former uber-prospect didn't disappoint in his first full MLB season, delivering the goods in five categories. There's room for more, as Tucker played 140 games and was typically slotted in the bottom half of the Astros' batting order. Tucker's contact rate is on the rise, he makes plenty of hard contact, and his flyball rate is what you're looking for in a power hitter. Tucker will probably never bee among the stolen base leaders, but he swiped 14 bags last year and has 20 SB upside. Tucker might just be scratching the surface of his talents. He figures to go somewhere close to the first-round/second-round turn, but he's destined to be a perennial first-rounder.
40 weeks ago
Rafael Devers Note
Rafael Devers photo 11. Rafael Devers 3B - BOS
Devers hit a career-high 38 HRs in 2021, and the peripherals say there's more where that came from. He was north of the 90th percentile in average exit velocity, maximum exit velocity and hard hit percentage. Devers doesn't take a lot of walks, but he drives the ball to all fields with authority and should provide a plus batting average. He doesn't run much, but with this sort of hitting profile, that's a minor complaint. He plays in a great hitter's park and has a strong supporting cast. Devers is building an impressive body of work, and he's still only 25. This is a rock-solid investment.
40 weeks ago
Ronald Acuna Jr. Note
Ronald Acuna Jr. photo 12. Ronald Acuna Jr. RF,DH - ATL
In any other year, Acuna, Jr. is an easy top-five pick. The five-category star is a set-it-and-forget-it roster heavyweight. But coming off a gruesome mid-summer ACL tear, he's likely to miss most of April and possibly some of May, and Acuna is unlikely to wreak havoc on the basepaths for the first couple months. He's going to rake once he's healthy, but you might want to pass on Acuna unless you get a significant discount on him.
36 weeks ago
Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 13. Luis Robert CF - CWS
The young White Sox slugger missed more than three months after straining his hip flexor trying to leg out an infield single but went nuclear upon his return, batting .350 with 12 HRs and 35 RBI over his final 43 games. Robert runs, too, with 15 SBs in 124 career games. There's legitimate 30-30 potential here, and it's not hard to imagine Robert producing a 40 HR season at cozy Guaranteed Rate Field. A ridiculous .394 BABIP fueled last year's .338 batting average, so there's bound to be some major recoil in that category. Health is a concern as well, as Robert experienced leg tightness in the playoffs. There's a lot to like here, but a second-round ADP seems a bit rich for a 24-year-old who has yet to play a full season.
40 weeks ago
Ozzie Albies Note
Ozzie Albies photo 14. Ozzie Albies 2B - ATL
Ignoring the COVID-shortened 2020 season, Albies stands alone as the only player to score 100 runs, hit 20 home runs and steal 10 bases over each of the last three full seasons. He's a surefire five-category hitter coming into his prime. If Mookie Betts doesn't maintain 2B eligibility in your league, Albies is the No. 2 second baseman behind Trea Turner.
36 weeks ago
Manny Machado Note
Manny Machado photo 15. Manny Machado 3B,DH - SD
It's a shame you don't get points for defense in fantasy baseball, as that would bolster Machado's falling stock. The former perennial top-10 selection is now going in the late second or early third round. Machado will turn 30 this year, and some positive regression seems to be in order. He's still a five-category contributor, and in a loaded Padres lineup, 80/25/80 with 10 SBs should be on the table. But expecting Machado to return to the 35 HR level would be downright delusional.
40 weeks ago
Yordan Alvarez Note
Yordan Alvarez photo 16. Yordan Alvarez LF,DH - HOU
Power is his calling card, and Alvarez didn't disappoint in that department last year, mashing 33 HRs with 104 RBI. He had a healthy .277 batting average in 2021 and has a career mark of .290, so the power doesn't come at the expense of BA. The power peripherals are outstanding - he's in the 97th percentile in average exit velocity, maximum exit velocity and hard hit percentage. There could be a 50 HR season lurking here. Alvarez has just one SB in 233 career games, and he's had surgery on both knees. But if those granddad knees hold up, you're likely to be please with your return on investment.
40 weeks ago
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 17. Shohei Ohtani DH,SP - LAA
He's Japan's greatest gift to MLB since Ichiro, and he offers the greatest combination of hitting and pitching since Babe Ruth. Ohtani's 9.1 WAR in 2021 was more than a full win higher than anyone else's. It's unfortunate that the rules in most fantasy leagues make it impossible for investors to fully tap all of Ohtani's skills. As a hitter, he provides prodigious power, scores runs in bunches and makes meaningful SB contributions. He batted .257 last year, but would it shock anyone if he gave us a .300 season? As a pitcher, Ohtani got his walks under control, struck out 10.8 batters per nine innings, and posted a 9-2 record. It's a dazzling skill set, and if Ohtani stays healthy, he's likely to return something close to first-round value as a hitter. He's a valuable pitcher, too, but to most fantasy owners that's just gravy.
40 weeks ago
Aaron Judge Note
Aaron Judge photo 18. Aaron Judge CF,RF,DH - FA
All rise! His Honor enjoyed a season of reasonably good health in 2021 and posted a career-high .269 BA to go along with 39 HRs, 98 RBI and 89 runs. His 71% contact rate was the best of his career, and naturally his power peripherals were through the roof. No one punishes baseballs quite like Judge. Health is always a concern, and he doesn't run much, but the power skills should age well as this 6-7, 282-pound brute enters his 30s.
40 weeks ago
Starling Marte Note
Starling Marte photo 19. Starling Marte CF,RF - NYM
Speed kills. Or at least it does outside of the Big Apple. The Mets haven't had a player swipe 30 or more bases in the last seven seasons. Will they let their big free agent acquisition loose on the basepaths? Even if they do, at 34, will Marte still be an elite bag thief? If he's not running, Marte is a fantasy liability relative to his ADP. He's unlikely to pass the 20-dinger threshold, he's only had one season with 90 or more runs in his career, he's unlikely to equal last year's .372 BABIP, and he's part of the Mets' continually anemic offense. Don't overpay. But if he falls, snatch him up.
40 weeks ago
Matt Olson Note
Matt Olson photo 20. Matt Olson 1B - ATL
The Braves' new slugger posted career highs across the board last season - 39 HRs, 111, RBI, 101 runs and a .271 BA - and as he enters his age-28 season, he should be in his prime. The elite power is here to stay, and after batting .195 in the shortened 2020 season, Olson made huge strides in his contact rate (80%) last year and batted a very respectable .271. Going from Oakland to the Braves' friendlier ballpark could spike his HR total. Olson is a worthy power anchor.
38 weeks ago
Tim Anderson Note
Tim Anderson photo 21. Tim Anderson SS - CWS
Anderson could fall out of bed and go 2-for-5. His batting averages the last three seasons: .335, .322, .309. At this point, we have to conclude that his consistently high BABIPs aren't fluky. Anderson isn't a truly elite base stealer, but he swiped 18 bags in 123 games last season and could conceivably steal 25-30 bases in a good year. Anderson has consistently been in the 17-20 home run range, so while he won't provide a lot of help in the power department, he won't hurt you either. In a loaded White Sox lineup, Anderson has a chance to score 100 runs if he can stay healthy. Anderson's ADP suggests he might slip into the fourth round of your draft. Pounce on him if he does.
40 weeks ago
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 22. Teoscar Hernandez LF,RF,DH - SEA
It would normally make sense to be wary of a late-ish bloomer who has a breakout year at age 28. Hernandez established new career highs in basically every offensive category last year, batting .296, belting 32 HRs, driving in 116 runs, scoring 92 times and doubling his previous season high in stolen bases with 12. But the peripheral numbers back it all up. Statcast absolutely loves Hernandez, even backing up the SB breakout by putting him in the 85th percentile for sprint speed. He'll bat cleanup in a stacked Blue Jays lineup and should get ample opportunities to drive in runs. A full repeat of his 2021 numbers might be a stretch, but Hernandez should be able to come close.
40 weeks ago
Xander Bogaerts Note
Xander Bogaerts photo 23. Xander Bogaerts SS - FA
He was batting .321 at the All-Star Break last year, but a wrist injury sapped some of his mojo in the back half of the season. Bogaerts has one of the more stable skill sets in MLB. He has a .290 career average, and his run production has been remarkably stable. You can pencil in Bogaerts for 25 HRs, 90 RBI and 90 runs, and he's likely to hew pretty close to those numbers. Fenway Park and a strong lineup work in his favor. He's been so good for so long, it's hard to believe he's still in his 20s.
40 weeks ago
Trevor Story Note
Trevor Story photo 24. Trevor Story SS,2B - BOS
In Colorado, Story was a menace. Away from the mile high air, he's just another guy. Since 2019, Story's batting average has been 80 points lower away from Denver, and his slugging percentage is 150 points lower. He's hit 60.1% of his career home runs at Coors Field, and 62% of his career RBI have come there. Now he'll be playing his home games in Fenway Park, arguably the second-best hitters park in baseball. But while Fenway is good for hitters overall, it actually depresses home runs slightly. Let someone else spend the year complaining that they weren't smart enough to dodge this overpriced bullet.
37 weeks ago
Marcus Semien Note
Marcus Semien photo 25. Marcus Semien 2B,SS - TEX
Semien's 45 HRs last season were the most ever by a second baseman. His monster 2021 performance also included 115 runs, 102 RBI and 15 stolen bases. A 48% flyball rate makes Semien a launch angle darling and suggests that he'll keep clearing the fences. He's been a prolific run scorer for the last four seasons. On the other hand, there's some batting average risk here, and Semien probably maxed out his SB potential last year. He's going from a loaded Blue Jays lineup to a sketchy Rangers lineup, and Semien will turn 32 in September. Last year's numbers will make him irresistible to some investors, but a drop-off in value may be imminent.
40 weeks ago
Cedric Mullins II Note
Cedric Mullins II photo 26. Cedric Mullins II CF - BAL
The city of Baltimore hasn't seen such an unexpectedly high HR total since Brady Anderson smacked 50 homers in 1996. Mullins had hit seven HRs in 374 career at-bats entering 2021. He cleared the fence 30 times last year and added 30 stolen bases for good measure. Mullins played the 2020 season with an undiagnosed case of Crohn's disease, which may have prevented us from seeing the "real" Cedric Mullins. Some pullback on the HR total is probably inevitable, but the speed and other plate skills should remain intact. Looks slightly overpriced at a third-round ADP.
40 weeks ago
Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 27. Whit Merrifield 2B,RF,CF - TOR
This late bloomer has been fantasy gold for the last five years. Merrifield stole 40 bases last season at age 32. Durability is a big plus: Merrifield hasn't missed a game in the last three years. But there are some worrisome signs of slippage. His line drive rate has been steadily dropping over the last few seasons, and he hit only two home runs last season from July 1 on. Merrifield has been a terrific value for years, but it's possible he'll be slightly overpriced in 2022 drafts.
40 weeks ago
Paul Goldschmidt Note
Paul Goldschmidt photo 28. Paul Goldschmidt 1B,DH - STL
Eventually, Father Time will catch up with the Cardinals slugger. But not this year. If your rival fantasy managers fade Goldy because of his age, take advantage. He can ho-hum his way to 95/30/100/.300, with five to eight stolen bases as a bonus. Goldschmidt will be taken after Austin Riley in most drafts but could easily end up with better numbers at the end of the year.
40 weeks ago
Francisco Lindor Note
Francisco Lindor photo 29. Francisco Lindor SS - NYM
Lindor melted like hot butter under the New York spotlight. Last year's $341 million free agent signing was - how do we put this nicely? - awful. Simply awful. There was no pop in his bat, as evidenced by a career-low SLG%. He struck out 96 times in only 125 games, well above his career average, and became an albatross on Mets owner Steve Cohen's hopes and dreams. Lindor is the biggest boom-or-bust top-50 player in the game. If you believe last year was an aberration, snap him up in the late third or early fourth round. If you believe the Mets are going to regret backing up the Brinks truck for a player on an early decline, let someone else get saddled by a name that may well be better than the stats.
40 weeks ago
Pete Alonso Note
Pete Alonso photo 30. Pete Alonso 1B,DH - NYM
A classic power-hitting first baseman, Alonso is most likely going to deliver 40 HR, 100 RBI and should cross the plate close to 100 times. He's a plug-and-play option. Some managers like to punt on first base until later in the draft, but if you want to secure your power numbers late in the fourth round or early in the fifth, Alonso is a rock-solid choice.
40 weeks ago
Nick Castellanos Note
Nick Castellanos photo 31. Nick Castellanos RF,DH - PHI
"It's a deep drive to left field by Castellanos" has become baseball's best meme, which overshadows the fact that Castellanos has been one of baseball's most underrated power bats over the last half decade. The 29-year-old picked the perfect year to enter free agency, coming off a 2021 campaign with a .576 SLG% and a .938 OPS. The move to Philadelphia should be a good one, as it gives Castellanos a chance to bat cleanup directly behind Bryce Harper.
36 weeks ago
Salvador Perez Note
Salvador Perez photo 32. Salvador Perez C,DH - KC
Perez tied for the MLB lead with 48 home runs in 2021 and had a league-leading 121 RBI. After missing the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery and playing 37 of 60 games in 2020, Perez played 161 games last year (40 as a DH) and went to the plate 665 times. He's bound to get fewer PAs this season, and some HR pullback is probably inevitable, but the Statcast numbers show that Perez crushes the ball when he makes contact. His career batting averages have been all over the map, and he doesn't run, but the power and run production are legit. Perez deserves to be the first catcher off the board, but he might be drafted too early after last season's homer-fest.
40 weeks ago
Byron Buxton Note
Byron Buxton photo 33. Byron Buxton CF,DH - MIN
Get a season of reasonably good health out of Buxton and you're likely to run a profit, probably a big one. But what are the chances he'll play 150 or more games? In the five non-COVID years that he's been on the Twins' Opening Day roster, Buxton has averaged 81.6 games played and 271.2 at-bats. In 2021, Buxton missed 39 games with a strained hip, then broke his hand after being hit with a pitch in his third game back, causing him to miss another month. When healthy, Buxton will steal a lot of bases and score plenty of runs. He's added power, too, and he batted .306 over 61 games last year. Still only 28, Buxton has upside galore, but the risk level here is enormous.
40 weeks ago
George Springer Note
George Springer photo 34. George Springer CF,DH,RF - TOR
Quad and knee injuries limited Springer to 78 games in his first season with the Blue Jays, but he mashed when healthy, with 22 HRs, 50 RBI and 59 runs in just 299 at-bats. Springer has consistently posted batting averages in the .260s or higher during his career, and he'll steal a handful of bases for you. Batting leadoff with Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero and Teoscar Hernandez behind him, Springer has a great chance to score 100 or more runs. He'll turn 33 in August, but he seems to be aging gracefully. Springer is a solid investment.
40 weeks ago
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 35. Austin Riley 3B,1B - ATL
Riley's value swings wildly depending on whether you play in an OBP league or a BA league. In the former, he's a four category stud. In the latter, he's a slightly overvalued three category asset. The young slugger should continue to get better, but reaching last year's ceiling may not be realistic. Kim Kardashian has a better chance of winning an Oscar for Best Actress than Riley does of equaling his 2021 second-half .397 BABIP. That said, while you don't want to reach for him based on his RBI numbers last year, the 3B position isn't as deep as usual, so Riley isn't a bad pick in the fifth or sixth round.
40 weeks ago
Wander Franco Note
Wander Franco photo 36. Wander Franco SS,DH - TB
The Rays' wunderkind signed an 11-year, $182 million contract in November and now simply has to go about the business of becoming the superstar everyone expects him to become. Franco scored 53 runs and had 39 RBI in only 70 games last season. He also displayed impressive plate patience and remarkable contact skills as a 20-year-old rookie. He's not a speed merchant, and the power might take time to develop, but Franco should score a lot of runs, drive in a lot of runs and produce something close to a .300 batting average.
40 weeks ago
Tyler O'Neill Note
Tyler O'Neill photo 37. Tyler O'Neill LF,CF - STL
You could do a lot worse than O'Neil as your second outfielder. You're in great shape if somehow your third outfielder. He's a second-tier five-category guy, although O'Neill's .366 BABIP in 2021 suggests that he's probably not going to bat .286 again. The peripherals suggest that O'Neill's power is legit, however. He's not a guy you reach for, but if he starts to fall, grab him. O'Neill is only 26, so it's possible he'll turn in a season that ends up much better than his ADP.
40 weeks ago
Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 38. Eloy Jimenez LF,DH - CWS
Give the ascending slugger a mulligan for an ill-fated 2021 season. Jimenez ruptured a pectoral tendon in a spring training game and didn't come back until July 26. His surface stats in his 55 games were decent - 10 HRs, 37 RBI a .249 average - but Jimenez didn't live up to the promise he showed in the shortened 2020 season, when he had 14 HRs, 41 RBI and a .296 average. Expect a rebound and substantial power numbers. Speed isn't part of the package - he's played 232 career games and still hasn't stolen a base - but that's the only weakness here. It's only a matter of time before Jimenez gives us a 40 HR season.
40 weeks ago
Jose Altuve Note
Jose Altuve photo 39. Jose Altuve 2B - HOU
After a forgettable short season in 2020, Altuve tied a career high with 31 home runs last year, scored a career-high 117 runs and had 83 RBI despite hitting in the leadoff spot. The peripherals suggest that Altuve's 2021 HR total was somewhat fluky and park-aided. Altuve used to be good for 30+ stolen bases a season, but he's had 11 SBs in his last two full seasons combined. The days of .300 batting averages may be gone, too. Altuve has been below .300 in each of the last three seasons and has batted .277 over that span. We should at least be able to count on a lot of runs with Altuve batting at the top of a stacked lineup, but the ceiling here isn't what it used to be. Exercise caution as Altuve enters his age-32 season.
40 weeks ago
Randy Arozarena Note
Randy Arozarena photo 40. Randy Arozarena LF,RF,DH - TB
The playoff hero of 2020 provided a satisfying encore by being named 2021 AL Rookie of the Year, though there was some slippage. After belting 10 HRs in 20 playoff games two seasons ago, Arozarena hit 20 homers in 141 games last season and struck out 170 times. A modest flyball rate and ordinary Statcast numbers suggest that Arozarena probably won't provide elite power numbers. Last year's 37% hit rate fueled a .274 batting average that may not be sustainable. On the bright side, he had 20 SBs on 30 attempts. There are a multiple paths to value here, but still, Arozarena is a high-profile player likely to be overdrafted.
40 weeks ago
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 41. Kris Bryant 3B,LF,RF,1B,CF,DH - COL
He hasn't turned into the superstar we thought he was going to become, but he's still got power and will still knock in runs, and now he'll be doing his mashing at Coors Field. Bryant might not have been worth a top-100 selection if he landed in a bad spot, but going to the Rockies gives him a significant value boost.
37 weeks ago
Jose Abreu Note
Jose Abreu photo 42. Jose Abreu 1B,DH - HOU
The White Sox slugger continues to be one of the most reliable investments in fantasy baseball. He hit 30 homers last year, with 117 RBI and 86 runs. In seven full MLB seasons, Abreu has produced 30 or more HRs five times and 100 or more RBI six times. His .261 batting average last season was the lowest of his career, but he batted .280 from July 1 on. His exit velocities and hard-hit percentage say that he still crushes baseballs with authority. If you get an age discount, pounce.
40 weeks ago
J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 43. J.D. Martinez LF,DH - FA
Martinez got the bad taste of 2020 out of his mouth with a fine 2021 season. After batting .213 and hitting only seven HRs in the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign, Martinez batted .286 last year with 28 HRs, 99 RBI and 92 runs. Martinez is 34, so there's some age-related risk, but his 2021 Statcast numbers and other peripheral stats suggest that his skill set is aging well. He plays in a great hitter's park, and batting behind Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts should provide plenty of RBI opportunities. FantasyPros rankers like Martinez much more than the general public does - an indication that he's probably a value.
40 weeks ago
Corey Seager Note
Corey Seager photo 44. Corey Seager SS - TEX
Seager will play with an American League team for the first time after the Rangers gave him a 10-year $325 million deal. Seager will rake when healthy. He's batted .307 and .306 the last two years and has a career average of .297. He also makes solid contributions in HRs, RBI and runs. Seager won't offer much help in the SB department, however. There's little performance risk, but there's a lot of health risk. Seager had both hip surgery and Tommy John surgery in 2018, and he missed more than two months with a broken hand last year. He's in the prime of his career and figures to offer a satisfying return on investment if he can stay healthy.
40 weeks ago
Nolan Arenado Note
Nolan Arenado photo 45. Nolan Arenado 3B,DH - STL
If only fantasy baseball awarded points for spectacular defensive plays. Alas, you're stuck relying only on Arenado's bat. That ain't half bad - but it's no longer worth overpaying for. In his first season outside of Colorado, the highlight-reel third baseman showed that he can still rake. But as anticipated, his BA, OBP and OPS all dropped. Now on the wrong side of 30, Arenado is realistically a 2.5-category guy. He'll help you in HR and RBI, and he won't hurt you in runs, but let someone else in your league jump on him early based on name recognition. You can get 80 percent of his production from other third basemen three to four rounds later than Arenado is expected to go.
40 weeks ago
Javier Baez Note
Javier Baez photo 46. Javier Baez 2B,SS,DH - DET
The free-swinging middle infielder signed a six-year, $140 million contract with the Tigers. Baez led the NL with 184 strikeouts last year but also belted 31 homers, had 87 RBI and 80 runs, and batted a respectable .265. This is a strange, volatile skill set, but Baez can usually be counted on to provide help with the counting stats. He won't hurt you in leagues that use batting average, but his unwillingness to take a walk becomes a liability in OBP leagues.
40 weeks ago
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 47. Ketel Marte 2B,CF,DH - ARI
Guys with recurring muscle injuries scare me. They're one wrong step away from missing a month. Marte terrifies me. Ever since his 2019 breakout that had all of us wondering if we'd be better off with Marte or Ozzie Albies (lol, what were we thinking?), Marte has had trouble staying healthy. Arizona is likely to give him more rest this season with the goal of keeping him on the field. He'll still help you in average, and he has a little pop in his bat, but he's one of the riskier investments in fantasy baseball.
40 weeks ago
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 48. Brandon Lowe 2B,LF,DH - TB
In 2021, Lowe became a full-time player for the first time in his career and responded with 39 HRs, 99 RBI and 97 runs. He batted only .247 last year and struck out 167 times in 615 plate appearances. Lowe has also struggled against lefties throughout his career. But Lowe's first-half/second-half splits were eye-opening. He was batting .208 at the All-Star break; Lowe batted .292 after the break and dramatically reduced his strikeout rate without sacrificing any power. If the second-half adjustments stick, Lowe might actually be able to improve upon his breakout season.
40 weeks ago
Adalberto Mondesi Note
Adalberto Mondesi photo 49. Adalberto Mondesi 3B,SS - KC
If only we could transfer this skill set to a more durable body. Mondesi is a stolen base machine with some surprising pop in his bat, but he hasn't played in more than 102 games or made more than 443 plate appearances in any season, and he's played more than 75 games only once. Leg and foot injuries limited him to only 35 games last year, yet Mondesi still managed to swipe 15 bags and belt six home runs. He strikes out a ton, doesn't take walks and has a .249 career batting average, but his contributions in the counting categories (especially steals) more than make up for it. This is all about risk tolerance, and you're obligated to bake some missed games into Mondesi's price.
40 weeks ago
Giancarlo Stanton Note
Giancarlo Stanton photo 50. Giancarlo Stanton RF,DH,LF - NYY
If he stays relatively healthy, Stanton is probably going to contend for the home run crown. But that's a huge "if," obviously. Stanton enjoyed two relatively healthy seasons in 2018-2019, played 41 combined games in 2019-2020, and managed to play 139 games last year with only one stay on the DL for a quad issue. Statcast numbers show that he's still one of the games top sluggers, and he should have better luck in RBIs and runs than he had last season, when he had 97 and 64, respectively. Stanton doesn't run, but he holds his own in batting average. There's a lot of risk here, particularly with Stanton now well into his 30s, but the lengthy injury history almost guarantees a discount in drafts.
40 weeks ago
Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 51. Bryan Reynolds CF,LF,DH - PIT
What is zero? The odds that Reynolds stays on the Pittsburgh roster all season. Thanks for playing FantasyPros Jeopardy. I like Reynolds. You should like Reynolds. He has a chance to be a sneaky difference maker, a guy who'll get dealt in July and make a huge difference on a playoff team. In the first half of the season, he'll give you solid numbers in a lineup void of talent. Once he ends up in the No 3 or No. 5 spot in a lineup surrounded by stars, he'll put up top-50 numbers.
40 weeks ago
Jorge Polanco Note
Jorge Polanco photo 52. Jorge Polanco 2B,SS - MIN
Polanco enjoyed the finest season of his career in 2021, batting .269 with 33 HRs, 98 RBI, 97 runs and 11 SBs. He went nuclear after the All-Star break, batting .287 with 21 homers. Could it be that Polanco feels less pressure as a second baseman than as a shortstop, and his hitting has benefitted as a result? Polanco has always been a line drive machine, so even if the power gains don't stick (and there's a good chance they won't), he should still deliver a healthy batting average. Dual 2B-SS eligibility is a plus. Polanco is a worthy investment, but don't pay for a full repeat of the power.
40 weeks ago
Carlos Correa Note
Carlos Correa photo 53. Carlos Correa SS - FA
Correa enjoyed one of his finest seasons to date in 2021, establishing new career highs in homers (26) and runs (104). He also had 92 RBI and batted .279. Good health was a key, as he played 148 games. Since breaking into the league in 2015, Correa had played more than 110 games only twice. At 27, Correa is squarely in his prime. His power production is probably maxed out due to his modest flyball rates, but his improved plate patience and robust line drive rates suggest that the healthy batting average and solid run production are easily repeatable. Correa is a free agent, so his landing spot will have a major bearing on his value.
40 weeks ago
Alex Bregman Note
Alex Bregman photo 54. Alex Bregman 3B - HOU
After his monster 2019 season (.296, 41 HRs, 112 RBI), Bregman's last two campaigns have been disappointing. Quad and hamstring issues limited him to .348 ABs last season, and he batted .270 with 12 HRs, 55 RBI and 54 runs. Uninspiring Statcast numbers suggest that another 40 HR season isn't in the cards. Bregman is a career .281 hitter, however, and he'll make worthwhile contributions in RBI and runs. Just don't pay for the Bregman of 2018-2019.
40 weeks ago
Jonathan India Note
Jonathan India photo 55. Jonathan India 2B,DH - CIN
Full disclosure:, I have a little man(ager) crush on India. The NL Rookie of the Year saved my season last year after some early middle infield injuries. He's a five-category option who will still be available in the eighth round or beyond. But beware: He's not going to get a lot of help in the lineup to bolster his RBI and run totals. Cincy is not going to be a good team. Without slugger Nick Castellanos and some other veteran bats the team plans on trading away, India will be a man on an island. Take that into consideration.
40 weeks ago
Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 56. Christian Yelich LF,DH - MIL
The way you regard Yelich depends on what type of fantasy manager you are. Do you like rolling the dice on potential superstars who can't stay upright? Or would you rather take a lesser player and know you'll get 150 games out of him? If you're in the latter category, Yelich is probably on your do-not-draft list. His upside is huge, but the now-30-year-old outfielder dealt with serious back issues last season, and back injuries have a tendency to reoccur.
40 weeks ago
J.T. Realmuto Note
J.T. Realmuto photo 57. J.T. Realmuto C,1B - PHI
Some of us still want to think of the 28-year-old Realmuto, who was the best catcher in baseball. But he's entering his age-31 season and is likely on the downside of his career. Catchers tend to fall off precipitously after age 30, so Realmuto will have to stave off Father Time. Double-digit steals from the catcher slot are always a bonus for fantasy managers, but Realmuto is no longer a catcher for whom you should reach. The Phillies' lineup is full of holes and won't provide much support outside of Bryce Harper. However, the universal DH rule adds to Realmuto's value. He'll get more at bats and more rest for his legs. He's still a great option at catcher. Just don't reach.
40 weeks ago
Franmil Reyes Note
Franmil Reyes photo 58. Franmil Reyes DH,RF - CHC
Reyes crushes the ball and has the potential to become one of MLB's elite power hitters. The problem is that he hits the ball on the ground way too often. He had a 46% groundball rate in 2021 and a 36% flyball rate. That's a low flyball rate for a power hitter, and yet it's the highest of Reyes's four-year career. His 64% contact rate last year suggests there's worrisome BA downside here. Reyes doesn't steal bases. His run totals have been unimpressive and don't figure to improve with the bottom of the Cleveland batting order looking so anemic. And Reyes is only DH-eligible in most leagues. Reyes could lead the AL in homers if he makes launch-angle adjustments, but let someone else chase that dream.
40 weeks ago
Bobby Witt Jr. Note
Bobby Witt Jr. photo 59. Bobby Witt Jr. SS,3B - KC
Witt was drafted everywhere after buzz in the spring suggested that he'd be up in the majors before long. "Before long" became never, as Witt spent the entire year in Double-A and Triple-A, admittedly showing why he's such a valued prospect. In 123 games combined between the levels, he hit 33 home runs and stole 29 bases, all with a plus average. Witt should begin the year in the majors (or be up shortly after the start of the season), and he'll almost certainly play third base, giving him dual-eligibility. He may struggle early on, but he's too talented to let it continue for long. At a barren third base position, he could be one of the most impactful players in fantasy baseball this year based on his ADP.
38 weeks ago
Jazz Chisholm Jr. Note
Jazz Chisholm Jr. photo 60. Jazz Chisholm Jr. 2B,SS - MIA
Let me introduce you to my second base draft target. Just 24 years old, Chisholm offers a tantalizing combination of power and speed. If he makes the necessary offseason adjustments to hit breaking pitches better, Chisholm will deliver an all-star season. He'll max out as a four category guy until he gets his average up, but for a guy ranked outside of the top 10 in nearly every set of 2B rankings, Chisholm looks like a potential draft steal. A 20/20 season is all but a lock.
40 weeks ago
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 61. Mitch Haniger RF,DH - FA
Sports hernia surgery caused him to miss the 2020 season, but Haniger returned in a big way last year, posting career highs in home runs (39), RBI (100) and runs (110). There are some warning signs here, however. Haniger's strikeout rate has gone through the roof, and his on-base percentage has plummeted. His exit velocities suggest that he won't match last year's HR total. The good news is that Haniger's banner 2021 season hasn't driven his price sky-high. Still, some caution is warranted.
40 weeks ago
Kyle Schwarber Note
Kyle Schwarber photo 62. Kyle Schwarber LF,1B,DH - PHI
Schwarber was really, really good in 2020. He ranked in the top 10% of the league in barrel rate, average and maximum exit velocity, hard-hit rate, walk percentage, and wOBA. He also batted a career-best .266, probably because he swung at far fewer pitches outside the strike zone than he ever had before. He'll now bat near or at the top of a strong Phillies lineup in a park that should only accentuate Schwarber's raw power. If Schwarber can hold the gains he saw last year - being more selective, hitting more line drives, etc. - then he should be in for perhaps his best season to date.
38 weeks ago
Fernando Tatis Jr. Note
Fernando Tatis Jr. photo 63. Fernando Tatis Jr. SS,RF - SD
A fractured wrist has changed the draft calculus on Tatis Jr., who might be out for as long as three months. It's always taken an iron stomach to draft him and deal with the injury risk. When healthy, he's a multi-category box score stuffer. His counting numbers are so orbital, he's basically a seven-category player ... when he's on the field. Now, you simply can't consider taking him within the first seven rounds.
38 weeks ago
Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 64. Anthony Rendon 3B - LAA
A medley of injuries limited Rendon to 58 games and 249 plate appearances in 2021. He batted over .300 in each of his last three seasons with the Nationals, but Rendon's BA slipped to .286 in the COVID-shortened 2020 season and bottomed out at a career-low .240 last year. When he's at his best, Rendon is a choosy hitter who racks up extra-base hits and makes significant contributions in every category except stolen bases. He's slightly past prime age, but we should still expect a bounce-back season from Rendon, and he's very affordable in drafts.
40 weeks ago
Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 65. Max Muncy 1B,2B,3B,DH - LAD
Muncy had a fantastic 2021 season with 36 homers, making it his third straight full season in which he reached the 35-homer plateau. But he tore the UCL in his elbow late in the year and missed the playoffs, and the fantasy baseball world has been holding its collective breath hoping that he'll be able to be ready for Opening Day this year. All signs - and Dave Roberts's comments - point to Muncy being available, and the addition of the DH to the National League can only help his cause. But although a torn UCL isn't nearly the same injury for a position player that it is for a pitcher, Muncy will still likely see some limitations and need some time off this year. Expect his usual excellent production, but knock off 10-20 games from his usual output.
38 weeks ago
Jesse Winker Note
Jesse Winker photo 66. Jesse Winker LF,DH - MIL
Winker's value drops with the move to Seattle, which has one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in MLB. He should still provide a solid batting average, but aspirations of 30 HR and 90 RBI now seem far-fetched. Winker is yet another player who deals with chronic injuries. He's a guy I usually pass on and regret it at least 21 nights of the season, but pat myself on the back the rest of the year.
38 weeks ago
Nelson Cruz Note
Nelson Cruz photo 67. Nelson Cruz DH - FA
This ageless wonder will turn 42 on July 1 but continues to mash. He'll do his mashing for the Nationals this year after signing a one-year deal. Cruz belted 32 home runs last year, which was actually his lowest total for a full season since 2013. He was batting .294 for Minnesota before being traded to Tampa, where he hit only .226 the rest of the way. At his age, the decline could come quickly, but exit velocity, barrel rate and other power peripherals say he's still going strong.
37 weeks ago
Rhys Hoskins Note
Rhys Hoskins photo 68. Rhys Hoskins 1B - PHI
Hoskins traded off some walks for some additional power last year, as he consistently made harder contact than he ever had before in his career. His 91.2 MPH average exit velocity and 112.2 MPH maximum exit velocity were both career highs, and his 17% barrel rate ranked in the top 6% of baseball. The only real problem for Hoskins, aside from his .240-ish batting average, is his difficulty staying healthy. He was limited to just 107 games last year because of an abdominal injury and he missed about a third of 2020's shortened season. The talent is there - he'll hit plenty of home runs and he'll likely bat in front of Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto. Just bank on closer to 120 games rather than a full season.
38 weeks ago
Jared Walsh Note
Jared Walsh photo 69. Jared Walsh 1B,RF - LAA
Walsh was outstanding in his rookie year, blasting 29 home runs and batting .277. His expected batting average (.257) and slugging percentage (.436) lagged significantly behind his actual numbers, but his 114.8 MPH maximum exit velocity was in the top six percent of MLB and suggests his power is real. Walsh couldn't hit a lick against lefties last year, as he batted just .170 against them with a .565 OPS. But, even if he loses time against them, his success against righties should be more than enough to keep him relevant. Buy him as a 30-homer bat but take at least 10 to 20 points off his batting average from last year.
38 weeks ago
C.J. Cron Note
C.J. Cron photo 70. C.J. Cron 1B,DH - COL
Sometimes, things work out just the way fantasy managers expect them to. Cron became a prime sleeper when he signed with Colorado, and fantasy managers hoped that he could maintain his strong power numbers while letting Coors Field positively impact his batting average. That's exactly what happened, as Cron hit 28 home runs with a career-best .281 average. He also upped his walk rate significantly to 11%, which resulted in both a career-best OBP (.375) and run scored total (70). It's unclear if his gains in plate discipline are sustainable, but it's hard to find too many reasons to doubt his performance so long as he remains in Colorado. He's a fine low-end first base option or a prime target for your corner infield spot.
38 weeks ago
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 71. Will Smith C,DH - LAD
If you were targeting J.T. Realmuto and he gets snapped up, take Smith with your next pick. He has the goods to become the best catcher in the game, and with the universal DH now the law of the land, Smith becomes even more valuable. Now that he'll get at-bats as a designated hitter, a 30 HR, 90 RBI season isn't out of the question. Getting that kind of elite production from your catcher spot anchors your offense and allows you all kinds of trade flexibility down the road.
40 weeks ago
Ryan Mountcastle Note
Ryan Mountcastle photo 72. Ryan Mountcastle 1B,LF,DH - BAL
Mountcastle fully arrived in his age-24 season, shaking off a slow start to finish with 33 HR, 89 RBI, 77 runs and a reasonable .255 batting average. His .333 BA in the abbreviated 2020 season was a mirage, but Mountcastle's power is legit, with a .232 ISO in 2021 and home runs on 20% of his flyballs. There's a lot of swing-and-miss to Mountcastle's game, which could make him a BA risk, and he won't steal many bases. But the power profile is enticing, and it's a nice bonus that Mountcastle has dual eligibility as an outfielder and first baseman.
40 weeks ago
Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 73. Cody Bellinger CF - FA
The last thing you want to do is pass on a former MVP who can be had in the middle rounds because his draft stock is plummeting. The second-to-last-thing you want to do is grab a player hoping for a bounce-back season and bang your head on a desk every night as he continues his affair with the Mendoza line. What if last year's crater season was an aberration? Worse, what if it wasn't? Bellinger is still only 26, but he won't have 1B eligibility in most formats, leaving him eligible for OF only. Oh, heck, if he's still there in the ninth or 10th round, take a chance. And find a bottle of Advil.
40 weeks ago
Dansby Swanson Note
Dansby Swanson photo 74. Dansby Swanson SS - FA
Swanson is the type of player that you're not excited to draft but who you know will give you reliable production. At this stage of his career, he's pretty much a .250-25-10 type of bat who should give you about 165 combined runs and RBI in a strong Braves lineup. There's been nearly no change to Swanson's underlying metrics and data over the last three seasons, and though he could show some growth as he moves into his late-20s, chances are that he just is who he is. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially since his price is always kept in check by his lack of excitement. If you miss out on the prime shortstops, he's a fine consolation prize late in drafts.
38 weeks ago
Josh Bell Note
Josh Bell photo 75. Josh Bell 1B,DH - FA
Bell had a horrid .464 OPS in April, likely because his timing was off after missing time because of a COVID-19 diagnosis. But once he found his footing, he was everything that Nationals hoped he would be. He batted .277 with an .887 OPS in the second half, and even played plenty of outfield so Washington could keep his bat in the lineup even with Ryan Zimmerman playing well. His walk percentage and strikeout rate largely returned to their pre-2020 levels, and he got better and better as the season went along. With Zimmerman now retired and the DH in the National League, Bell's bat should remain in the lineup nearly every day, and the presence of Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz should offer him plenty of RBI opportunities. He's not a fantasy superstar, but he's a capable starter at first base for your fantasy team.
38 weeks ago
Joey Votto Note
Joey Votto photo 76. Joey Votto 1B,DH - CIN
You don't often see a rebound season like Votto put up last year, and it was glorious. After three years of minimal power, Votto exploded for 36 home runs and a .563 slugging percentage. His Statcast page is a joy to look at - he was among he leaders in hard-hit rate, barrel percentage, exit velocity - and all greatly improved from his last few seasons. Yes, he struck out at a career-worst clip nd his batting average isn't ever going to approach .300 again, but that's just nitpicking. The bigger worry for Votto at this point is the total lack of protection in the Reds lineup, as Cincinnati has traded the vast majority of its decent offensive pieces. But that might prevent a buying opportunity for fantasy managers if Votto's ADP slips too far.
37 weeks ago
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 77. Tommy Edman 2B,RF,SS - STL
There's a lot to like here. The biggest draws are speed and multi-position (OF/2B) eligibility. Edman stole 30 bases last year, tying for fourth in MLB. Statcast says he's in the 92nd percentile for sprint speed. There's a little bit of power here, too. Edman hit only 11 HRs last year but clubbed 41 doubles. Edman has a .272 batting average over three seasons, and there could be room for growth there. His contact rate improved to 85% last year, and he sprays hits to both sides of the diamond. Edman doesn't take many walks, but that's a minor nit to pick.
40 weeks ago
Jake Cronenworth Note
Jake Cronenworth photo 78. Jake Cronenworth 1B,2B,SS - SD
Cronenworth quietly had a very solid season for the Padres, totaling 21 home runs and exactly an .800 OPS. He's not an exciting player - he doesn't have a ton of power or speed and his batting average won't wow you. But he'll bat second for the Padres this year and so you can expect him to challenge the 94 runs scored he totaled last season. He also struck out just 14% of the time last year, which ranked in the top 10% in MLB, so he's unlikely to endure prolonged slumps, and consistent production goes further in today's fantasy landscape than it used to. Add to that his multi-position eligibility and Cronenworth makes an ideal part of any fantasy team, particularly one with daily lineup changes.
38 weeks ago
Willy Adames Note
Willy Adames photo 79. Willy Adames SS - MIL
If ever a player needed a trade, it was Adames. In his career, he has batted just .217 with a .616 OPS in Tropicana Field. And he was particularly dreadful with the Rays last year, slashing .197/.254/.371. He was an entirely different player after his trade to the Brewers, hitting 20 home runs in 99 games, with nearly a .900 OPS. He's probably due for some regression, as he outperformed his expected batting average and slugging percentage pretty significantly last season. But even if you knock off 20% of what we saw him do with the Brewers last season, he'd still be a startable option in fantasy. He's unlikely to take the leap into stardom, but he can and should certainly maintain the leap he took last year into relevance.
37 weeks ago
Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 80. Justin Turner 3B,DH - FA
Turner is entering his age-37 season and saw some mild decline last year, but he also tied his career-high with 151 games played and popped 27 home runs. His walk and strikeout rates largely held, as did his quality of contact. With the addition of the DH in the National League, and with the Dodgers only adding to their elite lineup, Turner should have enough juice left in the tank to put together another productive season. Considering the weakness of the third base position this year, Turner makes an excellent mid-round target with a mitigated health risk in light of the DH.
37 weeks ago
Austin Meadows Note
Austin Meadows photo 81. Austin Meadows LF,DH,RF - DET
On the one hand, Meadows largely bounced back from the horror story that was the abbreviated 2020 season. His strikeout rate normalized, his power returned, and his playing time stabilized. The glaring exception was that he could not correct his sudden struggles against lefties. In 2019, Meadows slashed .275/.316/.521 against southpaws. Last year, he slashed just .198/.270/.293 against them. Even if Meadows's overall numbers are passable, it seems unlikely that a team like the Rays are going to let a player who is merely an average defender continue to keep an everyday job when he's virtually useless against left-handed throwers. That would still leave Meadows on the strong side of a platoon, but if he does begin to sit more regularly, his counting stats will take a hit, and fantasy managers should be aware of that before they select him in their drafts.
38 weeks ago
Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 82. Trent Grisham CF - SD
Grisham was . . . fine last year. His 15 homers and 13 steals contributed, particularly given that he missed time with injury. But there just wasn't much to get excited about. There's probably more to be had in the stolen base department, as Grisham ranks in the 91st percentile in sprint speed. And he should bat atop the lineup this year with Fernando Tatis set to miss time. But your best-case scenario is a 20-15 line with a batting average that hurts. That's a startable player in fantasy, but not one you should reach for in drafts.
37 weeks ago
Joey Gallo Note
Joey Gallo photo 83. Joey Gallo LF,RF,DH - FA
It should tell you all you need to know about Gallo that he hit 38 home runs and scored 90 runs last season and baseball fans and fantasy players view his year as a disaster. Gallo basically did what he always did - he struck out a ton (34.6%), walked more than anyone not named Juan Soto (18%) and left the yard often. His sub-.200 batting average is just basically what Gallo is going to bring to the table unless he changes his approach or gets lucky, though the fact that he hit ground balls at an elevated clip didn't help much. He'll still be batting in the middle of a strong Yankees lineup, so if you can deal with the batting average hit, draft him for the homers and runs scored production.
37 weeks ago
Avisail Garcia Note
Avisail Garcia photo 84. Avisail Garcia RF,DH - MIA
Garcia had an outstanding year with Milwaukee, hitting 29 home runs and driving in 86 in just 135 games. As usual, he showed elite maximum exit velocity, continuing his run of ranking in the top seven percent of MLB in that category since it began being tracked. He signed a four-year deal with Miami and, given the park dimensions and lack of lineup protection, that's obviously not the best place for him to end up. But the bottom line is that a 25-10 season is very much in reach, and he's a fine later-round selection who can fill in as a fourth outfielder.
37 weeks ago
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 85. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF,1B,DH - TOR
Gurriel cut his strikeout rate to a career-best 18.9%, but that's pretty much where the good news ends. His quality of contact dropped significantly (at least in some part due to a knee injury he played through), resulting in a sharp downturn in both his home runs and slugging percentage. Playing for a ridiculously strong Toronto offense will keep his counting stats relatively afloat, and he may bat higher in the order with Marcus Semien in Texas now. And he's entering his age-28 season so perhaps there's a power bump coming. But Gurriel looks much more like a player who you draft because he won't hurt you, not because he'll help you a ton.
37 weeks ago
Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 86. Yoan Moncada 3B - CWS
We've got a "best shape of his life" alert with Moncada, who has been vocal about his offseason training habits. Talk of 30 stolen bases have leaked out and considering the weakness of the third base position, Moncada's ADP has slowly begun to rise. But he's never stolen more than 12 bases in a season and is in the 67th percentile for sprint speed. Stolen bases are the least of Moncada's problems anyway, as he's hit just 20 homers and batted .253 combined over the last two seasons (196 games). His walk rate is still elite and there should be a ton of run and RBI opportunities again in the Chicago lineup. But until we actually see Moncada get back to the 2019 version of himself, don't bother reaching for him.
37 weeks ago
Anthony Rizzo Note
Anthony Rizzo photo 87. Anthony Rizzo 1B - NYY
Rizzo re-signed with the Yankees this offseason, and that's pretty much as good a landing spot as fantasy managers could have hoped for. His counting stats will benefit with the strong lineup and short porch in right, and he still has productive seasons ahead of him. But Rizzo is a different player now than he was in his heyday, and the days of 30 home runs, double-digit steals, or batting averages in the high .200s are over. He can be useful for fantasy managers, but he's a low-end first baseman or decent corner infielder in mixed leagues at this point in his career. Nothing more.
37 weeks ago
Hunter Renfroe Note
Hunter Renfroe photo 88. Hunter Renfroe RF - LAA
Renfroe has always had power but put it all together last year for Boston and became one of their most reliable and dependable bats.He cut his strikeout rate to just 22.7% and although he was still much better against lefties, he made major gains against righties such that he went far beyond potentially being placed in a platoon situation. Moving to the Brewers can only help his power, so bank on 30 home runs with helpful counting stats everywhere but steals.
37 weeks ago
Chris Taylor Note
Chris Taylor photo 89. Chris Taylor 2B,SS,LF,CF,3B,RF - LAD
Taylor had an excellent season, hitting 20 homers and stealing 13 bases while playing all over the diamond as usual. The Dodgers rewarded him with a four-year, $60 million deal, which pretty much guarantees that he'll find his way into the lineup nearly every day. He won't wow you in any category but given his position flexibility and placement in the best lineup in baseball, Taylor is an ideal player for any fantasy team who should offer similar numbers to last year.
37 weeks ago
Matt Chapman Note
Matt Chapman photo 90. Matt Chapman 3B - TOR
Chapman get a massive upgrade moving from Oakland to Toronto, both in terms of home park and surrounding lineup. He's coming off an incredible disappointing year in which he hit only .210, but it's worth remembering that he had major surgery the prior offseason. As we saw with Buster Posey, players often take a full season to recover, so it's a good bet that you can write Chapman's 2021 off to his recovery. Even so, he hit 27 home runs last year, so if he can just get his strikeout rate back down to the 23% range he had shown in his career rather than the 33% range he's had the last two seasons, he could be in for a monstrous year.
37 weeks ago
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 91. DJ LeMahieu 1B,2B,3B - NYY
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.
38 weeks ago
Alex Verdugo Note
Alex Verdugo photo 92. Alex Verdugo LF,CF,RF - BOS
Verdugo is a reliable option for batting average, as he's batted at least .289 in three straight seasons. He doesn't have a ton of pop or speed, though he'll at least chip in with home runs and steals, and because he'll bat near the top of the Red Sox lineup, should be an asset in runs scored. Think of a poor man's version of Michael Brantley in his prime and that's what Verdugo will give you, and that's plenty valuable for fantasy.
37 weeks ago
Dylan Carlson Note
Dylan Carlson photo 93. Dylan Carlson CF,RF - STL
Carlson rebounded from a disastrous 2020 season to put up a respectable .266/.343/.437 line with 18 home runs last year. But the dreams of fantasy superstardom after his 2019 minor-league season (26 homers, 20 steals) have been put on hold, as he seems to have little interest in stealing bases in the majors (three total in two seasons), and his hard-hit rate was in the bottom nine percent of the league last year. His numbers and underlying metrics suggest that he's a slightly above-average MLB player, though it's worth remembering that he's just 23 years old and there's certainly potential for more. Drafting Carlson as a fourth outfielder with upside for more is the right approach, as he should bring a fairly solid floor with potential for a high ceiling if everything comes together.
38 weeks ago
Jarred Kelenic Note
Jarred Kelenic photo 94. Jarred Kelenic CF,LF,RF - SEA
Kelenic's season was shaping up to be an all-time disaster for a prospect, but a fairly strong final month, during which he hit seven homers and slashed .248/.331/.524, salvaged things a bit. He still batted just .180 on the year and struck out 28.1% of the time, but there's reason to believe he can put his year in the rear view mirror and start fresh. Kelenic has an advanced approach, and could pretty easily put up a 20-20 season without batting an eye if everything breaks right. With a stronger Mariners lineup batting behind him, Kelenic should be someone to target in fantasy drafts given his potential and strong close to the 2021 season.
37 weeks ago
Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 95. Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B - PIT
Hayes had major buzz heading into 2021 after he batted .376 with a 1.124 OPS in 24 games in 2020. But his season went south nearly from the start, after he missed significant time with a wrist injury and continued to battle hand and wrist issues even after he returned. His hard-hit rate, average exit velocity and barrel percentage all dropped significantly, and it's fair to write if fantasy managers want to write all that off to his injury issues. But it's equally fair to acknowledge that Hayes's strong 2020 season was out of line with his minor-league career, and that fantasy managers were putting way too much stock into an incredibly small sample. The good news is that, unlike last year, fantasy managers won't need to pay a high price for Hayes, and in the wasteland (in terms of fantasy production) that is the third base position, Hayes makes a passable option at the hot corner in deeper leagues. Just make sure you draft some depth behind him in case he struggles again.
38 weeks ago
Josh Donaldson Note
Josh Donaldson photo 96. Josh Donaldson 3B,DH - NYY
Spoiler alert with Donaldson - he's going to hit the ball really, really hard, he's going to walk a ton, andhe' going to miss time with an injury or two, probably involving his calf. The move to the Yankees can only help his fantasy outlook but, as with the Twins, the Yankees' DH spot will be filled most days, so Donaldson will need to play the field. His quality of contact has remained remarkably consistent despite his advanced age, so even in his age-36 season, fantasy managers shouldn't worry much about a decline. Book the production when he plays, but have a fill-in ready.
37 weeks ago
Trey Mancini Note
Trey Mancini photo 97. Trey Mancini 1B,DH,RF,LF - HOU
Mancini was one of the best baseball stories of 2021 as he returned from missing the 2020 season due to cancer to put up a productive year. He dipped significantly from his outstanding 2019 numbers (.291/.364/.535), but his underlying metrics largely held firm. The truth is that Mancini was just a bit lucky in 2019, as he outperformed his expected numbers in nearly every category, and was comparably unlucky in 2021, underperforming those same numbers by similar amounts. His true version likely lies somewhere in between, and that's not a bad thing. Expect an improvement from most of his numbers last year, but bank on 25 homers, rather than the 34 he totaled in 2019, particularly with the new dimensions in left field in Camden Yards.
37 weeks ago
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 98. Ryan McMahon 2B,3B - COL
McMahon showed that his poor performance during the shortened 2020 season was an aberration, as his 2021 statline was nearly identical to the one he put up in 2019. His batting average (.254), OBP (.331) and slugging percentage (.449) were all within four points of his 2019 mark and his counting stats were similarly comparable. There's a chance that McMahon makes some gains this season - he's entering his "magical" age-27 season and he cut his strikeout rate to 24.7% last year. But, given how closely his last two full seasons have mirrored one another, you can likely bank on a .250-ish average, 24 home runs, 145 combined runs and RBI, and five steals. Draft him with those numbers in mind.
38 weeks ago
Jorge Soler Note
Jorge Soler photo 99. Jorge Soler RF,DH,LF - MIA
Soler's 48-homer season isn't ever going to repeat itself, but he doesn't need it to in order to provide fantasy value. He popped 27 homers last year and although his batting average has been in the .220s each of the last two years, his expected batting average has been closer to the high .240s. Now with the Marlins, he'll need every bit of hard contact he can get, but he should benefit from the NL adopting the DH. Soler isn't and won't be a star, but he's a useful fourth outfielder in mixed leagues.
37 weeks ago
Willson Contreras Note
Willson Contreras photo 100. Willson Contreras C,DH - FA
Contreras isn't quite the fantasy superstar that he looked like he might be when he broke in, but he's still an excellent option at a weak position. He's hit at least 21 homers in three of his last four full seasons and chips in roughly 120 combined runs and RBI. That doesn't sound like much, particularly with a batting average that seems likely to hover at around .240 at this stage in his career, but it's more than enough for a catcher. He should see some extra at-bats this year with the DH in the National League, and that should only help his value.
37 weeks ago
Daulton Varsho Note
Daulton Varsho photo 101. Daulton Varsho C,CF,LF,RF,DH - ARI
Varsho has bounced around from catcher to the outfield so far in his major league career, but he is penned in as the everyday center fielder in 2022. His bat is solid, not necessarily elite, and if he was only outfield eligible, he'd probably be a fifth outfielder or high-end bench piece. But his projected 15-10 line plays incredibly well at catcher, where he retains eligibility, and he'll likely bat in the middle of the lineup which should help buoy his counting stats, even in Arizona's lineup. He's a rock solid starting catcher for fantasy purposes, but don't play to play him in the outfield.
37 weeks ago
Eddie Rosario Note
Eddie Rosario photo 102. Eddie Rosario LF,RF - ATL
Rosario re-signed with the Braves after coming over mid-season last year from Clevelan. He's still a productive MLB player but it's unclear if he can recapture the form that made him one of the more underrated assets in fantasy. He's no longer out-performing his expected batting average and he's never hit the ball particularly hard, so the 32 home runs we saw back in 2019 are probably never coming back. But he'll likely approach a 20-10 season in Atlanta and stick in the lineup every day with the addition of the DH in the National League. You could do worse as your last outfielder in a mixed league.
37 weeks ago
Gleyber Torres Note
Gleyber Torres photo 103. Gleyber Torres SS,2B - NYY
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.
37 weeks ago
Ty France Note
Ty France photo 104. Ty France 1B,2B,DH - SEA
Other than an awful May, during which he battled through a wrist injury and hit just .190, France had an outstanding 2021 season. He batted .291 overall and struck out just 16.3% of the time, all while putting up passable counting stats. There's a hard cap on France's value - he doesn't have a ton of power, he has no speed, and his expected stats say that he's due for a batting average correction. But absent an injury, there's pretty much no chance of the bottom dropping out, and he makes an ideal corner infielder who you can leave in your lineup without much concern.
38 weeks ago
Yasmani Grandal Note
Yasmani Grandal photo 105. Yasmani Grandal C,DH - CWS
Grandal played in only 93 games last year because of a knee injury but still hit 23 home runs with 122 combined runs and RBI. His walk rate (23.2%) was comically high, but it obviously didn't impact any of his other numbers, and his strikeout rate was the lowest it has been in years. Don't extrapolate his home run numbers - he's not going to his 40 - but mid-20s with solid runs and RBI totals are in the bank. That's gold for a catcher.
37 weeks ago
Adolis Garcia Note
Adolis Garcia photo 106. Adolis Garcia CF,RF,DH - TEX
Garcia came out of absolutely nowhere last season to become one of just five players to hit at least 31 home runs and steal at least 16 bases. His success largely came early in the season, as he blasted 11 home runs in May with a .312 batting average before, as most fantasy managers expected, pitchers adjusted. The adjustment hit Garcia hard, as he slashed just .211/.256/.370 in the second half, though he stole seven bases over the final month of the season to cushion the blow. The issue for Garcia is the same that plagues most largely unknown hitters who put up huge hot streaks - he lacks plate discipline. His strikeout rate (31.2%) and walk rate (5.1%) were both in the bottom six percent of MLB, and both were due largely to the fact that he simply swings too much at pitches outside of the zone (39.7 O-Swing%, ninth-worst in the league). The Rangers have a much-improved lineup and perhaps Garcia will improve in his second year, but unless he drastically changes his approach, his numbers are going to have a hard cap on them.
38 weeks ago
Seiya Suzuki Note
Seiya Suzuki photo 107. Seiya Suzuki RF - CHC
Suzuki signed with the Cubs this offseason, and will come over from the Hiroshima Toyo Carp after dominating last year in Japan. He hit 38 home runs and had a 1.073 OPS, and he has a career .315 batting average and .985 OPS in the NPS. Projecting players coming over from Japan is fraught with difficulties, but the general consensus is that Suzuki has 30-homer power with the ability to hit for average and steal double-digit bases. Whether that manifests itself in his first year remains to be seen, but there are few players with similar upside going at his ADP. Draft him as a fourth outfielder, but hope he plays like a second or third option.
36 weeks ago
Andrew Benintendi Note
Andrew Benintendi photo 108. Andrew Benintendi LF - FA
Benintendi was the classic "needs a change of scenery" player and got relatively back on track with the Royals. He looked almost identical to the disappointing but absolutely usable version of himself that he showed in 2019, and his underlying rates were nearly identical. He did walk at a career-worst rate but he also got his strikeout rate down under control, and had he avoided injury, he surely would have put up a 20-10 season. There's every reason to expct him to be able to do that again, but expect his other counting stats to remain mediocre with Kansas City's lineup.
37 weeks ago
Marcell Ozuna Note
Marcell Ozuna photo 109. Marcell Ozuna LF,DH - ATL
Ozuna missed the majority of the season after he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery last year. He's 31 years old now and his hard hit rate and average exit velocity declined sharply last year, along with his home run percentage and batting average. It's not clear if his numbers last year were just a blip or the start of a steep decline, but you shouldn't be relying on him as a starter for now.
37 weeks ago
Alex Kirilloff Note
Alex Kirilloff photo 110. Alex Kirilloff 1B,RF,LF - MIN
Kirilloff had a poor 2021 season, ultimately succumbing to wrist surgery to fix an injury that has reportedly bothered him off and on for a few years at this point. Long-term, there's plenty of reason for optimism given his pedigree and strong minor league numbers. But for this year, he's more of a middling outfield filler. His quality of contact and home park aren't favorable enough to lead to a major outburst in power, and his surrounding lineup isn't strong enough to offer a favorable environment for counting stats. Kirilloff probably won't hurt you in batting average and he'll hit about 20 home runs, but players like that are a dime a dozen in redraft leagues. Take him late as a filler, but still view him as a target in keeper and dynasty formats.
37 weeks ago
Yuli Gurriel Note
Yuli Gurriel photo 111. Yuli Gurriel 1B - FA
Gurriel returned to being the player he was prior to 2019's massive power outburst - a player who will help you in batting average and hit 15-20 homers with counting stats helped by batting in a strong Houston lineup. He should easily do that again this year, despite entering his age-38 season. Gurriel doesn't strike out much, but he just doesn't offer the qualitty of contact necessary to be a fantasy asset absent an aberration like his 2019 season. Book the usual - a near .300 average with 15 home runs - and stick him in your corner infield spot in deeper leagues. Just give up dreams of more.
37 weeks ago
Robbie Grossman Note
Robbie Grossman photo 112. Robbie Grossman LF,RF - FA
Grossman came out of nowhere to put up a 20-20 line in his age-31 season. And by "out of nowhere," I mean that his previous season-high in homers was 11 and his previous high in steals was nine. Everything suggests that Grossman sold out a bit for power, as he greatly increased both his launch angle and fly ball rate (46.2%). If he does that again, he can probably approach 20 homers for a second straight season, but considering his mediocre sprint speed (68th percentile), it would be surprising if he reached 20 steals. Take about 5-7 off your projections for both numbers and you probably won't be disappointed.
37 weeks ago
Akil Baddoo Note
Akil Baddoo photo 113. Akil Baddoo LF,CF - DET
Baddoo wasn't expected to contribute much in the majors last year, but he came on strong and ultimately played in 124 games, hitting 13 home runs and stealing 18 bases while batting .259. The speed is legtimate, as he ranked in the 91st percentile in sprint speed last season, but he's going to significantly improve on his .523 OPS against lefties if he's going to find success this year. Baddoo should begin the year batting leadoff in front of an improved Tigers lineup, so if he can just maintain his performance against righties and improve against lefties somewhat, a 20-20 season coul be in the cards. If not, then he'll likely bat in the lower third of the order and lose much of his value.
37 weeks ago
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 114. Ian Happ LF,CF,RF,DH - CHC
There was a lot of good with Happ's 2021 season. He reached a career-high in home runs, runs scored, and stolen bases, and he kept his walk rate in the double digits. But he also batted a career worst .226 and ranked in the bottom nine percent of the league with a 29.2% strikeout rate. Happ should be a starter for the Cubs, of course, but with the addition of Seiya Suzuki and with Clint Frazier on board, Chicago may be a little less patient with his slumps. Make sure you're taken care of in batting average and have depth if you draft Happ, because with his production come some pretty glaring risks.
37 weeks ago
Jean Segura Note
Jean Segura photo 115. Jean Segura 2B - FA
Segura had a solid bounce-back season after 2020's blip, as his 14 home runs were the most he had hit since 2016. A 15-10 season is probably his ceiling at this point in his career, but he hasn't slipped from his .285 career batting average and he continues to avoid strikeouts with the best of them. With the addition of Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber, the Philadelphia lineup is as strong as it has been in years, and that should bolster Segura's counting stats. He's an option once you miss out on the top middle infielders.
37 weeks ago
Luke Voit Note
Luke Voit photo 116. Luke Voit 1B,DH - FA
Voit played in just 68 games last year after battling through various injuries, and his overall game suffered. He hit just 11 home runs and batted .239, while seeing his strikeout rate jump to a career-worst 30.7%. He still made solid contact overall, upping his hard-hit rate to 52.2% and his barrel rate to 15.8%, but none of that was enough to overcome the increase in whiffs. He'll get a fresh start in San Diego, where he'll likely be the everyday DH unless the team trades Eric Hosmer. Once Fernando Tatis Jr. returns, there should be RBI opportunities aplenty, but even until then, Voit should provide plenty of power. If he can cut his strikeout rate back down to his career levels and see a corresponding increase in batting average, he should be a fantasy asset.
37 weeks ago
Adam Duvall Note
Adam Duvall photo 117. Adam Duvall LF,CF,RF - FA
Duvall had the quietest 38-homer season in recent memory, which happens when a bulk of it takes place in Miami. He also led the National League in RBI and was one of the leaders in max exit velocity. But he also batted just .228 and struck out 31.4% of the time. Duvall is now 33 years old so expecting a rebound in batting average or strikeout rate is probably wishful thinking. But if it's power you crave, then Duvall should have you covered, particularly with playing his home game in Atlanta's hitter-friendly Truist Park.
37 weeks ago
Austin Hays Note
Austin Hays photo 118. Austin Hays LF,RF - BAL
Hays finally made good on his prospect pedigree, hitting 22 home runs and topping 140 combined runs and RBI. It wasn't perfect - he walked only 5.3% of the time and his hard-hit rate and exit velocity were mediocre. But he had a strong close to th season with 12 home runs and 35 RBI over the final two months of the season. Just 26 years old, there's plenty of room for growth, though the new dimensions in Camden Yards may keep his power in check a bit. Buy him at his 2021 numbers and understand there's plenty of room for growth.
37 weeks ago
Brandon Belt Note
Brandon Belt photo 119. Brandon Belt 1B,DH - FA
As he has often in his career, Belt missed time with various injuries last year, including a fractured thumb. But he crushed his career-high in home runs with 29, and in just 97 games. He's back with the Giants after accepting a qualifying offer and even with last year's numbers and the change in park factors in recent years, San Francisco was hardly the best place for Belt to end up. You can't deny the production last year and there really wasn't much different about what Belt did to make you think it's unsustainable. But at 34 years old, expecting an improvement in health is likely a bad idea. Draft him with 25 homers in mind, and anything else is gravy.
37 weeks ago
Michael Brantley Note
Michael Brantley photo 120. Michael Brantley LF,DH - FA
Brantley is one of the most consistent players in all of fantasy baseball, and so long as you're looking for what he gives you, there's nothing wrong with that. He's a lock to bat .300 and he'll generally offer decent runs and RBI totals batting in a strong Houston lineup. But the power that we saw in 2019 was an aberration at this point, and unless MLB uses juiced balls again, Brantley is likely to end up in the 10-12 home run range. At an advancing age, there's always reason to be concerned that he'll fall off a cliff, but nothing in his profile suggests that is imminent. Draft him for batting average but make sure you can make up the speed and power elsewhere.
37 weeks ago
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 121. Jo Adell LF,RF - LAA
Adell has massive power but hit just four home runs in 35 games in the majors last year. But his strikeout rate was a very manageable 22.9% after it was an incredibly bloated 41.7% in 2020, and that generally bodes well for a prospect. He worked on a swing change this offseason and looks much, much more comfortable in the spring. As fantasy managers know, prospect growth is not linear, so Adell's mediocre performance in the majors to this point shouldn't give you much pause. You'll have to pay more for him than his numbers suggest you should, be he's got the type of upside that should make the price worth it.
37 weeks ago
Brandon Crawford Note
Brandon Crawford photo 122. Brandon Crawford SS - SF
You don't often see 34-year-old shortstops putting up massive career years, but that's exactly what we saw from Crawford in 2021. He set career bests in each of the five rotisserie categories, while beating his averages in strikeout and walk percentage. Crawford's quality of contact improved a bit, but not enough to make you think he's suddenly a completely different player than he had been his whole career. Don't bet on a repeat performance, but don't completely ignore Crawford in your drafts, as many managers likely will. The San Francisco offense is strong, and the park is less pitcher-friendly than it used to be. Crawford is more than capable of being your middle infielder in fantasy.
37 weeks ago
Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 123. Charlie Blackmon RF,DH - COL
Blackmon is in obvious decline as he enters his age-35 season. At one point, he was a lock for at least 29 home runs, well over 100 runs, and double-digit steals with a .300 batting average. Now, you're hoping for .280-15-80, with any steals he throws in as gravy. There's no huge analysis that needs to be done here - Father Time is undefeated, and the old Blackmon isn't coming back. The depth of the Rockies lineup continues to take a hit, even with the addition of Kris Bryant, and at this point, you're drafting Blackmon hoping for one more mediocre season out of him. There are better places to invest your draft capital.
37 weeks ago
Tommy Pham Note
Tommy Pham photo 124. Tommy Pham LF,CF,DH - FA
Pham recently signed with the Reds, and even though the team has shipped off most of its lineup, it's not a bad fit. Pham's batting average has suffered over the last two seasons, but his expected batting average (.266, .258) suggests that he's been more unlucky than anything. And although his power numbers have declined, a move to Great American Ball Park should likely add a few home runs to his ledger this year. Pham still walks a ton and is a lock for double-digit steals, and he's the type of player who fantasy managers like to ignore each year. Don't worry as much about the lack of lineup protection, and instead buy the high floor and relative lack of competition for his job.
36 weeks ago
AJ Pollock Note
AJ Pollock photo 125. AJ Pollock LF,RF,CF - FA
Pollock reminded everyone last year why he was once such a desirable fantasy commodity. In just 117 games, he popped 21 home runs and added nine steals, all while batting .297. Pollock's issue has never been about his talent, and his career might be viewed differently if he could have stayed healthy. But his 117 games played last year represented his most since 2015, and given that he's already dealing with general soreness in the spring, it's highly unlikely that he'll surpass that number in his age-34 season. His skills have not declined much, and his 19% strikeout rate last year represented his best since 2017. So long as you factor in plenty of missed time, Pollock should again offer you fairly elite production on a game-by-game basis.
37 weeks ago
Amed Rosario Note
Amed Rosario photo 126. Amed Rosario SS,CF - CLE
It was a tale of two halves for Rosario, as he slashed .259/.306/.367 in the first half and .309/.339/.457 in the second half. The end result was a good one, as Rosario wound up being a contributor in four of the five rotisserie categories, and is trending up heading into 2022. The biggest issue at this point is the extreme weakness of the Guardians' lineup, which is projected to be one of the worst in baseball. That's going to significantly cut into Rosario's counting stats and depress his value. But the options to help your batting average and generally contribute everywhere are few and far between, so Rosario should be no worse than a high-end bench player for your team.
37 weeks ago
Kolten Wong Note
Kolten Wong photo 127. Kolten Wong 2B - SEA
Wong played extremely well with the Brewers last year, hitting 14 home runs and stealing 12 bases in just 116 games. Wong is what he at this point - he'll chip in double digit steals and homers with a batting average that will help you, but there's no chance of a breakout season given his level of quality of contact. He should lead off for the Brewers so expect plenty of runs scored, and his totals should be enough to make him a passable middle infielder for fantasy purposes.
37 weeks ago
Ramon Laureano Note
Ramon Laureano photo 128. Ramon Laureano CF,RF - OAK
Laureano has 28 games remaining on his suspension for PEDs, and given the dearth of talent on the A's, most fantasy managers are likely not going to target him during their drafts. But he's one of just a handful of players who are capable of putting up a 25-15 line over the course of a full season, and his eight steals over the first month last year showed how he could likely steal 25 if he really wanted to. There's not a ton to love otherwise about his offensive game, and his batting average probably won't help very much. But if you can deal with his absence for the first month of the season, he'll offer a decent power-speed combo, albeit one without many other helpful stats.
37 weeks ago
Nathaniel Lowe Note
Nathaniel Lowe photo 129. Nathaniel Lowe 1B - TEX
Lowe had plenty of exciting moments last year, especially early in the season, and ultimately ended up with a respectable 18 home runs and eight steals, along with a .264 batting average. He'll have significantly more help this year in the Texas lineup with the additions of Corey Seager, Mitch Garver, and Marcus Semien, so he can likely top the 147 combined runs and RBI he finished with last year. And if his above average exit velocity and hard hit rate can manifest itself into more power, it could be a big year for Lowe.
37 weeks ago
Frank Schwindel Note
Frank Schwindel photo 130. Frank Schwindel 1B,DH - FA
Schwindel had a decent minor-league track record but hadn't done much in the majors untill he went on a huge hot streak with the Cubs over the last two months of the season, hitting 13 home runs with a 1.002 OPS over 56 games. He's not nearly as good as his hot streak suggests, which most fantasy managers surely know, but he did bat .286 in the minors, so he's not likely to be overmatched. The Cubs actually have some decent offensive depth this year but with the addition of the DH, Schwindel should have plenty of rope. If he can just avoid totally falling off a cliff, and his track record suggests he will, then a 20-homer, 80-RBI season is the most likely outcome.But if you think you're drafting the 2021 version of Schwindel, you're almost certainly mistaken.
37 weeks ago
Eugenio Suarez Note
Eugenio Suarez photo 131. Eugenio Suarez 3B,SS,DH - SEA
Suarez has continued to hit for power but his batting average has fallen off a cliff the last two seasons to just .199. Other than the fact that he had shoulder surgery just before the 2020 season, there's nothing really to explain. Almost all of his underlying metrics and quality of contact data look nearly identical to how they have his whole career, and he's just entering his age-30 season. But whatever the reason, Suarez is now a batting average drain, and he'll likely hit fewer home runs after being traded to Seattle. There's still plenty of value there, as he should still be a plus contributor in homers and RBI. But hope for a .230 batting avaerage as his ceiling at this point.
37 weeks ago
Myles Straw Note
Myles Straw photo 132. Myles Straw CF - CLE
Straw is your quintessential no-power, all-speed player. He hit four home runs last year and that's not going to be anomaly given his incredibly low hard-hit rate. But he stole 30 bases and ranked in the 96th percentile in sprint speed. He'll lead off for the Guardians this season and given their likely futility on offense, it's reasonable to expect Straw to try to swipe a bag at every chance he gets. If you're covered in power, he's a fine pick, but don't have any dreams of a home run surge now or anytime in the future.
37 weeks ago
Michael Conforto Note
Michael Conforto photo 133. Michael Conforto RF - FA
It appears as of now that Conforto guessed wrong when he turned down a long-term offer from the Mets and the qualifying offer, as he finds himself in an awkward limbo without a team well into the spring. There's obvious potential with Conforto, who hit at least 27 home runs for three straight seasons, gets on base at an above-average clip, and is just entering his age-29 season. But as we saw with Kris Bryant, it's hard to properly assess a player's fantasy value until we know his landing spot and, in Conforto's case, when he's going to sign.In a vacuum, however, Conforto can be a third or fourth outfielder for your fantasy team, someone who is capable of contributing in all five categories, though likely not excelling at any. Until he signs, you should drop him a good 10 spots from where you would otherwise have him, but he's not going to sit out the entire season, so don't let him fall too far in drafts.
36 weeks ago
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 134. Brendan Rodgers 2B,SS - COL
Rodgers finally provided some fantasy value last year, batting .284 with 15 home runs in just 102 games. The proclivity for stolen bases he showed at times in the minors is non-existent now, but he seemingly did enough to lock down an everyday job in the majors going forward. His putrid walk rate will keep both his OBP and his runs scored total in check, but he should help in batting average and approach 20 home runs. That's perfectly acceptable as a middle infielder, even if it comes with a low ceiling.
37 weeks ago
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 135. Eduardo Escobar 2B,3B,1B - NYM
Escobar rarely gets much love from fantasy managers, probably because everything under the hood doesn't usually support his numbers. He almost always outperforms his expected statistics, and he offers no help in batting average or steals. But he does have plenty of pop (53 homers over his last two full seasons, at least 21 in each of his last four), and he's been a plus in runs scored and RBI despite playing on mediocre teams. He'll now be the everyday third baseman for the Mets, so managers can enjoy his dual eligibility, and his placement in the middle of a strong lineup should keep all his counting stats afloat. There's not a ton of upside with Escobar, but there's a high floor.
36 weeks ago
Mark Canha Note
Mark Canha photo 136. Mark Canha LF,CF,RF - NYM
Canha had an interesting 2021 season, as he saw his average continue to trend down but randomly stole 12 bases with Oakland. Now with the Mets, he'll likely bat toward the bottom of the order, so chances are he won't come close to the 93 runs he scored last year. If you're in an OBP league, Canha's value increases greatly, as his walk rate hasn't been lower than 12.3% in any of the last three seasons. But in a standard 5x5 league, he's mostly just a filler option.
37 weeks ago
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 137. Kike Hernandez 2B,CF,SS - BOS
Hernandez had an extremely solid year batting atop the Red Sox lineup, hitting 20 home runs and tallying 84 runs scored. Very little about his underlying batted ball data and overall metrics were different - he just stayed healthy and became an everyday player. His batting average won't help you and he offers nothing in the stolen base category. But he should be a major asset in runs scored and contribute in homers and RBI. With the addition of Trevor Story, he'll likely be the everyday center fielder, but he'll retain his second base eligibility from last year, further strengthening his value. Hernandez won't win you your league, but he's the type of player you can leave in your lineup all year long.
36 weeks ago
Harrison Bader Note
Harrison Bader photo 138. Harrison Bader CF - NYY
Bader has always been known as a defensive outfielder, but his offensive game picked up last year. He cut his strikeout rate six points from his career mark and set a career best in home runs (16) and RBI (50), Bader has never had more than 427 plate appearances in a season, but he could easily steal 20 bases if stays healthy, as he ranks in the 97th percentile in sprint speed. Consider him akin to Tommy Pham around his prime in a best-case scenario, and given his ADP, he's a solid investment.
36 weeks ago
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 139. Randal Grichuk CF,RF,DH - COL
It's not often that an offensive player can be traded out of Toronto and get an upgrade in his value, but that's exactly what Grichuk got with his move to Colorado. We know what Grichuk is by now - he's gonna make elite contact with the ball a ton, but he's not at all selective, so he holds himself back by swinging at bad pitches. There's a ton of power with the veteran, and Coors Field should help boost his batting average from his career .245 mark. He's slated to bat sixth right now, meaning there should be RBI opportunity aplenty, so he makes a fine fifth outfielder for your fantasy team, with the upside to be more.
36 weeks ago
Bobby Dalbec Note
Bobby Dalbec photo 140. Bobby Dalbec 1B,3B - BOS
Dalbec has a ton of power, and ranked in the top nine percent of the league in average and maximum exit velocity. But he also struck out often, 34.4% of the time, which led to a middling .240 batting average despite him hitting the ball hard consistently. That's likely what we'll see again in his second year, though with more job security and perhaps a minor step up. Dalbec is one of a handful of 25-homer bats going very late in drafts, but he has enough upside to hit 35 without too much needing to go right. That makes him the ideal bench player or corner infielder in deeper mixed leagues.
36 weeks ago
Jonathan Schoop Note
Jonathan Schoop photo 141. Jonathan Schoop 1B,2B,DH - DET
Schoop is rarely talked about during prep season, but he has hit at least 21 home runs in each of his last five full seasons. That doesn't sound overly impressive, but that level of consistency in power from a second baseman is unusual and impressive. As usual, Schop was again among the league leaders in maximum exit velocity (117.1 MPH, a career high), and his hard hit rate was nearly five percentage points higher than his career average. The Tigers' lineup should be stronger this year with the addition of Javier Baez, and considering that Schoop is just 30 years old and has shown no signs of decline, there's every reason to expect his boring but stealthily productive numbers once again.
36 weeks ago
Jesus Aguilar Note
Jesus Aguilar photo 142. Jesus Aguilar 1B,DH - FA
Aguilar probably would have gotten to 100 RBI last year had he not dealt with knee inflammation at the end of last season. But other than that category, it just feels like he leaves a lot on the table. Despite prodigious power, last year was only the second in his career where he topped 20 home runs. He'll benefit from the addition of the DH this year, but the bottom line is that between the Marlins' lackluster lineup and Aguilar's lack of speed, he's going to offer little in many categories, including runs scored and stolen bases. He's a fine filler if you need RBI, but don't expect all that much production elsewhere given his home park and surrounding cast.
36 weeks ago
Miguel Sano Note
Miguel Sano photo 143. Miguel Sano 1B,DH - FA
Sano reportedly lost 25 pounds this offseason and is in, wait for it, the best shape of his life. Hopefully that means he can stay healthy and productive because, simply put, he hits the ball as hard as anyone in the game. He is always in the top three percent of the league in hard hit rate and exit velocity, and 50 homers could potentially be in reach if he put it all together. But he struck out 34.4% of the time last year and that was the best single-season mark in that category of his career. There is potential, as there always is with Sano, but you've got to be in really good shape in batting average before you take on the risk with him.
36 weeks ago
Spencer Torkelson Note
Spencer Torkelson photo 144. Spencer Torkelson 1B - DET
Torkelson looks poised to start the year in the majors with the Tigers at first base, and there is a lot of reason to be excited after he blazed through three levels of the minors last year. He likely won't hit for much average, but he's got an exceptional eye at the plate (his lowest walk rate at any level last was 13%) and he hit 30 home runs in 121 games total in 2021. He's just 22 years old so don't be surprised if he struggles at first. But particularly in keeper formats, and even in redraft leagues, the upside is so strong that he should be a late-round target everywhere.
35 weeks ago
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 145. Luis Urias 2B,3B,SS - MIL
Urias exploded last year, putting up 23 homers with 149 combined runs and RBI. Just to put that into perspective, Urias's high in home runs before last year was four, and his best combined runs and RBI total was 51. Most of his production was backed up by the underlying data, as his hard-contact rates exploded. He'd be a prime sleeper but he's battling a quad injury that is going to shut him down until early April at least, so knock him down your draft board a bit with the injury news. Performance-wise, however, last year looks legitimate.
37 weeks ago
Anthony Santander Note
Anthony Santander photo 146. Anthony Santander RF,DH,LF - BAL
Santander dealt with a litany of injuries last year to his lower body, so the fact that he still popped 18 home runs in 100 games is rather impressive. He's admitted he is not 100% healthy after last year, which is obviously concerning with the season on the verge of beginning. Nevertheless, given Santander's ADP, he's well worth drafting. He's got 25 home runs in his bat easily if he can remain healthy, and his defense is so strong that he'll remain in the lineup even if he struggles offensively to start as he finds his footing. He rarely walks and so his runs scored total will never help you, but he's fine as a cheap outfield bat that always gets overlooked in fantasy.
36 weeks ago
Max Kepler Note
Max Kepler photo 147. Max Kepler CF,RF - MIN
Kepler's expected stats suggest he got pretty unlucky last year, as they looked a lot like his 2019 season where he hit 38 home runs and batted .252. On the plus side, he did swipe 10 bases, the first time he had reached double digits in that category in his career. His true outcome likely lies somewhere between his 2019 season and last year's numbers, and he's more of a .240, 20-homer bat. The bigger problem this year is that the Twins' lineup likely won't be strong, and his counting stats will take a hit. Kepler can fill in for you, just don't rely on him as a starter.
36 weeks ago
Julio Rodriguez Note
Julio Rodriguez photo 148. Julio Rodriguez RF,CF - SEA
Mike Yastrzemski Note
Mike Yastrzemski photo 149. Mike Yastrzemski CF,RF - SF
Yastrzemski couldn't replicate his 2020 pace, though he did hit 25 home runs and total 155 combined runs and RBI. His batting average plummeted to just .224 (and his .222 xBA, one of the worst in the league, showed that number was earned), as pitchers continued their trends of throwing him fewer and fewer fastballs and more off-speed offerings.He performed terribly against non-fastballs last year, which led to a ridiculously low .254 BABIP, which was way out of character for him. Yastrzemski needs to adjust, but the good news is that the power he's shown appears to be real, and his counting stats should stay afloat batting in a strong San Francisco lineup. But until or unless he can improve against off-speed pitches, he'll likely struggle with batting average.
36 weeks ago
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 150. Wil Myers RF,LF,1B - FA
Myers couldn't sustain the many gains he made in the shortened 2020 season, but he didn't fall off a cliff entirely. His .256 batting average was his best (other than 2020) since 2016, and he offered 25 combined home runs and steals. The thing is that Myers' strikeout rate rose to 28.2%, but that's a number he can live with if he continued to make the quality of contact we're used to seeing from him. But, he didn't. His hard hit rate and exit velocity fell off a cliff (his 29.8% hard contact rate was one of the worst in baseball). It would seem like an odd decline for Myers, who was just 30 last year, so it may have just been a blip. But, it's worth being cautious before you head into the season assuming he'll bounce back. Given his ADP, however, you won't need to have confidence in him for him to be worth drafting.
36 weeks ago
Jeimer Candelario Note
Jeimer Candelario photo 151. Jeimer Candelario 3B - WSH
Candelario is not an exciting player. He has little speed and probsbly won't surpass 20 home runs. But he won't hurt you in batting average and will give you passable runs scored and RBI totals batting in an improved Tigers offense. With third base being so shallow, Candelario is a player you can draft late who can fill in on off-days or be a bench player. It's never fun to draft low-upside players late, but Candelario is one of the few guys to take a shot on there.
36 weeks ago
Keibert Ruiz Note
Keibert Ruiz photo 152. Keibert Ruiz C - WSH
Ruiz will be the starting catcher for the Nationals this year and will bat in the middle of the lineup. Ignore his mediocre numbers from last year, because he has the upside to be a top-5 catcher if everything breaks right. Ruiz's power hasn't quite developed as projected, but he hit 19 home runs in 81 games between the majors and minors last year. He has elite contact skills and rarely strikes out, so his batting average should be a plus, especially for a catcher. Don't be concerned to reach a bit given his upside.
36 weeks ago
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 153. Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS - NYY
Kiner-Falefa had eight home runs and 20 steals last season, but he was the ultimate compiler with 677 plate appearances. He'll move to a better lineup and home park with the Yankees but, realistically, his value was at his ceiling last year. He doesn't hit the ball particularly hard or get on base much, but his defense should keep him in the lineup enough to again compile enough stats to at least be interesting for fantasy. But "interesting" is basically his ceiling.
35 weeks ago
Andrew Vaughn Note
Andrew Vaughn photo 154. Andrew Vaughn LF,1B,RF,DH - CWS
Vaughn's rookie season was a little unfair, as he was thrust into the outfield despite little experience there when Eloy Jimenez suffered a serious injury in the spring. His 15 home runs in 127 games as a rookie showed his potential, but his 21.5% strikeout rate was a bit higher than projected. He'll likely see at-bats from several positions this year, as he plays outfield, first base, and DH, and it's likely that an advanced college bat such as his will take a step forward this year. Expect a good 20% increase on all his numbers across the board, which should make him startable, but not quite a fantasy superstar.
36 weeks ago
Andrew McCutchen Note
Andrew McCutchen photo 155. Andrew McCutchen LF,DH,RF - FA
McCutchen batted just .222 last year with the worst strikeout rate of his career (23%), but he provided plenty of value elsewhere. His walk rate was a robust 14.1%, he slugged 27 home runs, and fell just short of 160 combined runs and RBI. He'll move to Milwaukee this year, and so his power should translate once again, and he'll likely get to extra at-bats as the DH. He's not exciting, but even the batting average should bounce back a bit given his expected stats last year, so don't be afraid to pull the trigger late.
36 weeks ago
Tyler Stephenson Note
Tyler Stephenson photo 156. Tyler Stephenson C,1B - CIN
With Tucker Barnhart out of town, Stephenson will get his shot as the primary catcher for the Reds. He was extremely productive last year with a .797 OPS and 10 home runs in just 102 games, all while batting .286. Don't expect him to continue with his pace, as catchers often get overexposed when they take on more playing time. But he'll bat in the middle of the Cincinnati lineup, and when you're looking for a backstop who won't cost you anything but should give you fairly reliable production for the position, Stephenson is your guy.
36 weeks ago
Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 157. Brandon Nimmo CF,LF - FA
It's hard not to love a guy who sprints to first base after a walk, especially when he walks 14% of the time, one of the best rates in baseball. Nimmo will lead off again this year for the Mets, and given his elite OBP (.393 career), he should score plenty of runs. He doesn't have a ton of power or speed, but a fully healthy Nimmo should give you close to a 15-10 season with a plus batting average and contribution in the runs scored categories. The key phrase there is "fully healthy," because Nimmo's 92 games played last year were the second most of his career. But that injury risk is baked into his ADP, so draft him late and start him when he's in the lineup. You likely won't be disappointed if you do.
36 weeks ago
Jesus Sanchez Note
Jesus Sanchez photo 158. Jesus Sanchez LF,RF,CF - MIA
Sanchez hits the ball hard and does so consistently, so he has a ton of power upside. He won't maintain the almost 40-homer pace he was on last year, and he needs to improve on his 31.1% strikeout rate if he's going to take a jump in value. But think Adolis Garcia without the speed - someone who will at times look unstoppable and go on major runs, but other times will frustrate you with his lack of consistency. He has the upside for 30-homer, 90-RBI season, so as a late-round pick, he's a great option.
35 weeks ago
Mitch Garver Note
Mitch Garver photo 159. Mitch Garver C,DH - TEX
Garver moved to Texas this offseason and even though he'll play at least half his games in a pitcher-friendly park, it's still a great move for his value. Garver has never had more than 359 plate appearances in a season, but he should easily top 400 this year, and he's going to bat behind Marcus Semien and Corey Seager. Garver doesn't strike out a ton for a catcher and has as much power as nearly anyone at the position, so 20 home runs should be the bare minimum if he stays healthy. Draft him late but fully understand that he has top-five catcher upside.
36 weeks ago
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 160. Rowdy Tellez 1B,DH - MIL
Alec Bohm Note
Alec Bohm photo 161. Alec Bohm 3B,1B - PHI
Bohm was dreadful last year, but there's a pretty plausible theory as to what went wrong. He was one of the unluckiest hitters in baseball in the first half of the year, ranking near the top of the league in quality of contact but just not seeing the results. Eventually, that got into his head, and he expanded the zone and watched his strikeout rate climb significantly. By the end of the year, Bohm was a total mess, swinging at pitches out of the zone, taking pitches in the zone, and watching his already poor numbers decline. That's not the type of thing that usually derails a hitter for multiple seasons, so hopefully he can get back to doing what made him a strong prospect- being patient and hitting the ball hard. He's worth a flier late in your drafts, just don't go into the season relying on him.
36 weeks ago
Raimel Tapia Note
Raimel Tapia photo 162. Raimel Tapia LF,RF,CF - FA
Tapia moves from Colorado to Toronto, and although that's an obvious downgrade in terms of home park, it's pretty much as neutral a change as Tapia could have hoped for. He'll still play his home games in an extreme hitter-friendly environment, and he'll see a major upgrade in his surrounding lineup. The problem for Tapia, however, remains the same. He has extremely meager power numbers, and not enough speed to be a true difference-maker in the stolen base category (though he did swipe 20 last year). He'll almost certainly bat in the lower third of the lineup with Toronto, as he likely would have with the Rockies anyway, and his probable increase in runs scored should be canceled out by his likely drop in batting average (his xBA has been in the .250s in each of the last three seasons). There's little upside with Tapia, but he won't hurt you, so he's a decent bench option if you're light on steals.
36 weeks ago
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 163. Jeff McNeil 2B,LF,RF - NYM
McNeil's 2019 power outburst looks like a total anomaly, as he hit just seven home runs last year. His usual reliable batting average bottomed out to just .251 as he played through injury, but most of his underlying metrics looked strong. He'll rarely strike out, but there's just not that much that he can offer given his lack of power and speed. Worse still, he'll likely now bat in the bottom third of the Mets' batting order with the team's additions. There's little reason to consider McNeil in any capacity this year unless he somehow finds his power stroke.
35 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz Note
Oneil Cruz photo 164. Oneil Cruz SS - PIT
Cruz has somehow stayed at shortstop despite being 6'7, and he opened the eyes of even the casual fantasy manager this spring with his long home runs. The power is real, without question, but there will undoubtedly be plenty of strikeout issues once he's in the majors. That won't be out of the gate, as the Pirates optioned him to Triple-A. He's worth drafting even with this development, but you may have to wait a month more to see him contribute.
36 weeks ago
Nicky Lopez Note
Nicky Lopez photo 165. Nicky Lopez SS,2B,3B - KC
If they gave out fantasy points for soft contact, Lopez would be one of your leaders. He has five home runs in three combined seasons, and his career high in RBI is 43. He has some speed, as his 22 stolen bases showed last year, and he shouldn't hurt you in batting average. But batting ninth in a mediocre Kansas City lineup, with zero power upside, is just not a formula for success. There are better places to spend your late-round draft capital.
35 weeks ago
Gio Urshela Note
Gio Urshela photo 166. Gio Urshela 3B,SS - LAA
Urshela was moved to Minnesota this offseason where he'll man third base and likely bat in the bottom third of the order. When healthy, he's a high-average, 20-homer bat who will chip in everywhere but steals. But his margin for error is fairly thin given how mediocre his quality of contact is and with his poor walk rate. Given that his surrounding llineup and home park took a pretty drastic step down, he's really just an AL-only option at this point.
35 weeks ago
Christian Vazquez Note
Christian Vazquez photo 167. Christian Vazquez C - FA
Vazquez's power fell off a cliff last year, as his barrel percentage and hard-hit rate plummeted to some of the worst in the league. He's 31 years old now, about the time that a catcher begins to head downhill, so expecting a rebound is probably overly optimistic. He'll likely still have decent runs and RBI for a catcher just by virtue of playing for the Red Sox, but he's no longer someone to draft as your starting backstop in a one-catcher league.
35 weeks ago
Travis d'Arnaud Note
Travis d'Arnaud photo 168. Travis d'Arnaud C - ATL
d'Arnaud has plenty of offensive talent, but he's now 33 years old and coming off an injury-plagued season that limited him to just 60 games. That's been the bugaboo for d'Arnaud throughout his career, as he's never had more than 391 plate appearances in a season. If you could guarantee his health, then his power upside and strong supporting cast would likely be enough to make him a top-12 catcher. But there's no way to bank on that, so outside of NL-only or two-catcher formats, don't bother with him in fantasy.
35 weeks ago
Kyle Lewis Note
Kyle Lewis photo 169. Kyle Lewis CF,DH - ARI
Lewis is dealing with knee issues and likely won't be ready for Opening Day. When healthy, he's a talented but low-floor option, as he doesn't have a ton of speed or power and his strikeout rate (29.5% career) keeps his batting average in check. He's just 26 years old so, of course, there's upside for more. But the knee issues are enough of a reason to look elsewhere when you're considering a late-round outfielder.
35 weeks ago
Gavin Lux Note
Gavin Lux photo 170. Gavin Lux 2B,SS,LF - LAD
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 171. Josh Rojas 2B,SS,RF,3B - ARI
Rojas chipped in last year, but he didn't quite meet expectations placed on him after a strong spring. He came a steal short of reaching double digits in both home runs and steals, but his expected stats leave little to be desired. He's got position flexibility and won't hurt you while he's in there, but he's not someone you can draft as a starter and feel confident about. Expect a similar line to last year.
36 weeks ago
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 172. Nick Madrigal 2B - CHC
Eric Hosmer Note
Eric Hosmer photo 173. Eric Hosmer 1B - BOS
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 174. Cavan Biggio 3B,RF,2B,1B - TOR
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 175. Adam Frazier 2B,LF,RF - FA
Jonathan Villar Note
Jonathan Villar photo 176. Jonathan Villar 3B,SS,2B - SEA
Patrick Wisdom Note
Patrick Wisdom photo 177. Patrick Wisdom 3B,1B,LF - CHC
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 178. Garrett Hampson 2B,CF,SS - FA
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 179. Joc Pederson LF,CF,RF,DH - SF
Sean Murphy Note
Sean Murphy photo 180. Sean Murphy C,DH - OAK
Alejandro Kirk Note
Alejandro Kirk photo 181. Alejandro Kirk C,DH - TOR
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 182. Manuel Margot LF,CF,RF,DH - TB
Evan Longoria Note
Evan Longoria photo 183. Evan Longoria 3B,DH - FA
Omar Narvaez Note
Omar Narvaez photo 184. Omar Narvaez C - FA
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 185. Mike Moustakas 3B,1B,DH - CIN
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 186. David Peralta LF,DH - FA
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 187. Nick Senzel CF - CIN
Gary Sanchez Note
Gary Sanchez photo 188. Gary Sanchez C,DH - FA
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 189. Dominic Smith LF,1B,DH - FA
Didi Gregorius Note
Didi Gregorius photo 190. Didi Gregorius SS - FA
Tyler Naquin Note
Tyler Naquin photo 191. Tyler Naquin LF,CF,RF,DH - FA
Lane Thomas Note
Lane Thomas photo 192. Lane Thomas CF,LF,RF - WSH
Elias Diaz Note
Elias Diaz photo 193. Elias Diaz C - COL
Cesar Hernandez Note
Cesar Hernandez photo 194. Cesar Hernandez 2B,LF - FA
Jeremy Pena Note
Jeremy Pena photo 195. Jeremy Pena SS - HOU
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 196. Josh Lowe LF,RF - TB
Andres Gimenez Note
Andres Gimenez photo 197. Andres Gimenez 2B,SS - CLE
Carson Kelly Note
Carson Kelly photo 198. Carson Kelly C - ARI
Connor Joe Note
Connor Joe photo 199. Connor Joe LF,1B,DH,RF - COL
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 200. David Fletcher 2B,SS - LAA
Paul DeJong Note
Paul DeJong photo 201. Paul DeJong SS - STL
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 202. Nick Solak 2B,LF,DH - CIN
Christian Walker Note
Christian Walker photo 203. Christian Walker 1B,DH - ARI
J.P. Crawford Note
J.P. Crawford photo 204. J.P. Crawford SS - SEA
Adley Rutschman Note
Adley Rutschman photo 205. Adley Rutschman C,DH - BAL
Rafael Ortega Note
Rafael Ortega photo 206. Rafael Ortega CF,LF,RF,DH - FA
Mike Zunino Note
Mike Zunino photo 207. Mike Zunino C - FA
Bobby Bradley Note
Bobby Bradley photo 208. Bobby Bradley 1B - FA
Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 209. Lorenzo Cain CF - MIL
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 210. Willie Calhoun LF,DH - FA
Brandon Marsh Note
Brandon Marsh photo 211. Brandon Marsh CF,LF - PHI
Carlos Santana Note
Carlos Santana photo 212. Carlos Santana 1B,DH - PIT
Joey Wendle Note
Joey Wendle photo 213. Joey Wendle 3B,SS,2B - MIA
Miguel Rojas Note
Miguel Rojas photo 214. Miguel Rojas SS,1B - MIA
LaMonte Wade Jr. Note
LaMonte Wade Jr. photo 215. LaMonte Wade Jr. 1B,LF,RF,DH - SF
Max Stassi Note
Max Stassi photo 216. Max Stassi C - LAA
Josh Harrison Note
Josh Harrison photo 217. Josh Harrison 2B,3B,LF - FA
Abraham Toro Note
Abraham Toro photo 218. Abraham Toro 2B,3B,DH - MIL
Pavin Smith Note
Pavin Smith photo 219. Pavin Smith 1B,LF,CF,RF,DH - ARI
Garrett Cooper Note
Garrett Cooper photo 220. Garrett Cooper RF,1B,DH - MIA
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 221. Luis Arraez 2B,3B,LF,1B,DH - MIN
CJ Abrams Note
CJ Abrams photo 222. CJ Abrams SS,2B - WSH
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 223. Yandy Diaz 1B,3B,DH - TB
Yadier Molina Note
Yadier Molina photo 224. Yadier Molina C - FA
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 225. Victor Robles CF - WSH
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 226. Hunter Dozier 3B,RF,1B,LF,DH - KC
Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 227. Keston Hiura 1B,2B,DH - MIL
Ha-Seong Kim Note
Ha-Seong Kim photo 228. Ha-Seong Kim 2B,3B,SS - SD
Brian Anderson Note
Brian Anderson photo 229. Brian Anderson 3B,RF - FA
James McCann Note
James McCann photo 230. James McCann C - NYM
Bryson Stott Note
Bryson Stott photo 231. Bryson Stott SS,2B - PHI
Wilmer Flores Note
Wilmer Flores photo 232. Wilmer Flores 1B,2B,3B,DH - SF
Joey Bart Note
Joey Bart photo 233. Joey Bart C - SF
Jorge Mateo Note
Jorge Mateo photo 234. Jorge Mateo CF,2B,SS - BAL
Jose Iglesias Note
Jose Iglesias photo 235. Jose Iglesias SS,2B - FA
Danny Jansen Note
Danny Jansen photo 236. Danny Jansen C - TOR
Eric Haase Note
Eric Haase photo 237. Eric Haase C,LF,DH - DET
Jarren Duran Note
Jarren Duran photo 238. Jarren Duran CF - BOS
Austin Nola Note
Austin Nola photo 239. Austin Nola C - SD
Riley Greene Note
Riley Greene photo 240. Riley Greene CF - DET
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 241. Yoshi Tsutsugo 1B,RF,LF,DH - TOR
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 242. Kole Calhoun RF,LF,DH - FA
Vidal Brujan Note
Vidal Brujan photo 243. Vidal Brujan 2B,RF - TB
Michael A. Taylor Note
Michael A. Taylor photo 244. Michael A. Taylor CF - KC
Gavin Sheets Note
Gavin Sheets photo 245. Gavin Sheets DH,1B,RF - CWS
Jorge Alfaro Note
Jorge Alfaro photo 246. Jorge Alfaro C,LF,DH - FA
Tucker Barnhart Note
Tucker Barnhart photo 247. Tucker Barnhart C - FA
Tony Kemp Note
Tony Kemp photo 248. Tony Kemp 2B,LF - OAK
Darin Ruf Note
Darin Ruf photo 249. Darin Ruf 1B,LF,DH - NYM
Jacob Stallings Note
Jacob Stallings photo 250. Jacob Stallings C - MIA
Jake Fraley Note
Jake Fraley photo 251. Jake Fraley LF,CF,RF,DH - CIN
Kyle Farmer Note
Kyle Farmer photo 252. Kyle Farmer SS,3B,DH - MIN
Aaron Hicks Note
Aaron Hicks photo 253. Aaron Hicks CF,LF - NYY
Seth Brown Note
Seth Brown photo 254. Seth Brown RF,LF,1B,CF - OAK
Steven Kwan Note
Steven Kwan photo 255. Steven Kwan CF,LF,RF - CLE
Yan Gomes Note
Yan Gomes photo 256. Yan Gomes C - CHC
Brad Miller Note
Brad Miller photo 257. Brad Miller 1B,RF,2B,LF,3B,DH - TEX
Kyle Isbel Note
Kyle Isbel photo 258. Kyle Isbel RF,CF,LF - KC
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 259. Sam Hilliard CF,LF,RF - ATL
Robinson Cano Note
Robinson Cano photo 260. Robinson Cano 2B - FA
Bradley Zimmer Note
Bradley Zimmer photo 261. Bradley Zimmer CF,RF - FA
Jackson Frazier Note
Jackson Frazier photo 262. Jackson Frazier LF,RF - FA
Miguel Cabrera Note
Miguel Cabrera photo 263. Miguel Cabrera 1B,DH - DET
Ben Gamel Note
Ben Gamel photo 264. Ben Gamel LF,CF,RF,DH - FA
Harold Ramirez Note
Harold Ramirez photo 265. Harold Ramirez LF,CF,RF,DH,1B - TB
Luis Torrens Note
Luis Torrens photo 266. Luis Torrens C,DH - FA
Ryan Jeffers Note
Ryan Jeffers photo 267. Ryan Jeffers C - MIN
Jose Miranda Note
Jose Miranda photo 268. Jose Miranda 3B,1B,DH - MIN
Nico Hoerner Note
Nico Hoerner photo 269. Nico Hoerner 2B,SS - CHC
Chas McCormick Note
Chas McCormick photo 270. Chas McCormick LF,CF,RF - HOU
Kyle Higashioka Note
Kyle Higashioka photo 271. Kyle Higashioka C - NYY
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 272. Jurickson Profar 1B,LF,CF,RF,2B - FA
Francisco Mejia Note
Francisco Mejia photo 273. Francisco Mejia C - TB
Riley Green Note
Riley Green photo 274. Riley Green HS
Tyrone Taylor Note
Tyrone Taylor photo 275. Tyrone Taylor LF,RF,CF - MIL
Seth Beer Note
Seth Beer photo 276. Seth Beer DH - ARI
Edmundo Sosa Note
Edmundo Sosa photo 277. Edmundo Sosa 2B,SS,3B - PHI
Ramon Urias Note
Ramon Urias photo 278. Ramon Urias 2B,SS,3B - BAL
Tommy La Stella Note
Tommy La Stella photo 279. Tommy La Stella 2B,DH - SF
Yadiel Hernandez Note
Yadiel Hernandez photo 280. Yadiel Hernandez LF,RF,DH - WSH
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 281. Rougned Odor 2B,3B - FA
Nick Ahmed Note
Nick Ahmed photo 282. Nick Ahmed SS - ARI
Chad Pinder Note
Chad Pinder photo 283. Chad Pinder RF,LF,DH - FA
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 284. J.D. Davis 3B,DH,1B - SF
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 285. Dylan Moore 2B,LF,RF,SS - SEA
Odubel Herrera Note
Odubel Herrera photo 286. Odubel Herrera LF,CF - FA
Anthony Alford Note
Anthony Alford photo 287. Anthony Alford LF - FA
Andy Ibanez Note
Andy Ibanez photo 288. Andy Ibanez 2B,1B,3B,DH - DET
Austin Slater Note
Austin Slater photo 289. Austin Slater LF,CF,RF - SF
Jose Barrero Note
Jose Barrero photo 290. Jose Barrero SS - CIN
Martin Maldonado Note
Martin Maldonado photo 291. Martin Maldonado C - HOU
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 292. Kevin Kiermaier CF - FA
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 293. Diego Castillo 2B,SS,RF - PIT
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 294. Justin Upton LF,DH - FA
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 295. Leury Garcia 2B,LF,CF,RF,3B,SS - CWS
Roberto Perez Note
Roberto Perez photo 296. Roberto Perez C - FA
Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 297. Colin Moran 1B,3B - FA
Tom Murphy Note
Tom Murphy photo 298. Tom Murphy C - SEA
Elvis Andrus Note
Elvis Andrus photo 299. Elvis Andrus SS - FA
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 300. Ji-Man Choi 1B,DH - PIT
Josh Naylor Note
Josh Naylor photo 301. Josh Naylor RF,1B,DH - CLE
Manny Pina Note
Manny Pina photo 302. Manny Pina C - ATL
Kevin Smith Note
Kevin Smith photo 303. Kevin Smith 3B,SS - OAK
Tyler Wade Note
Tyler Wade photo 304. Tyler Wade 3B,SS,CF,2B - FA
Aristides Aquino Note
Aristides Aquino photo 305. Aristides Aquino LF,RF,CF - FA
Jake Meyers Note
Jake Meyers photo 306. Jake Meyers CF - HOU
Cristian Pache Note
Cristian Pache photo 307. Cristian Pache CF - OAK
Luis Garcia Note
Luis Garcia photo 308. Luis Garcia 2B,SS - WSH
Austin Hedges Note
Austin Hedges photo 309. Austin Hedges C - FA
Corey Dickerson Note
Corey Dickerson photo 310. Corey Dickerson LF,CF,DH,RF - FA
Josh Jung Note
Josh Jung photo 311. Josh Jung 3B - TEX
Oscar Mercado Note
Oscar Mercado photo 312. Oscar Mercado LF,RF - STL
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 313. Michael Chavis 2B,1B - PIT
Victor Reyes Note
Victor Reyes photo 314. Victor Reyes CF,RF,LF - FA
Stephen Piscotty Note
Stephen Piscotty photo 315. Stephen Piscotty RF - CIN
Jed Lowrie Note
Jed Lowrie photo 316. Jed Lowrie 2B,DH - FA
Victor Caratini Note
Victor Caratini photo 317. Victor Caratini C - MIL
Jonah Heim Note
Jonah Heim photo 318. Jonah Heim C - TEX
Kevin Pillar Note
Kevin Pillar photo 319. Kevin Pillar LF,CF,RF - FA
Jordan Luplow Note
Jordan Luplow photo 320. Jordan Luplow CF,RF,LF - FA
MJ Melendez Note
MJ Melendez photo 321. MJ Melendez C,DH,RF,LF - KC
Triston Casas Note
Triston Casas photo 322. Triston Casas 1B - BOS
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 323. Kevin Newman SS,2B - CIN
Pedro Severino Note
Pedro Severino photo 324. Pedro Severino C - FA
DJ Stewart Note
DJ Stewart photo 325. DJ Stewart LF,RF,DH - BAL
Alcides Escobar Note
Alcides Escobar photo 326. Alcides Escobar SS,2B - FA
Bryan De La Cruz Note
Bryan De La Cruz photo 327. Bryan De La Cruz CF,RF,LF - MIA
Matt Vierling Note
Matt Vierling photo 328. Matt Vierling CF,RF,LF - PHI
Michael Taylor Note
Michael Taylor photo 329. Michael Taylor RF - FA
Albert Pujols Note
Albert Pujols photo 330. Albert Pujols 1B,DH - FA
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 331. Jason Heyward RF,CF - FA
Adam Engel Note
Adam Engel photo 332. Adam Engel CF,RF - FA
Maikel Franco Note
Maikel Franco photo 333. Maikel Franco 3B - FA
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 334. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF,LF,RF - FA
Cal Raleigh Note
Cal Raleigh photo 335. Cal Raleigh C - SEA
Kevin Plawecki Note
Kevin Plawecki photo 336. Kevin Plawecki C - FA
Ben Rortvedt Note
Ben Rortvedt photo 337. Ben Rortvedt C - NYY
Trevor Larnach Note
Trevor Larnach photo 338. Trevor Larnach LF,RF - MIN
Austin Barnes Note
Austin Barnes photo 339. Austin Barnes C - LAD
Alek Thomas Note
Alek Thomas photo 340. Alek Thomas CF - ARI
Dom Nunez Note
Dom Nunez photo 341. Dom Nunez C - FA
Santiago Espinal Note
Santiago Espinal photo 342. Santiago Espinal 3B,2B,SS - TOR
Andrelton Simmons Note
Andrelton Simmons photo 343. Andrelton Simmons SS,2B - FA
Steven Duggar Note
Steven Duggar photo 344. Steven Duggar CF,LF - FA
Edward Olivares Note
Edward Olivares photo 345. Edward Olivares RF,LF - KC
Lewin Diaz Note
Lewin Diaz photo 346. Lewin Diaz 1B - BAL
Drew Waters Note
Drew Waters photo 347. Drew Waters LF,RF,CF - KC
Curt Casali Note
Curt Casali photo 348. Curt Casali C - FA
Cole Tucker Note
Cole Tucker photo 349. Cole Tucker SS,RF - ARI
Riley Adams Note
Riley Adams photo 350. Riley Adams C - WSH
Yonathan Daza Note
Yonathan Daza photo 351. Yonathan Daza CF,RF,LF - COL
Kurt Suzuki Note
Kurt Suzuki photo 352. Kurt Suzuki C - FA
Jose Marmolejos Note
Jose Marmolejos photo 353. Jose Marmolejos 1B - FA
Nick Gordon Note
Nick Gordon photo 354. Nick Gordon CF,2B,SS,LF - MIN
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 355. Niko Goodrum SS,2B - FA
Bryce Brentz Note
Bryce Brentz photo 356. Bryce Brentz RF - BOS
Gregory Polanco Note
Gregory Polanco photo 357. Gregory Polanco RF - FA
Andrew Knizner Note
Andrew Knizner photo 358. Andrew Knizner C - STL
Corey Ray Note
Corey Ray photo 359. Corey Ray RF - MIL
Matt Beaty Note
Matt Beaty photo 360. Matt Beaty 1B,LF,RF - FA
Juan Yepez Note
Juan Yepez photo 361. Juan Yepez 1B,LF,DH,RF - STL
Donovan Solano Note
Donovan Solano photo 362. Donovan Solano 2B,3B,DH,1B - FA
Geraldo Perdomo Note
Geraldo Perdomo photo 363. Geraldo Perdomo SS - ARI
Kelvin Gutierrez Note
Kelvin Gutierrez photo 364. Kelvin Gutierrez 3B - FA
Leody Taveras Note
Leody Taveras photo 365. Leody Taveras CF - TEX
Jake McCarthy Note
Jake McCarthy photo 366. Jake McCarthy CF,RF,LF,DH - ARI
Zack Collins Note
Zack Collins photo 367. Zack Collins C,DH - CWS
Willi Castro Note
Willi Castro photo 368. Willi Castro 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF - FA
Carter Kieboom Note
Carter Kieboom photo 369. Carter Kieboom 3B - WSH
Eric Thames Note
Eric Thames photo 370. Eric Thames 1B - FA
Jace Peterson Note
Jace Peterson photo 371. Jace Peterson 1B,2B,RF,3B,LF - FA
Edwin Rios Note
Edwin Rios photo 372. Edwin Rios 1B,DH - FA
Aledmys Diaz Note
Aledmys Diaz photo 373. Aledmys Diaz 3B,1B,2B,LF,SS - FA
Sheldon Neuse Note
Sheldon Neuse photo 374. Sheldon Neuse 2B,3B,1B - OAK
Alex Dickerson Note
Alex Dickerson photo 375. Alex Dickerson LF,DH - FA
Jason Castro Note
Jason Castro photo 376. Jason Castro C - FA
Wilson Ramos Note
Wilson Ramos photo 377. Wilson Ramos C - FA
Jerry Sands Note
Jerry Sands photo 378. Jerry Sands 1B - FA
Reese McGuire Note
Reese McGuire photo 379. Reese McGuire C - BOS
Robinson Chirinos Note
Robinson Chirinos photo 380. Robinson Chirinos C - FA
Orlando Arcia Note
Orlando Arcia photo 381. Orlando Arcia LF,2B - ATL
Lars Nootbaar Note
Lars Nootbaar photo 382. Lars Nootbaar RF,CF,LF - STL
Brian O'Grady Note
Brian O'Grady photo 383. Brian O'Grady RF - FA
Brent Rooker Note
Brent Rooker photo 384. Brent Rooker LF - OAK
Jacob Nottingham Note
Jacob Nottingham photo 385. Jacob Nottingham DH - BAL
Sergio Alcantara Note
Sergio Alcantara photo 386. Sergio Alcantara 2B,SS,3B - FA
Taylor Walls Note
Taylor Walls photo 387. Taylor Walls SS,3B,2B - TB
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 388. Brendan McKay SP - FA
Jack Lopez Note
Jack Lopez photo 389. Jack Lopez 2B - DET
Aramis Garcia Note
Aramis Garcia photo 390. Aramis Garcia C - FA
Adam Haseley Note
Adam Haseley photo 391. Adam Haseley CF - CWS
Rio Ruiz Note
Rio Ruiz photo 392. Rio Ruiz 2B - FA
Nolan Jones Note
Nolan Jones photo 393. Nolan Jones 3B,RF - COL
Nolan Gorman Note
Nolan Gorman photo 394. Nolan Gorman 2B,DH - STL
TJ Friedl Note
TJ Friedl photo 395. TJ Friedl CF,RF,LF - CIN
William Contreras Note
William Contreras photo 396. William Contreras C,DH - ATL
Luke Williams Note
Luke Williams photo 397. Luke Williams CF,3B,LF,2B - FA
Brennen Davis Note
Brennen Davis photo 398. Brennen Davis CF - CHC
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 399. Carlos Martinez C - FA
Ryan Vilade Note
Ryan Vilade photo 400. Ryan Vilade LF - PIT
Daniel Johnson Note
Daniel Johnson photo 401. Daniel Johnson RF - WSH
Thairo Estrada Note
Thairo Estrada photo 402. Thairo Estrada SS,2B,LF - SF
Luis Campusano Note
Luis Campusano photo 403. Luis Campusano C - SD
Starlin Castro Note
Starlin Castro photo 404. Starlin Castro 3B - FA
Mitch Moreland Note
Mitch Moreland photo 405. Mitch Moreland DH - FA
Darick Hall Note
Darick Hall photo 406. Darick Hall 1B,DH - PHI
Christian Arroyo Note
Christian Arroyo photo 407. Christian Arroyo 2B,RF,SS,3B - BOS
Jose Trevino Note
Jose Trevino photo 408. Jose Trevino C - NYY
Mickey Moniak Note
Mickey Moniak photo 409. Mickey Moniak CF,LF - LAA
Brett Gardner Note
Brett Gardner photo 410. Brett Gardner LF,CF - FA
Austin Allen Note
Austin Allen photo 411. Austin Allen C - STL
Josh VanMeter Note
Josh VanMeter photo 412. Josh VanMeter 2B,3B,1B - FA
Tomas Nido Note
Tomas Nido photo 413. Tomas Nido C - NYM
Daniel Vogelbach Note
Daniel Vogelbach photo 414. Daniel Vogelbach 1B,DH - NYM
Andrew Stevenson Note
Andrew Stevenson photo 415. Andrew Stevenson LF,CF - WSH
Jake Bauers Note
Jake Bauers photo 416. Jake Bauers 1B,LF,RF - NYY
Taylor Ward Note
Taylor Ward photo 417. Taylor Ward RF - LAA
Nick Pratto Note
Nick Pratto photo 418. Nick Pratto 1B - KC
Gabriel Moreno Note
Gabriel Moreno photo 419. Gabriel Moreno C - TOR
Yermin Mercedes Note
Yermin Mercedes photo 420. Yermin Mercedes DH - FA
Dexter Fowler Note
Dexter Fowler photo 421. Dexter Fowler RF - FA
Daz Cameron Note
Daz Cameron photo 422. Daz Cameron RF - BAL
Cooper Hummel Note
Cooper Hummel photo 423. Cooper Hummel LF,DH,C - SEA
Nomar Mazara Note
Nomar Mazara photo 424. Nomar Mazara RF - FA
Mauricio Dubon Note
Mauricio Dubon photo 425. Mauricio Dubon 2B,SS,CF,3B - HOU
Michael Perez Note
Michael Perez photo 426. Michael Perez C - NYM
Andrew Knapp Note
Andrew Knapp photo 427. Andrew Knapp C - FA
Matt Duffy Note
Matt Duffy photo 428. Matt Duffy 3B - FA
Greg Allen Note
Greg Allen photo 429. Greg Allen RF,LF,CF - FA
Mike Brosseau Note
Mike Brosseau photo 430. Mike Brosseau 2B,3B,1B - MIL
Asdrubal Cabrera Note
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 431. Asdrubal Cabrera 3B - FA
Jose Siri Note
Jose Siri photo 432. Jose Siri RF,CF - TB
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 433. David Bote 2B,3B - CHC
Evan White Note
Evan White photo 434. Evan White 1B - SEA
Stephen Vogt Note
Stephen Vogt photo 435. Stephen Vogt C,DH,1B - FA
Sandy Leon Note
Sandy Leon photo 436. Sandy Leon C - FA
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 437. Danny Santana CF - FA
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 438. Marwin Gonzalez 2B,1B,3B,SS,LF,RF - FA
Nick Fortes Note
Nick Fortes photo 439. Nick Fortes C,DH - MIA
Jake Burger Note
Jake Burger photo 440. Jake Burger 3B - CWS
Yu Chang Note
Yu Chang photo 441. Yu Chang 1B,3B,2B,SS - FA
Jeter Downs Note
Jeter Downs photo 442. Jeter Downs SS - BOS
Brett Phillips Note
Brett Phillips photo 443. Brett Phillips CF,RF,LF - FA
Drew Ellis Note
Drew Ellis photo 444. Drew Ellis 3B - SEA
Lewis Brinson Note
Lewis Brinson photo 445. Lewis Brinson LF,CF - FA
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 446. Miguel Andujar LF,DH - PIT
Alex Jackson Note
Alex Jackson photo 447. Alex Jackson C - MIL
Colton Welker Note
Colton Welker photo 448. Colton Welker 3B - SF
Adam Eaton Note
Adam Eaton photo 449. Adam Eaton RF - FA
Seby Zavala Note
Seby Zavala photo 450. Seby Zavala C - CWS
Rafael Marchan Note
Rafael Marchan photo 451. Rafael Marchan C - PHI
Heliot Ramos Note
Heliot Ramos photo 452. Heliot Ramos CF - SF
D.J. Stewart Note
D.J. Stewart photo 453. D.J. Stewart FA
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 454. Jon Berti 2B,3B,LF,SS - MIA
Cam Gallagher Note
Cam Gallagher photo 455. Cam Gallagher C - FA
Eric Sogard Note
Eric Sogard photo 456. Eric Sogard 2B - FA
Garrett Stubbs Note
Garrett Stubbs photo 457. Garrett Stubbs C - PHI
Jake Rogers Note
Jake Rogers photo 458. Jake Rogers C - DET
Shogo Akiyama Note
Shogo Akiyama photo 459. Shogo Akiyama CF - FA
Zach McKinstry Note
Zach McKinstry photo 460. Zach McKinstry 2B,RF,3B,SS - CHC
Luke Maile Note
Luke Maile photo 461. Luke Maile C - CIN
Austin Romine Note
Austin Romine photo 462. Austin Romine C - FA
Tres Barrera Note
Tres Barrera photo 463. Tres Barrera C - WSH
Grayson Greiner Note
Grayson Greiner photo 464. Grayson Greiner C - ARI
Patrick Mazeika Note
Patrick Mazeika photo 465. Patrick Mazeika C - SF
Jose Herrera Note
Jose Herrera photo 466. Jose Herrera C - ARI
Bryan Lavastida Note
Bryan Lavastida photo 467. Bryan Lavastida C - CLE
Chance Sisco Note
Chance Sisco photo 468. Chance Sisco C - MIN
Dustin Garneau Note
Dustin Garneau photo 469. Dustin Garneau C - FA
Jose Godoy Note
Jose Godoy photo 470. Jose Godoy C - FA
Connor Wong Note
Connor Wong photo 471. Connor Wong C - BOS
Chad Wallach Note
Chad Wallach photo 472. Chad Wallach C - LAA
Anthony Bemboom Note
Anthony Bemboom photo 473. Anthony Bemboom C - BAL
Mark Kolozsvary Note
Mark Kolozsvary photo 474. Mark Kolozsvary C - BAL
Ali Sanchez Note
Ali Sanchez photo 475. Ali Sanchez C - ARI
Payton Henry Note
Payton Henry photo 476. Payton Henry C - MIL
Drew Butera Note
Drew Butera photo 477. Drew Butera C - FA
Sam Huff Note
Sam Huff photo 478. Sam Huff 1B,C - TEX
Taylor Trammell Note
Taylor Trammell photo 479. Taylor Trammell CF,RF - SEA
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 480. Hanser Alberto 2B,3B,RP - FA
Sebastian Rivero Note
Sebastian Rivero photo 481. Sebastian Rivero C - FA
Korey Lee Note
Korey Lee photo 482. Korey Lee C - HOU
Webster Rivas Note
Webster Rivas photo 483. Webster Rivas C - SD
Brett Cumberland Note
Brett Cumberland photo 484. Brett Cumberland C - BAL
Johan Camargo Note
Johan Camargo photo 485. Johan Camargo 1B,2B,3B,SS - FA
Jose Lobaton Note
Jose Lobaton photo 486. Jose Lobaton C - FA
Taylor Davis Note
Taylor Davis photo 487. Taylor Davis C - FA
Chadwick Tromp Note
Chadwick Tromp photo 488. Chadwick Tromp C - ATL
Rene Pinto Note
Rene Pinto photo 489. Rene Pinto C - TB
Brian Serven Note
Brian Serven photo 490. Brian Serven C - COL
Austin Wynns Note
Austin Wynns photo 491. Austin Wynns C - SF
Ehire Adrianza Note
Ehire Adrianza photo 492. Ehire Adrianza RF,3B - FA
Mario Feliciano Note
Mario Feliciano photo 493. Mario Feliciano C - MIL
Tony Wolters Note
Tony Wolters photo 494. Tony Wolters C - LAD
Jamie Ritchie Note
Jamie Ritchie photo 495. Jamie Ritchie C - PIT
Brian Goodwin Note
Brian Goodwin photo 496. Brian Goodwin CF,RF - FA
P.J. Higgins Note
P.J. Higgins photo 497. P.J. Higgins C,1B - CHC
Rob Brantly Note
Rob Brantly photo 498. Rob Brantly C - NYY
Tyler Payne Note
Tyler Payne photo 499. Tyler Payne C - CHC
Collin Theroux Note
Collin Theroux photo 500. Collin Theroux FA
Khris Davis Note
Khris Davis photo 501. Khris Davis DH - FA
Matt Thaiss Note
Matt Thaiss photo 502. Matt Thaiss 1B,C - LAA
Max Schrock Note
Max Schrock photo 503. Max Schrock LF - FA
John Hicks Note
John Hicks photo 504. John Hicks C - PHI
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 505. Travis Shaw 1B,3B - FA
Matt Duffy Note
Matt Duffy photo 506. Matt Duffy 2B,3B,1B - FA
Shed Long Jr. Note
Shed Long Jr. photo 507. Shed Long Jr. LF - FA
Travis Swaggerty Note
Travis Swaggerty photo 508. Travis Swaggerty CF - PIT
Phil Gosselin Note
Phil Gosselin photo 509. Phil Gosselin 1B,3B,LF,2B - FA
Isaac Paredes Note
Isaac Paredes photo 510. Isaac Paredes 2B,3B,1B - TB
Jarrod Dyson Note
Jarrod Dyson photo 511. Jarrod Dyson LF,CF,RF - FA
Hoy Park Note
Hoy Park photo 512. Hoy Park 2B - BOS
Juan Lagares Note
Juan Lagares photo 513. Juan Lagares LF,CF,RF - FA
Luis Rengifo Note
Luis Rengifo photo 514. Luis Rengifo SS,2B,3B - LAA