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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 55. Ketel Marte 2B
Most fantasy managers expected regression from Marte after his breakout 2019 season, but few saw last year coming. Marte hit two homeruns in his 45 games, and contributed minimally elsewhere other than batting average. His walk rate dropped to a miniscule 3.6%, and although he struck out less than ever, the quality of his contact was overwhelmingly poor. Truth be told, both 2019 and 2020 are probably outliers for Marte, and the truth probably lies somewhere between his 2018 (.260/.332/.437) and 2019 (.329/.389/.592) seasons. Those numbers will play at second base, especially given Marte's draft cost, but give up dreams of him hitting 32 home runs ever again.
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Christian Walker Note
Christian Walker photo 107. Christian Walker 1B,DH
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 131. Eduardo Escobar 3B
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 134. Kole Calhoun RF
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 141. David Peralta LF
Peralta is entering his age-34 season and coming off a season during which he hit just five home runs, but he still makes a fairly reliable late-round selection. His career batting average is .291 (and he hit .300 last year), and his 162-game pace is roughly 20 home runs and 160 combined runs and RBI. Even if his steals are gone, there's still plenty of production left in the bat for someone who will be drafted well beyond the top 200 picks, and who had shoulder surgery prior to the 2020 season which likely affected his production. The upside isn't there anymore, but safe and boring can sometimes be the right move.
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Daulton Varsho Note
Daulton Varsho photo 157. Daulton Varsho C,CF
Varsho saw plenty of action between catcher and the outfield last year for the Diamondbacks, and although he batted just .188, he hit three home runs and stole three bases. That may not sound like much but for a catcher-eligible player in 37 games, it's plenty. The problem for Varsho is that the Diamondbacks' roster looks pretty full, especially with the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera, and there's a good chance he begins the year in the minors. There's a ton of potential for Varsho, given that he was a high-average hitter during his minor-league career, but it seems increasingly likely that fantasy managers will need to wait a bit longer for him to become someone to start in fantasy leagues.
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Carson Kelly Note
Carson Kelly photo 179. Carson Kelly C
Nick Ahmed Note
Nick Ahmed photo 201. Nick Ahmed SS
Asdrubal Cabrera Note
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 291. Asdrubal Cabrera 1B,3B,DH
Tim Locastro Note
Tim Locastro photo 363. Tim Locastro CF
Seth Beer Note
Seth Beer photo 387. Seth Beer 1B
Dominic Miroglio Note
Dominic Miroglio photo 388. Dominic Miroglio C
Domingo Leyba Note
Domingo Leyba photo 390. Domingo Leyba 2B
Drew Ellis Note
Drew Ellis photo 391. Drew Ellis 3B
Stephen Vogt Note
Stephen Vogt photo 431. Stephen Vogt C
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 457. Josh Rojas 2B
Pavin Smith Note
Pavin Smith photo 487. Pavin Smith 1B
Wyatt Mathisen Note
Wyatt Mathisen photo 589. Wyatt Mathisen 3B
Andy Young Note
Andy Young photo 603. Andy Young 2B
Stuart Fairchild Note
Stuart Fairchild photo 655. Stuart Fairchild CF
Trayce Thompson Note
Trayce Thompson photo 701. Trayce Thompson LF