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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Ronald Acuna Jr. Note
Ronald Acuna Jr. photo 1. Ronald Acuna Jr. LF,CF,RF
Acuna missed some time last year and batted a mere .250. And thus ends the negative things you can say about him. He walked at an absurd 18.8% clip, which led him to a .406 OBP despite the poor average. He was one of the league leaders in quality of contact, wOBA, and xWOBA, and we now know after the last two years that he will run often on the bases so long as he continues to bat leadoff, which he should. In other words, from a fantasy perspective, Acuna is an absolute monster. He's a top-three pick and will (deservedly) go first overall in many leagues, and there's still upside given that he just turned 23 years old.
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Freddie Freeman Note
Freddie Freeman photo 10. Freddie Freeman 1B
Although there were questions about Freeman's 2021 season because of his battle with COVID-19 prior to the season, those questions were answered and then some. The statcast leaderboard is littered with Freeman's name, as he ranked in the top nine percent of the league in barrel rate, average exit velocity, expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, wOBA, xwOBA, xwOBAcon, hard hit percentage, strikeout percentage, and walk percentage. Freeman likely won't reach double digits in steals, but that is about the only negative thing you can say about his fantasy outlook. He's as safe as they come in the other four hitting categories, and comes with next to no risk. He'll likely cost a borderline first round pick on draft day, but he is worth it.
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Ozzie Albies Note
Ozzie Albies photo 20. Ozzie Albies 2B
Dansby Swanson Note
Dansby Swanson photo 79. Dansby Swanson SS
Travis d'Arnaud Note
Travis d'Arnaud photo 96. Travis d'Arnaud C,1B
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 141. Austin Riley 3B,LF
Cristian Pache Note
Cristian Pache photo 252. Cristian Pache CF