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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Willson Contreras Note
Willson Contreras photo 90. Willson Contreras C
Contreras has established a pretty decent baseline for what fantasy managers can expect over the course of a full season. He'll likely give you a floor of 15 home runs and 110 combined runs and RBI, with upside for more. Those numbers don't sound impressive, but they're enough to make Contreras a top-five catcher easily. Given his safety, there's an argument to be made to take him as high as second overall at the position. But, even so, there's no need to select him before the eighth round or so, as there's not an appreciable difference in the production of the next seven or eight catchers beyond J.T. Realmuto.
36 weeks ago
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 92. Ian Happ 2B,3B,LF,CF,RF
Happ has always made consistently hard contact, but his strikeout rate was simply untenable, hovering around 34% in his first two seasons. But he has cut that down to a more manageable 26% over the last two years, and he's batted .260 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI over 115 games in that span. Happ has some speed even if he hasn't shown it recently, and he'll likely bat leadoff for the Cubs, who may need to manufacture runs more than in previous years. The average probably won't help you much, but he should contribute in four categories at a relatively inexpensive price.
36 weeks ago
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 114. Nick Madrigal 2B
Madrigal had a successful 2020 debut season with the White Sox, doing what he has done best throughout his minor league career: hitting for a high average with no power and never striking out. His main assets are his speed and and ability to hit for a high batting average, and though the power may eventually come, considering he hit four home runs total in the minor leagues, it's a good bet that it won't be this year. He's slated to bat at the bottom of Chicago's order, so downgrade his plate appearances a bit, but he will be a plus contributor in the two most difficult to fill rotisserie categories.
36 weeks ago
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 223. Jason Heyward CF,RF
Nico Hoerner Note
Nico Hoerner photo 261. Nico Hoerner 2B,3B,SS
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 268. David Bote 2B,3B
Harold Ramirez Note
Harold Ramirez photo 393. Harold Ramirez LF,CF,RF
Pete Crow-Armstrong Note
Pete Crow-Armstrong photo 438. Pete Crow-Armstrong LF
Brennen Davis Note
Brennen Davis photo 450. Brennen Davis CF
Ed Howard Note
Ed Howard photo 496. Ed Howard SS
Cristian Hernandez Note
Cristian Hernandez photo 503. Cristian Hernandez
Alexander Canario Note
Alexander Canario photo 530. Alexander Canario CF
Bryce Ball Note
Bryce Ball photo 567. Bryce Ball 1B
Michael Hermosillo Note
Michael Hermosillo photo 668. Michael Hermosillo LF
Rafael Ortega Note
Rafael Ortega photo 671. Rafael Ortega LF,CF,RF
Sergio Alcantara Note
Sergio Alcantara photo 684. Sergio Alcantara
Patrick Wisdom Note
Patrick Wisdom photo 739. Patrick Wisdom 1B,3B,LF
Greg Deichmann Note
Greg Deichmann photo 749. Greg Deichmann RF
Andrew Romine Note
Andrew Romine photo 759. Andrew Romine SS
Miguel Amaya Note
Miguel Amaya photo 796. Miguel Amaya C