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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Jose Ramirez Note
Jose Ramirez photo 9. Jose Ramirez 3B
If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
37 weeks ago
Franmil Reyes Note
Franmil Reyes photo 77. Franmil Reyes DH
Reyes didn't quite live up to his power potential last year with just nine home runs in 59 games, and his 50.3% ground ball rate certainly didn't help. His Statcast data waned a bit from his monstrous 2019 season, but his 92.4 mile per hour average exit velocity was in the top two percent in baseball. There's just not a ton to dislike about Reyes, other than he offers nothing in the way of speed. On his absolute worst day, he's a 30-homer bat with a batting average that won't kill you. On his best day, he's a lite version of a healthy Aaron Judge. Expect at least three-category production, and make it four if he can maintain the 10% walk rate he showed in 2020.
37 weeks ago
Andres Gimenez Note
Andres Gimenez photo 119. Andres Gimenez SS
Gimenez was one of the main pieces in the Francisco Lindor/Carlos Carrasco trade, and he looks like he'll be the starting shortstop for Cleveland on Opening Day. There's not a ton of power in his bat, but he has a ton of speed. He ranked in the 94th percentile in sprint speed last season, and stole eight bases in 49 games in 2020 and 28 in 117 games in Triple-A the year before. His ADP is rising as his job security grows, but it's worth it for the steals he will provide.
37 weeks ago
Amed Rosario Note
Amed Rosario photo 178. Amed Rosario SS
Myles Straw Note
Myles Straw photo 186. Myles Straw CF
Josh Naylor Note
Josh Naylor photo 215. Josh Naylor RF
Oscar Mercado Note
Oscar Mercado photo 266. Oscar Mercado LF,RF
Austin Hedges Note
Austin Hedges photo 344. Austin Hedges C
Nolan Jones Note
Nolan Jones photo 395. Nolan Jones 3B
George Valera Note
George Valera photo 440. George Valera CF
Bradley Zimmer Note
Bradley Zimmer photo 451. Bradley Zimmer CF,RF
Aaron Bracho Note
Aaron Bracho photo 457. Aaron Bracho 2B
Bobby Bradley Note
Bobby Bradley photo 460. Bobby Bradley DH
Daniel Johnson Note
Daniel Johnson photo 469. Daniel Johnson RF
Brayan Rocchio Note
Brayan Rocchio photo 484. Brayan Rocchio SS
Sandy Leon Note
Sandy Leon photo 485. Sandy Leon C
Tyler Freeman Note
Tyler Freeman photo 499. Tyler Freeman SS
Yu Chang Note
Yu Chang photo 653. Yu Chang 1B,SS
Owen Miller Note
Owen Miller photo 728. Owen Miller 2B
Ernie Clement Note
Ernie Clement photo 775. Ernie Clement SS