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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Francisco Lindor Note
Francisco Lindor photo 6. Francisco Lindor SS
Lindor's 2019 season got off to a rocky start with a right calf strain in February followed by a sprained left ankle in March. But when he returned in late April, he didn't miss a beat, putting up a classic 30-20 season and contributing in all five categories. There were some minor negatives for Lindor - his strikeout rate went up, his walk rate went down, and he had an expected batting average of just .276, the lowest of his career. But Lindor's floor at this point is so enormously high that he's one of the few no-risk players, and he shouldn't slip past the top 10 in drafts or, frankly, the top seven.
26 weeks ago
Jose Ramirez Note
Jose Ramirez photo 11. Jose Ramirez 3B
Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
26 weeks ago
Franmil Reyes Note
Franmil Reyes photo 75. Franmil Reyes RF,DH
Oscar Mercado Note
Oscar Mercado photo 76. Oscar Mercado LF,CF
Roberto Perez Note
Roberto Perez photo 239. Roberto Perez C
Josh Naylor Note
Josh Naylor photo 297. Josh Naylor LF,RF,DH,1B
Jake Bauers Note
Jake Bauers photo 302. Jake Bauers 1B,LF,DH
Delino DeShields Note
Delino DeShields photo 315. Delino DeShields CF
DeShields tested positive for COVID-19, but returned to the Indians on July 11. On July 13, however, the team placed him on the IL for undisclosed reasons, which suggests that he has not fully cleared protocol. For now, avoid drafting DeShields, who doesn't appear to have a place to play in any event.
20 weeks ago
Jordan Luplow Note
Jordan Luplow photo 323. Jordan Luplow LF,RF
Austin Hedges Note
Austin Hedges photo 327. Austin Hedges C
Tyler Naquin Note
Tyler Naquin photo 364. Tyler Naquin RF
Bradley Zimmer Note
Bradley Zimmer photo 439. Bradley Zimmer CF,RF,LF
Daniel Johnson Note
Daniel Johnson photo 531. Daniel Johnson RF
Beau Taylor Note
Beau Taylor photo 539. Beau Taylor C
Bobby Bradley Note
Bobby Bradley photo 546. Bobby Bradley DH
Hanley Ramirez Note
Hanley Ramirez photo 593. Hanley Ramirez DH
Yu Chang Note
Yu Chang photo 628. Yu Chang 3B
Nolan Jones Note
Nolan Jones photo 655. Nolan Jones 3B
Owen Miller Note
Owen Miller photo 752. Owen Miller SS
Steve Baron Note
Steve Baron photo 770. Steve Baron C
Ka'ai Tom Note
Ka'ai Tom photo 818. Ka'ai Tom CF