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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 49. Charlie Blackmon RF
Blackmon hit just six home runs last year, and the quality of his contact was downright awful. His 86.9 MPH average exit velocity, 29.7% hard hit rate, and 4.9% barrel rate were all well below the MLB average and at or close to his career worst marks. And his sprint speed continued to decline to now what is essentially league average. The steals are likely gone for good, but even on his worst day, Blackmon will help you in batting average, runs, and RBI, and he was still on pace for 15 home runs last year. Blackmon may be on the downside of his career, but he won't cost you much and can still contribute solid or better numbers in four of five categories. With his draft price fairly modest, there's plenty of value there.
36 weeks ago
C.J. Cron Note
C.J. Cron photo 141. C.J. Cron 1B
Cron fits the Rockies' narrative perfectly, as he's a veteran hitter on a short-term deal who will block a younger player from playing. Nevertheless, Cron offers plenty of fantasy goodness if he does indeed win the first base job for Colorado as expected. He missed almost all of last year with a knee injury, but he had a 15% barrel rate and a .544 expected slugging percentage in 2019. He's practically free in drafts and could easily hit 30 home runs with a plus average. Draft him late everywhere you can.
36 weeks ago
Raimel Tapia Note
Raimel Tapia photo 143. Raimel Tapia LF,DH
Tapia doesn't make a ton of hard contact, but he slashed .321/.369/.402 last year and led off for the Rockies for the majority of the season. He's slated to do so again this year, which means he should be a cheap source of runs, batting average, and steals. Tapia's been around for awhile and never held a starting job all season, but he's in an excellent position this year and can be drafted late in all mixed leagues as a fifth outfielder or bench player.
36 weeks ago
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 159. Ryan McMahon 1B,2B,3B
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 162. Garrett Hampson 2B,CF
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 206. Sam Hilliard LF,CF,RF,3B
Elias Diaz Note
Elias Diaz photo 243. Elias Diaz C
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 254. Brendan Rodgers 2B,SS
Rodgers was the favorite for the second base job in Colorado and was having a blistering spring, slashing .348/.400/.652 in 10 games. But he suffered a hamstring strain and now is expected to miss a month. Rodgers is still a post-hype sleeper and he will be free in drafts at this point. As an upside bench piece with speed, he's worth a shot, but not as anything more.
36 weeks ago
Dom Nunez Note
Dom Nunez photo 350. Dom Nunez C
Zac Veen Note
Zac Veen photo 414. Zac Veen CF
Michael Toglia Note
Michael Toglia photo 453. Michael Toglia 1B
Yonathan Daza Note
Yonathan Daza photo 510. Yonathan Daza CF,RF,LF
Colton Welker Note
Colton Welker photo 620. Colton Welker 3B
Bret Boswell Note
Bret Boswell photo 629. Bret Boswell 2B
Elehuris Montero Note
Elehuris Montero photo 708. Elehuris Montero 3B