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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 3. Mike Trout CF
Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
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Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 18. Anthony Rendon 3B
Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
21 weeks ago
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 103. Justin Upton LF
It seems strange to call a veteran like Upton a sleeper, but that's exactly what his ADP shows he is. Throw out last year where he battled a toe injury early and was limited to just 63 mediocre games. Prior to last year, he had hit at least 30 home runs and stolen eight bases in three straight seasons. With Anthony Rendon in tow, there should be even more RBI opportunities for Upton. Still just 32 years old, there's plenty left in the tank.
21 weeks ago
Andrelton Simmons Note
Andrelton Simmons photo 167. Andrelton Simmons SS
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 168. Jo Adell LF,CF,RF
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 230. David Fletcher 2B,3B,SS,LF
Albert Pujols Note
Albert Pujols photo 240. Albert Pujols 1B,DH
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 254. Shohei Ohtani DH
Franklin Barreto Note
Franklin Barreto photo 282. Franklin Barreto 2B
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 336. Shohei Ohtani SP,DH
Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
21 weeks ago
Luis Rengifo Note
Luis Rengifo photo 409. Luis Rengifo 2B,SS
Max Stassi Note
Max Stassi photo 417. Max Stassi C
Taylor Ward Note
Taylor Ward photo 424. Taylor Ward 3B,LF
Matt Thaiss Note
Matt Thaiss photo 447. Matt Thaiss 1B,3B
Michael Hermosillo Note
Michael Hermosillo photo 510. Michael Hermosillo LF,CF
Anthony Bemboom Note
Anthony Bemboom photo 564. Anthony Bemboom C
Jose Briceno Note
Jose Briceno photo 588. Jose Briceno C
Jared Walsh Note
Jared Walsh photo 622. Jared Walsh 1B
Jahmai Jones Note
Jahmai Jones photo 694. Jahmai Jones 2B,CF
Brandon Marsh Note
Brandon Marsh photo 726. Brandon Marsh CF,RF
Elliot Soto Note
Elliot Soto photo 736. Elliot Soto SS
Arismendy Alcantara Note
Arismendy Alcantara photo 777. Arismendy Alcantara 2B,SS,CF
Justin Bour Note
Justin Bour photo 812. Justin Bour 1B