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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Francisco Lindor Note
Francisco Lindor photo 12. Francisco Lindor SS
Pete Alonso Note
Pete Alonso photo 37. Pete Alonso 1B
Michael Conforto Note
Michael Conforto photo 51. Michael Conforto CF,RF
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 64. Jeff McNeil 2B,3B,LF,RF
Much of McNeil's 2020 season looked similar to his year in 2019. He hit over .300, rarely struck out, and got on base plenty. But the power gains that we saw in 2019 vanished, as he hit just four home runs over 52 games. His barrel rate (2.5%) and hard-hit percentage (26.5%) were some of the worst in the league, and he didn't even offer the token stolen base that he had chipped in during previous seasons. This is a scenario where McNeil's value to any particular fantasy manager will depend on the weight he or she gives to the shortened 2020 season. Given that McNeil never hit the ball particularly hard anyway, though, a good bet is to assume he at least returns to the high teens in home runs, slightly below his 2019 pace. With his strong average and multi-position eligibility, that makes McNeil an asset in the middle rounds.
16 hours ago
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 77. Dominic Smith 1B,LF
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 124. J.D. Davis 3B,LF
James McCann Note
James McCann photo 146. James McCann C
McCann will be the everyday catcher for the Mets after putting up his second consecutive successful season for the White Sox. After putting up a .789 OPS in 2019, he jumped up to an .896 mark in 2020, setting a career-high in walk rate. McCann was a part-timer last year, so his rate stats will likely dip as he takes over a heavy workload with the Mets (Wilson Ramos ranked fourth among catchers in plate appearances the last two seasons). But counting stats should be there in spades in a strong Mets lineup. He should be drafted as a starting catcher in 12-team formats.
4 days ago
Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 152. Brandon Nimmo LF,CF,RF
Mallex Smith Note
Mallex Smith photo 300. Mallex Smith CF,RF