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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Trea Turner Note
Trea Turner photo 11. Trea Turner SS
Trea Turner struggled in his first season in Philadelphia, leading to the infamous game where his own mother booed him. He eventually turned it around and ended the season, slashing .266/.320/.459 with 102 runs, 76 RBIs, 26 home runs, and 30 stolen bases. Turner's baserunning value remains in the 99th percentile, according to Statcast, and many of his underlying metrics suggest improvement in the 2024 season. At this point, however, Turner's ADP is in the first round in NFBC leagues, and there may be better value elsewhere at shortstop this year.
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Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 15. Bryce Harper 1B,DH
Bryce Harper returned triumphantly from elbow surgery in May instead of the predicted July and rewarded every fantasy manager who took a flier on him late in 2023 drafts. He played 126 games and remained an elite hitter in the majors, slashing .293/.401/.499 in the middle of a Phillies lineup that finished sixth in team OPS. Harper is now primarily a DH/1B, which should work just fine in fantasy leagues, and fantasy managers can anticipate a 30/90/90 season with double-digit steals (he stole 11 in '23). After Freddie Freeman is off the board, whether Matt Olson or Harper goes next is a coin flip. A full season of Bryce Harper is never a bad thing to have on your fantasy roster.
16 weeks ago
Kyle Schwarber Note
Kyle Schwarber photo 46. Kyle Schwarber LF,DH
Kyle Schwarber is one of the most predictable players in fantasy baseball. He will hit bombs (40+). He will score runs (100+). He is going to drive in teammates (100+). And he will absolutely crater your batting average (.197 in 2023). These stats seem like a "The sun rises in the East" type of guarantee. Schwarber does get on base, thanks to a 17.5% walk rate, and he continued to hit atop a powerful Phillies batting order. You just need to decide if you're punting the average category before you take him because you don't get to be surprised by it later.
16 weeks ago
J.T. Realmuto Note
J.T. Realmuto photo 50. J.T. Realmuto C
J.T. Realmuto's run as the clear No. 1 catcher in fantasy may be over. Realmuto's batting average and OBP have fallen to below-average, and he may fall in the Phillies batting order as a result. Make no mistake, though, that he still offers double-digit upside in homers and steals, which makes him a valuable backstop, even if he now has competition at the top.
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Nick Castellanos Note
Nick Castellanos photo 59. Nick Castellanos RF
Nick Castellanos, with his consistent power, is a solid pick for an OF2/3 in 2024. Last year, he belted 29 homers, notched 106 RBIs, scored 79 runs, and swiped 11 bases, all while maintaining a .272 average. At 31, his low walk rate (5.4%) and high chase rate (41%) persist, but his spot in a potent lineup featuring Bryce Harper and a revitalized Trea Turner should help him maintain near 100 RBIs. Castellanos is a wise middle-round selection, especially for RBI contributions.
16 weeks ago
Bryson Stott Note
Bryson Stott photo 68. Bryson Stott 2B,SS
Bryson Stott took quite the leap in 2023, richly rewarding fantasy managers who probably grabbed him on waivers. He played in 151 games, smacking 15 home runs and stealing 31 bases. He scored 78 runs, knocked in 62, and slashed .280/.329/.419. How much can this production be trusted going forward? The 15 HR and 25+ SB are sustainable, but fantasy managers should expect a drop in batting average, though not to an extreme degree. Second base looks a little shallow this season, leaving Stott as an acceptable 2B1 who you can get in the ninth round or later.
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Alec Bohm Note
Alec Bohm photo 102. Alec Bohm 1B,3B
Alec Bohm offers fantasy managers an intriguing later-round third-base option. He will help your team's batting average (.274 last year), provide a little pop (16-20 homers), and collect some RBIs along the way. With an ADP in the 150s, he shouldn't be your 3B1, but he can certainly fill a CI role at a difficult position.
16 weeks ago
Brandon Marsh Note
Brandon Marsh photo 206. Brandon Marsh LF,CF
Johan Rojas Note
Johan Rojas photo 237. Johan Rojas CF
Edmundo Sosa Note
Edmundo Sosa photo 465. Edmundo Sosa 2B,3B,SS
Garrett Stubbs Note
Garrett Stubbs photo 475. Garrett Stubbs C
Cristian Pache Note
Cristian Pache photo 532. Cristian Pache LF,CF
Weston Wilson Note
Weston Wilson photo 555. Weston Wilson LF
Rafael Marchan Note
Rafael Marchan photo 563. Rafael Marchan C
Rodolfo Castro Note
Rodolfo Castro photo 564. Rodolfo Castro 2B,SS
Cam Gallagher Note
Cam Gallagher photo 578. Cam Gallagher C
Jose Rodriguez Note
Jose Rodriguez photo 636. Jose Rodriguez 2B
Jordan Luplow Note
Jordan Luplow photo 642. Jordan Luplow LF
Kody Clemens Note
Kody Clemens photo 668. Kody Clemens 1B,2B
Darick Hall Note
Darick Hall photo 686. Darick Hall 1B
Simon Muzziotti Note
Simon Muzziotti photo 746. Simon Muzziotti CF
Cal Stevenson Note
Cal Stevenson photo 763. Cal Stevenson CF
Carlos De La Cruz Note
Carlos De La Cruz photo 772. Carlos De La Cruz RF