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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 51. Bryan Reynolds LF,CF
What is zero? The odds that Reynolds stays on the Pittsburgh roster all season. Thanks for playing FantasyPros Jeopardy. I like Reynolds. You should like Reynolds. He has a chance to be a sneaky difference maker, a guy who'll get dealt in July and make a huge difference on a playoff team. In the first half of the season, he'll give you solid numbers in a lineup void of talent. Once he ends up in the No 3 or No. 5 spot in a lineup surrounded by stars, he'll put up top-50 numbers.
39 weeks ago
Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 95. Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B
Hayes had major buzz heading into 2021 after he batted .376 with a 1.124 OPS in 24 games in 2020. But his season went south nearly from the start, after he missed significant time with a wrist injury and continued to battle hand and wrist issues even after he returned. His hard-hit rate, average exit velocity and barrel percentage all dropped significantly, and it's fair to write if fantasy managers want to write all that off to his injury issues. But it's equally fair to acknowledge that Hayes's strong 2020 season was out of line with his minor-league career, and that fantasy managers were putting way too much stock into an incredibly small sample. The good news is that, unlike last year, fantasy managers won't need to pay a high price for Hayes, and in the wasteland (in terms of fantasy production) that is the third base position, Hayes makes a passable option at the hot corner in deeper leagues. Just make sure you draft some depth behind him in case he struggles again.
37 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz Note
Oneil Cruz photo 164. Oneil Cruz SS
Cruz has somehow stayed at shortstop despite being 6'7, and he opened the eyes of even the casual fantasy manager this spring with his long home runs. The power is real, without question, but there will undoubtedly be plenty of strikeout issues once he's in the majors. That won't be out of the gate, as the Pirates optioned him to Triple-A. He's worth drafting even with this development, but you may have to wait a month more to see him contribute.
35 weeks ago
Carlos Santana Note
Carlos Santana photo 212. Carlos Santana 1B
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 293. Diego Castillo 2B,3B,SS,RF
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 300. Ji-Man Choi 1B
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 313. Michael Chavis 1B,2B,3B
Lewin Diaz Note
Lewin Diaz photo 346. Lewin Diaz
Ryan Vilade Note
Ryan Vilade photo 400. Ryan Vilade LF
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 446. Miguel Andujar LF
Ali Sanchez Note
Ali Sanchez photo 475. Ali Sanchez
Jamie Ritchie Note
Jamie Ritchie photo 495. Jamie Ritchie C
Travis Swaggerty Note
Travis Swaggerty photo 508. Travis Swaggerty CF
Mason Martin Note
Mason Martin photo 548. Mason Martin 1B,LF
Jared Oliva Note
Jared Oliva photo 580. Jared Oliva RF
Tucupita Marcano Note
Tucupita Marcano photo 599. Tucupita Marcano 2B,LF
Rodolfo Castro Note
Rodolfo Castro photo 615. Rodolfo Castro 2B,3B,SS
Hunter Owen Note
Hunter Owen photo 639. Hunter Owen RF
Kevin Padlo Note
Kevin Padlo photo 696. Kevin Padlo 3B