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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Mallex Smith Note
Mallex Smith photo 103. Mallex Smith CF,RF
Stolen bases throughout the game are at an all-time low, and yet Smith, who has stolen 86 bases over the past two seasons, doesn't get a whiff until late in drafts. Yes, his average won't help you, he barely contributes any power, he'll likely bat ninth, and he could lose his job. But owners used to fall all over themselves to draft Billy Hamilton because he could single-handedly keep a fantasy team competitive in steals. Smith can do the same, and on a team with nothing to play for, he's likely to run at every possible opportunity.
6 weeks ago
Dee Gordon Note
Dee Gordon photo 170. Dee Gordon 2B
Gordon only played half a season and fantasy owners still received 22 steals from him. With a full season, 40 and 100 runs is not out of the question. Although he won't help with homers or RBIs, steals are hard enough to get that he is worth a 20th round pick.
9 weeks ago
Kyle Seager Note
Kyle Seager photo 176. Kyle Seager 3B
Seager hasn't hit for batting average in any of the last three seasons, but he did manage to swat 20+ homers for the seventh straight season and he did it last year in just 106 games. This might be a cheap way to grab 30 homers in 2020.
9 weeks ago
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 179. Mitch Haniger CF,RF
Prior to last year's injury, Haniger batted .285 with 26 homers, 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs. There is a chance he returns to that level of production in 2020 but he only batted .220 last season so drafting him even in the middle of your draft comes with considerable risk.
9 weeks ago
Tom Murphy Note
Tom Murphy photo 214. Tom Murphy C
Murphy was quietly exceptional for the Mariners in just 260 at-bats, knocking 18 homers with 40 RBIs and a .269 BA. Now that Narvaez is out of his way and in Milwaukee, Murphy should add 200 trips to the plate and could approach 25 or perhaps even 30 homers for fantasy owners.
9 weeks ago
Evan White Note
Evan White photo 231. Evan White 1B
Daniel Vogelbach Note
Daniel Vogelbach photo 233. Daniel Vogelbach 1B,DH
Vogelbach did manage 30 homers as many thought he might but the batting average was so horrendous that there are talks that he may lose his job at some point this season. With that said, with the risk comes upside for 40 bombs and a Joey Gallo like season.
9 weeks ago
Kyle Lewis Note
Kyle Lewis photo 240. Kyle Lewis CF,RF
Shed Long Note
Shed Long photo 242. Shed Long 2B,LF
J.P. Crawford Note
J.P. Crawford photo 267. J.P. Crawford SS
The former top prospect has immense talent but we most certainly have not seen it in his first 165 MLB games. There is a chance he breaks out this year, but you are best suited merely keeping him on waiver wire speed dial.
9 weeks ago
Jake Fraley Note
Jake Fraley photo 278. Jake Fraley CF
Austin Nola Note
Austin Nola photo 323. Austin Nola C,1B,2B
Tim Lopes Note
Tim Lopes photo 477. Tim Lopes 2B,LF
Dom Thompson-Williams Note
Dom Thompson-Williams photo 482. Dom Thompson-Williams CF
Donnie Walton Note
Donnie Walton photo 518. Donnie Walton SS
Cal Raleigh Note
Cal Raleigh photo 526. Cal Raleigh C
Joe Hudson Note
Joe Hudson photo 553. Joe Hudson C
Jarred Kelenic Note
Jarred Kelenic photo 570. Jarred Kelenic CF
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 576. Dylan Moore 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF
Patrick Wisdom Note
Patrick Wisdom photo 599. Patrick Wisdom 1B,3B
Braden Bishop Note
Braden Bishop photo 608. Braden Bishop CF
Alen Hanson Note
Alen Hanson photo 709. Alen Hanson 2B
Collin Cowgill Note
Collin Cowgill photo 727. Collin Cowgill LF,CF,RF
Eric Filia Note
Eric Filia photo 733. Eric Filia OF
Sam Haggerty Note
Sam Haggerty photo 757. Sam Haggerty 2B,RF