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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Kyle Lewis Note
Kyle Lewis photo 102. Kyle Lewis CF
Even in a shortened year, Lewis managed to have two distinctively different seasons en route to the AL Rookie of the Year Award. In the first half, he hit .368 with seven home runs. In the second half, he hit just .150 with four home runs. Lewis has plenty of tools but needs to cut back on his strikeouts if he's going to avoid the ups and downs he saw last year. His average is likely to hurt you, but he has 25-homer pop, and can throw in a handful of steals. Despite his rookie of the year award, there's not a ton of buzz on Lewis after his late-season slide, so he'll likely come at a discount.
36 weeks ago
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 110. Dylan Moore 2B,LF,RF,3B
Moore hit .255 with eight home runs and 12 stolen bases in just 38 games last year. Despite not having an abundance of speed, Moore's stolen base prowess is real, as he stole 96 bases over 447 minor league games at a 77% clip and ranked in the 71st percentile in sprint speed last year. And he cut his strikeout rate to a high but manageable 27% last year, and his barrel rate, hard hit percentage, and average exit velocity were all well above average. But Moore has struggled against righties for much of his time in the majors, and despite his success last year, is unlikely to have a long leash with Shed Long waiting in the wings. Moore has upside and multi-position eligibility to go along with his power and speed. Just have a backup plan ready to go.
36 weeks ago
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 122. Mitch Haniger RF,DH
Haniger hasn't played since June of 2019, and his career has been riddled with injuries. But he's shown his potential in his lone healthy season, and he certainly has 25-homer pop in his bat. The question, as usual, is health, and for now, he remains ready to go for the season. If things remain that way, draft him as a bench player with upside.
36 weeks ago
Jarred Kelenic Note
Jarred Kelenic photo 148. Jarred Kelenic CF,LF
Kelenic was assigned to the Mariners' Minor League camp on March 26th, which wasn't much of a surprise after he suffered a knee injury that cost him time this spring. He looked more than ready for the big club in his 23 plate appearances, however, hitting two home runs with a 1.256 OPS. Kelenic likely won't be down for too long (perhaps just long enough for the team to gain an extra year of control), so fantasy managers can still draft him late and wait a bit to reap the rewards.
35 weeks ago
Ty France Note
Ty France photo 174. Ty France 2B,DH,1B
Evan White Note
Evan White photo 196. Evan White 1B
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 237. Adam Frazier 2B,LF
Tom Murphy Note
Tom Murphy photo 238. Tom Murphy C
J.P. Crawford Note
J.P. Crawford photo 244. J.P. Crawford SS
Taylor Trammell Note
Taylor Trammell photo 272. Taylor Trammell LF,CF
Luis Torrens Note
Luis Torrens photo 285. Luis Torrens C,DH
Julio Rodriguez Note
Julio Rodriguez photo 356. Julio Rodriguez RF
Abraham Toro Note
Abraham Toro photo 363. Abraham Toro 3B,DH,2B
Jacob Nottingham Note
Jacob Nottingham photo 368. Jacob Nottingham C
Noelvi Marte Note
Noelvi Marte photo 400. Noelvi Marte SS
Sam Haggerty Note
Sam Haggerty photo 473. Sam Haggerty LF
Jake Fraley Note
Jake Fraley photo 520. Jake Fraley RF,LF,CF
Cal Raleigh Note
Cal Raleigh photo 552. Cal Raleigh C
Caleb Joseph Note
Caleb Joseph photo 600. Caleb Joseph C
Kevin Padlo Note
Kevin Padlo photo 689. Kevin Padlo 3B
Donovan Walton Note
Donovan Walton photo 710. Donovan Walton SS,2B
Marcus Wilson Note
Marcus Wilson photo 713. Marcus Wilson CF