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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Wander Franco Note
Wander Franco photo 35. Wander Franco SS
The Rays' wunderkind signed an 11-year, $182 million contract in November and now simply has to go about the business of becoming the superstar everyone expects him to become. Franco scored 53 runs and had 39 RBI in only 70 games last season. He also displayed impressive plate patience and remarkable contact skills as a 20-year-old rookie. He's not a speed merchant, and the power might take time to develop, but Franco should score a lot of runs, drive in a lot of runs and produce something close to a .300 batting average.
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Randy Arozarena Note
Randy Arozarena photo 40. Randy Arozarena DH,LF,RF
The playoff hero of 2020 provided a satisfying encore by being named 2021 AL Rookie of the Year, though there was some slippage. After belting 10 HRs in 20 playoff games two seasons ago, Arozarena hit 20 homers in 141 games last season and struck out 170 times. A modest flyball rate and ordinary Statcast numbers suggest that Arozarena probably won't provide elite power numbers. Last year's 37% hit rate fueled a .274 batting average that may not be sustainable. On the bright side, he had 20 SBs on 30 attempts. There are a multiple paths to value here, but still, Arozarena is a high-profile player likely to be overdrafted.
24 weeks ago
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 48. Brandon Lowe 2B,DH
In 2021, Lowe became a full-time player for the first time in his career and responded with 39 HRs, 99 RBI and 97 runs. He batted only .247 last year and struck out 167 times in 615 plate appearances. Lowe has also struggled against lefties throughout his career. But Lowe's first-half/second-half splits were eye-opening. He was batting .208 at the All-Star break; Lowe batted .292 after the break and dramatically reduced his strikeout rate without sacrificing any power. If the second-half adjustments stick, Lowe might actually be able to improve upon his breakout season.
24 weeks ago
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 181. Manuel Margot CF,DH,LF,RF
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 189. David Peralta DH,LF
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 195. Josh Lowe CF,DH,LF,RF
Mike Zunino Note
Mike Zunino photo 207. Mike Zunino C
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 222. Yandy Diaz 1B,3B,DH
Vidal Brujan Note
Vidal Brujan photo 243. Vidal Brujan 2B
Harold Ramirez Note
Harold Ramirez photo 265. Harold Ramirez 1B,CF,DH,LF,RF
Francisco Mejia Note
Francisco Mejia photo 273. Francisco Mejia C
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 292. Kevin Kiermaier CF
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 300. Ji-Man Choi 1B
Taylor Walls Note
Taylor Walls photo 383. Taylor Walls SS
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 387. Brendan McKay DH,SP
Jose Siri Note
Jose Siri photo 432. Jose Siri CF,RF
Yu Chang Note
Yu Chang photo 441. Yu Chang 1B,3B
Rene Pinto Note
Rene Pinto photo 489. Rene Pinto C
Isaac Paredes Note
Isaac Paredes photo 510. Isaac Paredes 1B,2B,3B
Luke Raley Note
Luke Raley photo 561. Luke Raley LF,RF
Roman Quinn Note
Roman Quinn photo 588. Roman Quinn CF,LF,RF
Jonathan Aranda Note
Jonathan Aranda photo 680. Jonathan Aranda 1B