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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Bo Bichette Note
Bo Bichette photo 16. Bo Bichette SS
George Springer Note
George Springer photo 34. George Springer CF,RF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 43. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B,3B
Guerrero Jr. comes into 2021 with fantasy managers asking the same question they asked the year before: can he stop hitting the ball on the ground so much? A 49.6% ground-ball rate was bad in 2019, but a 54.6% ground ball rate in 2020 was downright egregious. Guerrero Jr. hits the ball really, really hard. He was in the top seven percent of MLB in average exit velocity (92.5 MPH) and hard hit rate (50.8%). But until he learns to stop pounding the ball into the dirt, his power upside will be limited. There will be some fantasy manager in your league willing to bet on the upside, so if you want Guerrero Jr., you're going to have to draft him before his numbers say you should. This may indeed be the year that everything clicks. But you'll have to pay to find out.
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Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 45. Cavan Biggio 2B,3B,RF
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 54. Teoscar Hernandez LF,CF,RF
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 57. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2B,LF
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 118. Randal Grichuk CF,RF
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 191. Rowdy Tellez 1B
Danny Jansen Note
Danny Jansen photo 198. Danny Jansen C
Alejandro Kirk Note
Alejandro Kirk photo 227. Alejandro Kirk C
Kirk has the bat to to be a fantasy asset if he can stay in the lineup, particularly with catcher eligibility. He is a career .315 hitter with a .918 OPS in the minors, and had a strong, albeit short, stint in the majors last year during when he had a .983 OPS in nine games. The biggest obstacle for Kirk is that the Blue Jays have two solid defensive catchers in Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire, and although they could put Kirk at DH, they have plenty of other options for that position. In other words, Kirk needs to hit and hit early to cement a lineup spot. If he does, he's got top-10 catcher potential pretty easily.
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