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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Nelson Cruz Note
Nelson Cruz photo 67. Nelson Cruz DH
This ageless wonder will turn 42 on July 1 but continues to mash. He'll do his mashing for the Nationals this year after signing a one-year deal. Cruz belted 32 home runs last year, which was actually his lowest total for a full season since 2013. He was batting .294 for Minnesota before being traded to Tampa, where he hit only .226 the rest of the way. At his age, the decline could come quickly, but exit velocity, barrel rate and other power peripherals say he's still going strong.
22 weeks ago
Luke Voit Note
Luke Voit photo 118. Luke Voit 1B
Voit played in just 68 games last year after battling through various injuries, and his overall game suffered. He hit just 11 home runs and batted .239, while seeing his strikeout rate jump to a career-worst 30.7%. He still made solid contact overall, upping his hard-hit rate to 52.2% and his barrel rate to 15.8%, but none of that was enough to overcome the increase in whiffs. He'll get a fresh start in San Diego, where he'll likely be the everyday DH unless the team trades Eric Hosmer. Once Fernando Tatis Jr. returns, there should be RBI opportunities aplenty, but even until then, Voit should provide plenty of power. If he can cut his strikeout rate back down to his career levels and see a corresponding increase in batting average, he should be a fantasy asset.
21 weeks ago
Keibert Ruiz Note
Keibert Ruiz photo 152. Keibert Ruiz C
Ruiz will be the starting catcher for the Nationals this year and will bat in the middle of the lineup. Ignore his mediocre numbers from last year, because he has the upside to be a top-5 catcher if everything breaks right. Ruiz's power hasn't quite developed as projected, but he hit 19 home runs in 81 games between the majors and minors last year. He has elite contact skills and rarely strikes out, so his batting average should be a plus, especially for a catcher. Don't be concerned to reach a bit given his upside.
20 weeks ago
Lane Thomas Note
Lane Thomas photo 190. Lane Thomas CF,LF,RF
Cesar Hernandez Note
Cesar Hernandez photo 193. Cesar Hernandez 2B
C.J. Abrams Note
C.J. Abrams photo 224. C.J. Abrams 2B,SS
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 225. Victor Robles CF
Yadiel Hernandez Note
Yadiel Hernandez photo 280. Yadiel Hernandez DH,LF
Luis Garcia Note
Luis Garcia photo 308. Luis Garcia 2B
Maikel Franco Note
Maikel Franco photo 332. Maikel Franco 3B
Riley Adams Note
Riley Adams photo 349. Riley Adams C
Carter Kieboom Note
Carter Kieboom photo 370. Carter Kieboom 3B
Daniel Johnson Note
Daniel Johnson photo 402. Daniel Johnson RF
Andrew Stevenson Note
Andrew Stevenson photo 413. Andrew Stevenson CF,LF
Tres Barrera Note
Tres Barrera photo 463. Tres Barrera C
David Dahl Note
David Dahl photo 598. David Dahl LF
John Nogowski Note
John Nogowski photo 611. John Nogowski 1B
Josh Palacios Note
Josh Palacios photo 614. Josh Palacios RF
Lucius Fox Note
Lucius Fox photo 617. Lucius Fox 2B
Donovan Casey Note
Donovan Casey photo 627. Donovan Casey CF
Ildemaro Vargas Note
Ildemaro Vargas photo 642. Ildemaro Vargas 3B
Jake Noll Note
Jake Noll photo 676. Jake Noll 1B
Andrew Young Note
Andrew Young photo 678. Andrew Young 2B
Adrian Sanchez Note
Adrian Sanchez photo 706. Adrian Sanchez 2B
Yasel Antuna Note
Yasel Antuna photo 740. Yasel Antuna SS