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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Ronald Acuna Jr. Note
Ronald Acuna Jr. photo 1. Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL
Mookie Betts Note
Mookie Betts photo 2. Mookie Betts LAD
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 3. Mike Trout LAA
Juan Soto Note
Juan Soto photo 4. Juan Soto WSH
Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 5. Christian Yelich MIL
Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 6. Cody Bellinger LAD
Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 7. Bryce Harper PHI
Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 8. Whit Merrifield KC
Kyle Tucker Note
Kyle Tucker photo 9. Kyle Tucker HOU
Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 10. Eloy Jimenez CWS
Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 11. Luis Robert CWS
Marcell Ozuna Note
Marcell Ozuna photo 12. Marcell Ozuna FA
Starling Marte Note
Starling Marte photo 13. Starling Marte MIA
George Springer Note
George Springer photo 14. George Springer FA
Aaron Judge Note
Aaron Judge photo 15. Aaron Judge NYY
J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 16. J.D. Martinez BOS
Randy Arozarena Note
Randy Arozarena photo 17. Randy Arozarena TB
Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 18. Charlie Blackmon COL
Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 19. Trent Grisham SD
Michael Conforto Note
Michael Conforto photo 20. Michael Conforto NYM
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 21. Cavan Biggio TOR
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 22. Teoscar Hernandez TOR
Nick Castellanos Note
Nick Castellanos photo 23. Nick Castellanos CIN
Castellanos hit for plenty of power last season with the Reds, but it was far from the full breakout season many expected. His strikeout rate jumped to 28.5%, his batting average cratered to a career-low .225, and his wOBA was his worst mark since 2015. But Castellanos was also the victim of some pretty terrible luck, given that he had an expected batting average of .273 and a strong 46.7% hard-hit rate. With a full year in Great American Ballpark, Castellanos should fully live up to the hype he had coming into the 2020 season if he can just have even normal luck. Draft him with confidence as a likely strong four-category contributor.
5 days ago
Eddie Rosario Note
Eddie Rosario photo 24. Eddie Rosario FA
Austin Meadows Note
Austin Meadows photo 25. Austin Meadows TB
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 26. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 27. Wil Myers SD
Jorge Soler Note
Jorge Soler photo 28. Jorge Soler KC
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 29. Dominic Smith NYM
Michael Brantley Note
Michael Brantley photo 30. Michael Brantley FA
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 31. Tommy Edman STL
Yordan Alvarez Note
Yordan Alvarez photo 32. Yordan Alvarez HOU
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 33. Ketel Marte ARI
Giancarlo Stanton Note
Giancarlo Stanton photo 34. Giancarlo Stanton NYY
Kyle Lewis Note
Kyle Lewis photo 35. Kyle Lewis SEA
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 36. Victor Robles WSH
There were plenty of warning signs with Robles' batted-ball data heading into 2020, and they're only greater now after an abysmal season during which he slashed .220/.293/.315. The MLB average in barrel rate and average exit velocity are 6.4% and 88.3 MPH, respectively. Robles clocked in at 4.8% and 83.3 MPH in 2019, and then fell to a ridiculous 1.7% and 82.2 MPH in 2020. His continously poor contact limits any upside, but it's worth noting that he still hit 17 homers and stole 28 bases in 2019 despite it all. Robles is still just entering his age-24 season, so massive long-term growth is still certainly on the table. But for now, it's impossible to justify drafting him as anything more than a fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
5 days ago
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 37. Jeff McNeil NYM
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 38. Ian Happ CHC
Tommy Pham Note
Tommy Pham photo 39. Tommy Pham SD
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 40. Kris Bryant CHC
Joey Gallo Note
Joey Gallo photo 41. Joey Gallo TEX
Andrew McCutchen Note
Andrew McCutchen photo 42. Andrew McCutchen PHI
Mike Yastrzemski Note
Mike Yastrzemski photo 43. Mike Yastrzemski SF
Alex Verdugo Note
Alex Verdugo photo 44. Alex Verdugo BOS
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 45. Randal Grichuk TOR
Max Kepler Note
Max Kepler photo 46. Max Kepler MIN
Dylan Carlson Note
Dylan Carlson photo 47. Dylan Carlson STL
Carlson caught major buzz heading into the season last year as he looked likely to earn an everyday role in the outfield, but he sputtered for much of the season even when he did play, slashing just .200/.252/.364 with three home runs in 119 plate appearances. But he had a successful, albeit brief, post-season, and now again looks ready to claim a starting outfield spot for the Cardinals. Carlson is just 22 years old and has a strong minor-league track record. If he can hold down his spot, he has 25-15 potential, and should hit for a solid average. Given his age and his poor 2020 season, there's some obvious risk, but the draft capital necessary to get him on your team is not prohibitive, and his upside should make him a target in all formats.
3 days ago
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 48. J.D. Davis NYM
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 49. Dylan Moore SEA
Byron Buxton Note
Byron Buxton photo 50. Byron Buxton MIN
Franmil Reyes Note
Franmil Reyes photo 51. Franmil Reyes CLE
Ramon Laureano Note
Ramon Laureano photo 52. Ramon Laureano OAK
Rhys Hoskins Note
Rhys Hoskins photo 53. Rhys Hoskins PHI
Jesse Winker Note
Jesse Winker photo 54. Jesse Winker CIN
Clint Frazier Note
Clint Frazier photo 55. Clint Frazier NYY
Raimel Tapia Note
Raimel Tapia photo 56. Raimel Tapia COL
AJ Pollock Note
AJ Pollock photo 57. AJ Pollock LAD
Kyle Schwarber Note
Kyle Schwarber photo 58. Kyle Schwarber WSH
Schwarber gave back many of his 2019 gains last year, seeing a rise in strikeout rate (29.5%) and his batting average dropping to an abysmal .188. But Schwarber's season was far from linear: over the first half of the season, he slashed .230/.343/.448, but those numbers dropped to .154/.279/.346 over the second half. At the same time, he continued to hit the ball extremely hard, with a 92.8 MPH average exit velocity, which was top 5% in the league. Given his consistently hard contact, the better course of action seems to forgive Schwarber for what amounted to an extremely poor 24-game stretch to close out the season. Now batting in the middle of the Nationals lineup with a fresh start and entering his age-28 season, Schwarber should rebound to somewhere between his 2018 and 2019 numbers.
4 days ago
Victor Reyes Note
Victor Reyes photo 59. Victor Reyes DET
Andrew Benintendi Note
Andrew Benintendi photo 60. Andrew Benintendi BOS
Jarred Kelenic Note
Jarred Kelenic photo 61. Jarred Kelenic SEA
Anthony Santander Note
Anthony Santander photo 62. Anthony Santander BAL
Chris Taylor Note
Chris Taylor photo 63. Chris Taylor LAD
Aaron Hicks Note
Aaron Hicks photo 64. Aaron Hicks NYY
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 65. Hunter Dozier KC
Brian Anderson Note
Brian Anderson photo 66. Brian Anderson MIA
Trey Mancini Note
Trey Mancini photo 67. Trey Mancini BAL
Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 68. Lorenzo Cain MIL
Mark Canha Note
Mark Canha photo 69. Mark Canha OAK
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 70. David Fletcher LAA
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 71. Jo Adell LAA
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 72. David Peralta ARI
Austin Hays Note
Austin Hays photo 73. Austin Hays BAL
Alex Dickerson Note
Alex Dickerson photo 74. Alex Dickerson SF
Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 75. Brandon Nimmo NYM
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 76. Mitch Haniger SEA
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 77. Kole Calhoun ARI
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 78. Austin Riley ATL
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 79. Jurickson Profar FA
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 80. Nick Senzel CIN
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 81. Garrett Hampson COL
Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 82. Bryan Reynolds PIT
Kevin Pillar Note
Kevin Pillar photo 83. Kevin Pillar FA
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 84. Jon Berti MIA
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 85. Manuel Margot TB
Leody Taveras Note
Leody Taveras photo 86. Leody Taveras TEX
Avisail Garcia Note
Avisail Garcia photo 87. Avisail Garcia MIL
Yasiel Puig Note
Yasiel Puig photo 88. Yasiel Puig FA
Corey Dickerson Note
Corey Dickerson photo 89. Corey Dickerson MIA
David Dahl Note
David Dahl photo 90. David Dahl TEX
Adam Eaton Note
Adam Eaton photo 91. Adam Eaton CWS
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 92. Luis Arraez MIN
Alex Kirilloff Note
Alex Kirilloff photo 93. Alex Kirilloff MIN
Adam Duvall Note
Adam Duvall photo 94. Adam Duvall FA
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 95. Willie Calhoun TEX
Myles Straw Note
Myles Straw photo 96. Myles Straw HOU
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 97. Scott Kingery PHI
Brandon Belt Note
Brandon Belt photo 98. Brandon Belt SF
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 99. Joc Pederson FA
Ryan Braun Note
Ryan Braun photo 100. Ryan Braun FA
Stephen Piscotty Note
Stephen Piscotty photo 101. Stephen Piscotty OAK
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 102. Jackie Bradley Jr. FA
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 103. Jason Heyward CHC
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 104. Danny Santana FA
Garrett Cooper Note
Garrett Cooper photo 105. Garrett Cooper MIA
Austin Slater Note
Austin Slater photo 106. Austin Slater SF
Tyler O'Neill Note
Tyler O'Neill photo 107. Tyler O'Neill STL
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 108. Sam Hilliard COL
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 109. Kevin Kiermaier TB
Oscar Mercado Note
Oscar Mercado photo 110. Oscar Mercado CLE
Cristian Pache Note
Cristian Pache photo 111. Cristian Pache ATL
Shogo Akiyama Note
Shogo Akiyama photo 112. Shogo Akiyama CIN
Tim Lopes Note
Tim Lopes photo 113. Tim Lopes MIL
Harrison Bader Note
Harrison Bader photo 114. Harrison Bader STL
Josh Naylor Note
Josh Naylor photo 115. Josh Naylor CLE
Josh Reddick Note
Josh Reddick photo 116. Josh Reddick FA
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 117. Justin Upton LAA
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 118. Niko Goodrum DET
Robbie Grossman Note
Robbie Grossman photo 119. Robbie Grossman DET
Hunter Renfroe Note
Hunter Renfroe photo 120. Hunter Renfroe BOS
Shin-Soo Choo Note
Shin-Soo Choo photo 121. Shin-Soo Choo FA
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 122. Josh Lowe TB
Monte Harrison Note
Monte Harrison photo 123. Monte Harrison MIA
Andrew Stevenson Note
Andrew Stevenson photo 124. Andrew Stevenson WSH
Gregory Polanco Note
Gregory Polanco photo 125. Gregory Polanco PIT
Franchy Cordero Note
Franchy Cordero photo 126. Franchy Cordero KC
Julio Rodriguez Note
Julio Rodriguez photo 127. Julio Rodriguez SEA
Roman Quinn Note
Roman Quinn photo 128. Roman Quinn PHI
Nomar Mazara Note
Nomar Mazara photo 129. Nomar Mazara FA
JaCoby Jones Note
JaCoby Jones photo 130. JaCoby Jones DET
Cedric Mullins II Note
Cedric Mullins II photo 131. Cedric Mullins II BAL
Aristides Aquino Note
Aristides Aquino photo 132. Aristides Aquino CIN
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 133. Yoshi Tsutsugo TB
Mallex Smith Note
Mallex Smith photo 134. Mallex Smith NYM
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 135. Kike Hernandez FA
Brett Gardner Note
Brett Gardner photo 136. Brett Gardner FA
Yoenis Cespedes Note
Yoenis Cespedes photo 137. Yoenis Cespedes FA
Adam Haseley Note
Adam Haseley photo 138. Adam Haseley PHI
Domingo Santana Note
Domingo Santana photo 139. Domingo Santana FA
Ender Inciarte Note
Ender Inciarte photo 140. Ender Inciarte ATL
Jesus Sanchez Note
Jesus Sanchez photo 141. Jesus Sanchez MIA
Edward Olivares Note
Edward Olivares photo 142. Edward Olivares KC
Jose Martinez Note
Jose Martinez photo 143. Jose Martinez NYM
Eric Thames Note
Eric Thames photo 144. Eric Thames FA
Jose Peraza Note
Jose Peraza photo 145. Jose Peraza NYM
Mike Tauchman Note
Mike Tauchman photo 146. Mike Tauchman NYY
Shed Long Jr. Note
Shed Long Jr. photo 147. Shed Long Jr. SEA
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 148. Marwin Gonzalez FA
Lewis Brinson Note
Lewis Brinson photo 149. Lewis Brinson MIA
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 150. Leury Garcia CWS
Jay Bruce Note
Jay Bruce photo 151. Jay Bruce FA
Ian Desmond Note
Ian Desmond photo 152. Ian Desmond COL
DJ Stewart Note
DJ Stewart photo 153. DJ Stewart BAL
Tyler Wade Note
Tyler Wade photo 154. Tyler Wade NYY
Derek Fisher Note
Derek Fisher photo 155. Derek Fisher TOR
Brad Miller Note
Brad Miller photo 156. Brad Miller FA
Delino DeShields Note
Delino DeShields photo 157. Delino DeShields CLE
Yusniel Diaz Note
Yusniel Diaz photo 158. Yusniel Diaz BAL
Jared Oliva Note
Jared Oliva photo 159. Jared Oliva PIT
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 160. Josh Rojas ARI
Sam Haggerty Note
Sam Haggerty photo 161. Sam Haggerty SEA
Seth Brown Note
Seth Brown photo 162. Seth Brown OAK
JJ Bleday Note
JJ Bleday photo 163. JJ Bleday MIA
Brandon Marsh Note
Brandon Marsh photo 164. Brandon Marsh LAA
Ryan McBroom Note
Ryan McBroom photo 165. Ryan McBroom KC