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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
Acuna missed some time last year and batted a mere .250. And thus ends the negative things you can say about him. He walked at an absurd 18.8% clip, which led him to a .406 OBP despite the poor average. He was one of the league leaders in quality of contact, wOBA, and xWOBA, and we now know after the last two years that he will run often on the bases so long as he continues to bat leadoff, which he should. In other words, from a fantasy perspective, Acuna is an absolute monster. He's a top-three pick and will (deservedly) go first overall in many leagues, and there's still upside given that he just turned 23 years old.
3 weeks ago
Mookie Betts Note
Mookie Betts photo 2. Mookie Betts LAD
Betts's first year with the Dodgers was basically exactly what fantasy managers expected - that is to say it was pretty much in line with what he did with the Red Sox. If you want to quibble, his walk rate dropped a few percentage points and he struck out at a career-worst 15.4% clip. But at this point, there are few safer players than Betts - you know he'll give you strong production in all five categories and he bats atop one of the best lineups in all of baseball. Betts should be a top-three pick and there's every reason to consider him number one overall. The downside is borderline non-existent.
3 weeks ago
Juan Soto Note
Juan Soto photo 3. Juan Soto WSH
There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe what Soto has done in his career given his young age. Had he merely repeated his incredible 2019 numbers last season, fantasy managers would have been ecstatic. Instead, he upped his walk rate from an elite 16.4% to a truly remarkable 20.9%, cut his strikeout rate down to just 14.3%, and batted .351. Soto does not have the speed or baserunning chops to steal 30 bases in a season, which is the only thing keeping him from being considered worthy of drafting first overall. But given what he's accomplished through his age-21 season, it's truly scary to think of how high his ceiling may be. Draft him as a top-five pick and enjoy the ridiculous production.
3 weeks ago
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 4. Mike Trout LAA
For one of the first times since he took the league by storm, Trout is not the consensus top pick this year. It's hardly his fault, though it's fair to point out some of the negatives with his 2020 season. He batted a career-low .281, and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He also stole only one base. But Trout's move down the overall baseball rankings is due more to his competition for the top spot, rather than his numbers. He was still among the league leaders in quality of contact and every expected statcast metric, and was on pace to hit 50 home runs over the course of a full season. Trout is entering his age-30 season, so although we've seen him rebound from poor stolen base years before, it now seems unlikely that he'll ever get back to much past low-double digits. That keeps him out of the top spot in rotisserie rankings, but his incredibly high floor makes him a top-five overall draft pick.
3 weeks ago
Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 5. Christian Yelich MIL
Yelich's 2020 season was, in a word, bizarre. After batting .327 combined from 2018-2019, his batting average dropped to a meager .205 last year. Although he hit the ball as hard as ever, setting career highs in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage, his strikeout rate ballooned more than 10 points to 30.8%. At the same time, Yelich's walk rate jumped up to 18.6%. Unsurprisingly, the reason for the jump in both Yelich's strikeouts and walks was that he simply swung less - just 34.6% of the time after his mark hovered above 44% the previous two seasons. If Yelich takes the same passive approach in 2021, then it's likely that his batting average will remain below what fantasy managers had come to expect. But considering that his season was so out of line with what he'd produced since coming to Milwaukee, fantasy managers should expect far more this season, and feel confident drafting him late in the first round.
3 weeks ago
Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 6. Bryce Harper PHI
In 157 games in Harper's first year with the Phillies, he batted .260 with 35 home runs, 98 runs, 114 RBI, and 15 steals. In 2020, his 157-game pace was .268 with 35 home runs, 111 runs, 89 RBI, and 21 steals. In other words, Harper provides an incredibly safe baseline now with Philadelphia, and fantasy managers can expect roughly 35 home runs, 15-20 steals, and 220 combined runs and RBI. There were some gains for Harper in 2020, as he walked more and struck out less than he ever had in his career, and hit the ball as hard as ever. But there's no reason to expect much growth in Harper's surface numbers at this point. Take the incredibly high floor in the second round and be happy with it.
3 weeks ago
Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 7. Cody Bellinger LAD
Bellinger was unable to replicate the magic of his 2019 breakout during last year's shortened season. His average dipped to .239, the worst mark of his career, his power dropped significantly, and he didn't make the same quality of contact. But although he slid backwards in his walk and strikeout rates, his regression there was minimal, and his expected batting average was .284. In other words, Bellinger got worse in 2020, but it wasn't quite as bad as the surface numbers suggest. He did have offseason shoulder surgery after getting injured during a post-season celebration, and that's always a bit worrisome for a hitter. But given that a "down" year for Bellinger at this point is a 30-15 season, he warrants being selected early in the second round.
3 weeks ago
Marcell Ozuna Note
Marcell Ozuna photo 8. Marcell Ozuna ATL
Ozuna had a career year with the Braves last year, slashing .338/.431/.636, a career best in each category. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI led the National League, while his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all among the best in baseball. Given that he had shoulder surgery before the 2018 season, it's fair to assume that he needed two full years to recover. And although perhaps we can't expect him to again lead the league in power categories, you should expect roughly a 35-homer, 100-RBI season with a plus batting average. That makes him capable of being your first outfielder in mixed leagues and an asset to any fantasy team.
3 weeks ago
Kyle Tucker Note
Kyle Tucker photo 9. Kyle Tucker HOU
Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
3 weeks ago
Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 10. Luis Robert CWS
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
3 weeks ago
Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 11. Whit Merrifield KC
Merrifield has established an extremely strong floor, as he'll almost always be an asset in batting average, steals, and runs scored, and chip in for the remaining categories. There were some concern after his steals dropped to just 20 in 2019, but he bounced back to a 32-steal pace last year while also seeing a power spike. Merrifield is 32 years old and does not hit the ball particularly hard, but that's really irrelevant at this point. He is what he is, and with multi-position eligibility, what he is a major asset in fantasy and one of the top second basemen in fantasy.
3 weeks ago
Starling Marte Note
Starling Marte photo 12. Starling Marte MIA
Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
3 weeks ago
Aaron Judge Note
Aaron Judge photo 13. Aaron Judge NYY
Judge missed about half of the regular season last year with a calf strain, though he still hit for plenty of power when he was in the lineup. He walked and struck out a bit less than usual, but trying to glean anything from a 28-game sample, given Judge's history, is silly. When he's in the lineup, you know you'll get a ton of power and runs scored with a passable average. The key is "when he's in the lineup," however, as injuries have forced Judge to miss significant time over the last three seasons. So long as you factor that into your draft price and select him as an OF2, you'll be happy with the production.
3 weeks ago
George Springer Note
George Springer photo 14. George Springer TOR
Springer is dealing with a grade-2 oblique strain, and his status is in doubt for Opening Day, though the injury is not expected to keep him out for very long. When healthy, he's a dynamic player. Springer's batting average fell off a tad last year, but once he was past his wrist injury, he was explosive, batting .316 with a 1.033 OPS over the final month of the season. His expected statistics were excellent, as he ranked in the top eight percent of the league in xBA, xSLG, and xWOBA. Now with the Blue Jays and an extreme hitter's park (wherever the Blue Jay play this year), he should once again be in line for a stellar year. Home runs and runs scored should again be plentiful, making Springer a rock solid second outfielder in mixed leagues.
3 weeks ago
Randy Arozarena Note
Randy Arozarena photo 15. Randy Arozarena TB
Fantasy managers will likely remember Arozarena's remarkable postseason, when he slashed .377/.442/.831. But his regular season (.281/.382/.641) would make him a strong fantasy asset if he could repeat hit. Arozarena wasn't looked at as a high impact prospect, but he put on significant muscle before last year and it manifested itself in his power production. There's a 25-homer bat in his skill set, and the fact that he'll likely throw in 15-20 steals should give him a high floor regardless. Don't pay for the postseason, of course, but Arozarena should be a rock solid fantasy outfielder in 2021.
3 weeks ago
Michael Conforto Note
Michael Conforto photo 16. Michael Conforto NYM
Conforto built on his excellent 2019 season by trading off a bit of power for some batting average. Fed by a significant increase in line drive rate that led to a .412 BABIP, Conforto batted a career best .322 last year. His xBA was just .284, so don't think that he suddenly morphed into a high average bat, but he did hit above .300 against every type of pitch last year, so it was certainly more than luck. Expect some regression to closer to his .259 mark, but he should hit around 30 homers with plenty of runs and RBI and even toss in a few steals. That makes him a worthwhile OF2 in mixed leagues.
3 weeks ago
Nick Castellanos Note
Nick Castellanos photo 17. 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.
3 weeks ago
Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 18. Charlie Blackmon COL
Blackmon hit just six home runs last year, and the quality of his contact was downright awful. His 86.9 MPH average exit velocity, 29.7% hard hit rate, and 4.9% barrel rate were all well below the MLB average and at or close to his career worst marks. And his sprint speed continued to decline to now what is essentially league average. The steals are likely gone for good, but even on his worst day, Blackmon will help you in batting average, runs, and RBI, and he was still on pace for 15 home runs last year. Blackmon may be on the downside of his career, but he won't cost you much and can still contribute solid or better numbers in four of five categories. With his draft price fairly modest, there's plenty of value there.
3 weeks ago
Austin Meadows Note
Austin Meadows photo 19. Austin Meadows TB
Meadows missed time with an oblique injury last year, and, more importantly, because of complications from COVID-19. Meadows's strikeout rate ballooned to 32.9% and his average fell to just .205 in 2020. Even if you expected regression from his 2019 season, he's just much better than a player who put up the 87 wRC+ and .292 wOBA we saw last year. Though it's absolutely fair to write off Meadows's season entirely, it's a bit worrisome that he struggled so much against lefties (.143 batting average), as that could potentially open him up to a platoon situation if he struggles against them out of the gate. The best course of action is to discount him from his numbers in 2019 for certain, but still buy him as a strong third outfielder, which should bake in the risk of any continued struggles against his upside.
3 weeks ago
Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 20. Trent Grisham SD
Grisham had an excellent debut season with San Diego, reaching double digits in both home runs and steals in his 59 games. He improved on his already strong walk rate from 2019, and improved his quality of contact significantly. Whether or not you buy the bat, we know he has plenty of speed to do damage on the basepaths, as he ranks in the 96th percentile in sprint speed. Slated to lead off again for a strong Padres lineup, Grisham should provide plenty of runs scored to go along with his potential for a 20-20 season. Monitor his hamstring strain he suffered in the spring, but unless he looks like he'll miss significant time, draft him with confidence.
3 weeks ago
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 21. Brandon Lowe TB
Lowe actually lost a point on his batting average from 2019 (.269 from .270), but his profile looked far better in 2020. He cut his strikeout rate from 34.6% to 25.9%, and his swinging strike rate from 19.1% to 15.4%. Despite barreling the ball a whopping 17.5% of the time (top 2 percent in baseball), his average dropped a point because, well, he just didn't have an outrageously lucky BABIP like he did in 2019 (.377). Lowe improved his ISO and HR/FB rate, and was generally the best version of himself in 2020. Even mashing together his 2019 and 2020 seasons, Lowe has hit 31 homers and stole eight bases over 138 games. Batting near the top of a strong lineup, he should deliver another solid season at the thin second base position.
3 weeks ago
J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 22. J.D. Martinez BOS
Martinez had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he slashed just .213/.291/.389 and hit seven home runs. Martinez simply didn't hit the ball nearly as hard as he used to, and hit a ton of fly balls, the combination of which helped to drain his batting average significantly. There's a ton to dislike about last year, but given that Martinez has talked about how much he relies on watching video in-game, and his inability to do so last year because of COVID-19 protocols, it seems likely that you can write off last year to a slump that didn't have time to end. He'll be eligible at utility only, but there's a massive opportunity for profit if you are willing to largely look past 2020.
3 weeks ago
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 23. Teoscar Hernandez TOR
Hernandez missed 10 games due to injury and still put up an impressive 16 home runs in his mere 50 games. The statcast leaderboard is peppered with Hernandez's name, as he hit the ball hard consistently throughout the year. He also upped his line drive rate significantly, which his why the underlying statistics supported his massive jump in batting average. But it's hard to tell if Hernandez's 2020 season was real or just a very hot 50-game stretch. After all, he still struck out more than 30 percent of the time, and his walk rate dropped by about two points. In the end, given his home park and his supporting case, you can buy Hernandez as a 35-homer bat who will chip in steals and help with the remaining counting stats. But assume he hits closer to his .245 batting average, and don't count on the 50 homer pace you saw last year.
3 weeks ago
Yordan Alvarez Note
Yordan Alvarez photo 24. Yordan Alvarez HOU
Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
3 weeks ago
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 25. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR
Gurriel Jr. has developed into an extremely strong major league hitter, showing far more power than he did in the minors. He makes consistently strong (though not elite) contact, and although he swings a ton, his strikeout rate isn't prohibitive. Gurriel isn't going to be elite in any category, but he's going to provide some value in all five. Batting in an excellent lineup and hitter's park (whichever one it may be), Gurriel should be a fine pick in drafts in all formats.
3 weeks ago
Eddie Rosario Note
Eddie Rosario photo 26. Eddie Rosario CLE
Rosario stays in the AL Central, signing a one-year deal with the Indians after a successful tenure with the Twins. He's established a fairly reliable power baseline at this point, and he usually offers some batting average to go with it. Last year, however, his batting average dipped to just .257, in part because he became much more passive (8.2% walk rate, 51.2% Swing%, both far out of character for his career). The bigger issue was that Rosario largely cut down on his swing percentage on pitches in the strike zone, but continued to swing at pitches out of the zone at a 41.2% clip. That likely explains his lower than usual average exit velocity and barrel rate, and it's something that's easily correctable if he just goes back to his previous approach. At the very least, Rosario should chip in 25 home runs at least, while helping out in runs and RBI, and he's a fine third outfielder in mixed leagues.
3 weeks ago
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 27. Cavan Biggio TOR
Biggio doesn't hit the ball particularly well and is passive almost to a fault. He swung at just 36% of the pitches he saw last year, third-fewest in MLB, and that represents a continued trend. That passivity leads to increased strikeouts, but also plenty of walks, as Biggio took a free pass 15.5% of the time last season, which ranked in the top 8 percent of baseball. Despite not making consistently strong contact, Biggio has hit 24 home runs in his 159 major league games, and he's added on 107 runs and 20 steals. Those numbers play extremely well for fantasy, particularly at the weak second base position. Biggio is likely to add third base eligibility with the Blue Jays' addition of Marcus Semien, which should only add to his value, and he makes a fine pick if you can nab him in the fifth round or so where his ADP generally lands.
3 weeks ago
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 28. Jeff McNeil NYM
Much of McNeil's 2020 season looked similar to his year in 2019. He hit over .300, rarely struck out, and got on base plenty. But the power gains that we saw in 2019 vanished, as he hit just four home runs over 52 games. His barrel rate (2.5%) and hard-hit percentage (26.5%) were some of the worst in the league, and he didn't even offer the token stolen base that he had chipped in during previous seasons. This is a scenario where McNeil's value to any particular fantasy manager will depend on the weight he or she gives to the shortened 2020 season. Given that McNeil never hit the ball particularly hard anyway, though, a good bet is to assume he at least returns to the high teens in home runs, slightly below his 2019 pace. With his strong average and multi-position eligibility, that makes McNeil an asset in the middle rounds.
3 weeks ago
Tommy Pham Note
Tommy Pham photo 29. Tommy Pham SD
Pham had a terrible 2020 season, during which he slashed .211/.312/.312 and hit just three home runs. A broken hamate bone limited him to just 31 games, and to make matters worse, he was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation in the offseason. But even entering his age-33 season, there are reasons to be optimistic about his 2021 outlook. Pham had averaged roughly 22 home runs and 22 steals with a .284 batting average the three years prior to last, and he had the highest hard-hit rate of his career in 2020. Indeed, his expected batting average of .266 was 55 points higher than his actual average. There's reason to expect Pham to return to his 20-20 ways if he can remain healthy, and batting in a loaded Padres lineup, he should add plenty of counting stats.
3 weeks ago
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 30. Ketel Marte ARI
Most fantasy managers expected regression from Marte after his breakout 2019 season, but few saw last year coming. Marte hit two homeruns in his 45 games, and contributed minimally elsewhere other than batting average. His walk rate dropped to a miniscule 3.6%, and although he struck out less than ever, the quality of his contact was overwhelmingly poor. Truth be told, both 2019 and 2020 are probably outliers for Marte, and the truth probably lies somewhere between his 2018 (.260/.332/.437) and 2019 (.329/.389/.592) seasons. Those numbers will play at second base, especially given Marte's draft cost, but give up dreams of him hitting 32 home runs ever again.
3 weeks ago
Byron Buxton Note
Byron Buxton photo 31. Byron Buxton MIN
Buxton has immense talent and upside, and it feel like he could be a fantasy superstar if he stays healthy. Limited to just 39 games last year, he hit 13 home runs, greatly increasing his barrel rate (13.5%), average exit velocity (91.2 MPH) and hard hit rate (47.9%). Although he only stole two base, his sprint speed ranked in the 99th percentile. The two things holding Buxton back are his health concerns - he has played more than 92 games just once in his career, and his .238 career batting average, which won't improve until he stops swinging so much, particularly at pitches outside of the zone. But he's still just 27 years old, and has the power and speed to deliver a 30-30 season in a perfect world. Just bake in some missed time into the draft capital you're willing to spend.
3 weeks ago
Giancarlo Stanton Note
Giancarlo Stanton photo 32. Giancarlo Stanton NYY
It's all about the injuries with Stanton, as after two healthy seasons, he's been limited to just 41 games over the last two. There's little to analyze with the slugger other than his health. He still hits the ball as hard as anyone and walks and strikes out a ton. There's been little decline in his batted ball data over the last two years, but even if there had been, the sample size would be too small to draw any conclusions. Stanton is likely eligible at utility only in your league, but that limitation should let him come as a discount in drafts. Have power on your bench ready to fill in if you draft Stanton, but there's no reason to run from him.
3 weeks ago
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 33. Wil Myers SD
Myers talked openly about making a swing change last year, and it paid off in a big way. He raised his average by nearly 50 points over the previous year while cutting his strikeout rate, and ranked in the top seven percent in barrel rate. Myers didn't run as much as previous years in the shortened season, but he still ranked in the top 85% of the league in sprint speed. His average will likely come down to closer to its career .254 mark. But he has earned a bit of a leash at least with his strong 2020 campaign, and should be a fine power-speed combination who will put up solid overall counting numbers.
3 weeks ago
Alex Verdugo Note
Alex Verdugo photo 34. Alex Verdugo BOS
Verdugo's first season in Boston went about as well as you would have expected. He hit for a high average, scored plenty of runs, and added just a bit of power and speed. But under the hood, there were some concerning signs. Specifically, his quality of contact was generally below the MLB average in every notable measure, and his expected batting average was just .238, a full 70 points below his actual batting average. And his strikeout rate rose to 20.4%, a career worst. But, in the end, Verdugo is going to continue to lead off for the Red Sox and contribute in both batting average and runs scored even on his worst day, and he'll offer at least some production in the remaining categories. Nitpick if you must, but he'll be a valuable contributor overall, regardless of the Statcast data.
3 weeks ago
Mike Yastrzemski Note
Mike Yastrzemski photo 35. Mike Yastrzemski SF
Yastrzemski followed up his impressive 2019 season with an even better one last year, during which he slashed .297/.400/.568. His breakout has come extremely late - he'll be 31 years old by the end of the season - but he makes fairly solid contact and walks a ton. He's not going to hit .297 again - his xBA was just .254 and he had a .370 BABIP. But with the changes in Oracle Park leading to more power, he should be in line for at least a 20-homer season with decent counting stats. That's not sexy, but it's someone you can plug in as your fourth or fifth outfielder.
3 weeks ago
Michael Brantley Note
Michael Brantley photo 36. Michael Brantley HOU
After a few hours where it looked like Brantley was heading to the Blue Jays, he'll instead return to the Astros on a two-year contract. Despite his advancing age, Brantley remains one of the safest players in all of fantasy, batting at least .299 in each of the last six seasons in which he played at least 11 games. He both walked and struck out more than usual last season, but given that he played in just 46 games, there's little reason to draw any firm conclusions from that data. The bigger issue is that Brantley excels in only batting average, and although he'll offer something in each of the other four rotisserie categories, he won't be a difference-maker. Draft Brantley in the middle-to-later rounds if you need an average boost, but there's little upside.
3 weeks ago
Ramon Laureano Note
Ramon Laureano photo 37. Ramon Laureano OAK
Laureano had a down 2020, which included a .213 batting average and a sharp decline in his Statcast data, as well as his steal attempts. But he had provided a fairly solid baseline over the two prior seasons, with a .288 batting average, 29 home runs, and 20 steals while being caught just three times over 171 games. Laureano doesn't excel anywhere, but he'll chip in almost everywhere, and you can get him beyond the 12th round in most drafts. He's an ideal fourth outfielder in mixed leagues.
3 weeks ago
Joey Gallo Note
Joey Gallo photo 38. Joey Gallo TEX
Gallo went from a big-time power hitter who would drain your batting average in 2017-2018, to a big-time power hitter who wouldn't crush your average in 2019, to a complete disaster in 2020. Gallo has actually been consistent against righties over the last several years, and the difference in his performance has been that he somehow destroyed lefties in 2019 (.333/.427/.747) and was worse than ever in 2020 (.143/.241/.386). The best bet is he's more like the 2017-2018 version of himself, and he'll likely put up a season where he hits around 40 home runs and bats in the low .200s. That's plenty valuable, and his ADP seems to be giving a ton of credit to his 2020 season. That leaves a lot of room for Gallo to outperform his draft position.
3 weeks ago
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 39. Kris Bryant CHC
Bryant had a terrible 2020 season, but it seems like fantasy managers are forgetting how consistent he's been. Over the last four seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .278 average, 29 home runs, 112 run scored, 80 RBI, and five steals. His quality of contact was awful last season, but hard contact has never really been his calling card anyway, and he battled back and wrist injuries. Bryant doesn't deserve a mulligan entirely for last season, but give it minimal weight in your evaluation.
3 weeks ago
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 40. Dominic Smith NYM
Smith showed he had the bat to hit in the majors in 2019, but he took an extra step forward in last year's shortened season. His .316/.377/.616 slash line effectively forced the Mets to find a way to get his bat into the lineup, even if his defense tried to prevent it. His Statcast data was excellent, as he put up a barrel percentage of 13.3% and a hard hit percentage of 46.7%, all with a .405 wOBA, which was in the top four percent of the league. The issue for Smith is his fielding and with the National League surprisingly not adopting the designated hitter, that means he'll need to play out in left field most days. Although the Mets can surely live with the tradeoff, Smith will likely lose plenty of at-bats late in games as he gets switched out for defensive purposes. He'll still have plenty of value, but without the DH, be cautious with your projections for his counting stats.
3 weeks ago
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 41. 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.
3 weeks ago
Jorge Soler Note
Jorge Soler photo 42. Jorge Soler KC
Soler's injury-shortened 2020 season didn't live up to his massive 2019 campaign, but he did show that a lot of his gains were legitimate. Yes, it was more of a 30-homer pace, but his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all elite, as they were the prior year. Soler struck out way too much (34.5% of the time), and if he can't fix that, then his average will suffer as it did last year. But, his walk rate remains high and the power is going to be there with how hard he hits the ball. He's a source of cheap power you can grab later than other similarly-profiled bats going several rounds earlier.
3 weeks ago
Franmil Reyes Note
Franmil Reyes photo 43. Franmil Reyes CLE
Reyes didn't quite live up to his power potential last year with just nine home runs in 59 games, and his 50.3% ground ball rate certainly didn't help. His Statcast data waned a bit from his monstrous 2019 season, but his 92.4 mile per hour average exit velocity was in the top two percent in baseball. There's just not a ton to dislike about Reyes, other than he offers nothing in the way of speed. On his absolute worst day, he's a 30-homer bat with a batting average that won't kill you. On his best day, he's a lite version of a healthy Aaron Judge. Expect at least three-category production, and make it four if he can maintain the 10% walk rate he showed in 2020.
3 weeks ago
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 44. Ian Happ CHC
Happ has always made consistently hard contact, but his strikeout rate was simply untenable, hovering around 34% in his first two seasons. But he has cut that down to a more manageable 26% over the last two years, and he's batted .260 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI over 115 games in that span. Happ has some speed even if he hasn't shown it recently, and he'll likely bat leadoff for the Cubs, who may need to manufacture runs more than in previous years. The average probably won't help you much, but he should contribute in four categories at a relatively inexpensive price.
3 weeks ago
Anthony Santander Note
Anthony Santander photo 45. Anthony Santander BAL
Santander has quietly turned into a strong power bat, but few fantasy managers seem to give him credit. A .476 slugging percentage with 20 home runs in 93 games in 2019, followed by a .575 slugging percentage and 11 home runs in 37 games in 2020. There's nothing particularly fluky about his power output - it's just a young hitter coming into his own and making better contact. He did seem to sell out a bit for power last year, upping his launch angle and fly ball rate significantly. And yet he hit .261, the same mark as in 2019, and his xBA was .286. In other words, there's plenty to like about Santander, who is going well behind other hitters who offer similar production. He should be a value in drafts this year.
3 weeks ago
Max Kepler Note
Max Kepler photo 46. Max Kepler MIN
Kepler isn't a fancy player, but he's the kind of depth piece that fantasy managers need to survive a long season. The 36-homer season in 2019 is likely a mirage, as his barrel rate and hard-hit percentage were way out of line with his typical production. But he should be a fairly reliable 25-homer bat who will put up 150-160 combined runs and RBI with the occasional steal thrown in. His career batting average is just .237 but his xBA over the last two years is .257, so he shouldn't actively hurt you. Shrug your shoulders, draft him late, and take the reliable production.
3 weeks ago
Ryan Mountcastle Note
Ryan Mountcastle photo 47. Ryan Mountcastle BAL
Mountcastle followed up a successful minor-league career with a strong 35-game stint in the majors last year. Not only did he bat .333 with an .878 OPS and a 139 wRC+, but he also walked 7.9% of the time, far above what he showed in the minors. The batting average is unsustainable - he was a .295 hitter in the minors and last year he relied on a .398 BABIP despite sub-par average exit velocity and a middling line drive rate. But playing in Camden Yards should certainly keep his production high, and batting in the middle of the Orioles lineup should lead to enough RBI chances to make him a rosterable, if not startable, fantasy option.
3 weeks ago
Dylan Carlson Note
Dylan Carlson photo 48. 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 weeks ago
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 49. Tommy Edman STL
After a highly successful 2019 season in which he hit 11 home runs and stole 15 bases in 92 games, Edman's numbers regressed in nearly every meaningful way last year. His batting average slipped from .304 to just .250, he hit just five home runs, and he went 2-for-6 in stolen base attempts. Edman was a bit unlucky last year, as his xBA and xSLG outperformed his actual numbers. And despite his down year on the basepaths, he was in the 95th percentile in sprint speed. He's likely to lead off for the Cardinals this year, and should be good for double digits in both home runs and steals, with plenty of runs scored. Considering he has multi-position eligibility, he should be drafted before the double-digit rounds.
3 weeks ago
AJ Pollock Note
AJ Pollock photo 50. AJ Pollock LAD
Pollock's production when healthy is rarely in doubt. In 141 games over the last two seasons, he's hit 31 home runs, scored 79 runs, drove in 81, and stolen seven bases while batting .270. But it's the "when healthy" part that is the key to Pollock's value, as he hasn't topped 113 games played since 2015. He's a better pick in shallow leagues where you can replace him if and when he misses time due to injury. But the performance is that of a solid OF3 or OF4 when he's in the lineup.
3 weeks ago
Trey Mancini Note
Trey Mancini photo 51. Trey Mancini BAL
Mancini missed all of the 2020 season after being diagnosed with cancer, but appears to be healthy as we head into 2021. He had a breakout 2019 season during which he hit 35 home runs and slashed .291/.364/.535, and there's every reason to think that production is sustainable. Mancini had hit 24 home runs in each of the two previous seasons, and other than being a bit more selective at the plate, made few changes that suggest his 2019 production was fluky. Instead, it appeared to be the natural progression of a hitter improving on his already strong foundation. Batting in a great home park, Mancini should again be a four-category producer, and his ADP should rise if he shows he's fully healthy throughout the spring.
3 weeks ago
Andrew McCutchen Note
Andrew McCutchen photo 52. Andrew McCutchen PHI
McCutchen returned from his torn ACL and put up a decent season, hitting 10 home runs and stealing four bases in 57 games. If you watched him play, you could see he wasn't 100% himself, and his sprint speed dropped to just 27.4 ft/s, by far a career low. But he looks and reportedly feels healthier this spring, and will lead off again for the Phillies. Expect 20-plus homers, close to double-digit steals, and plenty of runs scored. And because he's an aging veteran, expect him to be a value on draft day.
3 weeks ago
Kyle Lewis Note
Kyle Lewis photo 53. Kyle Lewis SEA
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.
3 weeks ago
Kyle Schwarber Note
Kyle Schwarber photo 54. 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.
3 weeks ago
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 55. Dylan Moore SEA
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.
3 weeks ago
Clint Frazier Note
Clint Frazier photo 56. Clint Frazier NYY
There's little reason to doubt Frazier's ability to contribute from a fantasy perspective at this point. Over the last two seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .267 average, 30 home runs, 83 runs scored, 96 RBI, and 6 steals. He upped his walk rate significantly in 2020 (15.6%, top seven percent in the league) and hits the ball hard consistently. The only issue for Frazier is his playing time with Giancarlo Stanton healthy and Brett Gardner back in the fold. But Frazier has done enough to hold the left field job and, regardless, Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Aaron Hicks are not the product of health. Draft Frazier as a starting outfielder and don't worry about the playing time.
3 weeks ago
Jesse Winker Note
Jesse Winker photo 57. Jesse Winker CIN
Winker had a quietly strong 2020 season, getting on base at a .388 clip and hitting 12 home runs in 54 games. He hit the ball hard consistently and walked an impressive 15.3% of the time, which help to offset his rise in strikeout rate (25.1%, well above his career mark). He'll likely bat leadoff for the Reds, and should be an asset in both home runs and runs scored. That's not a profile that blows you away, but it's enough for you to use as a fifth outfielder.
3 weeks ago
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 58. Nick Solak TEX
Solak hasn't shown a ton of power in the majors so far (just seven home runs in 91 career games), but he makes consistently strong contact and always had pop in the minors. His more than reasonable strikeout rate should generally keep his batting average in check, and his stolen base acuity (nine stolen bases in the majors, 91% in sprint speed) makes him a potential five-category player. Add to that multi-position eligibility, especially at the thin second base position, and he's an excellent mid-to-late round draft pick that should fill up the stat sheet without costing you as much as his numbers say he should.
3 weeks ago
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 59. Mitch Haniger SEA
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.
3 weeks ago
Andrew Benintendi Note
Andrew Benintendi photo 60. Andrew Benintendi KC
Benintendi will get a fresh start with the Royals in 2021, and if any player ever needed a change of scenery, it's him. After looking like a perennial 20-20 player with a solid batting average, Benintendi has fallen off a cliff the last two years. To the extent you could boil his struggles down to something simple, it was that he appeared to get too homer-happy in 2019. Despite making better contact when he did hit the ball, his swinging strike rate jumped by four points to 11.6%, and his fly ball percentage and launch angle skyrocketed. Things didn't look much better in his brief 2020 season, which was cut short by a rib injury. Benintendi is still young, and out of the spotlight of the Boston media, might be able to return to what made him an impact player prior to 2019. You won't need to spend a ton to find out, thankfully, and he's worth a late-round pick in all formats.
3 weeks ago
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 61. Nick Senzel CIN
Aaron Hicks Note
Aaron Hicks photo 62. Aaron Hicks NYY
Hicks is reportedly going to bat third for the Yankees this year, and the lineup spot is so valuable that it largely covers a player's warts. Those warts are plentiful with Hicks, including that he's probably going to bat about .240, his power is declining, and he's a huge injury risk. He still walks a ton (including last year's 19.4%), and he'll have decent counting stats if he sticks in the three-hole all year. But there's little upside and he has topped 97 games played just twice in his career. He's best suited as a bench option or a fifth outfielder in deeper mixed leagues.
3 weeks ago
Mark Canha Note
Mark Canha photo 63. Mark Canha OAK
Fantasy managers seem to have declared Canha's 2019 season as a fluke after he hit just five home run last year, but much of his 2020 seems to suggest 2019 was fairly legitimate. Canha built on his massive gains in walk rate in 2019 (13.5%) and increased it to 15.2%, and his quality of contact largely remained the same. He's got 20-homer power still, and he'll likely lead off or bat second for the A's. You won't need to pay much for him and given his average draft position, there's a high probability of a profit.
3 weeks ago
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 64. Hunter Dozier KC
Dozier is almost entirely off the fantasy radar this year, but that feels like an overreaction to 2020. Yes, his poor performance last year makes his breakout 2019 performance seem like an outlier, but really, it seems like 2020, rather than 2019, should be discounted. Dozier's quality of contact was awful last year, but it was out of character for him over the previous two seasons, and was more likely the result of him having tested positive for COVID-19 rather than from a sudden loss of skills. The Royals' lineup is sneaky deep, and Dozier will start at third base this season, giving him eligibility at three positions. Considering he's free in drafts, there is every reason to scoop him up with a late-round pick.
3 weeks ago
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 65. Austin Riley ATL
Riley made some notable gains last year after he looked like he might fall out of fantasy-relevance entirely with the way he closed his 2019 season. He essentially traded off some power for contact, as his swing percentage dropped, his contact rate increased, and he improved on both his walk and strikeout rates. Although there was some question as to whether the Braves would add another third baseman in free agency, it appears they're content to roll with Riley to begin the year. That should make him a cheap source of power for fantasy, one whose batting average (.262 xBA last year) won't hurt you too badly.
3 weeks ago
Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 66. Lorenzo Cain MIL
Cain opted out of the season last year after just five games, but he'll play and bat near the top of the Brewers' lineup this year. His steals total dropped to just 18 in 2019, and his sprint speed has been declining in recent years. But he talked openly about wanting to try to steal more bases before he opted out last year, and he's still a safe bet for batting average and double-digit homers. He's been forgotten a bit in drafts this year, but he's a fine fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
3 weeks ago
Raimel Tapia Note
Raimel Tapia photo 67. Raimel Tapia COL
Tapia doesn't make a ton of hard contact, but he slashed .321/.369/.402 last year and led off for the Rockies for the majority of the season. He's slated to do so again this year, which means he should be a cheap source of runs, batting average, and steals. Tapia's been around for awhile and never held a starting job all season, but he's in an excellent position this year and can be drafted late in all mixed leagues as a fifth outfielder or bench player.
3 weeks ago
Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 68. Brandon Nimmo NYM
Nimmo has a career .390 OBP and will be batting atop the Mets lineup this year, and that's really all you need to know for his fantasy value. He'll likely be a steady contributor in the runs scored category, while chipping in some homers and steals with a batting average that won't hurt you much. He might see a bit of a platoon against left-handers, but he's a player who will cost you nothing in drafts and who can fill in for your team if you need him. He's worth a bench spot in all 10-team or deeper leagues.
3 weeks ago
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 69. Joc Pederson CHC
Leody Taveras Note
Leody Taveras photo 70. Leody Taveras TEX
Taveras should be a cheap source of speed for fantasy managers this year, as he's set to lead off for the Rangers. He stole 32 bases across 131 minor league games in 2019 and eight last year in 33 games. He won't do a ton else for your fantasy team, but given that he ranked in the 96th percentile in sprint speed last year, his contributions in the stolen base category should more than make up for his lack of production in others.
3 weeks ago
Chris Taylor Note
Chris Taylor photo 71. Chris Taylor LAD
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 72. David Peralta ARI
Peralta is entering his age-34 season and coming off a season during which he hit just five home runs, but he still makes a fairly reliable late-round selection. His career batting average is .291 (and he hit .300 last year), and his 162-game pace is roughly 20 home runs and 160 combined runs and RBI. Even if his steals are gone, there's still plenty of production left in the bat for someone who will be drafted well beyond the top 200 picks, and who had shoulder surgery prior to the 2020 season which likely affected his production. The upside isn't there anymore, but safe and boring can sometimes be the right move.
3 weeks ago
Jarred Kelenic Note
Jarred Kelenic photo 73. Jarred Kelenic SEA
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.
3 weeks ago
Brian Anderson Note
Brian Anderson photo 74. Brian Anderson MIA
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 75. J.D. Davis NYM
Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 76. Bryan Reynolds PIT
Austin Hays Note
Austin Hays photo 77. Austin Hays BAL
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 78. Randal Grichuk TOR
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 79. David Fletcher LAA
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 80. Kole Calhoun ARI
Calhoun tore his knee meniscus in early March, and has a 4-6 week timetable for his recovery. When healthy, he offers a fairly reliable baseline of production: he will hit plenty of homers and drain your batting average, while offering passable but unspectacular counting statistics otherwise. He's a fine bench outfielder who can always be a plug-in, and he'll likely be essentially free in drafts this year with the injury.
3 weeks ago
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 81. Manuel Margot TB
Adam Eaton Note
Adam Eaton photo 82. Adam Eaton CWS
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 83. Justin Upton LAA
Victor Reyes Note
Victor Reyes photo 84. Victor Reyes DET
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 85. Garrett Hampson COL
Alex Dickerson Note
Alex Dickerson photo 86. Alex Dickerson SF
David Dahl Note
David Dahl photo 87. David Dahl TEX
Alex Kirilloff Note
Alex Kirilloff photo 88. Alex Kirilloff MIN
Kirilloff's bat is probably major-league ready, but since he hasn't yet played above Double-A and his fielding is iffy at best, he's going to begin the year at the Twins' alternate site. But his .317/.365/.498 slash line in his minor league career suggests he'll hit upon his promotion, which will likely be in late-April once the Twins gain a year of control. Even though he won't begin the year with the big club, draft him for your bench. He'll be an expensive waiver wire pickup if you don't.
3 weeks ago
Myles Straw Note
Myles Straw photo 89. Myles Straw HOU
Brandon Belt Note
Brandon Belt photo 90. Brandon Belt SF
Avisail Garcia Note
Avisail Garcia photo 91. Avisail Garcia MIL
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 92. Jackie Bradley Jr. MIL
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 93. Jon Berti MIA
Corey Dickerson Note
Corey Dickerson photo 94. Corey Dickerson MIA
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 95. Jurickson Profar SD
Adam Duvall Note
Adam Duvall photo 96. Adam Duvall MIA
Hunter Renfroe Note
Hunter Renfroe photo 97. Hunter Renfroe BOS
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 98. Sam Hilliard COL
Cristian Pache Note
Cristian Pache photo 99. Cristian Pache ATL
Tyler O'Neill Note
Tyler O'Neill photo 100. Tyler O'Neill STL
Mauricio Dubon Note
Mauricio Dubon photo 101. Mauricio Dubon SF
Robbie Grossman Note
Robbie Grossman photo 102. Robbie Grossman DET
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 103. Jason Heyward CHC
Daulton Varsho Note
Daulton Varsho photo 104. Daulton Varsho ARI
Varsho was optioned to Triple-A, which was mildly surprising, though not entirely unexpected. He saw plenty of action between catcher and the outfield last year for the Diamondbacks, and although he batted just .188, he hit three home runs and stole three bases. That may not sound like much but for a catcher-eligible player in 37 games, it's plenty. Varsho was optioned less because of his talent level and more because the Diamondbacks' roster is pretty full, especially with the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera,. There's a ton of potential for Varsho, given that he was a high-average hitter during his minor-league career, but fantasy managers will need to wait a bit longer for him to become someone to start in fantasy leagues.
3 weeks ago
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 105. Willie Calhoun TEX
Calhoun was set to build on his breakout 2019 season when an errant pitch fractured his jaw in spring training. Even with the delayed season, he was never able to fully recover, at least not mentally, and he had a lost campaign. He's now back and focused, particularly after working with a hitting coach in the offseason. He will likely earn everyday at-bats splitting time between DH and the outfield, but a low grade groin strain is going to keep him out of action for a couple of weeks. His draft price is negligible, so feel free to stash him with one of your last picks, and hopefully reap the rewards after the first week or two of the season.
3 weeks ago
Josh Naylor Note
Josh Naylor photo 106. Josh Naylor CLE
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 107. Jo Adell LAA
Austin Slater Note
Austin Slater photo 108. Austin Slater SF
Stephen Piscotty Note
Stephen Piscotty photo 109. Stephen Piscotty OAK
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 110. Kevin Kiermaier TB
Kevin Pillar Note
Kevin Pillar photo 111. Kevin Pillar NYM
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 112. Luis Arraez MIN
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 113. Kike Hernandez BOS
Franchy Cordero Note
Franchy Cordero photo 114. Franchy Cordero BOS
Harrison Bader Note
Harrison Bader photo 115. Harrison Bader STL
Shogo Akiyama Note
Shogo Akiyama photo 116. Shogo Akiyama CIN
Yasiel Puig Note
Yasiel Puig photo 117. Yasiel Puig FA
Garrett Cooper Note
Garrett Cooper photo 118. Garrett Cooper MIA
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 119. Scott Kingery PHI
Gregory Polanco Note
Gregory Polanco photo 120. Gregory Polanco PIT
Oscar Mercado Note
Oscar Mercado photo 121. Oscar Mercado CLE
Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 122. Eloy Jimenez CWS
Jimenez is going to miss 5-6 months with a ruptured pectoral tendon, an absolutely brutal blow to a player who was being drafted as a borderline top-10 outfielder. You can draft him with your last pick and hope to be able to stash him on your IL all season long, but for the most part, you can ignore him in redraft formats.
3 weeks ago
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 123. Adam Frazier PIT
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 124. Josh Rojas ARI
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 125. Niko Goodrum DET
Nomar Mazara Note
Nomar Mazara photo 126. Nomar Mazara DET
Taylor Trammell Note
Taylor Trammell photo 127. Taylor Trammell SEA
JaCoby Jones Note
JaCoby Jones photo 128. JaCoby Jones DET
Cedric Mullins II Note
Cedric Mullins II photo 129. Cedric Mullins II BAL
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 130. Yoshi Tsutsugo TB
Tim Locastro Note
Tim Locastro photo 131. Tim Locastro ARI
Michael A. Taylor Note
Michael A. Taylor photo 132. Michael A. Taylor KC
DJ Stewart Note
DJ Stewart photo 133. DJ Stewart BAL
Aristides Aquino Note
Aristides Aquino photo 134. Aristides Aquino CIN
Dexter Fowler Note
Dexter Fowler photo 135. Dexter Fowler LAA
Ryan Braun Note
Ryan Braun photo 136. Ryan Braun FA
Jay Bruce Note
Jay Bruce photo 137. Jay Bruce NYY
Chad Pinder Note
Chad Pinder photo 138. Chad Pinder OAK
Roman Quinn Note
Roman Quinn photo 139. Roman Quinn PHI
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 140. Michael Chavis BOS
Mike Tauchman Note
Mike Tauchman photo 141. Mike Tauchman NYY
Edward Olivares Note
Edward Olivares photo 142. Edward Olivares KC
Julio Rodriguez Note
Julio Rodriguez photo 143. Julio Rodriguez SEA
Brett Gardner Note
Brett Gardner photo 144. Brett Gardner NYY
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 145. Marwin Gonzalez BOS
Jake Bauers Note
Jake Bauers photo 146. Jake Bauers CLE
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 147. Leury Garcia CWS
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 148. Miguel Andujar NYY
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 149. Danny Santana BOS
Jared Oliva Note
Jared Oliva photo 150. Jared Oliva PIT
Andrew Stevenson Note
Andrew Stevenson photo 151. Andrew Stevenson WSH
Anthony Alford Note
Anthony Alford photo 152. Anthony Alford PIT
Monte Harrison Note
Monte Harrison photo 153. Monte Harrison MIA
Adam Haseley Note
Adam Haseley photo 154. Adam Haseley PHI
Akil Baddoo Note
Akil Baddoo photo 155. Akil Baddoo DET
Ender Inciarte Note
Ender Inciarte photo 156. Ender Inciarte ATL
Odubel Herrera Note
Odubel Herrera photo 157. Odubel Herrera PHI
Adam Engel Note
Adam Engel photo 158. Adam Engel CWS
Stephen Vogt Note
Stephen Vogt photo 159. Stephen Vogt ARI
Josh Reddick Note
Josh Reddick photo 160. Josh Reddick ARI
Brad Miller Note
Brad Miller photo 161. Brad Miller PHI
Lane Thomas Note
Lane Thomas photo 162. Lane Thomas STL
Jake Marisnick Note
Jake Marisnick photo 163. Jake Marisnick CHC
Shin-Soo Choo Note
Shin-Soo Choo photo 164. Shin-Soo Choo FA
Tim Lopes Note
Tim Lopes photo 165. Tim Lopes MIL
Brandon Marsh Note
Brandon Marsh photo 166. Brandon Marsh LAA
Cole Tucker Note
Cole Tucker photo 167. Cole Tucker PIT
Shed Long Jr. Note
Shed Long Jr. photo 168. Shed Long Jr. SEA
JJ Bleday Note
JJ Bleday photo 169. JJ Bleday MIA
Dee Strange-Gordon Note
Dee Strange-Gordon photo 170. Dee Strange-Gordon MIL
Jordan Luplow Note
Jordan Luplow photo 171. Jordan Luplow CLE
Lewis Brinson Note
Lewis Brinson photo 172. Lewis Brinson MIA
Cameron Maybin Note
Cameron Maybin photo 173. Cameron Maybin CHC
Christin Stewart Note
Christin Stewart photo 174. Christin Stewart DET
Jake Cave Note
Jake Cave photo 175. Jake Cave MIN
Tony Kemp Note
Tony Kemp photo 176. Tony Kemp OAK
Eric Sogard Note
Eric Sogard photo 177. Eric Sogard CHC
Matt Beaty Note
Matt Beaty photo 178. Matt Beaty LAD
Dustin Fowler Note
Dustin Fowler photo 179. Dustin Fowler PIT
Daniel Johnson Note
Daniel Johnson photo 180. Daniel Johnson CLE
Jarren Duran Note
Jarren Duran photo 181. Jarren Duran BOS
Riley Green Note
Riley Green photo 182. Riley Green HS
Heliot Ramos Note
Heliot Ramos photo 183. Heliot Ramos SF
Billy Hamilton Note
Billy Hamilton photo 184. Billy Hamilton CWS
Albert Almora Jr. Note
Albert Almora Jr. photo 185. Albert Almora Jr. NYM
Jose Marmolejos Note
Jose Marmolejos photo 186. Jose Marmolejos SEA
Jesus Sanchez Note
Jesus Sanchez photo 187. Jesus Sanchez MIA
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 188. Josh Lowe TB
Kyle Isbel Note
Kyle Isbel photo 189. Kyle Isbel KC
Johan Camargo Note
Johan Camargo photo 190. Johan Camargo ATL
Brian Goodwin Note
Brian Goodwin photo 191. Brian Goodwin PIT
Brent Rooker Note
Brent Rooker photo 192. Brent Rooker MIN
Jarrod Dyson Note
Jarrod Dyson photo 193. Jarrod Dyson KC
Yoenis Cespedes Note
Yoenis Cespedes photo 194. Yoenis Cespedes FA
Corbin Carroll Note
Corbin Carroll photo 195. Corbin Carroll ARI
Kristian Robinson Note
Kristian Robinson photo 196. Kristian Robinson ARI
Bradley Zimmer Note
Bradley Zimmer photo 197. Bradley Zimmer CLE
Trevor Larnach Note
Trevor Larnach photo 198. Trevor Larnach MIN
Zac Veen Note
Zac Veen photo 199. Zac Veen COL
Alek Thomas Note
Alek Thomas photo 200. Alek Thomas ARI
Jasson Dominguez Note
Jasson Dominguez photo 201. Jasson Dominguez NYY
Garrett Mitchell Note
Garrett Mitchell photo 202. Garrett Mitchell MIL
Derek Fisher Note
Derek Fisher photo 203. Derek Fisher MIL
Sam Haggerty Note
Sam Haggerty photo 204. Sam Haggerty SEA
Erick Pena Note
Erick Pena photo 205. Erick Pena KC
Austin Hendrick Note
Austin Hendrick photo 206. Austin Hendrick CIN
Pete Crow-Armstrong Note
Pete Crow-Armstrong photo 207. Pete Crow-Armstrong NYM
George Valera Note
George Valera photo 208. George Valera CLE
Harold Ramirez Note
Harold Ramirez photo 209. Harold Ramirez CLE
Adolis Garcia Note
Adolis Garcia photo 210. Adolis Garcia TEX
Yonathan Daza Note
Yonathan Daza photo 211. Yonathan Daza COL
Taylor Ward Note
Taylor Ward photo 212. Taylor Ward LAA
Riley Greene Note
Riley Greene photo 213. Riley Greene DET
Ben Gamel Note
Ben Gamel photo 214. Ben Gamel CLE
Brennen Davis Note
Brennen Davis photo 215. Brennen Davis CHC
Pedro Leon Note
Pedro Leon photo 216. Pedro Leon HOU
Heston Kjerstad Note
Heston Kjerstad photo 217. Heston Kjerstad BAL
Mark Mathias Note
Mark Mathias photo 218. Mark Mathias MIL
Jaylin Davis Note
Jaylin Davis photo 219. Jaylin Davis SF
Robert Hassell III Note
Robert Hassell III photo 220. Robert Hassell III SD
Chas McCormick Note
Chas McCormick photo 221. Chas McCormick HOU
Heriberto Hernandez Note
Heriberto Hernandez photo 222. Heriberto Hernandez TB
Seth Brown Note
Seth Brown photo 223. Seth Brown OAK
Seth Beer Note
Seth Beer photo 224. Seth Beer ARI
Greg Allen Note
Greg Allen photo 225. Greg Allen NYY
Ehire Adrianza Note
Ehire Adrianza photo 226. Ehire Adrianza ATL
Isaiah Greene Note
Isaiah Greene photo 227. Isaiah Greene NYM
Darin Ruf Note
Darin Ruf photo 228. Darin Ruf SF
Brock Holt Note
Brock Holt photo 229. Brock Holt TEX
Matt Kemp Note
Matt Kemp photo 230. Matt Kemp FA
Hunter Bishop Note
Hunter Bishop photo 231. Hunter Bishop SF
Yusniel Diaz Note
Yusniel Diaz photo 232. Yusniel Diaz BAL
Hedbert Perez Note
Hedbert Perez photo 233. Hedbert Perez MIL
Drew Waters Note
Drew Waters photo 234. Drew Waters ATL
Jake Fraley Note
Jake Fraley photo 235. Jake Fraley SEA
Luis Matos Note
Luis Matos photo 236. Luis Matos SF
Jose Martinez Note
Jose Martinez photo 237. Jose Martinez NYM
Josh VanMeter Note
Josh VanMeter photo 238. Josh VanMeter ARI
Luis Rodriguez Note
Luis Rodriguez photo 239. Luis Rodriguez INT
Tyler Wade Note
Tyler Wade photo 240. Tyler Wade NYY
Delino DeShields Note
Delino DeShields photo 241. Delino DeShields TEX
Bayron Lora Note
Bayron Lora photo 242. Bayron Lora TEX
Misael Urbina Note
Misael Urbina photo 243. Misael Urbina MIN
Yadiel Hernandez Note
Yadiel Hernandez photo 244. Yadiel Hernandez WSH
Alexander Canario Note
Alexander Canario photo 245. Alexander Canario SF
Jose Peraza Note
Jose Peraza photo 246. Jose Peraza NYM
Tyler Naquin Note
Tyler Naquin photo 247. Tyler Naquin CIN
Magneuris Sierra Note
Magneuris Sierra photo 248. Magneuris Sierra MIA
Steven Souza Jr. Note
Steven Souza Jr. photo 249. Steven Souza Jr. LAD
Chris Herrmann Note
Chris Herrmann photo 250. Chris Herrmann BOS
Yairo Munoz Note
Yairo Munoz photo 251. Yairo Munoz BOS
Hudson Head Note
Hudson Head photo 252. Hudson Head PIT
Austin Dean Note
Austin Dean photo 253. Austin Dean STL
Jordyn Adams Note
Jordyn Adams photo 254. Jordyn Adams LAA
Ka'ai Tom Note
Ka'ai Tom photo 255. Ka'ai Tom OAK
Mallex Smith Note
Mallex Smith photo 256. Mallex Smith NYM
Chris Owings Note
Chris Owings photo 257. Chris Owings COL
Daz Cameron Note
Daz Cameron photo 258. Daz Cameron DET
Justin Williams Note
Justin Williams photo 259. Justin Williams STL
Ryan McBroom Note
Ryan McBroom photo 260. Ryan McBroom KC
Charlie Culberson Note
Charlie Culberson photo 261. Charlie Culberson TEX
Eli White Note
Eli White photo 262. Eli White TEX
Jorge Mateo Note
Jorge Mateo photo 263. Jorge Mateo SD
Kameron Misner Note
Kameron Misner photo 264. Kameron Misner MIA
Khalil Lee Note
Khalil Lee photo 265. Khalil Lee NYM
Peyton Burdick Note
Peyton Burdick photo 266. Peyton Burdick MIA
Daniel Robertson Note
Daniel Robertson photo 267. Daniel Robertson FA
Travis Swaggerty Note
Travis Swaggerty photo 268. Travis Swaggerty PIT
Domingo Santana Note
Domingo Santana photo 269. Domingo Santana FA
Brett Phillips Note
Brett Phillips photo 270. Brett Phillips TB
Gerardo Parra Note
Gerardo Parra photo 271. Gerardo Parra WSH
Eric Thames Note
Eric Thames photo 272. Eric Thames FA
Harold Castro Note
Harold Castro photo 273. Harold Castro DET
Brandon Drury Note
Brandon Drury photo 274. Brandon Drury NYM
Steven Duggar Note
Steven Duggar photo 275. Steven Duggar SF
Matt Joyce Note
Matt Joyce photo 276. Matt Joyce PHI
Juan Lagares Note
Juan Lagares photo 277. Juan Lagares LAA
Mickey Moniak Note
Mickey Moniak photo 278. Mickey Moniak PHI
Bubba Starling Note
Bubba Starling photo 279. Bubba Starling KC
Scott Heineman Note
Scott Heineman photo 280. Scott Heineman CIN
Phillip Ervin Note
Phillip Ervin photo 281. Phillip Ervin ATL
Travis Demeritte Note
Travis Demeritte photo 282. Travis Demeritte ATL
Tyrone Taylor Note
Tyrone Taylor photo 283. Tyrone Taylor MIL
Mark Payton Note
Mark Payton photo 284. Mark Payton CIN
Kyle Garlick Note
Kyle Garlick photo 285. Kyle Garlick MIN
Jonathan Davis Note
Jonathan Davis photo 286. Jonathan Davis TOR
Trayce Thompson Note
Trayce Thompson photo 287. Trayce Thompson ARI
Robel Garcia Note
Robel Garcia photo 288. Robel Garcia HOU
Phil Gosselin Note
Phil Gosselin photo 289. Phil Gosselin LAA
Jace Peterson Note
Jace Peterson photo 290. Jace Peterson MIL
Michael Reed Note
Michael Reed photo 291. Michael Reed SF
Josh Palacios Note
Josh Palacios photo 292. Josh Palacios TOR
Tim Beckham Note
Tim Beckham photo 293. Tim Beckham CWS
Stuart Fairchild Note
Stuart Fairchild photo 294. Stuart Fairchild ARI
Braden Bishop Note
Braden Bishop photo 295. Braden Bishop SEA
Luis Barrera Note
Luis Barrera photo 296. Luis Barrera OAK
Billy McKinney Note
Billy McKinney photo 297. Billy McKinney MIL
Jose Siri Note
Jose Siri photo 298. Jose Siri HOU
Derek Dietrich Note
Derek Dietrich photo 299. Derek Dietrich NYY
Keon Broxton Note
Keon Broxton photo 300. Keon Broxton MIN
Brian O'Grady Note
Brian O'Grady photo 301. Brian O'Grady SD
Abraham Almonte Note
Abraham Almonte photo 302. Abraham Almonte ATL
Erick Mejia Note
Erick Mejia photo 303. Erick Mejia KC
Nick Heath Note
Nick Heath photo 304. Nick Heath KC
LaMonte Wade Jr. Note
LaMonte Wade Jr. photo 305. LaMonte Wade Jr. SF
Michael Hermosillo Note
Michael Hermosillo photo 306. Michael Hermosillo CHC
Rafael Ortega Note
Rafael Ortega photo 307. Rafael Ortega CHC
Ronnie Dawson Note
Ronnie Dawson photo 308. Ronnie Dawson HOU
Travis Jankowski Note
Travis Jankowski photo 309. Travis Jankowski PHI
Guillermo Heredia Note
Guillermo Heredia photo 310. Guillermo Heredia ATL
Nicky Delmonico Note
Nicky Delmonico photo 311. Nicky Delmonico CIN
Troy Stokes Jr. Note
Troy Stokes Jr. photo 312. Troy Stokes Jr. PIT
Luis Alexander Basabe Note
Luis Alexander Basabe photo 313. Luis Alexander Basabe SF
JT Riddle Note
JT Riddle photo 314. JT Riddle MIN
Jorge Bonifacio Note
Jorge Bonifacio photo 315. Jorge Bonifacio FA
DJ Peters Note
DJ Peters photo 316. DJ Peters LAD
Nick Williams Note
Nick Williams photo 317. Nick Williams CWS
Kevin Kramer Note
Kevin Kramer photo 318. Kevin Kramer PIT
Eduardo Nunez Note
Eduardo Nunez photo 319. Eduardo Nunez FA
Skye Bolt Note
Skye Bolt photo 320. Skye Bolt SF
Luis Gonzalez Note
Luis Gonzalez photo 321. Luis Gonzalez CWS
Stephen Wrenn Note
Stephen Wrenn photo 322. Stephen Wrenn HOU
Jon Jay Note
Jon Jay photo 323. Jon Jay LAA
Sean Rodriguez Note
Sean Rodriguez photo 324. Sean Rodriguez FA
Marcus Wilson Note
Marcus Wilson photo 325. Marcus Wilson BOS
Sam Travis Note
Sam Travis photo 326. Sam Travis SEA
Estevan Florial Note
Estevan Florial photo 327. Estevan Florial NYY
Socrates Brito Note
Socrates Brito photo 328. Socrates Brito NYY
Micker Adolfo Note
Micker Adolfo photo 329. Micker Adolfo CWS
Zach Reks Note
Zach Reks photo 330. Zach Reks LAD
Blake Rutherford Note
Blake Rutherford photo 331. Blake Rutherford CWS
Jason Martin Note
Jason Martin photo 332. Jason Martin TEX
Luke Raley Note
Luke Raley photo 333. Luke Raley LAD
Dustin Peterson Note
Dustin Peterson photo 334. Dustin Peterson MIL
Corey Ray Note
Corey Ray photo 335. Corey Ray MIL
Jorge Ona Note
Jorge Ona photo 336. Jorge Ona SD
Buddy Reed Note
Buddy Reed photo 337. Buddy Reed OAK
Ian Miller Note
Ian Miller photo 338. Ian Miller CHC
Yasmany Tomas Note
Yasmany Tomas photo 339. Yasmany Tomas WSH
Dwight Smith Jr. Note
Dwight Smith Jr. photo 340. Dwight Smith Jr. BAL
Ryan McKenna Note
Ryan McKenna photo 341. Ryan McKenna BAL
Greg Deichmann Note
Greg Deichmann photo 342. Greg Deichmann OAK
Scott Schebler Note
Scott Schebler photo 343. Scott Schebler LAA
Melky Cabrera Note
Melky Cabrera photo 344. Melky Cabrera FA
Cesar Puello Note
Cesar Puello photo 345. Cesar Puello BOS
Derek Hill Note
Derek Hill photo 346. Derek Hill DET
Dylan Cozens Note
Dylan Cozens photo 347. Dylan Cozens MIL
Patrick Kivlehan Note
Patrick Kivlehan photo 348. Patrick Kivlehan SD
Forrest Wall Note
Forrest Wall photo 349. Forrest Wall TOR
Carlos Tocci Note
Carlos Tocci photo 350. Carlos Tocci WSH
Pablo Reyes Note
Pablo Reyes photo 351. Pablo Reyes MIL
Carlos Gonzalez Note
Carlos Gonzalez photo 352. Carlos Gonzalez FA
Terrance Gore Note
Terrance Gore photo 353. Terrance Gore ATL
Nick Martini Note
Nick Martini photo 354. Nick Martini CHC
TJ Friedl Note
TJ Friedl photo 355. TJ Friedl CIN
Nick Banks Note
Nick Banks photo 356. Nick Banks WSH
Joey Rickard Note
Joey Rickard photo 357. Joey Rickard FA
Ryan Cordell Note
Ryan Cordell photo 358. Ryan Cordell FA
Blake Swihart Note
Blake Swihart photo 359. Blake Swihart WSH
Matt Szczur Note
Matt Szczur photo 360. Matt Szczur STL
Stevie Wilkerson Note
Stevie Wilkerson photo 361. Stevie Wilkerson BAL
Aaron Whitefield Note
Aaron Whitefield photo 362. Aaron Whitefield MIN
Chris Shaw Note
Chris Shaw photo 363. Chris Shaw BAL
Juan Rivera Note
Juan Rivera photo 364. Juan Rivera FA