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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Starling Marte Note
Starling Marte photo 9. Starling Marte
Marte set career-highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI, and slugging percentage in 2019, and now gets an upgrade in supporting cast and home park with the move to the Diamondbacks. The Pirates ranked 20th in 2019 in runs scored, while the Diamondbacks ranked 11th, and PNC Park was one of the worst parks for righty batters last season. Marte may not be able to grow his 2019 numbers at this point given his age, but his change in teams certainly doesn't hurt.
7 weeks ago
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 13. Ketel Marte
Marte suddenly went from being a career .263 hitter with 22 home runs in 1,548 plate appearances to batting .329 with 32 home runs in 628 plate appearances. And while he made many overall gains, such as a massive increase in launch angle, his expected batting average was just .299 and that .030 difference was 10th-highest in MLB. He also upped his pull percentage by a significant amount, and pulled all but one of his home runs, which should be something that pitchers can exploit in 2020. Buy some of the gains, but consider Marte closer to a .290-25 type of hitter.
7 weeks ago
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 58. David Peralta
Peralta missed 70 games last year but still hit 12 homers with 57 RBIs and a strong batting average. If he can stay healthy the full year, fantasy owners may see a return to that great 2018 line of 30 homers, 87 RBIs and a .293 batting average. In round 20, he's an absolute steal.
10 weeks ago
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 83. Kole Calhoun
Calhoun had returned to camp after originally testing positive for COVID-19, but had yet to play in an intrasquad game when he was again missing from camp. It's unclear if Calhoun's absence is again related to COVID-19 but, at this point, it's best to look elsewhere for a late-round outfielder unless there is further news.
2 days ago
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 139. Josh Rojas
Stephen Vogt Note
Stephen Vogt photo 160. Stephen Vogt
Tim Locastro Note
Tim Locastro photo 191. Tim Locastro
Jon Jay Note
Jon Jay photo 242. Jon Jay
Dan Robertson Note
Dan Robertson photo 244. Dan Robertson
Seth Beer Note
Seth Beer photo 261. Seth Beer
Yasmany Tomas Note
Yasmany Tomas photo 327. Yasmany Tomas