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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 21. J.D. Martinez
Martinez got the bad taste of 2020 out of his mouth with a fine 2021 season. After batting .213 and hitting only seven HRs in the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign, Martinez batted .286 last year with 28 HRs, 99 RBI and 92 runs. Martinez is 34, so there's some age-related risk, but his 2021 Statcast numbers and other peripheral stats suggest that his skill set is aging well. He plays in a great hitter's park, and batting behind Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts should provide plenty of RBI opportunities. FantasyPros rankers like Martinez much more than the general public does - an indication that he's probably a value.
12 weeks ago
Alex Verdugo Note
Alex Verdugo photo 44. Alex Verdugo
Verdugo is a reliable option for batting average, as he's batted at least .289 in three straight seasons. He doesn't have a ton of pop or speed, though he'll at least chip in with home runs and steals, and because he'll bat near the top of the Red Sox lineup, should be an asset in runs scored. Think of a poor man's version of Michael Brantley in his prime and that's what Verdugo will give you, and that's plenty valuable for fantasy.
9 weeks ago
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 70. Kike Hernandez
Hernandez had an extremely solid year batting atop the Red Sox lineup, hitting 20 home runs and tallying 84 runs scored. Very little about his underlying batted ball data and overall metrics were different - he just stayed healthy and became an everyday player. His batting average won't help you and he offers nothing in the stolen base category. But he should be a major asset in runs scored and contribute in homers and RBI. With the addition of Trevor Story, he'll likely be the everyday center fielder, but he'll retain his second base eligibility from last year, further strengthening his value. Hernandez won't win you your league, but he's the type of player you can leave in your lineup all year long.
8 weeks ago
Jarren Duran Note
Jarren Duran photo 109. Jarren Duran
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 163. Jackie Bradley Jr.
Bryce Brentz Note
Bryce Brentz photo 190. Bryce Brentz
Rob Refsnyder Note
Rob Refsnyder photo 250. Rob Refsnyder
Franchy Cordero Note
Franchy Cordero photo 266. Franchy Cordero
Christin Stewart Note
Christin Stewart photo 272. Christin Stewart
Jaylin Davis Note
Jaylin Davis photo 299. Jaylin Davis