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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 44. Ian Happ
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.
37 weeks ago
Clint Frazier Note
Clint Frazier photo 56. Clint Frazier
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.
37 weeks ago
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 101. Jason Heyward
Pete Crow-Armstrong Note
Pete Crow-Armstrong photo 207. Pete Crow-Armstrong
Harold Ramirez Note
Harold Ramirez photo 209. Harold Ramirez
Brennen Davis Note
Brennen Davis photo 214. Brennen Davis
Alexander Canario Note
Alexander Canario photo 245. Alexander Canario
Michael Hermosillo Note
Michael Hermosillo photo 306. Michael Hermosillo
Rafael Ortega Note
Rafael Ortega photo 307. Rafael Ortega
Greg Deichmann Note
Greg Deichmann photo 342. Greg Deichmann