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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 47. 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.
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Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 50. Kris Bryant
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.
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Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 81. Joc Pederson
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 100. Jason Heyward
Jake Marisnick Note
Jake Marisnick photo 192. Jake Marisnick
Cameron Maybin Note
Cameron Maybin photo 206. Cameron Maybin
Michael Hermosillo Note
Michael Hermosillo photo 268. Michael Hermosillo
Ian Miller Note
Ian Miller photo 280. Ian Miller