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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Nick Castellanos Note
Nick Castellanos photo 17. Nick Castellanos
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.
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Jesse Winker Note
Jesse Winker photo 57. Jesse Winker
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.
13 weeks ago
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 61. Nick Senzel
Shogo Akiyama Note
Shogo Akiyama photo 116. Shogo Akiyama
Aristides Aquino Note
Aristides Aquino photo 135. Aristides Aquino
Austin Hendrick Note
Austin Hendrick photo 206. Austin Hendrick
Tyler Naquin Note
Tyler Naquin photo 247. Tyler Naquin
Mallex Smith Note
Mallex Smith photo 256. Mallex Smith
Scott Heineman Note
Scott Heineman photo 280. Scott Heineman
Mark Payton Note
Mark Payton photo 284. Mark Payton
TJ Friedl Note
TJ Friedl photo 355. TJ Friedl