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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 9. Eloy Jimenez
Jimenez has some warts, without question. He hits the ball on the ground too much, doesn't walk enough, and will provide nothing in the stolen base category. But he makes up for all of that by hitting the ball really, really, really hard pretty much every time he steps up to the plate. Jimenez ranks no worse than the 90th percentile in barrel rate, expected slugging percentage, average exit velocity, and hard hit percentage, and has hit 45 home runs in 177 MLB games. Playing in Guaranteed Rate Field helps, of course, and Jimenez should pretty easily provide nearly 40 home runs with strong runs and RBI over the course of a full season. Draft him as a borderline top-10 outfielder.
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Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 11. Luis Robert
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
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Adam Eaton Note
Adam Eaton photo 83. Adam Eaton
Adam Engel Note
Adam Engel photo 165. Adam Engel
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 178. Leury Garcia
Micker Adolfo Note
Micker Adolfo photo 262. Micker Adolfo
Luis Gonzalez Note
Luis Gonzalez photo 265. Luis Gonzalez
Nick Williams Note
Nick Williams photo 290. Nick Williams
Blake Rutherford Note
Blake Rutherford photo 294. Blake Rutherford
Tim Beckham Note
Tim Beckham photo 309. Tim Beckham