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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Kyle Tucker Note
Kyle Tucker photo 8. Kyle Tucker
Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
26 weeks ago
Yordan Alvarez Note
Yordan Alvarez photo 23. Yordan Alvarez
Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
26 weeks ago
Michael Brantley Note
Michael Brantley photo 36. Michael Brantley
After a few hours where it looked like Brantley was heading to the Blue Jays, he'll instead return to the Astros on a two-year contract. Despite his advancing age, Brantley remains one of the safest players in all of fantasy, batting at least .299 in each of the last six seasons in which he played at least 11 games. He both walked and struck out more than usual last season, but given that he played in just 46 games, there's little reason to draw any firm conclusions from that data. The bigger issue is that Brantley excels in only batting average, and although he'll offer something in each of the other four rotisserie categories, he won't be a difference-maker. Draft Brantley in the middle-to-later rounds if you need an average boost, but there's little upside.
26 weeks ago
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 146. Marwin Gonzalez
Pedro Leon Note
Pedro Leon photo 216. Pedro Leon
Chas McCormick Note
Chas McCormick photo 221. Chas McCormick
Robel Garcia Note
Robel Garcia photo 288. Robel Garcia
Jose Siri Note
Jose Siri photo 298. Jose Siri
Ronnie Dawson Note
Ronnie Dawson photo 308. Ronnie Dawson
Stephen Wrenn Note
Stephen Wrenn photo 322. Stephen Wrenn