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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 13. Whit Merrifield
This late bloomer has been fantasy gold for the last five years. Merrifield stole 40 bases last season at age 32. Durability is a big plus: Merrifield hasn't missed a game in the last three years. But there are some worrisome signs of slippage. His line drive rate has been steadily dropping over the last few seasons, and he hit only two home runs last season from July 1 on. Merrifield has been a terrific value for years, but it's possible he'll be slightly overpriced in 2022 drafts.
12 weeks ago
Andrew Benintendi Note
Andrew Benintendi photo 53. Andrew Benintendi
Benintendi was the classic "needs a change of scenery" player and got relatively back on track with the Royals. He looked almost identical to the disappointing but absolutely usable version of himself that he showed in 2019, and his underlying rates were nearly identical. He did walk at a career-worst rate but he also got his strikeout rate down under control, and had he avoided injury, he surely would have put up a 20-10 season. There's every reason to expct him to be able to do that again, but expect his other counting stats to remain mediocre with Kansas City's lineup.
8 weeks ago
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 103. Hunter Dozier
Michael A. Taylor Note
Michael A. Taylor photo 114. Michael A. Taylor
Kyle Isbel Note
Kyle Isbel photo 116. Kyle Isbel
Edward Olivares Note
Edward Olivares photo 172. Edward Olivares
Ryan O'Hearn Note
Ryan O'Hearn photo 196. Ryan O'Hearn
JaCoby Jones Note
JaCoby Jones photo 325. JaCoby Jones