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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 4. Mike Trout
For one of the first times since he took the league by storm, Trout is not the consensus top pick this year. It's hardly his fault, though it's fair to point out some of the negatives with his 2020 season. He batted a career-low .281, and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He also stole only one base. But Trout's move down the overall baseball rankings is due more to his competition for the top spot, rather than his numbers. He was still among the league leaders in quality of contact and every expected statcast metric, and was on pace to hit 50 home runs over the course of a full season. Trout is entering his age-30 season, so although we've seen him rebound from poor stolen base years before, it now seems unlikely that he'll ever get back to much past low-double digits. That keeps him out of the top spot in rotisserie rankings, but his incredibly high floor makes him a top-five overall draft pick.
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David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 79. David Fletcher
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 83. Justin Upton
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 107. Jo Adell
Dexter Fowler Note
Dexter Fowler photo 135. Dexter Fowler
Brandon Marsh Note
Brandon Marsh photo 166. Brandon Marsh
Taylor Ward Note
Taylor Ward photo 212. Taylor Ward
Jordyn Adams Note
Jordyn Adams photo 254. Jordyn Adams
Juan Lagares Note
Juan Lagares photo 277. Juan Lagares
Phil Gosselin Note
Phil Gosselin photo 289. Phil Gosselin
Jon Jay Note
Jon Jay photo 323. Jon Jay
Scott Schebler Note
Scott Schebler photo 343. Scott Schebler