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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 5. Christian Yelich
Yelich's 2020 season was, in a word, bizarre. After batting .327 combined from 2018-2019, his batting average dropped to a meager .205 last year. Although he hit the ball as hard as ever, setting career highs in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage, his strikeout rate ballooned more than 10 points to 30.8%. At the same time, Yelich's walk rate jumped up to 18.6%. Unsurprisingly, the reason for the jump in both Yelich's strikeouts and walks was that he simply swung less - just 34.6% of the time after his mark hovered above 44% the previous two seasons. If Yelich takes the same passive approach in 2021, then it's likely that his batting average will remain below what fantasy managers had come to expect. But considering that his season was so out of line with what he'd produced since coming to Milwaukee, fantasy managers should expect far more this season, and feel confident drafting him late in the first round.
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Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 60. Lorenzo Cain
Avisail Garcia Note
Avisail Garcia photo 86. Avisail Garcia
Tim Lopes Note
Tim Lopes photo 142. Tim Lopes
Derek Fisher Note
Derek Fisher photo 180. Derek Fisher
Billy McKinney Note
Billy McKinney photo 231. Billy McKinney
Tyrone Taylor Note
Tyrone Taylor photo 243. Tyrone Taylor
Mark Mathias Note
Mark Mathias photo 251. Mark Mathias
Jace Peterson Note
Jace Peterson photo 258. Jace Peterson
Dustin Peterson Note
Dustin Peterson photo 288. Dustin Peterson
Corey Ray Note
Corey Ray photo 297. Corey Ray