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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 66. Lorenzo Cain
Cain opted out of the season last year after just five games, but he'll play and bat near the top of the Brewers' lineup this year. His steals total dropped to just 18 in 2019, and his sprint speed has been declining in recent years. But he talked openly about wanting to try to steal more bases before he opted out last year, and he's still a safe bet for batting average and double-digit homers. He's been forgotten a bit in drafts this year, but he's a fine fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
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David Dahl Note
David Dahl photo 87. David Dahl
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 93. Jackie Bradley Jr.
Garrett Mitchell Note
Garrett Mitchell photo 202. Garrett Mitchell
Mark Mathias Note
Mark Mathias photo 218. Mark Mathias
Hedbert Perez Note
Hedbert Perez photo 233. Hedbert Perez
Tyrone Taylor Note
Tyrone Taylor photo 283. Tyrone Taylor
Jonathan Davis Note
Jonathan Davis photo 286. Jonathan Davis
Jace Peterson Note
Jace Peterson photo 290. Jace Peterson
Dustin Peterson Note
Dustin Peterson photo 334. Dustin Peterson
Corey Ray Note
Corey Ray photo 335. Corey Ray
Pablo Reyes Note
Pablo Reyes photo 351. Pablo Reyes