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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Aaron Judge Note
Aaron Judge photo 15. Aaron Judge
Judge missed about half of the regular season last year with a calf strain, though he still hit for plenty of power when he was in the lineup. He walked and struck out a bit less than usual, but trying to glean anything from a 28-game sample, given Judge's history, is silly. When he's in the lineup, you know you'll get a ton of power and runs scored with a passable average. The key is "when he's in the lineup," however, as injuries have forced Judge to miss significant time over the last three seasons. So long as you factor that into your draft price and select him as an OF2, you'll be happy with the production.
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Giancarlo Stanton Note
Giancarlo Stanton photo 40. Giancarlo Stanton
It's all about the injuries with Stanton, as after two healthy seasons, he's been limited to just 41 games over the last two. There's little to analyze with the slugger other than his health. He still hits the ball as hard as anyone and walks and strikes out a ton. There's been little decline in his batted ball data over the last two years, but even if there had been, the sample size would be too small to draw any conclusions. Stanton is likely eligible at utility only in your league, but that limitation should let him come as a discount in drafts. Have power on your bench ready to fill in if you draft Stanton, but there's no reason to run from him.
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Clint Frazier Note
Clint Frazier photo 57. Clint Frazier
There's little reason to doubt Frazier's ability to contribute from a fantasy perspective at this point. Over the last two seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .267 average, 30 home runs, 83 runs scored, 96 RBI, and 6 steals. He upped his walk rate significantly in 2020 (15.6%, top seven percent in the league) and hits the ball hard consistently. The only issue for Frazier is his playing time with Giancarlo Stanton healthy and Brett Gardner back in the fold. But Frazier has done enough to hold the left field job and, regardless, Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Aaron Hicks are not the product of health. Draft Frazier as a starting outfielder and don't worry about the playing time.
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Aaron Hicks Note
Aaron Hicks photo 74. Aaron Hicks
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 134. Miguel Andujar
Brett Gardner Note
Brett Gardner photo 140. Brett Gardner
Mike Tauchman Note
Mike Tauchman photo 152. Mike Tauchman
Jay Bruce Note
Jay Bruce photo 156. Jay Bruce
Tyler Wade Note
Tyler Wade photo 205. Tyler Wade
Derek Dietrich Note
Derek Dietrich photo 210. Derek Dietrich
Greg Allen Note
Greg Allen photo 228. Greg Allen
Estevan Florial Note
Estevan Florial photo 279. Estevan Florial