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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 20. Trent Grisham
Grisham had an excellent debut season with San Diego, reaching double digits in both home runs and steals in his 59 games. He improved on his already strong walk rate from 2019, and improved his quality of contact significantly. Whether or not you buy the bat, we know he has plenty of speed to do damage on the basepaths, as he ranks in the 96th percentile in sprint speed. Slated to lead off again for a strong Padres lineup, Grisham should provide plenty of runs scored to go along with his potential for a 20-20 season. Monitor his hamstring strain he suffered in the spring, but unless he looks like he'll miss significant time, draft him with confidence.
19 weeks ago
Tommy Pham Note
Tommy Pham photo 29. Tommy Pham
Pham had a terrible 2020 season, during which he slashed .211/.312/.312 and hit just three home runs. A broken hamate bone limited him to just 31 games, and to make matters worse, he was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation in the offseason. But even entering his age-33 season, there are reasons to be optimistic about his 2021 outlook. Pham had averaged roughly 22 home runs and 22 steals with a .284 batting average the three years prior to last, and he had the highest hard-hit rate of his career in 2020. Indeed, his expected batting average of .266 was 55 points higher than his actual average. There's reason to expect Pham to return to his 20-20 ways if he can remain healthy, and batting in a loaded Padres lineup, he should add plenty of counting stats.
19 weeks ago
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 33. Wil Myers
Myers talked openly about making a swing change last year, and it paid off in a big way. He raised his average by nearly 50 points over the previous year while cutting his strikeout rate, and ranked in the top seven percent in barrel rate. Myers didn't run as much as previous years in the shortened season, but he still ranked in the top 85% of the league in sprint speed. His average will likely come down to closer to its career .254 mark. But he has earned a bit of a leash at least with his strong 2020 campaign, and should be a fine power-speed combination who will put up solid overall counting numbers.
19 weeks ago
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 95. Jurickson Profar
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 123. Adam Frazier
Jake Marisnick Note
Jake Marisnick photo 164. Jake Marisnick
Robert Hassell III Note
Robert Hassell III photo 220. Robert Hassell III
Jorge Mateo Note
Jorge Mateo photo 263. Jorge Mateo
Brian O'Grady Note
Brian O'Grady photo 301. Brian O'Grady
Jorge Ona Note
Jorge Ona photo 336. Jorge Ona
Patrick Kivlehan Note
Patrick Kivlehan photo 348. Patrick Kivlehan