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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 58. Nick Solak
Solak hasn't shown a ton of power in the majors so far (just seven home runs in 91 career games), but he makes consistently strong contact and always had pop in the minors. His more than reasonable strikeout rate should generally keep his batting average in check, and his stolen base acuity (nine stolen bases in the majors, 91% in sprint speed) makes him a potential five-category player. Add to that multi-position eligibility, especially at the thin second base position, and he's an excellent mid-to-late round draft pick that should fill up the stat sheet without costing you as much as his numbers say he should.
37 weeks ago
Leody Taveras Note
Leody Taveras photo 70. Leody Taveras
Taveras should be a cheap source of speed for fantasy managers this year, as he's set to lead off for the Rangers. He stole 32 bases across 131 minor league games in 2019 and eight last year in 33 games. He won't do a ton else for your fantasy team, but given that he ranked in the 96th percentile in sprint speed last year, his contributions in the stolen base category should more than make up for his lack of production in others.
37 weeks ago
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 80. Kole Calhoun
Calhoun tore his knee meniscus in early March, and has a 4-6 week timetable for his recovery. When healthy, he offers a fairly reliable baseline of production: he will hit plenty of homers and drain your batting average, while offering passable but unspectacular counting statistics otherwise. He's a fine bench outfielder who can always be a plug-in, and he'll likely be essentially free in drafts this year with the injury.
37 weeks ago
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 104. Willie Calhoun
Calhoun was set to build on his breakout 2019 season when an errant pitch fractured his jaw in spring training. Even with the delayed season, he was never able to fully recover, at least not mentally, and he had a lost campaign. He's now back and focused, particularly after working with a hitting coach in the offseason. He will likely earn everyday at-bats splitting time between DH and the outfield, but a low grade groin strain is going to keep him out of action for a couple of weeks. His draft price is negligible, so feel free to stash him with one of your last picks, and hopefully reap the rewards after the first week or two of the season.
37 weeks ago
Adolis Garcia Note
Adolis Garcia photo 210. Adolis Garcia
Bayron Lora Note
Bayron Lora photo 242. Bayron Lora
Eli White Note
Eli White photo 262. Eli White
DJ Peters Note
DJ Peters photo 316. DJ Peters
Zach Reks Note
Zach Reks photo 330. Zach Reks