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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Ronald Acuna Jr. Note
Ronald Acuna Jr. photo 1. Ronald Acuna Jr. LF,CF,RF - ATL
We knew Acuna would develop into an elite fantasy option one day, but few saw it happening this quickly. He combined power (41 homers), speed (37 stolen bases), and his spot batting atop an outstanding lineup (127 runs, 101 RBI) to put up one of the all-around great seasons. He'll stick in the leadoff spot this year, which should ensure that he continues to run early and often, and there's little reason to expect his numbers to dip much from last year. In points leagues, where his strikeout rate is a bit of a negative, his stock falls just a tad, but otherwise, no one would fault you if you made him the top pick in the draft.
1 week ago
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 2. Mike Trout CF - LAA
Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
1 week ago
Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 3. Christian Yelich LF,RF - MIL
Yelich followed up his preposterous 2018 season with an even better one in 2019, batting .329 with 44 home runs and 30 steals in just 130 games. His ridiculous 35% HR/FB rate regressed as expected, but only to a still nonsensical 32.8%, best in MLB. The issue with Yelich for 2020 has nothing to do with his talent, but is instead all about the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season. He's reportedly on track to be ready by Opening Day, but there's obviously a modicum of risk to factor in.
1 week ago
Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 4. Cody Bellinger 1B,CF,RF - LAD
Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
1 week ago
Mookie Betts Note
Mookie Betts photo 5. Mookie Betts CF,RF - LAD
Mookie's batting average dipped 50 points from the year prior and he stole 14 fewer bases despite an extra 15 games played. With that said, his 2018 performance shows he has the upside to finish as the #1 fantasy player. As it is, the choice at #4 and #5 is between he and his teammate, Cody Bellinger.
2 weeks ago
Francisco Lindor Note
Francisco Lindor photo 6. Francisco Lindor SS - CLE
Lindor's 2019 season got off to a rocky start with a right calf strain in February followed by a sprained left ankle in March. But when he returned in late April, he didn't miss a beat, putting up a classic 30-20 season and contributing in all five categories. There were some minor negatives for Lindor - his strikeout rate went up, his walk rate went down, and he had an expected batting average of just .276, the lowest of his career. But Lindor's floor at this point is so enormously high that he's one of the few no-risk players, and he shouldn't slip past the top 10 in drafts or, frankly, the top seven.
1 week ago
Trevor Story Note
Trevor Story photo 7. Trevor Story SS - COL
It's safe to say that Story's 2017 season was just an outlier, and he's established a fairly reliable 35-homer, 20-plus steal baseline. Pay no attention to Story's dramatically lower xBA - Coors Field will always inflate batting average and should keep Story's mark with roughly a .280 floor at worst. Even at a deep shortstop position, he's a unique five-category player, and is an easy first-round selection.
1 week ago
Gerrit Cole Note
Gerrit Cole photo 8. Gerrit Cole SP - NYY
There are really no words for what Cole was able to do last year. He built on the massive gains he made from his first year with the Astros and lowered his ERA, WHIP, and walk rate to miniscule levels while totaling an outrageous 326 strikeouts. He'll move to the Yankees now, which is a mild downgrade given that the Yankees may slightly limit his innings in light of their long-term investment in Cole and their bullpen, and the opposing offenses and ballparks in the AL East compared to the AL West. But Cole's fastball and slider are beyond elite, and he should be the top pitcher taken in fantasy drafts.
1 week ago
Trea Turner Note
Trea Turner photo 9. Trea Turner SS - WSH
It just feels like there's a 60-steal season waiting in Turner's future, and you simply can't say that about too many other players in the game at this point. With stolen bases as a whole on the decline, Turner has an absolute floor of 40 (barring injury) and a much higher ceiling. Add to that the fact that he should help fantasy owners in three other categories and be neutral in the fourth (RBI), and he should be taken in the first round of all rotisserie leagues.
1 week ago
Nolan Arenado Note
Nolan Arenado photo 10. Nolan Arenado 3B - COL
There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
4 days ago
Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 11. Jacob deGrom SP - NYM
After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
1 week ago
Juan Soto Note
Juan Soto photo 12. Juan Soto LF - WSH
It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
2 weeks ago
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 13. Justin Verlander SP - HOU
Verlander is entering his age-37 season, and thus concludes the negatives on him. He's been on a different level since joining the Astros, pitching to a 2.55 ERA and 0.85 WHIP over the last two season. He's pitched at least 200 innings in 12 of the last 13 seasons and is, simply put, perhaps the most dominant pitcher in the game. Feel free to take him as the first pitcher overall, even over Gerrit Cole, but don't let him slip past the third pitcher taken under any circumstances.
2 days ago
Alex Bregman Note
Alex Bregman photo 14. Alex Bregman 3B,SS - HOU
Thanks to his 122 runs and 41 homers, Bregman outperformed Story, Turner and Lindor last year so you might consider him at #6 overall once Bellinger is gone but his lack of steals makes his ceiling a bit lower than each of those other first rounders.
3 weeks ago
Freddie Freeman Note
Freddie Freeman photo 15. Freddie Freeman 1B - ATL
Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
3 weeks ago
Max Scherzer Note
Max Scherzer photo 16. Max Scherzer SP - WSH
Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
2 days ago
Jose Ramirez Note
Jose Ramirez photo 17. Jose Ramirez 3B - CLE
Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
1 week ago
J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 18. J.D. Martinez LF,RF,DH - BOS
Martinez won't steal any bases but with 40 homers, 100+ RBIs and a .300 batting average every year, fantasy owners are getting an absolute steal at any point in the second round of drafts. Don't be scared off by his dip in production, as underlying metrics suggest he was among the most unlucky hitters in baseball.
2 weeks ago
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 19. Walker Buehler SP - LAD
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
2 days ago
Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 20. Anthony Rendon 3B - LAA
While Rendon may be the best overall third basemen in real life, walks and defense don't translate to fantasy. Rather, we are looking at a player without speed but one whose 4-category bat makes him a strong second round pick for the 2020 season.
2 weeks ago
Fernando Tatis Jr. Note
Fernando Tatis Jr. photo 21. Fernando Tatis Jr. SS - SD
Tatis was sensational in his half of season with 22 homers, 16 steals and a .317 batting average but every underlying metric available to us screams significant regression. He is a strong source of power and speed but expect the BA to plummet.
3 weeks ago
Rafael Devers Note
Rafael Devers photo 22. Rafael Devers 3B - BOS
Believe it or not, Devers managed to finish at the number one fantasy third basemen last year over Rendon, Arenado and Bregman. Batting in the middle of Boston's great lineup afforded him 129 runs and 115 RBIs which went a long way, but he contributed in all five categories and is young enough that he might do even better in 2020.
2 weeks ago
Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 23. Bryce Harper RF - PHI
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Judge Note
Aaron Judge photo 24. Aaron Judge RF - NYY
Judge again missed 50+ games in 2019. While he is healthy, we are still looking at a 40+ homer pace with tons of runs and a batting average that won't kill fantasy owners, but with a second round ADP, the risk may be a little bit too much.
2 weeks ago
Xander Bogaerts Note
Xander Bogaerts photo 25. Xander Bogaerts SS - BOS
It may be difficult to believe but Bogaerts outperformed even Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner and Gleyber Torres last year thanks to 110+ runs and 100+ RBIs to go with a .311 BA and 33 homers. His ceiling may not be as high as the others, but he is excellent in every non-steals category.
3 weeks ago
Stephen Strasburg Note
Stephen Strasburg photo 26. Stephen Strasburg SP - WSH
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but his expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
2 days ago
Starling Marte Note
Starling Marte photo 27. Starling Marte CF - ARI
By now, you should know that although Marte isn't one of the game's most well known stars, he is a solid bet to return 25 homers, 100 runs scored and 30 steals with a strong batting average if he can stay healthy fo the full season. He doesn't have much upside for the third round ADP, though.
2 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 28. Jack Flaherty SP - STL
If ever there were a tale of two halves, it was Flaherty's 2019 season. A 4.64 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in the first half, followed by a preposterous 0.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in the second half. His strikeout rate jumped, his walk rate dropped, and he saw a gain of almost a mile per hour on his fastball. The real Flaherty likely lies somewhere in between his first and second halves, but that should be a top-10 pitcher in 2020.
2 days ago
Yordan Alvarez Note
Yordan Alvarez photo 29. Yordan Alvarez LF,DH - HOU
It was just an 87 game sample size but in that time, Yordan was clearly one of the top five hitters in baseball. He won't steal any bags, but 50 homers, 140 RBIs and a .320 batting average is within the realm of realistic possibilities. He comes with some risk, however, since we haven't seen it for an extended time.
2 weeks ago
Javier Baez Note
Javier Baez photo 30. Javier Baez SS - CHC
The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
3 weeks ago
Shane Bieber Note
Shane Bieber photo 31. Shane Bieber SP - CLE
Bieber was simply fantastic in 2019 and gave you everything you want from a stud pitcher. He was second in the league innings, had a 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, and was top-10 in strikeout and walk rates. He gave up his fair share of home runs but, overall, there are next to no complaint about Bieber. Draft him with confidence as a low-end ace.
2 days ago
Jose Altuve Note
Jose Altuve photo 32. Jose Altuve 2B - HOU
Altuve hit a career-high 31 homers last year but still only finished as the #10 fantasy second basemen because the steals have disappeared and his batting average has continued to drop. With that said, he has been so consistent for long enough that he may still be the top second basemen for 2020.
3 weeks ago
Chris Sale Note
Chris Sale photo 33. Chris Sale SP - BOS
It was a weird year for Sale, who started out with major velocity concerns, only to bounce back before eventually cratering again and succumbing to an elbow injury. His 4.40 ERA was nearly a run and a half higher than his 2.93 xFIP, and he continued to limit baserunners and strike out batters with the best of them. It's all on his elbow right now in terms of your evaluation of him - if you trust he's healthy, he's an easy top-10 pitcher. Monitor reports closely this spring but unless we hear negative reports, draft him to be your ace.
2 days ago
Pete Alonso Note
Pete Alonso photo 34. Pete Alonso 1B - NYM
It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
3 weeks ago
Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 35. Charlie Blackmon CF,RF - COL
Blackmon had a rough spot in the season but still finished with 30+ homers, 110+ runs and a batting average north of .310. He is getting older and only stole 2 bags compared to the 43 fantasy owners got in 2015, but this still a great bat in the late third round.
2 weeks ago
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 36. Blake Snell SP - TB
Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
2 days ago
Gleyber Torres Note
Gleyber Torres photo 37. Gleyber Torres 2B,SS - NYY
As a 22-year-old, Gleyber managed 38 homers, 96 runs and 91 RBIs with a .280 batting average. There is still room for more growth and it would no surprise if he became an MVP candidate this year as a 23-year-old. There isn't enough speed to make him the top fantasy second basemen yet though.
3 weeks ago
Austin Meadows Note
Austin Meadows photo 38. Austin Meadows LF,RF,DH - TB
Although we haven't seen it for an extended stretch, what Meadows did last year, hitting 33 homers with a .291 average and 12 steals makes him well worth considering if he lasts into the fifth round of your drafts. There may be room for more upside as well.
2 weeks ago
Ozzie Albies Note
Ozzie Albies photo 39. Ozzie Albies 2B - ATL
Albies was remarkable last year with a .295 batting average to go with 24 homers, 15 steals and over 100 runs. He did all of that as a 22-year-old so you'd have to think there is room for even more growth in 2020. He is well worth a fourth-round pick at this point.
3 weeks ago
George Springer Note
George Springer photo 40. George Springer CF,RF - HOU
If not for the 40 games missed, we might be talking about Springer as the reigning AL MVP. He was on pace for over 50 homers, 125 RBIs and 125 runs. There isn't much speed but the upside for the other four categories makes him an amazing value in the fourth round of drafts.
2 weeks ago
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 41. Ketel Marte 2B,SS,CF - ARI
Marte suddenly went from being a career .263 hitter with 22 home runs in 1,548 plate appearances to batting .329 with 32 home runs in 628 plate appearances. And while he made many overall gains, such as a massive increase in launch angle, his expected batting average was just .299 and that .030 difference was 10th-highest in MLB. He also upped his pull percentage by a significant amount, and pulled all but one of his home runs, which should be something that pitchers can exploit in 2020. Buy some of the gains, but consider Marte closer to a .290-25 type of hitter.
2 weeks ago
Giancarlo Stanton Note
Giancarlo Stanton photo 42. Giancarlo Stanton LF,RF - NYY
Stanton missed virtually the entire season but let's not forget that he only missed 7 games in the prior two years and combined for 97 homers, 232 RBIs and 225 runs scored. Don't be mistaken, this is still one of the best hitters in baseball.
2 weeks ago
Adalberto Mondesi Note
Adalberto Mondesi photo 43. Adalberto Mondesi SS - KC
Mondesi had a ridiculous 43 steals last year but he did it in just 416 at-bats. If he can stay on the field for a full season, 60 is not only a possibility, but likely. Add in 15 homers and we are talking about a potential first round value, albeit one with great risk.
3 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 44. Clayton Kershaw SP - LAD
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
2 days ago
Anthony Rizzo Note
Anthony Rizzo photo 45. Anthony Rizzo 1B - CHC
We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
3 weeks ago
Luis Castillo Note
Luis Castillo photo 46. Luis Castillo SP - CIN
Regression just never really hit for Castillo last year, despite a walk rate of 10.1%, fourth-worst in the league among qualified pitchers. There's no doubting Castillo's stuff, particularly his devastating changeup, and the Reds should be more competitive than they have been in years. But he simply has to cut down on the free passes if he wants to build on his breakout 2019. There's every reason to think he will as he continue to grow as a pitcher, and should make a reliable second fantasy starter.
2 days ago
Patrick Corbin Note
Patrick Corbin photo 47. Patrick Corbin SP - WSH
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
10 hours ago
Nelson Cruz Note
Nelson Cruz photo 48. Nelson Cruz DH - MIN
If you removed Cruz's age from the equation, he'd be a top pick in fantasy. Despite missing nearly a quarter of the season to injury last year, he again put up elite numbers, topping 40 home runs and 100 RBI while batting .311. Cruz will be 40 this year, never plays the field and is starting to miss more time to injuries. But he's essentially forgotten in most drafts and has shown very little skills decline. Don't shy away from him on draft day even though he clogs your utility spot.
10 hours ago
Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 49. Keston Hiura 2B - MIL
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
3 weeks ago
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 50. Kris Bryant 3B,LF,RF - CHC
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
2 weeks ago
Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 51. Whit Merrifield 2B,CF,RF - KC
Merrifield leads off the second tier of fantasy second basemen after Altuve, Torres and Albies. He won't hit 20 bombs, but we can expect a batting average near or above .300 plus 20-30 steals once again, making him a great fifth round pick.
3 weeks ago
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 52. Mike Clevinger SP - CLE
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. He's been given a 6-8 week timetable, but fantasy owners would be wise to assume that Clevinger won't be back on the mound until May. As we saw last year, Clevinger can still provide plenty of value despite missing time so don't let him slip too far in drafts.
10 hours ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 53. Charlie Morton SP - TB
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
10 hours ago
Paul Goldschmidt Note
Paul Goldschmidt photo 54. Paul Goldschmidt 1B - STL
Goldschmidt's batting average may have dipped thanks to a slow start but he finished with 30+ homers for the third consecutive season and very nearly went for 100 runs and 100 RBIs. More than likely, that batting average will end up north of .280 again too which would make him a steal at the end of the fifth round.
3 weeks ago
Manny Machado Note
Manny Machado photo 55. Manny Machado 3B,SS - SD
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
3 weeks ago
Matt Olson Note
Matt Olson photo 56. Matt Olson 1B - OAK
After two years of a low BABIP, Olson's BA finally jumped to .267. It isn't probable he will offer more than that but fantasy owners know 50 HRs and 120 RBIs is truly within reach if he doesn't miss a full month this season.
3 weeks ago
Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 57. Yoan Moncada 2B,3B - CWS
The former top overall prospect had a heck of a season in 2019 but his .400 BABIP is almost certainly not going to repeat in 2020. Even still, this young stud has room for more growth and could provide 30 homers plus 10 steals for fantasy owners.
2 weeks ago
Jonathan Villar Note
Jonathan Villar photo 58. Jonathan Villar 2B,SS - MIA
Villar is moving from a great hitter's park to one of the worst but we are still talking about someone who went 24/40 homers/steals with 111 runs and a .273 batting average. There is some risk, as we saw in the 2017 disappointment
3 weeks ago
Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 59. Eloy Jimenez LF - CWS
Eloy started out rough for the White Sox last year but he turned it on to close the season, displaying the legitimate 45 homer power that he was thought to eventually morph into in the MLB. Don't be shocked if that batting average jumps 20 more points to .290 as well.
2 weeks ago
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 60. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B,DH - TOR
It wouldn't surprise anyone if Guerrero batted .330 with 40 homers this year but we are still talking about a kid who didn't outperform Brian Anderson, Renato Nunez or Todd Frazier last year in similar plate appearances. His upside is breathtaking but there is unquestionably some risk at his ADP.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 61. Aaron Nola SP - PHI
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
10 hours ago
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 62. Lucas Giolito SP - CWS
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
5 days ago
Tommy Pham Note
Tommy Pham photo 63. Tommy Pham LF,CF,DH - SD
Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
2 weeks ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 64. Chris Paddack SP - SD
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
10 hours ago
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 65. DJ LeMahieu 1B,2B,3B - NYY
LeMahieu may have been the most shocking breakout last year, moving from a .276 hitter with limited power at Coors to all of a sudden 26 HRs, 102 RBIs and a .327 BA away from Coors. You can expect some regression but his 2019 campaign was just too great to discount him in the 6th or 7th round.
3 weeks ago
Jose Abreu Note
Jose Abreu photo 66. Jose Abreu 1B,DH - CWS
Abreu outperformed Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt last season, knocking 33 homers with 122 RBIs and a solid as always .282 BA. He hasn't slowed down one bit despite the age so you can rely on him to produce once again if you grab him in the 7th round.
3 weeks ago
Bo Bichette Note
Bo Bichette photo 67. Bo Bichette SS - TOR
Like his father, the young Bichette is one heck of a hitter and he proved that by batting .311 with 11 homers in just 46 games last year. Over a full season, it would be no surprise if he morphed into a 30 homer threat with a quality batting average and all the runs and RBIs to accompany it.
3 weeks ago
Yu Darvish Note
Yu Darvish photo 68. Yu Darvish SP - CHC
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
1 week ago
Eugenio Suarez Note
Eugenio Suarez photo 69. Eugenio Suarez 3B - CIN
This is your reminder that Suarez hit 49 home runs last season. He, of course, ended up with 100+ RBIs for the second straight season too, and his batting average won't even kill you. The fact that you can get him a round or two after Kris Bryant is absolute gold.
2 weeks ago
Eddie Rosario Note
Eddie Rosario photo 70. Eddie Rosario LF,RF - MIN
Even despite missing 25 games, Rosario still drove in 109 runs thanks to 32 homers. With a full season and his steady .280 batting average, drafting him at his eighth-round ADP is pure thievery. He won't steal any bags but there is certainly something to be said for his consistent bat.
2 weeks ago
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 71. Zack Greinke SP - HOU
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff.
9 hours ago
Josh Hader Note
Josh Hader photo 72. Josh Hader RP - MIL
Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
9 hours ago
Noah Syndergaard Note
Noah Syndergaard photo 73. Noah Syndergaard SP - NYM
Syndergaard set a career high in innings pitched in 2019, but that's about the only good news. His ERA ballooned above 4.00 and his WHIP remained above 1.2, which is really incredible considering his raw talent. Syndergaard complained heavily about the baseballs last year and shied away from throwing his devastating slider a bit. Hopefully, the new coaching staff for the Mets can get him to return to his peak form. He has all the talent in the world, but there's a lower floor with Syndergaard than most pitchers in his range.
9 hours ago
Marcus Semien Note
Marcus Semien photo 74. Marcus Semien SS - OAK
Semien is currently being drafted outside the top 12 fantasy shortstops around the 7th round but did you know that he finished among the top five last year and ahead of Lindor, Turner and Torres. Semien knocked 33 bombs with double-digit steals, a good .285 batting average and 123 runs.
3 weeks ago
Marcell Ozuna Note
Marcell Ozuna photo 75. Marcell Ozuna LF - ATL
Ozuna had a down year thanks to some injuries he played through, but this is still a bat that should hit 35 homers with 100 RBIs in Atlanta's lineup if he can stay healthy throughout the year. In fact, last year he even stole a dozen bases despite missing 30 games.
2 weeks ago
Josh Donaldson Note
Josh Donaldson photo 76. Josh Donaldson 3B - MIN
Yes, Donaldson hit 37 homers last year with 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs but this is a player who missed 160 games over the prior two seasons and won't offer average or steals to counteract the injury risk. With that said, his upside looks nice in the 9th round.
2 weeks ago
J.T. Realmuto Note
J.T. Realmuto photo 77. J.T. Realmuto C - PHI
Realmuto didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations last year but still managed to finish as the top catcher in fantasy baseball. He is a near-lock to again lead the position in steals and runs while providing 20+ homers, 75+ RBI and a solid batting average. His ceiling might not be as high as Gary Sanchez, but you know you are drafting a sure-fire top 100 player with Realmuto.
3 weeks ago
Ramon Laureano Note
Ramon Laureano photo 78. Ramon Laureano CF,RF - OAK
Laureano was never a big-time prospect but he certainly put on a show in just 123 games last year, knocking 24 homers with 13 steals and a .286 batting average. Over a full season, he could potentially end up around 30/20 but he does come with some risk.
2 weeks ago
Joey Gallo Note
Joey Gallo photo 79. Joey Gallo LF,CF - TEX
Gallo only played 70 games but still managed 22 homers, 54 runs scored and 49 RBIs. With a full season, you'd have to expect him to return to 40+ homers, but the big question is whether the batting average is worth the risk in the seventh round of drafts.
2 weeks ago
Josh Bell Note
Josh Bell photo 80. Josh Bell 1B - PIT
Bell had a true breakout season in 2019, improving drastically in pretty much every measurable category. His increases in exit velocity (2.3 mph), launch angle (3.8 degrees), and barrels per plate appearance (3.8%) showed that his gains were not fluky, and he even recovered from what looked to be a second-half collapse with a .927 OPS in August. The issue for Bell is that even with the improvements, a first baseman who bats .277 and slugs 37 home runs is not blowing the fantasy world away. But many of the gains, but don't go crazy on draft day.
5 days ago
Matt Chapman Note
Matt Chapman photo 81. Matt Chapman 3B - OAK
If fantasy were real life, Chapman might be the second best third basemen in the league but fantasy accounts for average instead of OBP and his 1 steal won't help much. Rather, he is big power guy with runs, homers and not much else to help your fantasy team.
2 weeks ago
Jorge Soler Note
Jorge Soler photo 82. Jorge Soler RF,DH - KC
Soler did swat a ridiculous 48 homers with 117 RBIs and a decent batting average last year but let's not forget that he has missed considerable time due to injury every season prior. If he can stay healthy, that eighth round ADP will be a bargain, but it's a big if.
2 weeks ago
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 83. Victor Robles CF,RF - WSH
Robles did not help from a batting average standpoint but he is still young enough that progress can be expected. Where he did help, however, was on the basepaths with nearly 30 steals to go with 86 runs. He has sufficient power and should grow into more so his seventh-round ADP seems perfect.
2 weeks ago
Kirby Yates Note
Kirby Yates photo 84. Kirby Yates RP - SD
Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is elite at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
9 hours ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 85. Tyler Glasnow SP,RP - TB
Glasnow was limited to just 60 innings in 2019, but they were pretty glorious ones! His control, which had plagued him since coming to the majors, improved significantly, and his WHIP dropped to an impressive 0.89. He should be fully recovered from his forearm injury heading into the season and has the raw stuff to be a fantasy ace if he can avoid injury. There's risk with Glasnow, but it is worth taking.
9 hours ago
Michael Brantley Note
Michael Brantley photo 86. Michael Brantley LF,RF,DH - HOU
Brantley had injury troubles for a while but has now played virtually every day for two straight years. In that time, he has returned to the steal .310 hitter with 20 homers. Although the steals are long gone, that profile still works great with a tenth-round pick.
2 weeks ago
Luis Severino Note
Luis Severino photo 87. Luis Severino SP - NYY
Severino missed most of last year with an injury and dealt with some forearm tightness in October. Several (relatively) clean offseason scans were supposed to alleviate concerns, but Severino immediately had identical forearm pain to that he felt in October once he started throwing in camp. There's no word yet on the severity of Severino's injury, but it seems unlikely that he will break camp with the Yankees, and obviously could be looking at an extended absence. Like last year, it's all about your risk tolerance at this point with Severino, but with pitching at a premium, fantasy owners would be wise to avoid him until the late rounds until we learn more.
3 days ago
Aroldis Chapman Note
Aroldis Chapman photo 88. Aroldis Chapman RP - NYY
Chapman remains one of the best relievers in the game, but even his most ardent defenders have to admit there are signs of slippage. His velocity, which is still elite, continues to trend down, and he hasn't topped 60 innings since 2015. He's the unquestioned closer in the game, a top-three reliever, and will give you plenty of strikeouts. But he's no longer the top option in the fantasy game.
9 hours ago
Nick Castellanos Note
Nick Castellanos photo 89. Nick Castellanos LF,RF - CIN
Castellanos hit 25+ homers with a .290 BA again last season, and this year he'll get a sizeable ballpark factor upgrade so those numbers could both take another jump. No, he won't steal bases, but he is durable so you can bet the runs and RBIs will total 160+ for the fourth straight season.
2 weeks ago
Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 90. Max Muncy 1B,2B,3B - LAD
Muncy now has 70 homers over the last two seasons and while fantasy owners know he won't be a source of help in the batting average department, he still managed 100+ runs because of the 90 walks. Multi-position eligibility certainly doesn't hurt either.
3 weeks ago
Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 91. Luis Robert CF - CWS
Don't look now, but Robert was better than even Fernando Tatis in the minors. Much better. He does have holes in his swing but in 200 games, has still managed to bat .312. He has future 40/40 potential and could be a superstar even as a rookie this year.
2 weeks ago
Trevor Bauer Note
Trevor Bauer photo 92. Trevor Bauer SP - CIN
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
2 weeks ago
Tim Anderson Note
Tim Anderson photo 93. Tim Anderson SS - CWS
Anderson missed 40 games last year but still nearly went 20/20 with 81 runs. If that was all, it would have been a killer season but he also happened to bat .335 for the Sox. We can expect that to drop to near or even below .300 this year but that is still a great buy around the 8th round.
3 weeks ago
Jose Berrios Note
Jose Berrios photo 94. Jose Berrios SP - MIN
Berrios reached 200 innings but didn't really take the step forward that most fantasy owners had hoped for. His strikeout rate dropped, his WHIP increased, and batters made better contact. Still, Berrios was a pitcher who fantasy owners could start each and every time out, contributed well in wins, and rarely walked batters. When you add it all up, Berrios remains a starter that fantasy owners should covet, but perhaps temper expectations until he shows that he's ready to take that next step.
9 hours ago
Carlos Correa Note
Carlos Correa photo 95. Carlos Correa SS - HOU
So far, we've only seen Correa play more than 110 games once in his five seasons. Whenever he is on the field, Correa has been a tremendous hitter so the upside is that of a top five fantasy shortstop but his floor is quite low because of the repeat injury risk.
3 weeks ago
Roberto Osuna Note
Roberto Osuna photo 96. Roberto Osuna RP - HOU
Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an elite team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
9 hours ago
Andrew Benintendi Note
Andrew Benintendi photo 97. Andrew Benintendi LF,CF - BOS
Benintendi had a disappointing offensive season in 2019, hitting just 13 homers with 10 steals and a .266 batting average. There is upside, sure, but if he repeats that production, he is barely worth drafting, let alone all the way up in the top 100 picks where his ADP currently is.
2 weeks ago
Corey Kluber Note
Corey Kluber photo 98. Corey Kluber SP - TEX
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. Kluber got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not elite, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
9 hours ago
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 99. Brandon Woodruff SP,RP - MIL
Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
9 hours ago
Michael Conforto Note
Michael Conforto photo 100. Michael Conforto LF,CF,RF - NYM
It is clear at this point that Conforto won't be a source of useful batting average or steals, but he crushes in the other three categories, hitting 33 homers with 90+ RBIs and runs scored last season. That is a quality stat-line around round nine.
2 weeks ago
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 101. Mike Moustakas 2B,3B - CIN
Moustakas is a virtual lock to hit 30+ homers with 80+ RBIs but he doesn't steal any bags and with the power will likely come a sub-optimal batting average. You could do worse in the 9th round, however, because at the very least, he is a reliable three-category contributor.
2 weeks ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 102. Sonny Gray SP - CIN
Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to elite in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with an elite strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
9 hours ago
Trey Mancini Note
Trey Mancini photo 103. Trey Mancini 1B,LF,RF - BAL
The Orioles had a dismal season but Mancini took his performance to another level with 35 homers, 106 R, 97 RBIs and a .291 BA. He is among the top regression candidates but even with a dip, we are still looking at a potential value in the 10th round because name-value is driving his ADP down.
5 days ago
Gary Sanchez Note
Gary Sanchez photo 104. Gary Sanchez C - NYY
Yes, Sanchez did manage to swat 34 homers and has historical power potential for the position, but you are definitely going to take a hit at batting average if you draft him. With that said, hitting in the middle of the Yankees lineup should afford fantasy owners loads of RBIs and runs too.
3 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 105. Carlos Carrasco SP,RP - CLE
Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
2 days ago
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 106. Mike Soroka SP - ATL
Soroka wasn't even necessarily supposed to begin 2019 in the Braves rotation but quickly developed into an ace. Although there's little reason to knock his year, his 7.32/9 strikeout rate ranked 49th out of 61 qualified starters. With an xFIP more than a run higher than his 2.68 ERA, there's every reason to expect regression. Still, there's room Soroka to continue to be an excellent fantasy option despite a step back, so don't avoid him during your draft.
8 hours ago
Rhys Hoskins Note
Rhys Hoskins photo 107. Rhys Hoskins 1B,LF - PHI
Hoskins' BA luck caught up to him and that BA dipped to .226. His power remained about the same rather than jumping to a new level like many seemed to be anticipating. He does still have upside for more but the floor, as we've seen, is a non-top 25 first basemen.
3 weeks ago
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 108. Jeff McNeil 2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
3 weeks ago
Brad Hand Note
Brad Hand photo 109. Brad Hand RP - CLE
Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains elite. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
8 hours ago
Liam Hendriks Note
Liam Hendriks photo 110. Liam Hendriks RP - OAK
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs? He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
8 hours ago
Kenley Jansen Note
Kenley Jansen photo 111. Kenley Jansen RP - LAD
It feels like we've seen the last of Jansen as an elite closer, as continued velocity declines and struggles with control led to his worst season as a professional. His overall numbers from 2019, other than his bloated ERA, remain fine, but this is not the Jansen that was once the top reliever taken in fantasy circles. It seems clear that Dave Roberts lost a little faith in Jansen last year and with a World Series or bust mentality, don't expect the leash to be overly long. Still, beggars can't be choosers with closer, and Jansen's contract and lengthy pedigree still keep him as a borderline top-10 reliever.
8 hours ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 112. Zack Wheeler SP - PHI
Wheeler's overall numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
8 hours ago
Jorge Polanco Note
Jorge Polanco photo 113. Jorge Polanco SS - MIN
Polanco picked up where he left off after the 2018 suspension by batting nearly .300 with over 100 runs and 22 homers. His speed is gone but for his 11th round price tag, that is a plenty useful stat line even if you have to use him in the utility spot instead of shortstop.
3 weeks ago
Yasiel Puig Note
Yasiel Puig photo 114. Yasiel Puig RF - FA
Puig may not be signed yet but it is inevitable that he will be end up starting every day for some new team and when he does, you can bank on 20+ homers, 15+ steals and a .260+ batting average as he always seems to give us.
2 weeks ago
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 115. Lance Lynn SP - TEX
Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
8 hours ago
Oscar Mercado Note
Oscar Mercado photo 116. Oscar Mercado LF,CF,RF - CLE
Mercado impressed as a rookie, hitting 15 homers, stealing 15 bags and scoring 70 runs in just 115 games. His production slowed at the end of the year, though, and the overall batting average will likely dip so don't expect the same useful pace for all of 2020.
2 weeks ago
Edwin Diaz Note
Edwin Diaz photo 117. Edwin Diaz RP - NYM
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
7 hours ago
Taylor Rogers Note
Taylor Rogers photo 118. Taylor Rogers RP - MIN
Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
8 hours ago
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 119. Shohei Ohtani SP,DH - LAA
Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
7 hours ago
Carlos Santana Note
Carlos Santana photo 120. Carlos Santana 1B,DH - CLE
After a lousy 2018, it seemed Santana's bat had finally hit the end of career wall, but he bounced back to a tune of 34 homers, 110 runs and saw his batting average soar from .229 to .281. All are expected to regress in 2019, but not enough to make him worth passing on in the 12th round.
3 weeks ago
Corey Seager Note
Corey Seager photo 121. Corey Seager SS - LAD
Seager is a far cry from being an MVP candidate as a rookie, but his batting average won't kill you and he'll hit around 20-25 homers with 80+ RBIs and runs. If he is traded to Boston, he'd likely see a jump in every offensive statistic.
3 weeks ago
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 122. Eduardo Escobar 2B,3B,SS - ARI
Escobar had a heck of a breakout season, driving in 118 RBIs thanks to 35 homers. The batting average will never be great but he certainly won't hurt you in that category. What's more, is that he'll qualify for 2B and 3B so that you can slide him around during the week.
3 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 123. Eduardo Rodriguez SP - BOS
Other than finally staying (almost entirely) healthy, Rodriguez didn't make many gains in 2019. His ERA remained in the high-3.00s, his WHIP and walk rate were career worsts, and his strikeout rate dipped. His 19 wins mask what was an otherwise mediocre season. There's plenty of room for Rodriguez on a fantasy staff. But not at the front end.
7 hours ago
Max Kepler Note
Max Kepler photo 124. Max Kepler CF,RF - MIN
Most seem to recall Kepler knocking 36 homers but did you realize he did it while missing 30 games. The batting average will almost definitely be under .260 but if he plays the full season, you can bet on 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs this season.
2 weeks ago
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 125. Ken Giles RP - TOR
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
7 hours ago
David Dahl Note
David Dahl photo 126. David Dahl LF,CF,RF - COL
Dahl has always had trouble staying healthy even while he is was in the minors but while he is on the field, you know you'll get strong production. Think of him in the same light as Michael Brantley, who should bat around .300 with about 20 homers and a handful of steals.
2 weeks ago
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 127. Madison Bumgarner SP - ARI
Bumgarner's ERA approached 4.00 last year, but he stayed healthy all year and saw a velocity bump after two injury-plagued years. The move to Arizona is a downgrade considering the park change, but it's not quite as drastic as it would have been without the humidor. Still, Bumgarner's numbers were significantly worse away from Oracle Park last year (2.93 ERA at home, 5.29 away), so it's fair to exercise caution with Bumgarner. But, so long as you recognize him for what he is at this point in his career, he'll likely give you what you expect.
7 hours ago
Hyun-Jin Ryu Note
Hyun-Jin Ryu photo 128. Hyun-Jin Ryu SP - TOR
When healthy, Ryu has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his 2013 debut. But his preposterous year last season was surprising even for him. Ryu had the lowest BABIP-allowed on groundballs (just .162) of any pitcher in baseball in 2019, which led to just a 1.01 WHIP. Now in Toronto, that number is sure to rise precipitously and obviously have a negative impact on Ryu's 2020 numbers. That impact has been baked into Ryu's ADP at this point, so you won't have to buy him at his 2019 numbers. Just be prepared for regression.
4 days ago
Frankie Montas Note
Frankie Montas photo 129. Frankie Montas SP - OAK
Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
6 hours ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 130. Kyle Hendricks SP - CHC
Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
4 days ago
Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 131. Zac Gallen SP - ARI
Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
6 hours ago
Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 132. Max Fried SP,RP - ATL
Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
6 hours ago
Franmil Reyes Note
Franmil Reyes photo 133. Franmil Reyes RF,DH - CLE
Franmil played most of his season with San Diego's pitcher-friendly park as his home venue but still managed 37 homers in just 494 total at-bats. The batting average will likely end up south of .270 but 50 homers is a possibility out of the 13th round, so you know what to do.
2 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 134. Dinelson Lamet SP - SD
Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
1 hour ago
Yasmani Grandal Note
Yasmani Grandal photo 135. Yasmani Grandal C,1B - CWS
In terms of overall game, Grandal may be the best catcher in all of baseball, as his OBP will hover just south of .400 and he plays excellent defense but the BA will be closer to that .240 mark and his HRs, RBIs and runs should dip in the ballpark and lineup moves from MIL to CWS.
3 weeks ago
Kyle Schwarber Note
Kyle Schwarber photo 136. Kyle Schwarber LF - CHC
There has been some hype fatigue on Schwarber so you can now get him in the 13th round even though he jacked 38 homers with 92 RBIs last season. In fact, the batting average even leaped up to .250 and is projected to remain there for the 2020 season.
2 weeks ago
Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 137. Craig Kimbrel RP - CHC
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
1 hour ago
Elvis Andrus Note
Elvis Andrus photo 138. Elvis Andrus SS - TEX
With so many competent fantasy shortstops, it may seem boring to draft Andrus in the 13th round but he has been so consistent and durable from year to year that this boring source of speed and average may prove well worth the price once again.
3 weeks ago
Raisel Iglesias Note
Raisel Iglesias photo 139. Raisel Iglesias RP - CIN
Iglesias walked fewer and struck out more batters than ever, winding up with 34 saves last year. And yet it always felt like he was on the precipice of losing his job as the closer, particularly in light of his whopping 12 losses. Iglesias is still under control for two more seasons and, so long as he can continue to pitch relatively effectively, should be able to hold down the ninth-inning job in 2020. But there should be at least some trepidation among fantasy owners in light of his ups and downs last year.
60 mins ago
Amed Rosario Note
Amed Rosario photo 140. Amed Rosario SS - NYM
Rosario is still young enough that he may still improve upon his 15 homers, 19 steals and .287 batting average that fantasy owners received from him last year. His ceiling is nowhere near some of the top shortstops, but he will contribute in all five categories.
3 weeks ago
Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 141. Lorenzo Cain CF - MIL
If you get into the 14th round and need either steals or batting average, Cain will make for an excellent investment. He should again steal 15-20 bags and you can expect the batting average to jump back up closer to that .300 mark he sat at for 4 of the past 6 seasons.
2 weeks ago
Jesus Luzardo Note
Jesus Luzardo photo 142. Jesus Luzardo SP,RP - OAK
It's going to be difficult to find a fantasy player who isn't salivating to draft Luzardo, particularly after an expected breakout season was derailed by injuries last year. Now, purportedly without an innings restriction, Luzardo looks ready to fulfill the potential he has oozed throughout his career. Armed with four elite pitches and the ability to sit at 96 miles per hour, the only thing that looks to be able to hold Luzardo down is health. Absent injury concerns, he should be a monster.
55 mins ago
David Price Note
David Price photo 143. David Price SP - LAD
Although Price's 2019 numbers look ugly, remember that he had a low-3.00 ERA before giving up 20 runs over a four-start stretch after he was bothered by a cyst in his wrist. He had the highest strikeout rate of his career and his lowest FIP and xFIP since 2016. Now in the National League with the Dodgers, Price should have plenty left to give fantasy owners. Just downgrade your innings projections, as the Dodgers will likely look to keep Price's workload in check in preparation for the postseason.
2 weeks ago
Yuli Gurriel Note
Yuli Gurriel photo 144. Yuli Gurriel 1B,3B - HOU
Gurriel was unbelievable last season going from 13 homers and 85 RBIs to 31 and 104. Even with the power spike, he maintained his .290 BA for the third straight season. Although he is older, it is clear that fantasy owners can still rely on him for plenty of production.
3 weeks ago
Miguel Sano Note
Miguel Sano photo 145. Miguel Sano 1B,3B - MIN
Sano missed over 50 games but still hit 34 homers and drove in 79 runs. With a full season, 50/110/110 is a real possibility but let's not pretend that he hasn't let fantasy owners down a number of times so there is most definitely some risk as well.
3 weeks ago
Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 146. Hector Neris RP - PHI
Neris rebounded from a spotty 2018 to become an incredibly reliable reliever last year and tally 28 saves for the Phillies. His stuff isn't overpowering and his control is mediocre, but his split-finger is elite and he leaned into it more than ever. The resulting increase in ground balls helped stabilize Neris' numbers last year and should again make him a reliable, if unexciting, option in the bullpen in 2020.
51 mins ago
Matthew Boyd Note
Matthew Boyd photo 147. Matthew Boyd SP - DET
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
5 days ago
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 148. Robbie Ray SP - ARI
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
43 mins ago
Willson Contreras Note
Willson Contreras photo 149. Willson Contreras C - CHC
Contreras is no doubt one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, with a .270+ average in three of four seasons, but his upside is capped by the fact that Chicago also has Caratini and is certain to get him 200+ PAs. Even so, Contreras should have no trouble reaching 20 HRs, 50 R and 60 RBIs once again.
3 weeks ago
Mike Minor Note
Mike Minor photo 150. Mike Minor SP - TEX
The Rangers pushed Minor to reach 200 strikeouts and, although his 3.59 ERA shows he surpassed expectations, there was really fairly little to get excited about. Minor's FIP and xFIP were substantially higher than his ERA, his WHIP was mediocre, and his strikeout rate hardly impressed. He's a pitcher you draft to solidify the back end of your rotation, but nothing more.
40 mins ago
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 151. Cavan Biggio 2B,RF - TOR
Biggio might not help in batting average, as we saw last year, but there is no doubt about it that he is a source of both power and speed. 20/20 seems like a near-certainty and there is room for more which sounds great with his 12th round price tag.
3 weeks ago
Mallex Smith Note
Mallex Smith photo 152. Mallex Smith CF,RF - SEA
There is virtually no chance Mallex will hit double-digit homers or even drive in 50 runs. In fact, he batted just .228 last year but steals are steals and Mallex should tally 50 of them for you if he plays the entire season. This is the equivalent of a fantasy asset who hits 80 homers but hurts you in three categories.
2 weeks ago
Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 153. Justin Turner 3B - LAD
Turner has quietly been one of the better pure hitters in baseball over the last few seasons. The problem is that he consistently misses 30 to 50 games. If we finally get a full season, that .310 batting average with 30+ homers and 90+ runs would look great in the 12th round.
2 weeks ago
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 154. Danny Santana 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Santana's breakout season was absolutely ridiculous on paper. He finished with 28 homers, 21 steals, a .283 BA and 80+ RBIs and runs in just 474 at-bats. He may not be as efficient this season but even if he takes a step back, he would be a steal in the 13th round.
3 weeks ago
Kyle Tucker Note
Kyle Tucker photo 155. Kyle Tucker LF,RF - HOU
Tucker hasn't lived up to the hype in his first 130 big league at-bats but don't sour on him quite yet. This is a legitimate five-category asset who could go 40/25 HR/SB with a .280 batting average within the next few years. It is tough to tell how quickly it will come but he has to get playing time first.
2 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 156. Kenta Maeda SP,RP - MIN
Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
2 weeks ago
Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 157. Brandon Workman RP - BOS
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
34 mins ago
Jean Segura Note
Jean Segura photo 158. Jean Segura SS - PHI
Gone are the days where Segura will steal 20 or even 30 bases but he is a near-lock for double-digit homers and steals to go with an average that should again hover around .300. His ceiling falls short of many other shortstops in fantasy but the floor is terrific.
3 weeks ago
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 159. German Marquez SP - COL
Although Marquez seemed like the rare pitcher who could conquer Coors Field, 2019 showed otherwise. Marquez pitched to a 3.67 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP on the road, but a 6.26 ERA and 1.55 WHIP at home. Can he overcome the thin air this year? It's possible, but history is littered with pitchers who managed to buck the trend for one year only to fail to do so again. Marquez has the skill, but his home park make it seem unlikely he can provide quality value.
23 mins ago
Edwin Encarnacion Note
Edwin Encarnacion photo 160. Edwin Encarnacion 1B,DH - CWS
Encarnacion is most certainly getting up there in age but his power persists as he knocked 30+ homers again for the eighth straight season. As we all know, the batting average won't be great but we can put up with that for 100+ RBIs and 80+ runs to go with the power.
3 weeks ago
Mitch Garver Note
Mitch Garver photo 161. Mitch Garver C - MIN
Garver may be the most difficult catcher to peg this season because his breakout was so extreme and such a surprise. He hit 31 homers in just 311 at-bats. Surely that rate will regress but he should also get more trips to the plate too so 35 HRs, .260 BA is not out of the question by any means.
3 weeks ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 162. Julio Urias SP,RP - LAD
Urias will begin the year in the Dodgers rotation, so the biggest hurdle to him having major fantasy value this year has been cleared.His ability to miss bats is elite and although he's struggled with control a bit in the majors, he has all the tools to succeed. There's plenty of upside, so if you have a solid base for your pitching staff, don't hesitate to pull the trigger a little early.
10 hours ago
Alex Colome Note
Alex Colome photo 163. Alex Colome RP - CWS
Few expected Colome to hold the closer role for the White Sox all season, but he did, totaling 30 saves in the process. His numbers were solid, though his FIP and xFIP were significantly higher than his ERA. The White Sox have big plans for the season so, if they're in contention, don't be surprised if they make a move for a more established reliever. But, in the meantime, Colome should provide plenty of saves in the first half of the season.
7 mins ago
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 164. Willie Calhoun LF - TEX
Calhoun has a smaller frame but his bat is loud, as evidenced by the 21 homers he hit in just half a season. In fact, he batted .272 with 99 RBIs + runs as well so don't be shocked if it jumps to 35/90/90 over the course of a full season. Calhoun is a serious breakout candidate.
2 weeks ago
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 165. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2B,SS,LF - TOR
After starting the season slow, Toronto sent Gurriel back to the minors but once he was called back up, he was one of the best hitters in baseball with a nearly 50-homer pace. That won't keep up, but 35 with a strong batting average is entirely possible.
3 weeks ago
Hansel Robles Note
Hansel Robles photo 166. Hansel Robles RP - LAA
Khris Davis Note
Khris Davis photo 167. Khris Davis DH - OAK
Byron Buxton Note
Byron Buxton photo 168. Byron Buxton CF - MIN
Buxton has never managed to stay healthy for a full season but while he is healthy, fantasy owners get a source of power and great speed. Should he finally stay on the field all year, fantasy owners could receive 20 homers, 25 steals and a decent batting average out of the 14th round.
2 weeks ago
Paul DeJong Note
Paul DeJong photo 169. Paul DeJong SS - STL
Although DeJong hit so poorly at the end of the season, he has no chance of losing playing time because he is so great in the field. Even with his rough stretch to close things, DeJong finished with 30 homers and 97 runs. He is expected to do much of the same this year.
2 weeks ago
Sean Manaea Note
Sean Manaea photo 170. Sean Manaea SP - OAK
Adam Eaton Note
Adam Eaton photo 171. Adam Eaton LF,RF - WSH
Eaton missed a lot of time in 2017 and 2018 but has played three complete seasons in the last five years and gave fantasy owners 15/15, .280 with 90+ runs in all of them. With his ADP still sitting outside the top 200, he makes for an excellent fifth fantasy outfielder.
2 weeks ago
Andrew McCutchen Note
Andrew McCutchen photo 172. Andrew McCutchen LF,CF,RF - PHI
For the first time since 2009, McCutchen played fewer than 145 games. Yes, he is coming off a major injury but he is expected to be back for opening day so you should rely on him for 20 homers, 10 steals and a decent batting average as he always seems to provide.
2 weeks ago
Sean Doolittle Note
Sean Doolittle photo 173. Sean Doolittle RP - WSH
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 174. Andrew Heaney SP - LAA
Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 175. Bryan Reynolds LF,CF,RF - PIT
Reynolds was an excellent surprise last year as a rookie, batting .316 with 16 homers and 83 runs despite being down in the minors for the first month of the season. There is some risk in drafting him but more than likely, this is a solid source of batting average in the middle of your draft.
2 weeks ago
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 176. Luke Weaver SP - ARI
Didi Gregorius Note
Didi Gregorius photo 177. Didi Gregorius SS - PHI
Didi only ended up playing half the season but in that time he continued his torrid home run pace with 16 of them. The batting average dropped and his ballpark change should have a negative impact but this is still a 25-homer shortstop in the middle of your drafts.
2 weeks ago
Gavin Lux Note
Gavin Lux photo 178. Gavin Lux 2B,SS - LAD
There is a chance Lux is dealt to Boston but it seems most likely that he'll stay. If he does, the most likely fantasy outcome is a Daniel Murphy-lite from day one but with upside for more. He hit .347 with 26 homers last year in just 113 minor league games.
3 weeks ago
Nick Anderson Note
Nick Anderson photo 179. Nick Anderson RP - TB
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 180. Justin Upton LF - LAA
Upton missed 100 games last year but has otherwise been extremely durable his entire career, hitting 30+ homers with 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs in three consecutive seasons. Thre is a chance he struggles again, but more than likely, he'll return value in the 17th round of drafts.
2 weeks ago
Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 181. Archie Bradley RP - ARI
Masahiro Tanaka Note
Masahiro Tanaka photo 182. Masahiro Tanaka SP - NYY
Tanaka had a bizarre year. On the negative side, his ERA soared to 4.45 and his WHIP and strikeout rate went to a career worst 1.24 and 7.37/9, respectively. Yet he slightly lowered his walk rate from the past two years, cut his HR/FB rate, and got batters to swing at pitches outside the zone more than almost any other pitcher in the second half of the season. At this point in his career, given his home park, there's little optimism that Tanaka can ever develop into the ace he appeared to be during his debut. Draft him as a back-end-of-the-rotation starter in deeper leagues but nothing more.
2 days ago
Jake Odorizzi Note
Jake Odorizzi photo 183. Jake Odorizzi SP - MIN
Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 184. Mike Foltynewicz SP - ATL
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 185. Lance McCullers Jr. SP - HOU
Joe Musgrove Note
Joe Musgrove photo 186. Joe Musgrove SP - PIT
Musgrove started out the season hot but cratered in May, pitching to an 8.10 ERA in the month. His overall numbers (4.44 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) won't blow you away, but Musgrove saw major velocity gains on his fastball and cutter over the second half of the season. Wins will always be an issue but if he can continue to build on his velocity increases, he could find his way into being a back-end starter for your fantasy team.
2 days ago
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 187. Carlos Martinez SP,RP - STL
Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 188. Jose Leclerc SP,RP - TEX
Salvador Perez Note
Salvador Perez photo 189. Salvador Perez C - KC
Perez missed the entire season but is still just 30 years old and let's not forget that he was an all-star for six consecutive seasons. There is no more consistent source of power at the position but his BA has dipped into danger territory two times in three seasons. Perez ends the top teir of reliable catchers.
3 weeks ago
Giovanny Gallegos Note
Giovanny Gallegos photo 190. Giovanny Gallegos RP - STL
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 191. Tommy Edman 2B,3B,SS,RF - STL
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 192. Will Smith RP - ATL
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 193. Griffin Canning SP - LAA
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 194. Marcus Stroman SP - NYM
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 195. Caleb Smith SP - MIA
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 196. Brandon Lowe 1B,2B - TB
Lowe didn't have a high prospect pedigree nor did he perform in his rookie debut but he blew up last year for the Rays, hitting 17 homers and driving in 51 runs in just 296 at-bats. Don't be surprised if that grows to 25 and 10 with a solid batting average over a full year.
3 weeks ago
Keone Kela Note
Keone Kela photo 197. Keone Kela RP - PIT
Joe Jimenez Note
Joe Jimenez photo 198. Joe Jimenez RP - DET
Alex Verdugo Note
Alex Verdugo photo 199. Alex Verdugo LF,CF,RF - BOS
Verdugo finally got regular playing time last year, and turned it into a .294/.342/.475 season with 12 home runs in 106 games. Now ready to bat atop the Red Sox lineup, Verdugo should easily challenge a .300 batting average in Fenway Park. but with a reported stress fracture in his back and Opening Day looking doubtful, don't push Verdugo too far up your draft board.
1 week ago
James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 200. James Paxton SP - NYY
Paxton will be out until at least early May (and likely longer) after undergoing a microscopic lumbar discectomy with removal of a peridiscal cyst in early February. Although his talent is undeniable, this is yet another in a long list of injuries for Paxton, who has eight injured list stints since the beginning of the 2014 season. While early May is the front end of the three to four month timetable, expect Paxton's absence to last until at least June and possibly longer if he has any setbacks.
3 weeks ago
Christian Walker Note
Christian Walker photo 201. Christian Walker 1B - ARI
Walker finished as a top 15 first basemen with a near-identical stat-line to Paul Goldschmidt. He slowed down in the second half and the batting average won't be useful but unless Seth Beer forces Arizona's hand, Walker should again get 25+ homers for fantasy owners this year.
3 weeks ago
Shin-Soo Choo Note
Shin-Soo Choo photo 202. Shin-Soo Choo LF,RF,DH - TEX
It never feels exciting to draft Choo, but he now has 20+ homers with a .260+ average and 80+ runs in each of the past three seasons. In fact, he stole 15 bases last year even despite his older age. This is a killer value in the 21st round of drafts.
2 weeks ago
Aristides Aquino Note
Aristides Aquino photo 203. Aristides Aquino RF - CIN
Aquino came out of the gate absolutely blazing but came to a screeching halt. Even so, he finished the year with 19 homers and 7 steals in just 56 games played. His ceiling is obviously immense but if he doesn't hit from the start, he may end up back in the minors before long.
2 weeks ago
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 204. Ian Kennedy SP,RP - KC
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 205. Joey Lucchesi SP - SD
Avisail Garcia Note
Avisail Garcia photo 206. Avisail Garcia CF,RF,DH - MIL
If you are scrambling to find a useful late-round outfielder, look no further. Garcia has an excellent bat, hiting 20 homers with a .282 batting average and incredible statcast data in just 125 games last year. The sizeable ballpark upgrade could drive that to 30, .290 this season and his price is the 21st round.
2 weeks ago
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 207. J.D. Davis 3B,LF - NYM
If you are looking for this year's breakout player, Davis might just be your guy. He finished the season on an absolute terror once the Mets finally implanted him in the everyday lineup. What's more, is that the underlying metrics suggest it should have been even better.
5 days ago
Jon Gray Note
Jon Gray photo 208. Jon Gray SP - COL
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 209. Hunter Dozier 1B,3B,RF - KC
Dozier had a strong 2019, batting .279 with 26 homers, 75 runs and 84 RBIs. He won't swipe any bags, but that was good enough to outproduce Rhys Hoskins and Edwin Encarnacion from a fantasy perspective and fantasy owners can expect more four category production this year.
3 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 210. Miles Mikolas SP - STL
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 211. Jose Urquidy SP,RP - HOU
Mark Melancon Note
Mark Melancon photo 212. Mark Melancon RP - ATL
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 213. Mitch Keller SP - PIT
Luke Voit Note
Luke Voit photo 214. Luke Voit 1B,DH - NYY
Voit wasn't anything near the short sample-size explosion we saw in 2018 but he still managed 21 homers, 72 runs and 62 RBIs in just 118 games. While the batting average won't be ideal, you can certainly put up with 30 homers, 90/90 RBis and runs in the 17th round.
3 weeks ago
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 215. Kevin Newman 2B,SS - PIT
Newman was expected to hit for average with 15-20 steals but just because he accomplished it as a rookie doesn't mean we can quite expect that performance in 2020. Rather, his MLB season was actually better than anything he ever did in the minors.
2 weeks ago
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 216. Ryan McMahon 1B,2B,3B - COL
McMahon didn't play every day as some expected but he still managed 24 homers. With more playing time this year, that could spike to 30+ and his .250 BA is likely to improve as well considering his aptitude in that department throughout the minors.
3 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 217. Brendan McKay SP - TB
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 218. Dallas Keuchel SP - CWS
Keuchel moves from the Braves to the White Sox, which, on the surface, seems like a negative move given the change in league and home park. But, he'll be paired with Yasmani Grandal, one of the best framing catchers in all of baseball, and that's a huge boon to a pitcher like Keuchel who relies on movement and called strikes as much as any pitcher. In addition, other than the Twins, the lineups in the AL Central are hardly imposing. Keuchel is more of a matchup-based starter at this point in his career anyway, and fantasy owners should still be able to pick and choose when to deploy him.
2 weeks ago
Chris Archer Note
Chris Archer photo 219. Chris Archer SP - PIT
Archer's season was an unmitigated disaster before he was mercifully put on the season ending IL with a shoulder injury. His 5.19 ERA and 1.41 WHIP were entirely earned, as he walked more than four batters per nine innings for the first time in his career. But it is worth noting that Archer made some major gains in the second half, including improving on FIP by more than 2.5 runs and his ERA by nearly a run. With still plenty of strikeout potential, Archer makes a low-cost, potentially high-reward option for the back of your staff.
5 days ago
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 220. Will Smith C - LAD
Smith was among the biggest surprises last season, knocking 15 homers and 42 RBIs in just 170 at-bats. That's a full-season pace of 40 homers and a 120 RBIs. Granted, that won't happen, but the upside is clearly there for a special season. You'll have to decide if the hefty ADP is worth the risk.
3 weeks ago
Ryan Braun Note
Ryan Braun photo 221. Ryan Braun LF - MIL
Braun doesn't have 500 at-bats in any of the last three seasons and isn't likely to reach that figure in 2020 but he still provides 20 homers, double-digit steals and a useful batting average year in and year out. His ADP is unbelievably outside the top 300 this season.
2 weeks ago
Wilson Ramos Note
Wilson Ramos photo 222. Wilson Ramos C - NYM
Since 2016, Ramos has batted a superb .294 and averages 16 homers per season with 64 RBIs. He doesn't possess the upside of a Contreras, Sanchez or Garver but in terms of consistency, he is as solid as you'll find. Ramos ends the tier of players you rely on to finish among the top ten catchers.
3 weeks ago
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 223. Scott Kingery 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF - PHI
Kingery slowed down after his blazing start but still finished with 19 homers and 15 steals in just 126 games. With a full season likely ahead of him and multi-position eligibility, this may end up being one of the steals of the draft when he goes 25/20 with a .260 average.
2 weeks ago
Gio Urshela Note
Gio Urshela photo 224. Gio Urshela 3B - NYY
Urshela was among the most surprising breakouts in 2019, batting .315 with 21 homers for the Yankees. Although that isn't going to keep up, he earned playing time in New York and may prove worth of that 20th round ADP.
2 weeks ago
Eric Hosmer Note
Eric Hosmer photo 225. Eric Hosmer 1B - SD
Since Hosmer went to San Diego, his batting average hasn't been anywhere near as reliable as it once was. The power is still in the 20 homer per season range but his primary calling card is the durability that affords fantasy owners 90+ RBIs per season and plenty of runs.
3 weeks ago
Daniel Murphy Note
Daniel Murphy photo 226. Daniel Murphy 1B,2B - COL
Murphy didn't do all that much either of the last two seasons with just 12 and 13 homers plus 90 missed games combined, but his batting average has still be reliably good. If he can manage to stay healthy, .315 and 20 HRs is not out of the question.
3 weeks ago
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 227. Rougned Odor 2B - TEX
We know by now that Odor is going to kill us in the batting average department but he once again swatted 30 homers with 93 RBIs and double-digit steals. You'll either need to target BA early or just punt the category altogether, but Odor is great for the other four categories.
3 weeks ago
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 228. David Peralta LF - ARI
Peralta missed 70 games last year but still hit 12 homers with 57 RBIs and a strong batting average. If he can stay healthy the full year, fantasy owners may see a return to that great 2018 line of 30 homers, 87 RBIs and a .293 batting average. In round 20, he's an absolute steal.
2 weeks ago
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 229. Ryan Yarbrough SP,RP - TB
Joey Votto Note
Joey Votto photo 230. Joey Votto 1B - CIN
It has now been two seasons since Votto has displayed any power, and his batting average has dropped quite a bit each of the last two years. He might not be helpful in fantasy whatsoever, but there is, of course, a chance that he bounces back to become a top 12 first basemen once again.
3 weeks ago
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 231. Nick Senzel 2B,CF - CIN
Senzel was expected to be an immediate five-category contributor but has run into some injury issues then struggled with a .256 batting average. The upside is still there but compared to others being drafted in the 15th round, he comes with more risk.
3 weeks ago
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 232. Jose Quintana SP - CHC
Cole Hamels Note
Cole Hamels photo 233. Cole Hamels SP - ATL
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 234. Yonny Chirinos SP,RP - TB
Kolten Wong Note
Kolten Wong photo 235. Kolten Wong 2B - STL
Don't look now, but Wong was actually great last year, hitting .285 with 24 steals and a dozen homers. While he hasn't exactly been consistent in his career, repeating those type of numbers would make him a downright steal late in drafts.
3 weeks ago
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 236. Ross Stripling SP,RP - LAD
C.J. Cron Note
C.J. Cron photo 237. C.J. Cron 1B - DET
Cron had 30 homers in 2018 and followed it up with 25 last year despite just 125 games played. Should he see a full season of health, 35 or even 40 is a possibility but the cost is a medicore at best batting average.
3 weeks ago
Michael Kopech Note
Michael Kopech photo 238. Michael Kopech SP - CWS
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 239. Dustin May SP,RP - LAD
Dansby Swanson Note
Dansby Swanson photo 240. Dansby Swanson SS - ATL
Swanson's statcast metrics were shockingly good so even though he broke out to a clip of 17 homers and 10 steals in just 127 games, there could be more under the surface that fantasy owners end up with this year from the Braves' shortstop.
2 weeks ago
A.J. Puk Note
A.J. Puk photo 241. A.J. Puk SP,RP - OAK
Mark Canha Note
Mark Canha photo 242. Mark Canha 1B,LF,CF,RF - OAK
Canha took a big a big step forward last year, improving his batting average 25 points while he managed 26 homers in just 126 games. That number could become nearly 40 with a full season but the batting average is more than likely going to regress a bit.
3 weeks ago
Sandy Alcantara Note
Sandy Alcantara photo 243. Sandy Alcantara SP - MIA
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 244. Anthony DeSclafani SP - CIN
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 245. Steven Matz SP - NYM
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 246. Miguel Andujar 3B,DH - NYY
Andujar virtually missed the entire season so there is some risk in relying on a bounceback or even a full year of stats, but if we get it, we've seen the upside to be a .300 average with 25+ homers. With an ADP above 300, you should be able to get him super late in drafts.
2 weeks ago
A.J. Pollock Note
A.J. Pollock photo 247. A.J. Pollock LF,CF - LAD
Pollock hasn't reached 450 at-bats in any of the past four seasons but while he is on the field, fantasy owners are still getting both power and speed. Should he finally stay healthy for the full year, 25 homers and 15 steals is a realistic possibility.
2 weeks ago
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 248. Joc Pederson 1B,LF,RF - LAD
Joc has always had power but last year he kicked it up a notch, reaching 36 bombs in just 450 at-bats. He is one to monitor in the upcoming weeks as his playing time could spike if the Dodgers deal him to Boston in the possible Mookie Betts deal.
3 weeks ago
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 249. Garrett Richards SP - SD
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 250. Emilio Pagan RP - SD
After being traded to the Padres, Pagan isn't worth drafting in standard leagues. He's nothing more than a handcuff to Kirby Yates, and thus needs an injury to have more the minor relevance.
2 weeks ago
Mychal Givens Note
Mychal Givens photo 251. Mychal Givens RP - BAL
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 252. Mitch Haniger CF,RF - SEA
Prior to last year's injury, Haniger batted .285 with 26 homers, 90+ runs and 90+ RBIs. There is a chance he returns to that level of production in 2020 but he only batted .220 last season so drafting him even in the middle of your draft comes with considerable risk.
2 weeks ago
Brian Anderson Note
Brian Anderson photo 253. Brian Anderson 3B,RF - MIA
Cesar Hernandez Note
Cesar Hernandez photo 254. Cesar Hernandez 2B - CLE
There is nothing sexy about grabbing Hernandez in the 22nd round as your #3 middle infielder but he has been as consistent as you'll find over the last few years. He is a safe bet for 15 homers, 10 steals and useful batting average while playing just about every game.
3 weeks ago
Hunter Renfroe Note
Hunter Renfroe photo 255. Hunter Renfroe LF,RF - TB
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 256. Garrett Hampson 2B,SS,CF - COL
Hampson was everyone's favorite late-round sleeper last year but the Rockies fiddled around with their lineup and he was only given 299 at-bats. In that time, he showed some power and great speed, but that batting average struggled. Unless they trade Arenado, he might struggle for playing time again.
3 weeks ago
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 257. Yandy Diaz 1B,3B,DH - TB
Diaz finally received some playing time and the bat was strong as expected with 14 homers in just half a season. The batting average has room for growth too so don't be surprised if a full season gives fantasy owners 25 homers with a .280 average.
2 weeks ago
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 258. Adrian Houser SP,RP - MIL
Nomar Mazara Note
Nomar Mazara photo 259. Nomar Mazara RF - CWS
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 260. Dylan Cease SP - CWS
Carson Kelly Note
Carson Kelly photo 261. Carson Kelly C - ARI
Kelly was on a roll last season before his injury but still managed to power up for 18 homers in just 314 at-bats. The batting average may end up below .240 but with a full season, 30 homers isn't out of the question for the youngster.
3 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija Note
Jeff Samardzija photo 262. Jeff Samardzija SP - SF
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 263. Scott Oberg RP - COL
Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 264. Pablo Lopez SP - MIA
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 265. Seth Lugo RP - NYM
Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 266. Dylan Bundy SP - LAA
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 267. Michael Chavis 1B,2B,3B - BOS
Chavis came out blazing after he made his MLB debut and many were calling him the next great star but he cooled off in a huge way and ended up only hitting .254 but with 18 homers in 347 at-bats. With multi-position eligibility, this is a premiere breakout candidate to target late in drafts.
3 weeks ago
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 268. Jo Adell LF,CF,RF - LAA
Adell might just have the brightest future of any prospect in baseball, but he is nowhere near as polished as someone like Luis Robert. Rather, the power may take some time to develop and he'll never be a source of steals. You can stash him, but he isn't expected to be a star right away.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Civale Note
Aaron Civale photo 269. Aaron Civale SP - CLE
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 270. Randal Grichuk CF,RF - TOR
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 271. Nick Solak 2B,3B,DH - TEX
Solak was never a big prospect but he always raked in the minors then continued that trend upon being called up for Texas. He finished the year with 32 combined homers, 91 RBIs and a .290 batting average. That seems unlikely in his full rookie season, but the kid can surely hit.
3 weeks ago
Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 272. Trent Grisham LF,CF,RF - SD
Michael Pineda Note
Michael Pineda photo 273. Michael Pineda SP - MIN
Christian Vazquez Note
Christian Vazquez photo 274. Christian Vazquez C,1B - BOS
Vasquez is being drafted as the ninth catcher off the board this season but finished 2019 as the #4 catcher in fantasy with 23 homers and a solid .276 average. Playing in Boston's treacherous lineup certainly dosn't hurt either. His upside isn't as sexy but this is a good bat well worth using as a top 12 catcher.
3 weeks ago
Brett Gardner Note
Brett Gardner photo 275. Brett Gardner LF,CF - NYY
Tommy La Stella Note
Tommy La Stella photo 276. Tommy La Stella 2B,3B - LAA
After hitting 1 homer in 123 games during the 2018 season, La Stella completely changed his game and caught fire in 2019. He swatted 16 of them in just 292 at-bats and prior to injury, he was batting .295 as well. There is a chance he continues that performance over a full season this year.
3 weeks ago
Ryan Pressly Note
Ryan Pressly photo 277. Ryan Pressly RP - HOU
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 278. Reynaldo Lopez SP - CWS
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 279. Austin Riley 3B,LF - ATL
Riley has impressive power without question, hitting 18 homers in just half a season but the batting average will kill fantasy owners if he doesn't cut down on the strikeouts. Still, you could do worse than a lottery ticket in the last rounds.
2 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 280. Marco Gonzales SP - SEA
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 281. Wil Myers 1B,3B,LF,CF - SD
The 29-year-old Myers has been disappointing each of the last two seasons but let's not forget that he is not far removed from 58 HRs and 48 SBs in two seasons combined. The average will never be there but the power/speed combo is worth a late-round gamble.
3 weeks ago
Dee Gordon Note
Dee Gordon photo 282. Dee Gordon 2B - SEA
Gordon only played half a season and fantasy owners still received 22 steals from him. With a full season, 40 and 100 runs is not out of the question. Although he won't help with homers or RBIs, steals are hard enough to get that he is worth a 20th round pick.
3 weeks ago
Omar Narvaez Note
Omar Narvaez photo 283. Omar Narvaez C,DH - MIL
Narvaez was exceptional last year in a breakout campaign with 22 bombs and a .278 average. While he may be due for some regression, moving from Seattle's pitcher park to Milwaukee's hitter park and a much stronger lineup could help him have another very useful offensive season.
3 weeks ago
Renato Nunez Note
Renato Nunez photo 284. Renato Nunez 1B,3B,DH - BAL
Nunez went from 8 homers and a .258 average in 2018 to a breakout performance with 31 homers and 90 RBIs. The batting average certainly won't help fantasy owners, however.
2 weeks ago
Anibal Sanchez Note
Anibal Sanchez photo 285. Anibal Sanchez SP - WSH
Johnny Cueto Note
Johnny Cueto photo 286. Johnny Cueto SP - SF
Mike Yastrzemski Note
Mike Yastrzemski photo 287. Mike Yastrzemski LF,RF - SF
Yadier Molina Note
Yadier Molina photo 288. Yadier Molina C - STL
Yadi isn't likely to knock 20 homers again at this point in his career, but he is a safe source of batting average and also provides a handful of steals every year as well. While he is healthy, batting in the middle of the lineup should provide plenty of RBIs and runs for fantasy owners too.
3 weeks ago
Willy Adames Note
Willy Adames photo 289. Willy Adames SS - TB
The Rays' kid shortstop was so bad in the first half that many figured he might get sent down to the minors but he picked up the pace, batting .278/.340/.467 in the second half which has many wondering if a full season 2020 breakout is in store.
2 weeks ago
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 290. Luis Arraez 2B,3B,LF - MIN
Gregory Polanco Note
Gregory Polanco photo 291. Gregory Polanco RF - PIT
Corey Dickerson Note
Corey Dickerson photo 292. Corey Dickerson LF - MIA
Starlin Castro Note
Starlin Castro photo 293. Starlin Castro 2B,3B - WSH
Castro was a total afterthought for most of the season but he finished on such a strong note that he ended up with 22 homers, a .270 batting average and 86 RBIs in Miami's crummy lineup. Now that he is in Washington, 100 RBIs is a realistic goal.
3 weeks ago
Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 294. Rick Porcello SP - NYM
Chris Bassitt Note
Chris Bassitt photo 295. Chris Bassitt SP - OAK
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 296. Rich Hill SP - MIN
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 297. Josh James SP,RP - HOU
Kevin Pillar Note
Kevin Pillar photo 298. Kevin Pillar CF,RF - BOS
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 299. Dakota Hudson SP,RP - STL
Andrelton Simmons Note
Andrelton Simmons photo 300. Andrelton Simmons SS - LAA
Simmons will never hit 20 homers nor should we expect him to return to the 19 steals we saw in 2017, but this is a reliable source of decent numbers at all five primary hitting categories. You can grab him in the very last round of your draft if you need a middle infielder.
2 weeks ago
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 301. Jon Berti 2B,3B,SS,CF - MIA
Berti was never much of a prospect and is actually already 29 years old. He won't ever hit for power, but 25+ steals with a solid batting average and perhaps even 85 or 90 runs is a legitimate possibility. Plus, he plays most positions and has limited competition for playing time.
2 weeks ago
Robinson Cano Note
Robinson Cano photo 302. Robinson Cano 2B - NYM
Cano may be old and coming off a rough season, but he missed 55 games again and had some rough BA luck. He is a prime bounceback candidate who could jump to 20 homers, .280 at the plate and you can grab him in the last few rounds.
3 weeks ago
Nate Lowe Note
Nate Lowe photo 303. Nate Lowe 1B - TB
Lowe didn't do a ton in his 152 at bats last year but in the minor leagues he made it clear that he is a masher through and through. It would be no surprise if he ended the year batting .290 with 25 homers much like we saw in Trey Mancini's breakout 2019.
3 weeks ago
Domingo German Note
Domingo German photo 304. Domingo German SP - NYY
Jorge Alfaro Note
Jorge Alfaro photo 305. Jorge Alfaro C - MIA
Alfaro slowed down a bit at the end of the season but still finished with 18 homers and a .262 batting average. The youngster has some speed as well and that bat should continue to improve in just his third full season in the bigs this year.
3 weeks ago
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 306. Luis Urias 2B,SS - MIL
Urias only batted .219 in his anticipated rookie campaign but it was a small sample size so we shouldn't quite give up on him yet. Rather, this is someone worth putting on waiver-wire speed-dial following drafts in case he starts to break out.
3 weeks ago
Jonathan Schoop Note
Jonathan Schoop photo 307. Jonathan Schoop 2B - DET
Say what you want about Schoop's batting average risk but this is a middle infielder who has hit 76 homers in his last three seasons despite missing 80 games over the last two years. With a full bill of health, we could see 30 bombs with 100 RBIs out of a late-round second baseman.
3 weeks ago
John Means Note
John Means photo 308. John Means SP - BAL
Matt Carpenter Note
Matt Carpenter photo 309. Matt Carpenter 3B - STL
Carpenter was a major disappointment in 2019 for fantasy owners but let's not forget that he was an MVP candidate just 18 months ago. There is a chance he gets healthy all season and posts another 30+ homers with 100+ runs for fantasy owners.
2 weeks ago
Austin Hays Note
Austin Hays photo 310. Austin Hays CF,RF - BAL
Adam Ottavino Note
Adam Ottavino photo 311. Adam Ottavino RP - NYY
Andres Munoz Note
Andres Munoz photo 312. Andres Munoz RP - SD
Sean Murphy Note
Sean Murphy photo 313. Sean Murphy C - OAK
Murphy didn't show much in his September debut but he was a top prospect for a reason, hitting .293 with 20 extra-base hits in just 41 minor league games. Murphy should be in the lineup almost every day and can be expected to contribute in four categories.
3 weeks ago
Julio Teheran Note
Julio Teheran photo 314. Julio Teheran SP - LAA
Kyle Seager Note
Kyle Seager photo 315. Kyle Seager 3B - SEA
Seager hasn't hit for batting average in any of the last three seasons, but he did manage to swat 20+ homers for the seventh straight season and he did it last year in just 106 games. This might be a cheap way to grab 30 homers in 2020.
2 weeks ago
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 316. Nick Madrigal 2B,SS - CWS
Madrigal is a talented prospect but probably not quite worth drafting and stashing in a standard-sized league. From the moment he is called up, though, Madrigal should be owned everywhere.
3 weeks ago
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 317. Kole Calhoun RF - ARI
Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 318. Brandon Nimmo LF,CF,RF - NYM
Jesus Aguilar Note
Jesus Aguilar photo 319. Jesus Aguilar 1B - MIA
Aguilar had a rough 2019 but was only given 314 at-bats. Now that he is with Miami, we can expect him to play near every game and if he does, those 35 homers fantasy owners saw in 2018 may return.
3 weeks ago
Brandon Kintzler Note
Brandon Kintzler photo 320. Brandon Kintzler RP - MIA
Dellin Betances Note
Dellin Betances photo 321. Dellin Betances RP - NYM
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 322. Kyle Gibson SP,RP - TEX
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 323. Jon Lester SP - CHC
Domingo Santana Note
Domingo Santana photo 324. Domingo Santana LF,RF - CLE
Daniel Hudson Note
Daniel Hudson photo 325. Daniel Hudson RP - WSH
Nick Ahmed Note
Nick Ahmed photo 326. Nick Ahmed SS - ARI
Prior to the last year, Ahmed was merely a fringe starter who might bop 15 homers, but was going to kill your batting average and not accomplish much else. He kicked it up in 2019, though to 19 homers, 82 RBIs and 79 runs with a batting average north of .250. If that all returns, he'll be a nice late round value.
2 weeks ago
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 327. Niko Goodrum 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF - DET
Goodrum isn't going to hit even .250 but this a multi-position guy for your bench that will hit a dozen homers and steal a dozen bases.
3 weeks ago
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 328. Hanser Alberto 2B,3B,SS - BAL
Alberto doesn't walk much but fortunately for fantasy owners, all that matters is his .305 batting average. That might not stick around though and he certainly won't help you with power or speed.
2 weeks ago
Shogo Akiyama Note
Shogo Akiyama photo 329. Shogo Akiyama LF,CF - CIN
Miguel Cabrera Note
Miguel Cabrera photo 330. Miguel Cabrera 1B,DH - DET
If you play in a deeper league and are looking for a source of batting average in the later rounds, Cabrera is as solid of a bet as you'll find. Durability is a concern and he won't hit for power anymore though.
3 weeks ago
Spencer Turnbull Note
Spencer Turnbull photo 331. Spencer Turnbull SP - DET
J.A. Happ Note
J.A. Happ photo 332. J.A. Happ SP - NYY
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 333. Jurickson Profar 2B,SS,LF - SD
Profar may have batted .218 but he is still young enough that we can expect some improvement. Even if we don't get it, he is strong enough in the other four categories that you can use a late-round pick on him knowing you'll get steady production.
3 weeks ago
Francisco Mejia Note
Francisco Mejia photo 334. Francisco Mejia C - SD
Mejia was a bit of a fantasy disappointment last year but that is often the case with young catchers. He should end up with much more than 226 at-bats this time around and if he does, you can expect 15+ homers to go with a useful batting average.
3 weeks ago
Justin Smoak Note
Justin Smoak photo 335. Justin Smoak 1B,DH - MIL
Smoak batted just .208 but underlying metrics suggest he may have been the most unlucky hitter in all of baseball. Expect .240 at least this year with another 25+ homers in Milwaukee.
3 weeks ago
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 336. Travis Shaw 2B,3B - TOR
Shaw was awful last year, batting .157 and losing his job but he was playing through injuries. Don't forget that he hit 30+ homers in back to back seasons before last year's struggles.
3 weeks ago
Tom Murphy Note
Tom Murphy photo 337. Tom Murphy C - SEA
Murphy was quietly exceptional for the Mariners in just 260 at-bats, knocking 18 homers with 40 RBIs and a .269 BA. Now that Narvaez is out of his way and in Milwaukee, Murphy should add 200 trips to the plate and could approach 25 or perhaps even 30 homers for fantasy owners.
3 weeks ago
Carter Kieboom Note
Carter Kieboom photo 338. Carter Kieboom SS - WSH
While Kieboom may not be the phenom Gavin Lux is considered to be, this is still a very polished young bat who went .303/.409/.493 in Triple-A last season. Much like Andrew Benintendi, though, he should be more useful in real-life than the bigs where his advanced eye is Kieboom's top calling card.
2 weeks ago
Howie Kendrick Note
Howie Kendrick photo 339. Howie Kendrick 1B,2B,3B - WSH
At-bat for at-bat, Kendrick was one of the best hitters in the MLB last season despite his old age. He somehow went from a 4 home run hitter to 17 bombs with a .344 batting average. It is hard to tell if it will stick around for a full year but he is well worth a late-round investment.
3 weeks ago
Mike Fiers Note
Mike Fiers photo 340. Mike Fiers SP - OAK
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 341. MacKenzie Gore SP - SD
Stephen Piscotty Note
Stephen Piscotty photo 342. Stephen Piscotty RF - OAK
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 343. Nathan Eovaldi SP,RP - BOS
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 344. Forrest Whitley SP - HOU
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 345. Ian Happ 2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
It wasn't long ago that Happ was being drafted within the first 10 rounds because of his power/speed combo. Playing time needs to come back and the BA is an issue but he has upside worth monitoring.
3 weeks ago
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 346. Diego Castillo SP,RP - TB
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 347. Teoscar Hernandez LF,CF - TOR
Buster Posey Note
Buster Posey photo 348. Buster Posey C - SF
We've seen Posey's power numbers slowly drop over each of the last four seasons but last year the batting average finally plummeted too. There isn't much upside here but at the very least, you know he will play almost every day.
3 weeks ago
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 349. Chad Green SP,RP - NYY
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 350. Alex Wood SP - LAD
Jose Martinez Note
Jose Martinez photo 351. Jose Martinez 1B,RF - TB
Martinez was only given 334 at-bats last year even though he batted .305 in 2018. His batting average dipped but all of the underlying metrics suggest that was a fluke. If he plays the full season in Tampa, he could prove to be one of the great steals in 2020.
3 weeks ago
Wade Davis Note
Wade Davis photo 352. Wade Davis RP - COL
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 353. Sam Hilliard CF,RF - COL
Tony Watson Note
Tony Watson photo 354. Tony Watson RP - SF
Anthony Santander Note
Anthony Santander photo 355. Anthony Santander LF,CF,RF - BAL
Jesse Winker Note
Jesse Winker photo 356. Jesse Winker LF,CF,RF - CIN
Evan Longoria Note
Evan Longoria photo 357. Evan Longoria 3B - SF
Longoria is nowhere near the 2016 version fantasy owners got with 36 homers and a solid average but the 20-25 homer power is still there if he can stay on the field all season.
2 weeks ago
Kurt Suzuki Note
Kurt Suzuki photo 358. Kurt Suzuki C - WSH
Suzuki's bat took off last year with 17 homers, 63 RBIs and a .264 BA in just 280 at-bats. It seems likely that Gomes will take more of a back seat this year which would make Suzuki a plenty useful offensive catcher for fantasy owners.
3 weeks ago
Victor Reyes Note
Victor Reyes photo 359. Victor Reyes LF,CF,RF - DET
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 360. Shohei Ohtani DH - LAA
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 361. David Fletcher 2B,3B,SS,LF - LAA
It is clear that Fletcher won't provide much in the way of homers or RBIs but this a guy who should boost your BA and provide 75+ runs in the final few rounds while playing multiple positions.
3 weeks ago
Dylan Carlson Note
Dylan Carlson photo 362. Dylan Carlson CF,RF - STL
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 363. Jordan Yamamoto SP - MIA
Brandon Belt Note
Brandon Belt photo 364. Brandon Belt 1B,LF - SF
Belt's batting average is not likely to jump back up to the .275 mark we grew used to seeing earlier in his career but there is something to be said for 15+ homers every year and all the runs that come with his high OBP.
3 weeks ago
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 365. Justus Sheffield SP - SEA
Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 366. Kevin Gausman SP,RP - SF
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 367. Matt Shoemaker SP - TOR
Danny Jansen Note
Danny Jansen photo 368. Danny Jansen C - TOR
Among the C2 options, no one has more upside, perhaps, than Jansen. He did only bat .208 last year but this was a very strong minor league hitter plus he has some pop.
3 weeks ago
Yusmeiro Petit Note
Yusmeiro Petit photo 369. Yusmeiro Petit RP - OAK
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 370. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF - BOS
Casey Mize Note
Casey Mize photo 371. Casey Mize SP - DET
Tyler Beede Note
Tyler Beede photo 372. Tyler Beede SP,RP - SF
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 373. Jason Heyward CF,RF - CHC
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 374. Kevin Kiermaier CF - TB
Blake Treinen Note
Blake Treinen photo 375. Blake Treinen RP - LAD
Ender Inciarte Note
Ender Inciarte photo 376. Ender Inciarte CF - ATL
Travis d'Arnaud Note
Travis d'Arnaud photo 377. Travis d'Arnaud C,1B - ATL
d'Arnaud is not likely to help with batting average but as long as he can manage to stay healthy, fantasy owners can again expect 15+ homers with 60+ RBIs in this potent Atlanta offense.
3 weeks ago
Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 378. Nate Pearson SP - TOR
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 379. Josh Lindblom SP,RP - MIL
Jose Peraza Note
Jose Peraza photo 380. Jose Peraza 2B,SS,LF - BOS
Peraza is a long way removed from batting .234 as a rookie with 21 steals in half a season, but he is very young still and should start in Boston's great offense so don't be surprised if he breaks out in 2020.
2 weeks ago
Maikel Franco Note
Maikel Franco photo 381. Maikel Franco 3B - KC
Franco again played just 123 games but still hit 17 homers. With a change of scenery, we may finally get a chance to see Franco's upside which could be in the tune of 30 homers and a .275 average.
2 weeks ago
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 382. Adam Frazier 2B - PIT
We've now seen Frazier hit over .275 three straight seasons and while he doesn't offer a ton of power or speed, the 80 runs certainly helped fantasy owners a bit last season.
3 weeks ago
Mike Tauchman Note
Mike Tauchman photo 383. Mike Tauchman LF,CF,RF - NYY
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 384. Drew Pomeranz SP,RP - SD
Nick Markakis Note
Nick Markakis photo 385. Nick Markakis LF,RF - ATL
Daniel Vogelbach Note
Daniel Vogelbach photo 386. Daniel Vogelbach 1B,DH - SEA
Vogelbach did manage 30 homers as many thought he might but the batting average was so horrendous that there are talks that he may lose his job at some point this season. With that said, with the risk comes upside for 40 bombs and a Joey Gallo like season.
3 weeks ago
Nico Hoerner Note
Nico Hoerner photo 387. Nico Hoerner SS - CHC
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 388. Merrill Kelly SP - ARI
Evan White Note
Evan White photo 389. Evan White 1B - SEA
Albert Pujols Note
Albert Pujols photo 390. Albert Pujols 1B,DH - LAA
Pujols is nowhere near where he once was and has some durability concerns but this is still a 20+ homer hitter for the end of your bench with a BA that won't entirely kill you.
3 weeks ago
Freddy Galvis Note
Freddy Galvis photo 391. Freddy Galvis 2B,SS - CIN
Galvis is quietly one of the most consistent offensive shortstops. His upside is limited, of course, but you can count on him for 20 homers, 65 runs, 65 RBIs and a decent average.
2 weeks ago
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 392. Ryne Stanek SP,RP - MIA
Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 393. Tyler Mahle SP - CIN
Matt Magill Note
Matt Magill photo 394. Matt Magill RP - SEA
Tyler O'Neill Note
Tyler O'Neill photo 395. Tyler O'Neill LF,RF - STL
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 396. Tanner Roark SP - TOR
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 397. Jose Alvarado RP - TB
Zach Plesac Note
Zach Plesac photo 398. Zach Plesac SP - CLE
Robinson Chirinos Note
Robinson Chirinos photo 399. Robinson Chirinos C - TEX
Chirinos may be older and a batting average liability, but you can bet your bottom dollar that he'll provide 15+ homers and 50+ RBIs for fantasy owners as a strong C2 option.
3 weeks ago
Matt Barnes Note
Matt Barnes photo 400. Matt Barnes RP - BOS
Asdrubal Cabrera Note
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 401. Asdrubal Cabrera 2B,3B,SS - WSH
Cabrera never feels exciting to draft but there is much to be said for someone who you can count on for 15 homers, 80 RBIs, 65 runs and a batting average that won't kill you late in drafts.
3 weeks ago
Mauricio Dubon Note
Mauricio Dubon photo 402. Mauricio Dubon 2B,SS - SF
Collin McHugh Note
Collin McHugh photo 403. Collin McHugh SP,RP - FA
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 404. Wade Miley SP - CIN
Gio Gonzalez Note
Gio Gonzalez photo 405. Gio Gonzalez SP - CWS
Alex Gordon Note
Alex Gordon photo 406. Alex Gordon LF - KC
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 407. Alex Reyes SP,RP - STL
James Karinchak Note
James Karinchak photo 408. James Karinchak RP - CLE
Kyle Lewis Note
Kyle Lewis photo 409. Kyle Lewis CF,RF - SEA
Andrew Miller Note
Andrew Miller photo 410. Andrew Miller RP - STL
Alex Dickerson Note
Alex Dickerson photo 411. Alex Dickerson LF - SF
Yoenis Cespedes Note
Yoenis Cespedes photo 412. Yoenis Cespedes LF,CF - NYM
Eric Thames Note
Eric Thames photo 413. Eric Thames 1B,RF - WSH
Thames probably won't play every day for Washington but even with just 396 at-bats last year, he managed 25 homers, 67 runs and 61 RBIs. Fantasy owners would love that production repeated out of a last round pick.
3 weeks ago
Ian Desmond Note
Ian Desmond photo 414. Ian Desmond 1B,LF,CF - COL
Desmond's batting average has dipped the past few seasons and his 20 steal speed has essentially disappeared but we are still talking about a near-everyday player in Coors who is likely to his 20 homers again.
3 weeks ago
Garrett Cooper Note
Garrett Cooper photo 415. Garrett Cooper 1B,LF,RF - MIA
Cooper has a solid bat that could again bat .280 with 20+ homers if he plays a full season in the middle of Miami's lineup. There isn't a ton of upside, however, and there is risk he would lose his job if he doesn't start well.
2 weeks ago
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 416. Chase Anderson SP,RP - TOR
Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 417. Colin Moran 2B,3B - PIT
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 418. Jordan Lyles SP,RP - TEX
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 419. Manuel Margot CF - TB
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 420. Ji-Man Choi 1B,DH - TB
Mike Zunino Note
Mike Zunino photo 421. Mike Zunino C - TB
Zunino's but was so bad last year with a .165 BA that he may end up losing his job altogether, but we know there is no other C3 with this kind of upside. It wouldn't surprise anyone if he knocked 30 homers this year.
3 weeks ago
Brad Keller Note
Brad Keller photo 422. Brad Keller SP - KC
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 423. Leury Garcia SS,LF,CF,RF - CWS
Although Garcia should again end up south of 10 homers and 50 RBIs, we are talking about a consistent .270+ hitter who should have no trouble notching 15 steals.
2 weeks ago
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 424. Rowdy Tellez 1B,DH - TOR
Tellez has power galore, as evidenced by his 21 homers in just 370 at-bats. Now, the BA will hurt a bit, but you can afford to deal with that if his homers jump to 35 over a full season.
3 weeks ago
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 425. Josh Rojas 2B,LF,RF - ARI
Shed Long Note
Shed Long photo 426. Shed Long 2B,LF - SEA
Todd Frazier Note
Todd Frazier photo 427. Todd Frazier 3B - TEX
Mike Leake Note
Mike Leake photo 428. Mike Leake SP - ARI
Jairo Diaz Note
Jairo Diaz photo 429. Jairo Diaz RP - COL
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 430. Tommy Kahnle RP - NYY
Kyle Finnegan Note
Kyle Finnegan photo 431. Kyle Finnegan RP - WSH
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 432. Colin Poche RP - TB
Harrison Bader Note
Harrison Bader photo 433. Harrison Bader CF - STL
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 434. Austin Voth SP - WSH
Jason Castro Note
Jason Castro photo 435. Jason Castro C - LAA
Castro knocked 13 homers in just 237 at-bats last year and may end up with more playing time this year, but if he does, fantasy owners can expect a lackluster batting average.
3 weeks ago
Will Harris Note
Will Harris photo 436. Will Harris RP - WSH
Roberto Perez Note
Roberto Perez photo 437. Roberto Perez C - CLE
Perez managed to finish among the top 12 fantasy catchers last season, driving in 63 runs on 24 homers. The batting average ended up below .240 but with a low-end C2, that is just par for the course.
3 weeks ago
Raimel Tapia Note
Raimel Tapia photo 438. Raimel Tapia LF,CF - COL
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 439. Kyle Crick RP - PIT
Emmanuel Clase Note
Emmanuel Clase photo 440. Emmanuel Clase RP - CLE
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 441. Matt Strahm SP,RP - SD
Jakob Junis Note
Jakob Junis photo 442. Jakob Junis SP - KC
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 443. Ty Buttrey RP - LAA
Josh Reddick Note
Josh Reddick photo 444. Josh Reddick LF,CF,RF - HOU
Isan Diaz Note
Isan Diaz photo 445. Isan Diaz 2B - MIA
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 446. Freddy Peralta SP,RP - MIL
Wilmer Flores Note
Wilmer Flores photo 447. Wilmer Flores 1B,2B - SF
Flores finally signed and with Scooter Gennett out of San Francisco, Flores has a solid path to consistent playing time for the first time in years. This reliable bat is a solid late-round investment.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 448. Aaron Bummer RP - CWS
Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 449. Kevin Ginkel RP - ARI
Jose Iglesias Note
Jose Iglesias photo 450. Jose Iglesias SS - BAL
Zack Britton Note
Zack Britton photo 451. Zack Britton RP - NYY
Joakim Soria Note
Joakim Soria photo 452. Joakim Soria RP - OAK
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 453. Brent Honeywell Jr. SP - TB
Yoshihisa Hirano Note
Yoshihisa Hirano photo 454. Yoshihisa Hirano RP - SEA
Aaron Hicks Note
Aaron Hicks photo 455. Aaron Hicks CF - NYY
Sixto Sanchez Note
Sixto Sanchez photo 456. Sixto Sanchez SP - MIA
Brian Dozier Note
Brian Dozier photo 457. Brian Dozier 2B - SD
Dozier has now hit 20+ homers in six straight seasons and he did it last year despite missing nearly 30 games. Yes, the batting average will be rough but he is also a source of RBIs and runs too.
3 weeks ago
Derek Fisher Note
Derek Fisher photo 458. Derek Fisher LF,RF - TOR
Jarrod Dyson Note
Jarrod Dyson photo 459. Jarrod Dyson LF,CF,RF - PIT
Sam Tuivailala Note
Sam Tuivailala photo 460. Sam Tuivailala RP - SEA
JaCoby Jones Note
JaCoby Jones photo 461. JaCoby Jones CF - DET
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Note
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo photo 462. Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 3B,LF - TB
Pedro Baez Note
Pedro Baez photo 463. Pedro Baez RP - LAD
Adam Haseley Note
Adam Haseley photo 464. Adam Haseley LF,CF,RF - PHI
Brandon Crawford Note
Brandon Crawford photo 465. Brandon Crawford SS - SF
Crawford had a rough season in 2019, batting just .228 with 11 homers, but he has been so steady for five years that a bounceback to the tune of 15 homers, .250 and 50+ runs/RBIs could be in store.
2 weeks ago
Seranthony Dominguez Note
Seranthony Dominguez photo 466. Seranthony Dominguez RP - PHI
Ian Anderson Note
Ian Anderson photo 467. Ian Anderson SP - ATL
Michael Fulmer Note
Michael Fulmer photo 468. Michael Fulmer SP - DET
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 469. Pierce Johnson RP - SD
Braden Shipley Note
Braden Shipley photo 470. Braden Shipley SP,RP - KC
Jordan Hicks Note
Jordan Hicks photo 471. Jordan Hicks RP - STL
Dexter Fowler Note
Dexter Fowler photo 472. Dexter Fowler CF,RF - STL
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 473. Cal Quantrill SP,RP - SD
David Robertson Note
David Robertson photo 474. David Robertson RP - PHI
Arodys Vizcaino Note
Arodys Vizcaino photo 475. Arodys Vizcaino RP - FA
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 476. Marwin Gonzalez 1B,3B,SS,LF,RF - MIN
Marwin is a long way removed from batting .303 with 90 RBIs for the Astros in the now infamous 2017 Astros' season, but he still has 20 homer power if he can stay on the field and the batting average shouldn't hurt.
3 weeks ago
Johan Camargo Note
Johan Camargo photo 477. Johan Camargo 3B,SS,LF,RF - ATL
Danny Duffy Note
Danny Duffy photo 478. Danny Duffy SP - KC
Nick Wittgren Note
Nick Wittgren photo 479. Nick Wittgren RP - CLE
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 480. Erik Swanson SP,RP - SEA
Homer Bailey Note
Homer Bailey photo 481. Homer Bailey SP - MIN
Shane Greene Note
Shane Greene photo 482. Shane Greene RP - ATL
Nicky Lopez Note
Nicky Lopez photo 483. Nicky Lopez 2B,SS - KC
Matt Beaty Note
Matt Beaty photo 484. Matt Beaty 1B,3B,LF - LAD
Beaty offered fantasy owners a jolt last season with both power and speed. It was a small sample-size and there is no guarantee for playing time but he may be worth a late-round investment.
3 weeks ago
Franchy Cordero Note
Franchy Cordero photo 485. Franchy Cordero LF,CF - SD
Elias Diaz Note
Elias Diaz photo 486. Elias Diaz C - COL
Jeimer Candelario Note
Jeimer Candelario photo 487. Jeimer Candelario 1B,3B - DET
Trevor May Note
Trevor May photo 488. Trevor May RP - MIN
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 489. Zach Davies SP - SD
Jake Arrieta Note
Jake Arrieta photo 490. Jake Arrieta SP - PHI
Seth Brown Note
Seth Brown photo 491. Seth Brown LF,RF - OAK
James McCann Note
James McCann photo 492. James McCann C - CWS
McCann was the #7 fantasy catcher in 2019, swatting 18 homers with a solid .276 average but Chicago went and acquired Grandal so you'd expect McCann sees less playing time this season.
3 weeks ago
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 493. Kyle Wright SP - ATL
Steven Souza Jr. Note
Steven Souza Jr. photo 494. Steven Souza Jr. RF - CHC
Mark Payton Note
Mark Payton photo 495. Mark Payton LF,CF - CIN
Mitch Moreland Note
Mitch Moreland photo 496. Mitch Moreland 1B - BOS
Moreland has never been a source of batting average but he does offer power and last year it was plus power with 19 homers in just 91 games. That could become 30-35 with a full season of health this year.
3 weeks ago
Tucker Barnhart Note
Tucker Barnhart photo 497. Tucker Barnhart C - CIN
Barnhart is so great defensively that there is virtually no chance he'll lose his job so two-catcher leagues can expect 40+ runs and RBIs but the BA and power won't be all that useful.
3 weeks ago
Ronald Guzman Note
Ronald Guzman photo 498. Ronald Guzman 1B - TEX
Harold Ramirez Note
Harold Ramirez photo 499. Harold Ramirez SP - FA
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 500. Sean Newcomb SP,RP - ATL
Jake Bauers Note
Jake Bauers photo 501. Jake Bauers 1B,LF,DH - CLE
Bauers has not produced at the level many prospect hounds expected but he does have upside to break out this year to a tune of 20 homers, 10 steals and a .250 batting average if he hangs onto the job.
3 weeks ago
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 502. Taijuan Walker SP - SEA
Alec Bohm Note
Alec Bohm photo 503. Alec Bohm 3B - PHI
Bohm wasn't drafted all that long ago but the bat is almost ready after a .305/.378/.518 performance in the minors last year. This is most likely a mid-season pickup, however.
2 weeks ago
J.P. Crawford Note
J.P. Crawford photo 504. J.P. Crawford SS - SEA
The former top prospect has immense talent but we most certainly have not seen it in his first 165 MLB games. There is a chance he breaks out this year, but you are best suited merely keeping him on waiver wire speed dial.
2 weeks ago
Miguel Rojas Note
Miguel Rojas photo 505. Miguel Rojas SS - MIA
Carlos Rodon Note
Carlos Rodon photo 506. Carlos Rodon SP - CWS
Pedro Strop Note
Pedro Strop photo 507. Pedro Strop RP - CIN
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 508. David Bote 2B,3B - CHC
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 509. Shaun Anderson SP,RP - SF
Yan Gomes Note
Yan Gomes photo 510. Yan Gomes C - WSH
It was Kurt Suzuki who took the bull by the horns last year among the Nationals catchers, but Gomes still had more playing time. If that continues, he'll be a useful C2 source of RBIs and runs.
3 weeks ago
Hunter Pence Note
Hunter Pence photo 511. Hunter Pence LF,RF,DH - SF
Ryan O'Hearn Note
Ryan O'Hearn photo 512. Ryan O'Hearn 1B - KC
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 513. Tony Gonsolin SP,RP - LAD
Michael Lorenzen Note
Michael Lorenzen photo 514. Michael Lorenzen CF,RP - CIN
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 515. Craig Stammen RP - SD
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 516. Vince Velasquez SP,RP - PHI
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 517. Trevor Williams SP - PIT
Wander Franco Note
Wander Franco photo 518. Wander Franco SS - TB
Rio Ruiz Note
Rio Ruiz photo 519. Rio Ruiz 1B,3B - BAL
Brian Goodwin Note
Brian Goodwin photo 520. Brian Goodwin LF,CF,RF - LAA
Clint Frazier Note
Clint Frazier photo 521. Clint Frazier LF,RF - NYY
Sergio Romo Note
Sergio Romo photo 522. Sergio Romo RP - MIN
Jose Urena Note
Jose Urena photo 523. Jose Urena SP,RP - MIA
Ryon Healy Note
Ryon Healy photo 524. Ryon Healy 1B,3B - MIL
Austin Nola Note
Austin Nola photo 525. Austin Nola C,1B,2B - SEA
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 526. Brendan Rodgers 2B,SS - COL
Rodgers hasn't shown it at the big league level yet but there is a reason he has been a top 20 prospect for four straight years. His bat should provide a strong batting average with sufficient power but that won't happen until the Rockies finally give him some playing time.
3 weeks ago
Christin Stewart Note
Christin Stewart photo 527. Christin Stewart LF - DET
Lou Trivino Note
Lou Trivino photo 528. Lou Trivino RP - OAK
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 529. Tyler Clippard SP,RP - MIN
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 530. Randy Dobnak SP,RP - MIN
Chris Martin Note
Chris Martin photo 531. Chris Martin RP - ATL
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 532. Rowan Wick RP - CHC
Ryan Mountcastle Note
Ryan Mountcastle photo 533. Ryan Mountcastle 1B,3B,SS - BAL
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 534. Dominic Smith 1B,LF - NYM
Luke Jackson Note
Luke Jackson photo 535. Luke Jackson RP - ATL
Franklin Barreto Note
Franklin Barreto photo 536. Franklin Barreto 2B - OAK
Barreto may not be the favorite to start on opening day, but he has legitimate five-tool talent and should be owned everywhere from the moment he takes his spot in the starting lineup.
3 weeks ago
Corey Knebel Note
Corey Knebel photo 537. Corey Knebel RP - MIL
Chance Sisco Note
Chance Sisco photo 538. Chance Sisco C - BAL
If you are in a deeper league that starts two catchers and are looking for a potential breakout option, Sisco is a former top prospect who has flashed a great bat in stretches.
3 weeks ago
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 539. Zach Eflin SP - PHI
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 540.