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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Jonathan India Note
Jonathan India photo 79. Jonathan India 2B,DH
Full disclosure:, I have a little man(ager) crush on India. The NL Rookie of the Year saved my season last year after some early middle infield injuries. He's a five-category option who will still be available in the eighth round or beyond. But beware: He's not going to get a lot of help in the lineup to bolster his RBI and run totals. Cincy is not going to be a good team. Without slugger Nick Castellanos and some other veteran bats the team plans on trading away, India will be a man on an island. Take that into consideration.
40 weeks ago
Joey Votto Note
Joey Votto photo 107. Joey Votto 1B,DH
You don't often see a rebound season like Votto put up last year, and it was glorious. After three years of minimal power, Votto exploded for 36 home runs and a .563 slugging percentage. His Statcast page is a joy to look at - he was among he leaders in hard-hit rate, barrel percentage, exit velocity - and all greatly improved from his last few seasons. Yes, he struck out at a career-worst clip nd his batting average isn't ever going to approach .300 again, but that's just nitpicking. The bigger worry for Votto at this point is the total lack of protection in the Reds lineup, as Cincinnati has traded the vast majority of its decent offensive pieces. But that might prevent a buying opportunity for fantasy managers if Votto's ADP slips too far.
37 weeks ago
Tyler Stephenson Note
Tyler Stephenson photo 237. Tyler Stephenson C,1B
With Tucker Barnhart out of town, Stephenson will get his shot as the primary catcher for the Reds. He was extremely productive last year with a .797 OPS and 10 home runs in just 102 games, all while batting .286. Don't expect him to continue with his pace, as catchers often get overexposed when they take on more playing time. But he'll bat in the middle of the Cincinnati lineup, and when you're looking for a backstop who won't cost you anything but should give you fairly reliable production for the position, Stephenson is your guy.
35 weeks ago
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 284. Lucas Sims RP
Sims is going to begin the year on the IL after battling some elbow soreness, but he'll factor in for saves once he's healthy. He has major strikeout stuff with his fastball and slider combination, but his control wanes at times, enough to keep him from becoming a lockdown, guaranteed option in the ninth inning. He is worth drafting late, but do so expecting 15 saves or fewer.
35 weeks ago
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 310. Mike Moustakas 1B,3B,DH
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 324. Nick Senzel 2B,CF
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 351. Nick Solak 2B,DH,LF
Hunter Greene Note
Hunter Greene photo 369. Hunter Greene SP
Nick Lodolo Note
Nick Lodolo photo 378. Nick Lodolo SP
Jake Fraley Note
Jake Fraley photo 417. Jake Fraley CF,DH,LF,RF
Reiver Sanmartin Note
Reiver Sanmartin photo 463. Reiver Sanmartin RP,SP
Luis Cessa Note
Luis Cessa photo 537. Luis Cessa RP,SP
Tony Santillan Note
Tony Santillan photo 619. Tony Santillan SP,RP
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 678. Kevin Newman 2B,SS
Tejay Antone Note
Tejay Antone photo 696. Tejay Antone RP
Stephen Piscotty Note
Stephen Piscotty photo 711. Stephen Piscotty RF
Jose Barrero Note
Jose Barrero photo 713. Jose Barrero SS,CF
TJ Friedl Note
TJ Friedl photo 797. TJ Friedl CF,LF,RF
Justin Dunn Note
Justin Dunn photo 814. Justin Dunn SP
Brandon Williamson Note
Brandon Williamson photo 874. Brandon Williamson SP
Graham Ashcraft Note
Graham Ashcraft photo 889. Graham Ashcraft SP
Trey Wingenter Note
Trey Wingenter photo 1084. Trey Wingenter RP
Luke Maile Note
Luke Maile photo 1098. Luke Maile C
Joel Kuhnel Note
Joel Kuhnel photo 1157. Joel Kuhnel RP
Brandon Bailey Note
Brandon Bailey photo 1240. Brandon Bailey RP
Daniel Duarte Note
Daniel Duarte photo 1242. Daniel Duarte RP
Connor Overton Note
Connor Overton photo 1258. Connor Overton SP,RP
Vladimir Gutierrez Note
Vladimir Gutierrez photo 1303. Vladimir Gutierrez SP
Alexis Diaz Note
Alexis Diaz photo 1309. Alexis Diaz RP
Robert Dugger Note
Robert Dugger photo 1428. Robert Dugger SP,RP
Alejo Lopez Note
Alejo Lopez photo 1468. Alejo Lopez 2B,3B,LF
Stuart Fairchild Note
Stuart Fairchild photo 1487. Stuart Fairchild CF,LF
Ronnie Dawson Note
Ronnie Dawson photo 1541. Ronnie Dawson DH
Ian Gibaut Note
Ian Gibaut photo 1553. Ian Gibaut RP
Buck Farmer Note
Buck Farmer photo 1602. Buck Farmer RP
Ryan Lavarnway Note
Ryan Lavarnway photo 1619. Ryan Lavarnway C