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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 55. Kris Bryant 1B,3B,LF,CF,RF
He hasn't turned into the superstar we thought he was going to become, but he's still got power and will still knock in runs, and now he'll be doing his mashing at Coors Field. Bryant might not have been worth a top-100 selection if he landed in a bad spot, but going to the Rockies gives him a significant value boost.
9 weeks ago
C.J. Cron Note
C.J. Cron photo 103. C.J. Cron 1B,DH
Sometimes, things work out just the way fantasy managers expect them to. Cron became a prime sleeper when he signed with Colorado, and fantasy managers hoped that he could maintain his strong power numbers while letting Coors Field positively impact his batting average. That's exactly what happened, as Cron hit 28 home runs with a career-best .281 average. He also upped his walk rate significantly to 11%, which resulted in both a career-best OBP (.375) and run scored total (70). It's unclear if his gains in plate discipline are sustainable, but it's hard to find too many reasons to doubt his performance so long as he remains in Colorado. He's a fine low-end first base option or a prime target for your corner infield spot.
10 weeks ago
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 158. Ryan McMahon 2B,3B
McMahon showed that his poor performance during the shortened 2020 season was an aberration, as his 2021 statline was nearly identical to the one he put up in 2019. His batting average (.254), OBP (.331) and slugging percentage (.449) were all within four points of his 2019 mark and his counting stats were similarly comparable. There's a chance that McMahon makes some gains this season - he's entering his "magical" age-27 season and he cut his strikeout rate to 24.7% last year. But, given how closely his last two full seasons have mirrored one another, you can likely bank on a .250-ish average, 24 home runs, 145 combined runs and RBI, and five steals. Draft him with those numbers in mind.
10 weeks ago
Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 188. Charlie Blackmon DH,RF
Blackmon is in obvious decline as he enters his age-35 season. At one point, he was a lock for at least 29 home runs, well over 100 runs, and double-digit steals with a .300 batting average. Now, you're hoping for .280-15-80, with any steals he throws in as gravy. There's no huge analysis that needs to be done here - Father Time is undefeated, and the old Blackmon isn't coming back. The depth of the Rockies lineup continues to take a hit, even with the addition of Kris Bryant, and at this point, you're drafting Blackmon hoping for one more mediocre season out of him. There are better places to invest your draft capital.
9 weeks ago
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 194. Brendan Rodgers 2B,SS
Rodgers finally provided some fantasy value last year, batting .284 with 15 home runs in just 102 games. The proclivity for stolen bases he showed at times in the minors is non-existent now, but he seemingly did enough to lock down an everyday job in the majors going forward. His putrid walk rate will keep both his OBP and his runs scored total in check, but he should help in batting average and approach 20 home runs. That's perfectly acceptable as a middle infielder, even if it comes with a low ceiling.
9 weeks ago
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 210. Randal Grichuk CF,DH,RF
It's not often that an offensive player can be traded out of Toronto and get an upgrade in his value, but that's exactly what Grichuk got with his move to Colorado. We know what Grichuk is by now - he's gonna make elite contact with the ball a ton, but he's not at all selective, so he holds himself back by swinging at bad pitches. There's a ton of power with the veteran, and Coors Field should help boost his batting average from his career .245 mark. He's slated to bat sixth right now, meaning there should be RBI opportunity aplenty, so he makes a fine fifth outfielder for your fantasy team, with the upside to be more.
8 weeks ago
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 235. German Marquez SP
It would be great if Marquez could get out of Colorado, because he's just not going to reach his potential with the Rockies. His strikeout rate has been below one per inning for the last two seasons, his walk rate is trending in the wrong direction, and his win totals will almost certainly not rise beyond mediocrity. The best thing about Marquez is that he will give you innings, as he's basically pitched full seasons for five years straight. If you have a strong rotation otherwise and just need that extra arm, then you can draft Marquez late for the back end of your staff.
9 weeks ago
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 303. Garrett Hampson 2B,CF,SS
Elias Diaz Note
Elias Diaz photo 307. Elias Diaz C
Alex Colome Note
Alex Colome photo 322. Alex Colome RP
Connor Joe Note
Connor Joe photo 327. Connor Joe 1B,DH,LF
Jose Iglesias Note
Jose Iglesias photo 398. Jose Iglesias 2B,SS
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 460. Sam Hilliard LF,CF,RF
Daniel Bard Note
Daniel Bard photo 497. Daniel Bard RP
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 518. Austin Gomber SP
Carlos Estevez Note
Carlos Estevez photo 527. Carlos Estevez RP
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 593. Robert Stephenson RP
Dom Nunez Note
Dom Nunez photo 700. Dom Nunez C
Yonathan Daza Note
Yonathan Daza photo 773. Yonathan Daza LF,CF,RF
Ryan Vilade Note
Ryan Vilade photo 800. Ryan Vilade LF
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 805. Kyle Freeland SP
Colton Welker Note
Colton Welker photo 863. Colton Welker 3B
Antonio Senzatela Note
Antonio Senzatela photo 990. Antonio Senzatela SP
Tyler Kinley Note
Tyler Kinley photo 1078. Tyler Kinley RP
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 1088. Scott Oberg RP
Ryan Rolison Note
Ryan Rolison photo 1089. Ryan Rolison SP
Lucas Gilbreath Note
Lucas Gilbreath photo 1102. Lucas Gilbreath RP
Justin Lawrence Note
Justin Lawrence photo 1106. Justin Lawrence RP
Ty Blach Note
Ty Blach photo 1131. Ty Blach RP,SP
Ryan Feltner Note
Ryan Feltner photo 1158. Ryan Feltner SP
Jordan Sheffield Note
Jordan Sheffield photo 1171. Jordan Sheffield RP
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 1174. Jhoulys Chacin RP
Brian Serven Note
Brian Serven photo 1182. Brian Serven C
Chad Kuhl Note
Chad Kuhl photo 1197. Chad Kuhl SP,RP
Riley Smith Note
Riley Smith photo 1233. Riley Smith SP,RP
Peter Lambert Note
Peter Lambert photo 1305. Peter Lambert SP
Alan Trejo Note
Alan Trejo photo 1312. Alan Trejo 2B
Elehuris Montero Note
Elehuris Montero photo 1456. Elehuris Montero 3B
Scott Schebler Note
Scott Schebler photo 1470. Scott Schebler CF,RF
Julian Fernandez Note
Julian Fernandez photo 1568. Julian Fernandez RP
JD Hammer Note
JD Hammer photo 1598. JD Hammer RP
Tim Lopes Note
Tim Lopes photo 1599. Tim Lopes 2B
Ashton Goudeau Note
Ashton Goudeau photo 1607. Ashton Goudeau RP
Kyle Holder Note
Kyle Holder photo 1635. Kyle Holder SS