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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Francisco Lindor Note
Francisco Lindor photo 23. Francisco Lindor SS
Francisco Lindor had the quietest 31-homer season in recent memory. He also stole 31 bases, scored 108 runs, and drove in 98. To put this in perspective, among shortstops who played 20 games at the position, Lindor's ranks are as follows: Home runs (2nd), runs (1st), RBI (1st), and stolen bases (7th). His incredible fantasy year was buried under the Mets' real-life struggles and underperformance, but make no mistake about it. Lindor is a Top 5 shortstop who is perceived as much lower. Take advantage of the discount if it is available in your leagues.
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Pete Alonso Note
Pete Alonso photo 24. Pete Alonso 1B
In 2023, Alonso showcased his home run prowess, belting 46 to finish third in the majors. His batting average disintegrated to .217 from .271 in 2022, and his OBP cratered to .318 from .352. His run production remained high, with 92 runs scored and 118 RBIs over 658 plate appearances. Chances are good that Alonso's ratios will settle somewhere between his 2022 and 2023 numbers. If you're looking for monster counting stats from your first baseman, Alonso has you covered in three categories and most likely will be around in the third round.
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Edwin Diaz Note
Edwin Diaz photo 51. Edwin Diaz RP
Edwin Diaz was in line for another stellar campaign when a patellar tendon tear ended his season during the World Baseball Classic. We'll just run it back for 2024, though, as Diaz's Statcast page shows that he leads the world in almost every pitching metric. The 29-year-old probably won't come with much of a discount in 2024, and the latest reports are that he is fully healthy. Diaz is a minimal-risk, extremely-high reward reliever.
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Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 158. Brandon Nimmo LF,CF
Brandon Nimmo stands out as a valuable fantasy asset. Last year, he tallied 24 homers, scored 89 times, knocked in 68 runs, and swiped three bases. Boasting a .274/.363/.466 slash line, he emerges as a top choice in OBP leagues, especially in latter third of the draft. Although his strikeout rate saw a minor increase, his Statcast data confirms his robust capabilities. As an OF4/5, Nimmo is an excellent late-draft addition to strengthen fantasy lineups.
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Francisco Alvarez Note
Francisco Alvarez photo 169. Francisco Alvarez C
Francisco Alvarez saw 423 plate appearances in 2023 and responded with 25 home runs, showing off the power that fantasy managers had been promised. He also struck out at a 26% clip, walked at a meager 8%, and slashed an ugly .209/.284/.437. Alvarez is only 22, and the power is very real. He had never had a BB% lower than 11.3% in his career, so chances are high there should be a strong bounceback in OBP. He has a lot to offer at the catcher position and is going at pick 154.
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J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 194. J.D. Martinez LF,DH
Starling Marte Note
Starling Marte photo 195. Starling Marte DH,RF
Kodai Senga Note
Kodai Senga photo 210. Kodai Senga SP
In his first season in MLB, Kodai Senga struck out 202 batters in 166 1/3 innings. He had an impressive 29.1 K% and 2.98 ERA. However, his xERA was almost an entire run higher (3.87), and his BB% was a disappointing 11.1. Fantasy managers should expect more of the same in 2024. He will strike out around 10 per nine, but walks and home runs will remain problematic. Senga falls right in that early-middle rounds window, where he is much more appealing as long as you have already grabbed your SP1.
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Luis Severino Note
Luis Severino photo 279. Luis Severino SP
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 280. Jeff McNeil 2B,LF,RF
Brett Baty Note
Brett Baty photo 330. Brett Baty 3B
Harrison Bader Note
Harrison Bader photo 348. Harrison Bader CF
Sean Manaea Note
Sean Manaea photo 354. Sean Manaea SP,RP
Tylor Megill Note
Tylor Megill photo 411. Tylor Megill SP
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 415. Jose Quintana SP
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 594. Adrian Houser RP,SP
Phil Maton Note
Phil Maton photo 630. Phil Maton RP
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 632. David Peterson SP,RP
Adam Ottavino Note
Adam Ottavino photo 668. Adam Ottavino RP
Brooks Raley Note
Brooks Raley photo 670. Brooks Raley RP
Tyrone Taylor Note
Tyrone Taylor photo 685. Tyrone Taylor CF,DH,LF,RF
Christian Scott Note
Christian Scott photo 723. Christian Scott SP
Jiman Choi Note
Jiman Choi photo 751. Jiman Choi 1B,DH
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 754. Sean Reid-Foley RP
Drew Smith Note
Drew Smith photo 763. Drew Smith RP
Mark Vientos Note
Mark Vientos photo 790. Mark Vientos 1B,3B,DH
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 816. Joey Lucchesi SP
Mike Vasil Note
Mike Vasil photo 867. Mike Vasil SP
Luisangel Acuna Note
Luisangel Acuna photo 879. Luisangel Acuna 2B,SS
Ty Adcock Note
Ty Adcock photo 893. Ty Adcock RP
Grant Hartwig Note
Grant Hartwig photo 913. Grant Hartwig RP
Nate Lavender Note
Nate Lavender photo 923. Nate Lavender RP
Drew Gilbert Note
Drew Gilbert photo 926. Drew Gilbert CF,OF,RF
Jose Butto Note
Jose Butto photo 939. Jose Butto SP
Jake Diekman Note
Jake Diekman photo 964. Jake Diekman RP
Josh Walker Note
Josh Walker photo 1014. Josh Walker RP
DJ Stewart Note
DJ Stewart photo 1030. DJ Stewart DH,LF,RF
Cole Sulser Note
Cole Sulser photo 1046. Cole Sulser RP
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 1065. Kyle Crick RP
Jett Williams Note
Jett Williams photo 1070. Jett Williams SS,CF
Jose Hernandez Note
Jose Hernandez photo 1098. Jose Hernandez C
Max Kranick Note
Max Kranick photo 1128. Max Kranick SP,RP
Dominic Hamel Note
Dominic Hamel photo 1143. Dominic Hamel SP
Danny Young Note
Danny Young photo 1164. Danny Young RP
Matt Gage Note
Matt Gage photo 1252. Matt Gage RP
Yacksel Rios Note
Yacksel Rios photo 1260. Yacksel Rios RP
Reed Garrett Note
Reed Garrett photo 1352. Reed Garrett RP
Peyton Battenfield Note
Peyton Battenfield photo 1397. Peyton Battenfield SP
Shintaro Fujinami Note
Shintaro Fujinami photo 1409. Shintaro Fujinami SP,RP
Pablo Reyes Note
Pablo Reyes photo 1567. Pablo Reyes 2B,3B,SS
Luis Torrens Note
Luis Torrens photo 1590. Luis Torrens C,DH
Ben Gamel Note
Ben Gamel photo 1619. Ben Gamel LF,OF,RF
Mike Brosseau Note
Mike Brosseau photo 1634. Mike Brosseau 3B
Ronny Mauricio Note
Ronny Mauricio photo 1666. Ronny Mauricio 2B,3B
Jose Iglesias Note
Jose Iglesias photo 1676. Jose Iglesias 2B,3B,SS