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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 73. Bryan Reynolds CF
What is zero? The odds that Reynolds stays on the Pittsburgh roster all season. Thanks for playing FantasyPros Jeopardy. I like Reynolds. You should like Reynolds. He has a chance to be a sneaky difference maker, a guy who'll get dealt in July and make a huge difference on a playoff team. In the first half of the season, he'll give you solid numbers in a lineup void of talent. Once he ends up in the No 3 or No. 5 spot in a lineup surrounded by stars, he'll put up top-50 numbers.
12 weeks ago
Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 150. Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B
Hayes had major buzz heading into 2021 after he batted .376 with a 1.124 OPS in 24 games in 2020. But his season went south nearly from the start, after he missed significant time with a wrist injury and continued to battle hand and wrist issues even after he returned. His hard-hit rate, average exit velocity and barrel percentage all dropped significantly, and it's fair to write if fantasy managers want to write all that off to his injury issues. But it's equally fair to acknowledge that Hayes's strong 2020 season was out of line with his minor-league career, and that fantasy managers were putting way too much stock into an incredibly small sample. The good news is that, unlike last year, fantasy managers won't need to pay a high price for Hayes, and in the wasteland (in terms of fantasy production) that is the third base position, Hayes makes a passable option at the hot corner in deeper leagues. Just make sure you draft some depth behind him in case he struggles again.
10 weeks ago
David Bednar Note
David Bednar photo 229. David Bednar RP
Bednar tallied the first three saves of his career last season and had stellar numbers overall with a 2.23 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with good strikeout numbers. There was reason to think he'd be the closer heading into 2022, but all signs point to a committee with Chris Stratton. The Pirates should again be one of the weakest teams in baseball, so save chances aren't going to be abundant anyway. Given his team and the current lack of clarity with his situation, don't draft him any higher than as a third reliever.
9 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz Note
Oneil Cruz photo 251. Oneil Cruz SS
Cruz has somehow stayed at shortstop despite being 6'7, and he opened the eyes of even the casual fantasy manager this spring with his long home runs. The power is real, without question, but there will undoubtedly be plenty of strikeout issues once he's in the majors. That won't be out of the gate, as the Pirates optioned him to Triple-A. He's worth drafting even with this development, but you may have to wait a month more to see him contribute.
8 weeks ago
Chris Stratton Note
Chris Stratton photo 384. Chris Stratton RP
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 403. Mitch Keller SP
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 416. Yoshi Tsutsugo 1B,RF
Ben Gamel Note
Ben Gamel photo 452. Ben Gamel CF,LF
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 457. JT Brubaker SP
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 476. Diego Castillo 2B
Roansy Contreras Note
Roansy Contreras photo 479. Roansy Contreras SP
Zach Thompson Note
Zach Thompson photo 543. Zach Thompson SP,RP
Roberto Perez Note
Roberto Perez photo 544. Roberto Perez C
Heath Hembree Note
Heath Hembree photo 594. Heath Hembree RP
Cole Tucker Note
Cole Tucker photo 609. Cole Tucker SS
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 644. Jose Quintana SP,RP
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 649. Michael Chavis 2B
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 676. Kevin Newman SS
Anthony Banda Note
Anthony Banda photo 715. Anthony Banda RP
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 721. Duane Underwood Jr. RP
Josh VanMeter Note
Josh VanMeter photo 859. Josh VanMeter 2B,3B
Chase De Jong Note
Chase De Jong photo 909. Chase De Jong SP
Miguel Yajure Note
Miguel Yajure photo 953. Miguel Yajure SP
Greg Allen Note
Greg Allen photo 966. Greg Allen RF
Nick Mears Note
Nick Mears photo 974. Nick Mears RP
Max Kranick Note
Max Kranick photo 989. Max Kranick SP
Michael Perez Note
Michael Perez photo 992. Michael Perez C
Jerad Eickhoff Note
Jerad Eickhoff photo 1016. Jerad Eickhoff SP
Tyler Beede Note
Tyler Beede photo 1023. Tyler Beede RP
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 1026. Dillon Peters SP
Eric Hanhold Note
Eric Hanhold photo 1041. Eric Hanhold RP
Daniel Vogelbach Note
Daniel Vogelbach photo 1059. Daniel Vogelbach 1B
Taylor Davis Note
Taylor Davis photo 1169. Taylor Davis C
Jamie Ritchie Note
Jamie Ritchie photo 1193. Jamie Ritchie C
Wil Crowe Note
Wil Crowe photo 1222. Wil Crowe SP,RP
Bryse Wilson Note
Bryse Wilson photo 1247. Bryse Wilson SP
Hoy Park Note
Hoy Park photo 1261. Hoy Park 2B
Jake Marisnick Note
Jake Marisnick photo 1268. Jake Marisnick CF,LF
Travis Swaggerty Note
Travis Swaggerty photo 1272. Travis Swaggerty CF
Blake Cederlind Note
Blake Cederlind photo 1283. Blake Cederlind RP
Blake Weiman Note
Blake Weiman photo 1290. Blake Weiman RP
Mason Martin Note
Mason Martin photo 1349. Mason Martin 1B
Jared Oliva Note
Jared Oliva photo 1352. Jared Oliva RF
Austin Brice Note
Austin Brice photo 1362. Austin Brice RP
Hunter Stratton Note
Hunter Stratton photo 1402. Hunter Stratton RP
Tucupita Marcano Note
Tucupita Marcano photo 1435. Tucupita Marcano 2B
Hunter Owen Note
Hunter Owen photo 1477. Hunter Owen RF
Rodolfo Castro Note
Rodolfo Castro photo 1478. Rodolfo Castro 2B
Aaron Fletcher Note
Aaron Fletcher photo 1530. Aaron Fletcher RP