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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 73. Bryan Reynolds LF,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.
40 weeks ago
Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 152. 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.
38 weeks ago
David Bednar Note
David Bednar photo 230. 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.
36 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz Note
Oneil Cruz photo 250. 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.
36 weeks ago
Carlos Santana Note
Carlos Santana photo 364. Carlos Santana 1B
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 396. Mitch Keller SP
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 457. JT Brubaker SP
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 475. Diego Castillo 2B,3B,SS,RF
Roansy Contreras Note
Roansy Contreras photo 479. Roansy Contreras SP
Zach Thompson Note
Zach Thompson photo 547. Zach Thompson SP,RP
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 553. Ji-Man Choi 1B
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 591. Robert Stephenson RP
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 650. Michael Chavis 1B,2B,3B
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 721. Duane Underwood Jr. RP
Ryan Vilade Note
Ryan Vilade photo 801. Ryan Vilade LF
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 861. Miguel Andujar LF
Dauri Moreta Note
Dauri Moreta photo 865. Dauri Moreta RP
Chase De Jong Note
Chase De Jong photo 909. Chase De Jong SP,RP
Nick Mears Note
Nick Mears photo 974. Nick Mears RP
Max Kranick Note
Max Kranick photo 989. Max Kranick SP
Johan Oviedo Note
Johan Oviedo photo 1036. Johan Oviedo SP,RP
Yohan Ramirez Note
Yohan Ramirez photo 1048. Yohan Ramirez RP
Peter Solomon Note
Peter Solomon photo 1152. Peter Solomon RP
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
Travis Swaggerty Note
Travis Swaggerty photo 1272. Travis Swaggerty CF
Blake Cederlind Note
Blake Cederlind photo 1283. Blake Cederlind RP
Mason Martin Note
Mason Martin photo 1349. Mason Martin 1B,LF
Jared Oliva Note
Jared Oliva photo 1352. Jared Oliva RF
Hunter Stratton Note
Hunter Stratton photo 1402. Hunter Stratton
Tucupita Marcano Note
Tucupita Marcano photo 1435. Tucupita Marcano 2B,LF
Hunter Owen Note
Hunter Owen photo 1477. Hunter Owen RF
Rodolfo Castro Note
Rodolfo Castro photo 1478. Rodolfo Castro 2B,3B,SS
Kevin Padlo Note
Kevin Padlo photo 1556. Kevin Padlo 3B