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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Bo Bichette Note
Bo Bichette photo 32. Bo Bichette SS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 67. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B,3B
Guerrero Jr. comes into 2021 with fantasy managers asking the same question they asked the year before: can he stop hitting the ball on the ground so much? A 49.6% ground-ball rate was bad in 2019, but a 54.6% ground ball rate in 2020 was downright egregious. Guerrero Jr. hits the ball really, really hard. He was in the top seven percent of MLB in average exit velocity (92.5 MPH) and hard hit rate (50.8%). But until he learns to stop pounding the ball into the dirt, his power upside will be limited. There will be some fantasy manager in your league willing to bet on the upside, so if you want Guerrero Jr., you're going to have to draft him before his numbers say you should. This may indeed be the year that everything clicks. But you'll have to pay to find out.
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Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 86. Hyun Jin Ryu SP
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 87. Cavan Biggio 2B,3B,RF
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 100. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2B,LF
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 126. Teoscar Hernandez LF,CF,RF
Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 195. Nate Pearson SP
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 212. Randal Grichuk CF,RF
Jordan Romano Note
Jordan Romano photo 296. Jordan Romano RP
Danny Jansen Note
Danny Jansen photo 328. Danny Jansen C
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 337. Rowdy Tellez 1B
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 341. Robbie Ray SP
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 346. Ross Stripling SP,RP
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 353. Tyler Chatwood SP,RP
Alejandro Kirk Note
Alejandro Kirk photo 428. Alejandro Kirk C
Kirk has the bat to to be a fantasy asset if he can stay in the lineup, particularly with catcher eligibility. He is a career .315 hitter with a .918 OPS in the minors, and had a strong, albeit short, stint in the majors last year during when he had a .983 OPS in nine games. The biggest obstacle for Kirk is that the Blue Jays have two solid defensive catchers in Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire, and although they could put Kirk at DH, they have plenty of other options for that position. In other words, Kirk needs to hit and hit early to cement a lineup spot. If he does, he's got top-10 catcher potential pretty easily.
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Rafael Dolis Note
Rafael Dolis photo 496. Rafael Dolis RP