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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Trea Turner Note
Trea Turner photo 1. Trea Turner
Turner's excellence depends on his health. He's played more than 148 games only once in his seven-year career. If LA's great weather can keep him on the field, he's a legitimate threat for 30 HRs, 100 RBI and 110 runs in a consistently good Dodgers lineup. But Turner's history makes it more likely he plays in something closer to 120-130 games. Is that worth his top-three ADP? Qualifying at 2B bumps up his value a few ticks, but keeper league owners should beware: He'll return to SS-only eligibility in 2023.
40 weeks ago
Xander Bogaerts Note
Xander Bogaerts photo 4. Xander Bogaerts
He was batting .321 at the All-Star Break last year, but a wrist injury sapped some of his mojo in the back half of the season. Bogaerts has one of the more stable skill sets in MLB. He has a .290 career average, and his run production has been remarkably stable. You can pencil in Bogaerts for 25 HRs, 90 RBI and 90 runs, and he's likely to hew pretty close to those numbers. Fenway Park and a strong lineup work in his favor. He's been so good for so long, it's hard to believe he's still in his 20s.
40 weeks ago
Carlos Correa Note
Carlos Correa photo 12. Carlos Correa
Correa enjoyed one of his finest seasons to date in 2021, establishing new career highs in homers (26) and runs (104). He also had 92 RBI and batted .279. Good health was a key, as he played 148 games. Since breaking into the league in 2015, Correa had played more than 110 games only twice. At 27, Correa is squarely in his prime. His power production is probably maxed out due to his modest flyball rates, but his improved plate patience and robust line drive rates suggest that the healthy batting average and solid run production are easily repeatable. Correa is a free agent, so his landing spot will have a major bearing on his value.
40 weeks ago
Dansby Swanson Note
Dansby Swanson photo 17. Dansby Swanson
Swanson is the type of player that you're not excited to draft but who you know will give you reliable production. At this stage of his career, he's pretty much a .250-25-10 type of bat who should give you about 165 combined runs and RBI in a strong Braves lineup. There's been nearly no change to Swanson's underlying metrics and data over the last three seasons, and though he could show some growth as he moves into his late-20s, chances are that he just is who he is. And that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially since his price is always kept in check by his lack of excitement. If you miss out on the prime shortstops, he's a fine consolation prize late in drafts.
37 weeks ago
Didi Gregorius Note
Didi Gregorius photo 36. Didi Gregorius
Josh Harrison Note
Josh Harrison photo 42. Josh Harrison
Jose Iglesias Note
Jose Iglesias photo 46. Jose Iglesias
Elvis Andrus Note
Elvis Andrus photo 55. Elvis Andrus
Tyler Wade Note
Tyler Wade photo 56. Tyler Wade
Alcides Escobar Note
Alcides Escobar photo 57. Alcides Escobar
Andrelton Simmons Note
Andrelton Simmons photo 61. Andrelton Simmons
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 62. Niko Goodrum
Willi Castro Note
Willi Castro photo 66. Willi Castro
Aledmys Diaz Note
Aledmys Diaz photo 69. Aledmys Diaz
Sergio Alcantara Note
Sergio Alcantara photo 71. Sergio Alcantara
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 72. Marwin Gonzalez
Yu Chang Note
Yu Chang photo 74. Yu Chang
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 77. Hanser Alberto
Harold Castro Note
Harold Castro photo 79. Harold Castro
Ronald Torreyes Note
Ronald Torreyes photo 82. Ronald Torreyes
Danny Mendick Note
Danny Mendick photo 87. Danny Mendick
Richie Martin Note
Richie Martin photo 89. Richie Martin
Pat Valaika Note
Pat Valaika photo 92. Pat Valaika
Travis Demeritte Note
Travis Demeritte photo 101. Travis Demeritte
Pete Kozma Note
Pete Kozma photo 104. Pete Kozma
Yolbert Sanchez Note
Yolbert Sanchez photo 105. Yolbert Sanchez
Robel Garcia Note
Robel Garcia photo 107. Robel Garcia
Tim Beckham Note
Tim Beckham photo 108. Tim Beckham
JT Riddle Note
JT Riddle photo 110. JT Riddle
Freddy Galvis Note
Freddy Galvis photo 113. Freddy Galvis
Kyle Holder Note
Kyle Holder photo 115. Kyle Holder
Ryan Goins Note
Ryan Goins photo 116. Ryan Goins
Drew Jackson Note
Drew Jackson photo 117. Drew Jackson
Dee Strange-Gordon Note
Dee Strange-Gordon photo 118. Dee Strange-Gordon
Deven Marrero Note
Deven Marrero photo 119. Deven Marrero
Tyler Ladendorf Note
Tyler Ladendorf photo 121. Tyler Ladendorf
Richard Urena Note
Richard Urena photo 123. Richard Urena
Franklin Barreto Note
Franklin Barreto photo 124. Franklin Barreto