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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Corey Seager Note
Corey Seager photo 7. Corey Seager
2020 was essentially a perfect season for Seager. More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he morphed into the player that most people expected him to be at this stage of his career. Seager increased his barrel rate from 7.3% to 15.8%, his average exit velocity from 88.8 MPH to 93.2 MPH, and his hard hit percentage from 38.2% to a remarkable 55.9%. Seager's 2020 season does not look fluky, but rather the product of a highly-touted prospect being fully recovered from injury and entering his prime. Seager may not reach the nearly 50-homers he was on pace to hit last year, but a 30-homer season with above a .300 average is well within reach. In other words, his performance over the shortened season is not one to write off.
37 weeks ago
Marcus Semien Note
Marcus Semien photo 17. Marcus Semien
Semien looked like he had made some major and sustainable gains in 2019, cutting his strikeout rate way down and being far more selective, which led to better contact. Unfortunately, Semien looked a lot like the old version of himself in 2020, with a strikeout rate over 20% and similar mediocre contact to that which he had made consistently prior to 2019. He signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays, which is a great landing spot for him, as he'll likely bat near the top of a strong lineup, see an upgrade in home park, and earn second base eligibility. That makes Semien far more enticing as a potential draft-day target, but he should still be considered only a middle infield option in mixed leagues.
37 weeks ago
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 38. Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Maximo Acosta Note
Maximo Acosta photo 107. Maximo Acosta
Luisangel Acuna Note
Luisangel Acuna photo 113. Luisangel Acuna