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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Bo Bichette Note
Bo Bichette photo 5. Bo Bichette
Bichette missed about half the season with a knee injury last year, but was productive when he was on the field, batting .301 with an .840 OPS. His 162-game pace was 28 home runs, 100 runs, 128 RBI, and 22 steals, so he was well on his way to earning his lofty draft price. If there was a wart to Bichette's season it was that his walk rate dropped to just 3.9%, one of the worst in the league. But, given that he had just 128 plate appearances, that's likely just the product of a small sample size, since he never walked at less than a 6.6% clip in his career. Batting in a stacked lineup, Bichette should once again put up strong five-category numbers, and should be one of the first shortstops drafted in fantasy leagues again in 2020.
7 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.
7 weeks ago
Austin Martin Note
Austin Martin photo 71. Austin Martin
Jordan Groshans Note
Jordan Groshans photo 85. Jordan Groshans
Orelvis Martinez Note
Orelvis Martinez photo 90. Orelvis Martinez
Joe Panik Note
Joe Panik photo 96. Joe Panik
Santiago Espinal Note
Santiago Espinal photo 125. Santiago Espinal
Kevin Smith Note
Kevin Smith photo 146. Kevin Smith