Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts

CF,RF - BOS
Age: 26Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

HOU @ BOS
B. Peacock #60
Sun, 5/19 1:05pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #2
Projection (?) 5.2 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
99%
 
ESPN
100%

Eligibility

Yahoo CF,RF
ESPN RF
CBS CF,RF

While he's off to a bit of a slow standard by his lofty standards, Betts shouldn't have any problem producing another season with around 30 HRs, a .300 average, and 100+ runs scored. But it is worth noting that he has only attempted three stolen bases so far this season -- if he doesn't run, he won't be quite as elite a fantasy option as he's been in the past.

Following a down 2017, Betts became the first player since 2012 (Mike Trout and Ryan Braun) to hit .300 with 30 home runs and steals apiece. The career .303/.370/.518 hitter is averaging 29 homers, 27 steals, 117 runs, and 98 RBIs over the past three years, upping his walk and hard-hit rates each step of the way. While last season's .346/.438/.640 slash line will be borderline impossible to fully sustain, a .430 wOBA (tied with Trout for MLB's lead) indicates limited regression. He's a five-category phenom who should soon wake up from a pedestrian April.

It may be tempting to snag Betts with the 1st pick over Trout, after the ridiculous season he just put together, but remember that he is just one year removed from batting .264 with 24 homers. There is a chance Betts outproduces Trout, but that isn't a risk you should gamble on.