Paul DeJong

Paul DeJong

SS - STL
Age: 26College: Illinois StateBats: RThrows: R

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STL @ WSH
Tue, 10/15 8:05pm
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Rank H #85
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67%
 
ESPN
84%

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DeJong looks poised to turn a profit on his diminished draft stock despite slowing down substantially from a stellar start. He has improved his strikeout and walk rates while generating more hard hits and setting a career high with six steals. Although no longer batting third for the Cardinals, fifth isn't a bad lineup spot either. The shortstop has strangely scored far more runs despite batting in an RBI conducive spot, so he could plate 90-100 runs with around 25 long balls. The 25-year-old has made enough legitimate gains to hang tight beyond the shallowest of mixed leagues.

DeJong had been one of the top fantasy shortstops over the first two months but has come crashing back down to earth and is now producing just about what everyone expected heading into the season with a 20 homer, 10 SB pace and a lackluster batting average.

Dejong could be on his way to a career year. He's due for some batting average regression, but not as much as you might think. He's really trimmed his strikeout rate, while also drawing a lot more free passes.