Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Nolan Arenado photo 1. Nolan Arenado COL
While Arenado hasn't been quite as dominant as seasons in the past, he is back in the top two among fantasy third basemen once again. His reliability is off the charts and fantasy owners might be in store for an even better second half.
6 weeks ago
Javier Baez photo 2. Javier Baez CHC
The underlying metrics screamed regression last year but it hasn't come. It may be time to admit that he is some kind of cheat code who will continue to defy BABIP odds and bat near .300 with all the power to go with it.
6 weeks ago
Alex Bregman photo 3. Alex Bregman HOU
While the batting average has dropped, Bregman is still compiling RBIs, runs and homers at a rate where you can't move him out of the top five third basemen in fantasy. Don't be shocked if he kicks it into the next gear in the coming months too.
6 weeks ago
Anthony Rendon photo 4. Anthony Rendon WSH
Rendon may not have the ceiling of an Alex Bregman or Manny Machado, but his consistency is a sight to behold. He is on pace for 35 homers, 120 runs, 110 RBIs and a .310 batting average. We may be looking at a first round fantasy pick next year.
6 weeks ago
Jose Ramirez photo 5. Jose Ramirez CLE
Don't look now, but Jose Ramirez is back to obliterating baseballs over the past month. He may not finish the season like the first round pick we all expected him to be, but he will at the very least reward to owner who was patient enough to hold onto him.
6 weeks ago
Kris Bryant photo 6. Kris Bryant CHC
Believe it or not, Bryant is on pace for 130 runs this season despite his slow start. He won't bop 40 homers like some of the other stars, but with a quality batting average and sufficient power, fantasy owners have to be pleased with their investment.
6 weeks ago
Manny Machado photo 7. Manny Machado SD
Machado has taken a step back from an obvious second round pick to a fringe top 50 player. There is still a chance he returns to that type of production, but as expected, the new ballpark seems to be playing a significant role in his numbers.
6 weeks ago
Rafael Devers photo 8. Rafael Devers BOS
Going into the break, there has been no third basemen more valuable to his fantasy team than Devers. He is stealing bases, hitting bombs and scoring an unbelievable number of runs thanks to his high batting average. Lock him in as a top 30 pick next year.
6 weeks ago
Matt Chapman photo 9. Matt Chapman OAK
Chapman entered the All-Star break on pace for 100 runs, 100 RBIs and 35 homers. That batting average isn't ideal, but those are the numbers of a bonafide stud. If drafts were tomorrow, he'd be top 60 without a doubt.
6 weeks ago
Eugenio Suarez photo 10. Eugenio Suarez CIN
Suarez has been great over the last few seasons and while he may have slowed down in the first half this year, there is nothing wrong with a guy who bats .250 if he is hitting 35 bombs with 100 RBIs which is the pace Suarez is on going into the break.
6 weeks ago
Max Muncy photo 11. Max Muncy LAD
Muncy has now been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last calendar year. He has shown no signs of slowing down so don't be shocked when you look up at the end of the season and see 40 homers and 100 RBIs with a solid batting average.
6 weeks ago
Mike Moustakas photo 12. Mike Moustakas MIL
Although he wasn't a popular free agent this off-season, fantasy owners knew they could rely on his power, especially with him being in Milwaukee, and Moose has delivered. He is on track for 45 bombs to go with 100 RBIs and runs.
6 weeks ago
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 13. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR
Prior to the home run derby, Guerrero's start had been so bad that many were beginning to call him a bust. Let's not forget that this is one of the best prospects in the last decade. Make a move for him before his owner snaps out of it.
6 weeks ago
Josh Donaldson photo 14. Josh Donaldson ATL
Donaldson has managed to stay healthy so far this season, but the risk remains a factor. With that said, when he is on the field, you can still bank on 30-homer power with plenty of RBIs and runs.
6 weeks ago
Justin Turner photo 15. Justin Turner LAD
Turner is still chugging along as an underrated fantasy baseball asset. He may reach 90 runs, 20 HRs and a .300 batting average this season despit being drafted low each and every season.
6 weeks ago
Eduardo Escobar photo 16. Eduardo Escobar ARI
It seemed inevitable each week that Escobar would finally return to the player he once was, but at this point, it seems clear that the breakout is for real. Now, he might not be a top-five fantasy third baseman, but top 15 seems reasonable.
6 weeks ago
Yuli Gurriel photo 17. Yuli Gurriel HOU
Gurriel isn't a big source of power, but playing in this Astros offense guarantees him plenty of runs and RBI opportunities. Add in a worthwhile batting average and you've got a solid starter for your fantasy squad.
6 weeks ago
Carlos Santana photo 18. Carlos Santana CLE
Most were shocked to see Santana compete in the home run derby, but he has been a beast for Cleveland and fantasy owners with 19 homers and a 90/90 RBI/run pace to go with a .295 batting average. He seems to only improve with age.
6 weeks ago
Matt Carpenter photo 19. Matt Carpenter STL
Don't drop Carpenter quite yet. Remember, after all, that Carp was every bit as bad heading into July last year before he went scorched earth in the second half. You don't have to play him, but keep him on your bench and wait out the slump.
6 weeks ago
Miguel Sano photo 20. Miguel Sano MIN
Sano is back off the IL and doing Sano things with a .230 batting average but with loads of power. He could hit 25 bombs in the second-half with the RBIs and runs to go with it so don't give up on him quite yet.
6 weeks ago
Wil Myers photo 21. Wil Myers SD
In terms of batting average, Myers has been abysmal, but he might also finish the season with 20 homers, 20 steals and 80 runs, plus we know he has much more in the way of upside so don't drop him quite yet.
6 weeks ago
Hunter Dozier photo 22. Hunter Dozier KC
Dozier entered the all-star break om pace for 20 homers, 80 RBIs and carries a .283 batting average. Regardless of whether those numbers are a fluke or not, you can bet he won't regress enough to become waiver wire fodder in the second half.
6 weeks ago
Nick Senzel photo 23. Nick Senzel CIN
Senzel has merely been mediocre for fantasy owners up into the break with a .258 average and limited power, but he does have 8 steals already and we know he has the potential to breakout much like Scott Kingery did earlier this season.
6 weeks ago
Brian Anderson photo 24. Brian Anderson MIA
Anderson doesn't do much for a fantasy team in terms of batting average and you can be sure he won't pile up runs and RBIs in Miami's lineup, but he might hit 20 homers and won't kill you in any category.
6 weeks ago
Scott Kingery photo 25. Scott Kingery PHI
Kingery was white-hot for a month and has since come back down to earth like Tim Anderson. While Kingery is a quality ballplayer, his underlying metrics suggest the regression will continue coming, albeit with some power and speed to soften the blow.
6 weeks ago
Ryan McMahon photo 26. Ryan McMahon COL
McMahon has loads of upside seeing that he plays in Coors, has power and some speed. Now, it hasn't shown yet, and the playing time hasn't been consistent, but he is a classic post-hype sleeper to have a huge second half for fantasy owners.
6 weeks ago
Renato Nunez photo 27. Renato Nunez BAL
Nunez has always had power, there was never a doubt about that. What is surprising, however, is that it has translated to a 90 RBI, 80 runs pace. The batting average will be tough to swallow, but even so, he is worthy of a fantasy roster spot without question.
6 weeks ago
Kyle Seager photo 28. Kyle Seager SEA
Seager was as consistent of a fantasy asset as you could find two years ago, but age has slowed him down enough that it is to the point where there is no case to be made for owning him in fantasy baseball.
6 weeks ago
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 29. Asdrubal Cabrera WSH
Cabrera is the cut-off between a long list of useful fantasy middle infielders and players who can fill a roster spot if you are desperate for counting stats. The batting average is going to hurt and he surely won't steal bags, but the other three categories are all plusses.
6 weeks ago
Jurickson Profar photo 30. Jurickson Profar OAK
Profar has been downright awful this season for fantasy owners, batting just .212. With that said, he is still on track for 18 homers and double-digit steals so if he can turn the batting average around, we may have a fantasy impact player again.
6 weeks ago
Evan Longoria photo 31. Evan Longoria SF
Longoria is struggling in San Francisco with a low batting average and limited power. While there is a chance that changes in the coming months, there is no sense in waiting it out. Rather, just drop him until he proves himself useful in fantasy baseball.
6 weeks ago
Austin Riley photo 32. Austin Riley ATL
Riley had everyone excited upon his arrival to the bigs and while that name recognition may still linger, he is coming back down to earth a bit. Don't be shocked if he finishes the year with 35 homers, but his batting average won't help much and he offers zero speed.
6 weeks ago
Michael Chavis photo 33. Michael Chavis BOS
Chavis has cooled down after he came roaring out of the gates for Boston and fantasy owners. He won't bat .300, but the batting average won't be bad enough to be a concern and there is still enough power that you ought to keep him on your roster for now.
6 weeks ago
Maikel Franco photo 34. Maikel Franco PHI
Although Franco isn't going to help your fantasy team's batting average and he only has mediocre power, there is worth in the fact that he plays almost every day in one of the best lineups in baseball. With that will come both RBIs and runs.
6 weeks ago
David Fletcher photo 35. David Fletcher LAA
Fletcher isn't going to help you win the home run category, nor will he steal double-digit bases, but he might reach 80 runs with a batting average near .300 so make room for him if he is still available in your league.
6 weeks ago
Niko Goodrum photo 36. Niko Goodrum DET
The batting average hasn't been there with Niko this year, but there is reason for hope and when you add that to the fact that he is a reliable source of both power and speed, he is worthy of keeping an eye on for a potential injury fill-in in the coming weeks.
6 weeks ago
Gio Urshela photo 37. Gio Urshela NYY
The Yankees have been surprised with this kid as he hit .305 in the first half. The batting average will drop a bit and there won't be much power, but if he keeps playing every day in this lineup, he'll be worth owning and using every week.
6 weeks ago
Todd Frazier photo 38. Todd Frazier NYM
Frazier has had a bit of a resurgence this season, and while it hasn't amounted to a ton, there is a place on a fantasy roster for a guy with 25 homer power and a mediocre batting average which is what he appears to offer again.
6 weeks ago
Jake Lamb photo 39. Jake Lamb ARI
You may not feel great about drafting Lamb after his trainwreck 2018 season, but he is just one year removed from 30 homers and 105 RBIs so don't sleep on him bouncing back. With that said, the move to the humidor in Arizona makes it seem as though his ceiling is a bit lower than what we saw from him in 2017.
21 weeks ago
Travis Shaw photo 40. Travis Shaw MIL
Shaw could potentially be a worthwhile addition at some point later in the year, but for now, he has lost his job to Hiura and should be released in every format.
6 weeks ago
Jeimer Candelario photo 41. Jeimer Candelario DET
There is nothing sexy about drafting Candelario, but you can anticipate his batting average coming up 20 points this year, as he was among the most unlucky hitters in that department last year. Along with that, fantasy owners should get around 20 homers from him.
21 weeks ago
Yandy Diaz photo 42. Yandy Diaz TB
Diaz has been hitting the ball hard all season with underlying metrics actually suggesting his batting average should be higher than the current .277 and his homers may spike too. He makes for a terrific pickup if you need a third baseman.
6 weeks ago
Colin Moran photo 43. Colin Moran PIT
Moran is still batting near .300 heading into the all-star break and although he doesn't offer a ton in the power department, finishing with 18 homers and 80 RBIs would be a welcome line to any fantasy owner.
6 weeks ago
J.D. Davis photo 44. J.D. Davis NYM
Davis is raking for the Mets, but it hasn't quite shown up on paper. His underlying metrics are exceptional so don't be surprised if his batting average and power numbers follow in the second half.
6 weeks ago
Ian Happ photo 45. Ian Happ CHC
Jung Ho Kang photo 46. Jung Ho Kang MIL
Kang may not open the season as the starter in Pittsburgh, but with the way he is playing this spring, you'll want to keep a close eye on him. After all, we've seen Kang be a useful fantasy piece in years prior.
21 weeks ago
Chad Pinder photo 47. Chad Pinder OAK
Tim Beckham photo 48. Tim Beckham SEA
Johan Camargo photo 49. Johan Camargo ATL
Wilmer Flores photo 50. Wilmer Flores ARI
J.P. Crawford photo 51. J.P. Crawford SEA
Crawford's bat hasn't quite developed as fast as many expected, but he is a source of both speed and power but with upside for more. Keep an eye on him as a potential waiver wire pickup in the second half.
6 weeks ago
Tommy La Stella photo 53. Tommy La Stella LAA
La Stella was among the top breakout infielders this year before going on the IL for 2 to 3 months. If you have enough room on your IL or even bench, he may be worth holding onto for the head to head playoff stretch.
6 weeks ago
Jed Lowrie photo 54. Jed Lowrie NYM
Lowrie has been on the IL all season and just suffered another setback. Even if and when he returns to action, fantasy owners shouldn't pay any attention.
6 weeks ago
David Bote photo 55. David Bote CHC
Eduardo Nunez photo 56. Eduardo Nunez FA
Miguel Andujar photo 57. Miguel Andujar NYY
Andujar has a torn labrum which has ended many careers abruptly. The word is that he intends to play through it but that doesn't mean it will work out. Rather, trade him the moment he returns before everything can go further south. Let it be someone else's headache.
20 weeks ago
Rio Ruiz photo 58. Rio Ruiz BAL
Zack Cozart photo 59. Zack Cozart LAA
Cozart may miss time at the start of the season with a mild calf strain, and after his 2018 performance, it is fair to forget about him, but don't be so quick to forget how excellent he was in 2017 with the Reds, knocking 24 homers with a .297 batting average in just 122 games.
21 weeks ago
Logan Forsythe photo 60. Logan Forsythe TEX
Pablo Sandoval photo 61. Pablo Sandoval SF
Nobody saw it coming, but Pablo is back and playing great for the Giants. Of course, he isn't playing every day so the counting stats aren't ideal but with a .290 batting average and 11 homers in 176 at-bats, there may be a place for him on your fantasy squad.
6 weeks ago
Jose Osuna photo 62. Jose Osuna PIT
Chris Owings photo 63. Chris Owings BOS
David Freese photo 64. David Freese LAD
Brandon Drury photo 65. Brandon Drury TOR
Hernan Perez photo 66. Hernan Perez MIL
Yairo Munoz photo 67. Yairo Munoz STL
Neil Walker photo 69. Neil Walker MIA
Ty France photo 70. Ty France SD
France has been terrific in the minors this season and while he wasn't impressive in his MLB debut, there is a chance that he gets another shot before the end of the season and proves to be a worthwhile waiver wire addition.
6 weeks ago
Yolmer Sanchez photo 71. Yolmer Sanchez CWS
Matt Duffy photo 72. Matt Duffy TB
Aledmys Diaz photo 73. Aledmys Diaz HOU
Ronny Rodriguez photo 74. Ronny Rodriguez DET
Josh Rojas photo 75. Josh Rojas ARI
Miguel Rojas photo 76. Miguel Rojas MIA
Matt Davidson photo 77. Matt Davidson TEX
Jedd Gyorko photo 78. Jedd Gyorko LAD
Daniel Descalso photo 79. Daniel Descalso CHC
Ehire Adrianza photo 82. Ehire Adrianza MIN
Alen Hanson photo 83. Alen Hanson TOR
Wilmer Difo photo 84. Wilmer Difo WSH
Erik Gonzalez photo 86. Erik Gonzalez PIT
Martin Prado photo 87. Martin Prado MIA
Patrick Wisdom photo 88. Patrick Wisdom TEX
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 89. Ke'Bryan Hayes PIT