Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Ketel Marte photo 88. Ketel Marte 2B,SS
Marte has been spectacular with an astonishing 21 first-half homers to go with a batting average well over .300. While he is clearly no fluke, the notion that he is suddenly one of the top offensive middle infielders in baseball won't stick around for long so sell him high if you can find a taker willing to pay enough.
5 weeks ago
Robbie Ray photo 119. Robbie Ray SP
Over the last few year's Ray has been the epitome of a volatile pitcher. This year hasn't been any different, as he still struggles with the home run and as a result, carries an ERA near 4. The strikeouts will still be there, of course, but until he fixes that ERA, he is merely a SP3.
4 weeks ago
Eduardo Escobar photo 120. Eduardo Escobar 3B,SS
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.
5 weeks ago
David Peralta photo 124. David Peralta LF
Peralta was raging hot earlier in the season but as the underlying numbers accurately forecasted, that was a mere fluke. Now that he is on the IL, you can make a case for cutting him loose if you need the extra roster spot.
5 weeks ago
Zac Gallen photo 215. Zac Gallen SP
Since his promotion, Gallen has merely been mediocre for fantasy owners, but he was so sensational in the minor leagues that you'd have to expect his MLB numbers to improve a bit over a larger sample size. Don't give up on him if he has another bad week or two,
4 weeks ago
Christian Walker photo 235. Christian Walker 1B
Walker has been streaky and volatile, but even so, he still managed to put together an impressive first half stat line with both power and a little speed. The batting average may drop south of .250 at some point, but he is still well worth starting even if that is the case.
5 weeks ago
Adam Jones photo 267. Adam Jones CF,DH
Jones isn't back to his glory days, but he has certainly been a nice surprise this season for fantasy owners, contributing in three categories and not hurting anyone in batting average. You can continue to use him as a mediocre asset.
5 weeks ago
Jarrod Dyson photo 280. Jarrod Dyson CF,RF
Dyson is by no means a power hitter with just 5 first-half homers and 18 RBIs, but he is what everyone wanted out of Billy Hamilton with 20 steals, 40 runs and a bad, but not terrible batting average. Judging by the demand for steals, Dyson is well worth scooping up.
5 weeks ago
Archie Bradley photo 284. Archie Bradley RP
Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
20 weeks ago
Luke Weaver photo 294. Luke Weaver SP
Merrill Kelly photo 338. Merrill Kelly P
Nick Ahmed photo 352. Nick Ahmed SS
There is nothing exciting about a shortstop who isn't plus in any of the five primary categories, but he is getting the job done so far with mediocre production in each area. Whether that keeps up is a question, of course, but for now, he can fill in during an injury.
5 weeks ago
Carson Kelly photo 385. Carson Kelly C
Kelly is smashing MLB pitchers the last month and while he is a former top prospect, the sample size is not enough to trust him as a reliable fantasy option yet. The upside is still quite high, however, so he is a top 12 rest of season option for the time being.
2 weeks ago
Jake Lamb photo 407. Jake Lamb 3B
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.
20 weeks ago
Yoan Lopez photo 482. Yoan Lopez RP
Mike Leake photo 561. Mike Leake SP
Taijuan Walker photo 564. Taijuan Walker SP
Wilmer Flores photo 574. Wilmer Flores 1B,2B,3B
Jon Duplantier photo 615. Jon Duplantier SP