Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Ronald Acuna Jr. photo 4. Ronald Acuna Jr. LF,CF
Acuna picked up right where he left off last season with 70 first-half runs to go with a 40/20 homer/steal pace to go with it. As if that wasn't enough, he may end up hitting .300 as well, putting him in the conversation as the top fantasy asset in baseball next spring.
4 weeks ago
Freddie Freeman photo 17. Freddie Freeman 1B
Freeman is as steady as ever this season, batting a crisp .313 through the first half with 20+ homers and nearly 70 RBIs and runs each. He may not have the upside of Pete Alonso, but there is something to be said about Freeman's reliability month by month.
5 weeks ago
Ozzie Albies photo 48. Ozzie Albies 2B
Albies bounced back nicely after last season's awful second-half. He isn't an elite source of either power or speed, but he contributes nicely in both areas while adding plus batting average and plenty of RBIs and runs thanks to the strong Braves lineup.
5 weeks ago
Josh Donaldson photo 87. Josh Donaldson 3B,DH
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.
5 weeks ago
Mike Soroka photo 133. Mike Soroka SP
Soroka was blazing for a while and has come back down to earth a little. It should continue to be a slide over the second half as his batted ball data catches up to his stats but he is still without a doubt a top 40 starting pitcher at this point.
4 weeks ago
Shane Greene photo 147. Shane Greene RP
Greene is this year's version of Blake Treinen, posting absurd ratios while executing every save in sight. It may not keep up at quite this rate, but you can be sure he'll fall into the top 10 closers through the first half.
4 weeks ago
Dansby Swanson photo 181. Dansby Swanson SS
You may not believe in the breakout, but every underlying metric suggests Swanson's breakout has been legitimate after years of disappointing optimistic fantasy owners. He should finish the year with 25 homers, a dozen steals and a solid batting average to go with loads of RBIs and runs.
5 weeks ago
Max Fried photo 202. Max Fried SP,RP
Fried entered the second half on the IL but when he returns, fantasy owners have a solid fifth starting pitcher who will pick up wins, strike out a handful of batters most start and won't kill your ratios at all.
4 weeks ago
Dallas Keuchel photo 206. Dallas Keuchel SP
As always, Keuchel isn't striking anyone out but he is pitching deep into games and picking up wins with solid but unspectacular ratios. He is a solid SP5 in fantasy leagues.
4 weeks ago
Austin Riley photo 227. Austin Riley 3B
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.
5 weeks ago
Ender Inciarte photo 250. Ender Inciarte CF
Luke Jackson photo 265. Luke Jackson RP
Jackson is on pace for well over 100 Ks this season and while his WHIP isn't great, he is racking up saves for a playoff contender and has virtually no competition for the job so fantasy owners can continue to rely on him.
4 weeks ago
Nick Markakis photo 283. Nick Markakis RF
As always, Markakis isn't providing much in the way of homers or steals, but his is on pace for 90 RBIs and 90 runs to go with another strong batting average. While that isn't a league-winner, he is giving fantasy teams exactly what they hoped for from him.
5 weeks ago
Mark Melancon photo 320. Mark Melancon RP
Will Smith is the closer for now in San Francisco but he hasn't been all that durable, plus he may be on the trade market before long as a coveted lefty setup man. Don't sleep on Melancon getting saves again within a few months.
20 weeks ago
A.J. Minter photo 330. A.J. Minter RP
Minter was supposed to be in the heat of the competition for saves in Atlanta, and while that may happen down the road, an injury setback for him has handed the job over to Vizcaino. Unless you play in a deeper league, this should make Minter undraftable, but worth keeping an eye on in free agency.
20 weeks ago
Julio Teheran photo 368. Julio Teheran SP
Teheran is chugging along once again for the Braves with an ERA below 4.00 and a WHIP below 1.30. He won't strike out a batter per inning and doesn't have many wins yet but with the strong ratios, he is worth owning as a depth piece.
4 weeks ago
Sean Newcomb photo 409. Sean Newcomb SP
Mike Foltynewicz photo 423. Mike Foltynewicz SP
Foltynewicz was tremendous last year but has been so bad once he returned from the IL that he is now in the minors and struggling there. Keep an eye on him, but it is probably a lost cause at this point.
4 weeks ago
Chris Martin photo 425. Chris Martin RP
Anthony Swarzak photo 439. Anthony Swarzak RP
Arodys Vizcaino photo 465. Arodys Vizcaino RP
Reports were suggesting that Vizcaino was in a closer battle with A.J. Minter, but now that Minter is banged up, it seems as though Vizcaino will open the season as the closer for a playoff contending team. That should make him worthwhile to draft, but that doesn't exactly mean he will hang onto the job for long if he slips up.
20 weeks ago
Kyle Wright photo 499. Kyle Wright SP
Wright was dreadful in his debut earlier in the season then was beat up again in his return. He may not get another chance, but if he does, don't give up on him as there is still plenty of upside.
4 weeks ago
Bryse Wilson photo 505. Bryse Wilson SP
Tyler Flowers photo 537. Tyler Flowers C
Johan Camargo photo 545. Johan Camargo 3B,SS
Adam Duvall photo 547. Adam Duvall 1B,LF
Touki Toussaint photo 555. Touki Toussaint SP