Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Mookie Betts photo 4. Mookie Betts CF,RF
Incredibly, as disappointing as Betts has been, he is still a top 10 fantasy outfielder and hasn't even begun to play his best ball yet. Although Trout, Yelich and Bellinger are the clear top three, it would surprise no one if Betts has the best second half of them all.
5 weeks ago
J.D. Martinez photo 6. J.D. Martinez LF,RF,DH
If you are hoping to make some noise in the trade market, you may want to put in a feeler for J.D. who has been among the most unlucky hitters in terms of batted balls this season. While his production looks down, he is actually hitting the ball just as well as he has the past few seasons.
5 weeks ago
Xander Bogaerts photo 23. Xander Bogaerts SS
Entering the all-star break, Xander has been the single most useful fantasy shortstop thanks to a batting average north of .300, 20+ homers and mostly his 130/130 RBIs and runs pace. Both of those may slow down but there is no denying that he is firmly within the top tier of fantasy shortstops moving forward.
5 weeks ago
Rafael Devers photo 40. Rafael Devers 3B
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
Chris Sale photo 43. Chris Sale SP
It sure was ugly to start the year but Sale has settled in nicely since then and has now compiled over 160 Ks through the first half. That 4+ ERA isn't pretty, but know that it is highly likely that number will continue to improve over the final few months of the year.
4 weeks ago
Andrew Benintendi photo 47. Andrew Benintendi LF,CF
Even with the power disappearing, Benintendi batting in the middle of the Boston lineup means runs and RBIs galore thanks to his strong BB-rate. While he might not return draft value the rest of the season, fantasy owners can at least expect him to right the ship from here on out.
5 weeks ago
David Price photo 88. David Price SP
Price was so much better just a few years ago that it is easy to think of him as washed up, but he is still accomplishing plenty for fantasy owners, just not at the ace level. Rather, his numbers are more in the SP3 range but he remains reliable.
4 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 138. Eduardo Rodriguez SP
Rodriguez has strong strikeout stuff and is picking up wins with the Red Sox lineup behind him, but neither his ERA nor WHIP are above average. With that combination, we are looking at a fringe SP4/SP3.
4 weeks ago
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 218. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF,RF
It is anyone's guess which Bradley we will get in the second half, whether it is the worst offensive player in baseball or a fringe all-star. We have seen both at times this year and in the past. For now, though, he is hot so don't hesitate to use him.
5 weeks ago
Rick Porcello photo 232. Rick Porcello SP
Porcello may have won a Cy Young but at this point in his career, there is no sense in even streaming him, let alone rostering him.
4 weeks ago
Brandon Workman photo 237. Brandon Workman RP
Workman has been terrific with 60 first-half Ks and incredible ratios. If you could add 20 saves to that, he would be elite, the Red Sox are insistent on keeping him in his current role while making Eovaldi the closer.
4 weeks ago
Michael Chavis photo 239. Michael Chavis 1B,2B,3B
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
Nathan Eovaldi photo 262. Nathan Eovaldi SP
The Red Sox have made it clear that Eovaldi is who they expect to fix their bullpen issues. Whether or not it lasts is anyone's guess, but for the time being, he is the man getting saves for this playoff contender so he needs to be owned.
4 weeks ago
Matt Barnes photo 265. Matt Barnes RP
Barnes is no longer the closer with Eovaldi back off the IL, and his ratios won't be ideal, but fantasy owners can bet on another 50+ second half Ks while rostering him as a fallback saves option should Eovaldi hit the IL again.
4 weeks ago
Christian Vazquez photo 304. Christian Vazquez C
Vasquez is one of a handful of surprising catchers to breakout in the first half. Regardless of whether you believe it to be a fluke, he has been so good that even with some regression, he sneaks into the top 10 rest of season projections.
6 weeks ago
Ryan Brasier photo 374. Ryan Brasier RP
There was speculation that Brasier might take the Red Sox open closer role, but he was passed over for Matt Barnes. While there is a chance that doesn't last all season, you can safely drop Braiser for now.
19 weeks ago
Mitch Moreland photo 405. Mitch Moreland 1B
Andrew Cashner photo 550. Andrew Cashner SP
Cashner was impressive enough in Baltimore that the Red Sox went out and acquired him, and while he hasn't been useful for them yet, he is good enough that you can consider him as a streamer here and there.
4 weeks ago
Chris Owings photo 608. Chris Owings 2B,3B,CF,RF
Steve Pearce photo 615. Steve Pearce 1B,LF,DH
Sam Travis photo 616. Sam Travis LF