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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Mookie Betts Note
Mookie Betts photo 3. 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.
27 weeks ago
J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 4. J.D. Martinez LF,RF
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.
27 weeks ago
Xander Bogaerts Note
Xander Bogaerts photo 22. 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.
27 weeks ago
Rafael Devers Note
Rafael Devers photo 36. 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.
28 weeks ago
Andrew Benintendi Note
Andrew Benintendi photo 40. 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.
27 weeks ago
David Price Note
David Price photo 89. 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.
26 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 122. 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.
26 weeks ago
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 194. 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.
27 weeks ago
Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 199. 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.
27 weeks ago
Jose Peraza Note
Jose Peraza photo 201. Jose Peraza 2B,SS,LF
Peraza broke out last season with 13 homers, 23 steals and a .288 batting average. Whether or not the power stays is a question, but he seems to be a safe source for runs, steals and batting average in the middle of drafts.
43 weeks ago
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 217. Nathan Eovaldi SP,RP
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.
26 weeks ago
Matt Barnes Note
Matt Barnes photo 229. 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.
27 weeks ago
Christian Vazquez Note
Christian Vazquez photo 270. Christian Vazquez C,1B
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.
28 weeks ago
Martin Perez Note
Martin Perez photo 339. Martin Perez SP,RP
Ryan Brasier Note
Ryan Brasier photo 343. 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.
42 weeks ago
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1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
3Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
4Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
5Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
6Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
7Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
8Trevor Story (COL)SS
9Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
10Trea Turner (WSH)SS
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11Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
12Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
13Juan Soto (WSH)LF
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
16Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
17J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
18Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
19Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
20Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
21Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)SS
22Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
23Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
24Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
25Shane Bieber (CLE)SP
26Mike Clevinger (CLE)SP
27Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
28Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
29Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
30Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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