Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Francisco Lindor photo 14. Francisco Lindor SS
Lindor had a slow start as he recovered from his injury, but with the way he performed to close out the first half, it seems likely that he will finish the year with 25 homers, 25 steals and a batting average nearing .300. It's tough to beat that at any position, let alone shortstop.
5 weeks ago
Jose Ramirez photo 31. Jose Ramirez 2B,3B
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
Shane Bieber photo 62. Shane Bieber SP
Underlying stats all screamed that Bieber was due for a huge season and anyone who believed it is dancing in the streets right now. It seems to be legitimate too so don't be getting the crazy idea of trying to sell him while his stock is high.
5 weeks ago
Mike Clevinger photo 64. Mike Clevinger SP
Clevinger spent quite a bit of time on the IL but since he has returned, it has been absolute gold. With the way he is going, he may move up from top 20 starting pitchers to top 10 by the end of the season.
5 weeks ago
Yasiel Puig photo 65. Yasiel Puig RF
Puig was borderline droppable just a month ago but he has quickly turned his season around and is now on track for 40 homers, 20 steals, 100 RBIs and is batting over .260. While that may not keep up, it wouldn't be a surprise either considering he is playing in Great American Ballpark.
5 weeks ago
Brad Hand photo 68. Brad Hand RP
Cleveland struck gold in acquiring Brad Hand last year. He has been nothing but magic for them, continuing into this year when he struck out over 60 first half batters and already executed more than 25 saves.
5 weeks ago
Carlos Santana photo 100. Carlos Santana 1B,3B
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
Franmil Reyes photo 120. Franmil Reyes LF,RF
Franmil has been a sensation with 25 first-half homers despite playing half his games in San Diego. If he were to get dealt, his stock would sky rocket, but for now, he will continue to be held back by the park and getting a day or two off every week because of the Padres' outfield logjam.
5 weeks ago
Corey Kluber photo 160. Corey Kluber SP
Kluber has been out for months and wasn't even very good prior to the injury so let's hold off on SP1 type expectations when he finally returns in a few weeks. With that said, he does still have that upside, of course, so don't hesitate to put in an offer if you are already locked into the H2H playoffs.
5 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco photo 191. Carlos Carrasco SP
We haven't heard whether Carrasco will return this season, and while he would likely be a useful fantasy asset if he did, it doesn't make sense to hold out hope and hang onto him if you need to clear up a roster spot somewhere.
4 weeks ago
Oscar Mercado photo 219. Oscar Mercado CF
Jake Bauers photo 305. Jake Bauers 1B,LF
Bauers hasn't turned it on yet, and although there is still promise that he will, it isn't worth banking on this year. Rather, target him as a post-hype buy next season.
6 weeks ago
Jason Kipnis photo 440. Jason Kipnis 2B,CF,DH
At this point in his career, Kipnis is only a worthwhile fantasy asset in deeper leagues. He should end up with double-digit homers and steals, but not by much, and drug down by a rough batting average.
6 weeks ago
Greg Allen photo 445. Greg Allen CF,RF
Roberto Perez photo 455. Roberto Perez C
Perez has already mashed 16 homers through the first half for Cleveland. His batting average isn't useful, but won't kill you either so you could certainly do much worse than Perez even if he does take a step back toward expectations in the second half.
6 weeks ago
Tyler Naquin photo 463. Tyler Naquin LF,CF,RF
Zach Plesac photo 483. Zach Plesac P
Nick Wittgren photo 505. Nick Wittgren RP
Logan Allen photo 570. Logan Allen SP