Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Justin Verlander photo 9. Justin Verlander SP
Verlander's 0.85 WHIP is almost unbelievable, as is the fact that he has already struck out 172 batters with 40% of the season to go. While he is firmly entrenched in the top tier, he is still behind Scherzer as the #1 starter in fantasy baseball.
4 weeks ago
Alex Bregman photo 15. Alex Bregman 3B,SS
While the batting average has dropped, Bregman is still compiling RBIs, runs and homers at a rate where you can't move him out of the top five third basemen in fantasy. Don't be shocked if he kicks it into the next gear in the coming months too.
6 weeks ago
Gerrit Cole photo 16. Gerrit Cole SP
Cole reached 200 Ks once again and may very well end up north of 300 by season's end. His ERA won't be quite as low as Scherzer's because of his struggles in preventing homers, but there is little doubt he is a top-tier starter this year.
4 weeks ago
Jose Altuve photo 30. Jose Altuve 2B
Altuve is not done in the way Joey Votto appears to be, but he sure has hit a wall that caps both his batting average and stolen bases. The average should climb toward .290 with sufficient power remaining, but at this point, he is merely a second or even third-tier fantasy middle infielder.
5 weeks ago
George Springer photo 32. George Springer CF,RF,DH
With the injuries to both Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, Springer's counting stats haven't quite been what fantasy owners expected but he is still among the clear-cut second-tier of fantasy outfielders and may finish with 35 homers, 10 steals and a .300 batting average.
5 weeks ago
Zack Greinke photo 37. Zack Greinke SP
Greinke isn't your prototypical strikeout heavy ace but he is as reliable as they come in the ratios which will, of course, translate to plenty of wins as well. If he is your SP1 on your roster, you should feel pretty good about your team.
4 weeks ago
Carlos Correa photo 47. Carlos Correa SS
Correa was again playing great baseball for the Astros prior to his fractured rib which has held him out for two months. Now that he is coming back, he should quickly return to being a top 10 fantasy shortstop and top 50 fantasy asset overall.
5 weeks ago
Michael Brantley photo 76. Michael Brantley LF,DH
Brantley keeps on hitting, and as long as he stays healthy, fantasy owners can expect a .320 average from him to go with all the runs and RBIs that come from batting in the middle of the order for Houston. There won't be much in the way of power or speed, however.
5 weeks ago
Roberto Osuna photo 78. Roberto Osuna RP
The change of scenery has proved useful for Osuna, who has done nothing but dominate since the deal to Houston. While he won't strike out 100 like some of the names above him, Osuna is a safe bet for 35 saves and excellent ratios.
4 weeks ago
Yordan Alvarez photo 124. Yordan Alvarez LF
Yordan came into the league blazing but as we saw with Michael Chavis earlier this season, that doesn't suddenly make him a superstar. While it is possible that he continues to rake like Pete Alonso, we are better off holding back from calling him a top 10 fantasy outfielder for now.
5 weeks ago
Yuli Gurriel photo 164. Yuli Gurriel 1B,3B,DH
Gurriel isn't a big source of power, but playing in this Astros offense guarantees him plenty of runs and RBI opportunities. Add in a worthwhile batting average and you've got a solid starter for your fantasy squad.
6 weeks ago
Wade Miley photo 222. Wade Miley SP
It may feel odd rostering someone like Wade Miley over a big name like Mad-Bum or Chris Archer, but with the way he has pitched, Miley needs to be owned and used everywhere. His ERA may end up south of 3.00 by the end of the season and his WHIP is great too.
4 weeks ago
Ryan Pressly photo 268. Ryan Pressly RP
Pressly is one of the best relievers in baseball, but unfortunately that doesn't add up to enough fantasy production to reach the top 20, as saves are crucial. Still, should anything happen to Osuna, he would become an immediate top 5 closer.
4 weeks ago
Brad Peacock photo 280. Brad Peacock RP,SP
When Peacock returns to health, he is expected to be tossed back into the rotation even with rumors that Houston may acquire another arm. As long as Peacock continues starting, he will prove well worth a fantasy roster spot.
4 weeks ago
Collin McHugh photo 306. Collin McHugh RP,SP
Aaron Sanchez photo 371. Aaron Sanchez SP
Forrest Whitley photo 384. Forrest Whitley SP
Whitley was the top pitching prospect going into the season but has been terrible thus far in the minors. If that turns around, he may end up useful in MLB by the end of the season.
4 weeks ago
Josh James photo 390. Josh James SP
James missed out on the rotation thanks to a Spring Training injury then proceeded to struggle in the bullpen, but he has been electric of late and may end up in the rotation after all in the coming weeks so keep a close eye on him.
4 weeks ago
Kyle Tucker photo 437. Kyle Tucker LF
Tucker is still stuck down in the minors for Houston and while playing time will be difficult to come by apart from a trade, he would be a 100% FAAB pickup if he gets the call and is inserted into the starting lineup. Think Andrew Benintendi right away with both power and speed.
5 weeks ago
Josh Reddick photo 451. Josh Reddick LF,RF
Reddick continues to play every day for the Astros despite Kyle Tucker waiting around in the minors. Reddick isn't bad with a .291 average and decent power, but that may not be enough to hold off the kid in the second-half of the year.
5 weeks ago
Jose Urquidy photo 476. Jose Urquidy P
Robinson Chirinos photo 483. Robinson Chirinos C
Chirinos will hurt you in batting average, although not as bad as someone like Zunino. With that said, he is a reliable source of power and since he plays in such a strong Astros' lineup, you can bank on him piling up RBIs and runs as well.
6 weeks ago
Framber Valdez photo 577. Framber Valdez SP