Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Cody Bellinger photo 8. Cody Bellinger 1B,CF
Although he has cooled off, Bellinger is clearly one of the top three fantasy assets in baseball this season. He may end the season with 120 runs, 120 RBIs, 50 homers and 15 stolen bases. And don't forget that he is still batting over .340.
6 weeks ago
Walker Buehler photo 25. Walker Buehler SP
Buehler was exceptional in the second half last year then had mighty struggles to begin the 2019 campaign. Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief, however, as he is back to pulverizing hitters like the top five starter he is.
5 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw photo 39. Clayton Kershaw SP
Kershaw certainly isn't the same dominant pitcher that everyone was drafting in the first round every year but that by no means implies he is washed up. Rather, he keeps chugging along with a WHIP near 1.00, a sub 3 ERA and nearly a K-per inning. That will do.
5 weeks ago
Hyun-Jin Ryu photo 49. Hyun-Jin Ryu SP
As we enter August, Ryu is still rocking a sub 1.00 WHIP and a sub 2.00 ERA. Now, whether he can sustain that is clearly a no, but who would complain if he finishes the year with a 2.50 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 200 Ks? Certainly not the guy who drafted him in the 20th round.
5 weeks ago
Max Muncy photo 59. Max Muncy 1B,2B,3B
Muncy has now been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last calendar year. He has shown no signs of slowing down so don't be shocked when you look up at the end of the season and see 40 homers and 100 RBIs with a solid batting average.
6 weeks ago
Kenley Jansen photo 66. Kenley Jansen RP
Jansen has been so good for so long that you might automatically assume him to be the top closer once again in 2019, but last year, he was nowhere close to it. Rather, his ERA plummeted to 3.01 with "just" 82 Ks. You can still grab him among the top tier, but you shouldn't even be considering taking him in the first five or six rounds.
21 weeks ago
Justin Turner photo 77. Justin Turner 3B
Turner is still chugging along as an underrated fantasy baseball asset. He may reach 90 runs, 20 HRs and a .300 batting average this season despit being drafted low each and every season.
6 weeks ago
Corey Seager photo 116. Corey Seager SS
It is incredible to think that just a few years ago, Seager was the Fernando Tatis of baseball with multiple MVPs surely in his future. Seager is still startable, of course, but by no means worthy of being called a star. Let this be a word of caution about breakout youngsters like Tatis and Kingery.
6 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda photo 126. Kenta Maeda SP
Maeda carries an incredible WHIP but the ERA isn't exactly there so far. He'll get some wins and is racking up a strikeout per inning, but until that ERA comes down, he will remain outside the top 25 fantasy starters.
5 weeks ago
A.J. Pollock photo 147. A.J. Pollock CF
Pollock has always produced when on the field but injuries have held him back quite a bit. This year, even the efficiency has taken a hit, and while he can still help fantasy teams, it isn't anywhere near as much as in previous seasons.
5 weeks ago
Joc Pederson photo 196. Joc Pederson LF,CF
Joc has already swatted 20 homers even though the Dodgers primarily only play him against right-handed pitchers. He will continue to produce while he is in the lineup, but the counting stats may not finish as high as others with his sort of pop.
6 weeks ago
Rich Hill photo 252. Rich Hill SP
With so many players on the IL, it might not make sense to hold onto Hill who doesn't even have a timetable for return quite yet. He is always excellent when he pitches, however, so if he does return, scramble to scoop him back up.
5 weeks ago
Ross Stripling photo 264. Ross Stripling SP,RP
While not as terrific as last year, Stripling hasn't disappointed by any measure other than the fact that the Dodgers' insane rotational depth hasn't allowed for enough innings. While he starts, however, Stripling is well worth owning.
5 weeks ago
Alex Verdugo photo 265. Alex Verdugo LF,CF
Verdugo has been raking in the first half for the Dodgers with a batting average well above .300 and even some speed. Don't be surprised if he ends up with 20+ homers too if the Dodgers continue to get him enough at-bats.
6 weeks ago
Kike Hernandez photo 302. Kike Hernandez 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF
The batting average has devestated fantasy owners thus far in the first half and while it may come up, it won't be enough to warrant rostering Kike in a standard-sized league.
6 weeks ago
Tyler White photo 334. Tyler White 1B
Julio Urias photo 337. Julio Urias SP
When on the mound, Urias is about as good as it gets for a youngster with an ERA sitting at 2.25 and a WHIP below 1.00. The issue, of course, is that he only throws a handful of innings at most in a given week. There is still use for that, but not much more than someone like Ryan Pressley.
5 weeks ago
Chris Taylor photo 385. Chris Taylor 2B,SS,LF,CF
Taylor hit the IL with a fractured wrist and while he isn't quite worth holding onto, he will be one to add once he returns to action for the Dodgers. As always, Taylor should provide some power and speed to go with a solid batting average and great counting stats because of the lineup he is in.
6 weeks ago
Will Smith photo 448. Will Smith C
Smith has been unbelievable for the Dodgers and while there is a chance he continues to amaze fantasy owners, it is more likely that he follows the vast majority of rookies who started amazing before going south.
3 weeks ago
Joe Kelly photo 496. Joe Kelly RP
Tony Gonsolin photo 555. Tony Gonsolin SP
Gavin Lux photo 590. Gavin Lux SS
Dustin May photo 596. Dustin May SP
Austin Barnes photo 620. Austin Barnes C,2B