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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 11. Cody Bellinger 1B,CF,RF
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.
27 weeks ago
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 27. 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.
26 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 35. 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.
26 weeks ago
Kenley Jansen Note
Kenley Jansen photo 62. 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.
43 weeks ago
Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 70. 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.
28 weeks ago
Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 83. Max Muncy 1B,3B,2B
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.
28 weeks ago
Corey Seager Note
Corey Seager photo 95. 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.
27 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 125. Kenta Maeda SP,RP
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.
26 weeks ago
A.J. Pollock Note
A.J. Pollock photo 127. A.J. Pollock CF,LF
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.
26 weeks ago
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 175. Joc Pederson LF,CF,1B,RF
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.
27 weeks ago
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 212. 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.
27 weeks ago
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 254. Alex Wood SP
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 274. Kike Hernandez 2B,SS,CF,RF,LF
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.
28 weeks ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 285. Julio Urias SP,RP
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.
26 weeks ago
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 297. 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.
25 weeks ago
Chris Taylor Note
Chris Taylor photo 323. Chris Taylor SS,LF,CF,2B
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.
27 weeks ago
Jimmy Nelson Note
Jimmy Nelson photo 374. Jimmy Nelson SP,RP
Nelson was top five in xFIP prior to his injury that has taken much longer to recover from than expected. There is a chance he will return in May, but even if he does, it doesn't necessarily mean he will return to form right away or even ever.
42 weeks ago
Joe Kelly Note
Joe Kelly photo 446. Joe Kelly RP
Austin Barnes Note
Austin Barnes photo 467. Austin Barnes C
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 504. Tony Gonsolin RP,SP
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 527. Dustin May SP,RP
Gavin Lux Note
Gavin Lux photo 538. Gavin Lux SS,2B
Matt Beaty Note
Matt Beaty photo 545. Matt Beaty 1B,LF
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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
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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
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27Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
28Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
29Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
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29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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