Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Christian Yelich photo 2. Christian Yelich LF,CF,RF
In real life, Yelich doesn't do enough overall to have surpassed Trout as the top player in the game but with a 50 homer, 40 steal pace to go with a .330 batting average, you can bet your bottom dollar that he has been the #1 fantasy asset this season and will continue to be so.
5 weeks ago
Mike Moustakas photo 70. Mike Moustakas 3B,DH
Although he wasn't a popular free agent this off-season, fantasy owners knew they could rely on his power, especially with him being in Milwaukee, and Moose has delivered. He is on track for 45 bombs to go with 100 RBIs and runs.
6 weeks ago
Josh Hader photo 74. Josh Hader RP
Hader has run into a bit of a cold spell in July but that is bound to happen to even the best relievers at one point or another. The fact of the matter is, he is on pace for 140 Ks again to go with 35+ saves and sparkling ratios.
5 weeks ago
Lorenzo Cain photo 93. Lorenzo Cain CF
After making a run at the NL MVP last season, Cain came with high hopes, but it turns out that he has been among the most frustrating players so far this season, going for just 5 gomers, 11 steals and a .253 average in the first half. Even so, he still deserves a roster spot, but perhaps not much longer.
6 weeks ago
Yasmani Grandal photo 112. Yasmani Grandal C
Grandal's batting average may not seem all that appealing in the .240s range, but that is actually at replacement-level for the position so he won't hurt you there. He will definitely help in HRs, RBIs and runs, though. Over the last three seasons, he trails only (the injured) Salvador Perez in homers, and that was before he moved from an awful park for hitters in L.A. to a hitter's have in Milwaukee.
21 weeks ago
Ryan Braun photo 153. Ryan Braun 1B,LF
As usual, Braun is dealing with injuries off and on, but getting the job done for fantasy owners while he is on the field. Going into the break, he carries a .271 average with a dozen homers and a handful of steals which is what we should expect in the second half too.
6 weeks ago
Keston Hiura photo 174. Keston Hiura 2B
It took long enough but the Brewers finally called Hiura back after he destroyed minor league pitching. The kid does not only have an excellent future, but he is polished and ready to provide fantasy owners vintage Robinson Cano like numbers.
6 weeks ago
Brandon Woodruff photo 218. Brandon Woodruff SP,RP
Woodruff has been insane, striking out 133 first half batters to go with a 1.13 WHIP. You can look past that 3.53 ERA as the underlying metrics suggest it will come down in the second half, giving fantasy owners a total stud.
5 weeks ago
Travis Shaw photo 221. Travis Shaw 1B,3B,2B
Shaw could potentially be a worthwhile addition at some point later in the year, but for now, he has lost his job to Hiura and should be released in every format.
6 weeks ago
Jung Ho Kang photo 355. Jung Ho Kang 3B
Kang may not open the season as the starter in Pittsburgh, but with the way he is playing this spring, you'll want to keep a close eye on him. After all, we've seen Kang be a useful fantasy piece in years prior.
21 weeks ago
Jeremy Jeffress photo 380. Jeremy Jeffress RP
Josh Hader is the current closer in Milwaukee with Knebel out for the season but once Jeffress returns from the IL, that may quickly change. Jeffress is only owned in about 20% of leagues and should be among the top pickups with this potential outcome on the horizon.
20 weeks ago
Zach Davies photo 384. Zach Davies SP
Davies still has an ERA below 3.00, but his WHIP is not all that impressive and he strikes out fewer hitters than just about every pitcher in the league so while he isn't the worst use of a roster spot, his upside is limited.
5 weeks ago
Jhoulys Chacin photo 389. Jhoulys Chacin SP
Eric Thames photo 409. Eric Thames 1B,LF,RF
Thames has shown flashes of all that pop we got in 2017 during his breakout campaign but the Brewers just aren't playing him enough to make much of a fantasy impact. He belongs on your waiver wire speed dial, however.
6 weeks ago
Freddy Peralta photo 415. Freddy Peralta SP
There is no doubt that Peralta has been a disappointment but has still been piling up strikeouts and has been good enough out of the pen the last month that there may be some hope remaining that he ends up back in the rotation before long.
5 weeks ago
Chase Anderson photo 436. Chase Anderson SP
Jordan Lyles photo 451. Jordan Lyles SP,RP
Jimmy Nelson photo 487. Jimmy Nelson SP
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.
20 weeks ago
Orlando Arcia photo 504. Orlando Arcia SS
There is no doubt that Arcia has potential for much more, but that doesn't mean fantasy owners should continue to run him out there while he bats .230 or worse. There is some power and will be a handful of steals but that isn't quite enough to justify using him quite yet.
6 weeks ago
Corbin Burnes photo 507. Corbin Burnes RP
Gio Gonzalez photo 547. Gio Gonzalez SP
Trent Grisham photo 559. Trent Grisham OF
Drew Pomeranz photo 571. Drew Pomeranz SP
Alex Claudio photo 591. Alex Claudio RP