Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Eddie Rosario photo 43. Eddie Rosario LF
Rosario is no longer swiping any bags for fantasy owners, but his consistency at the plate has rewarded them richly as he is once again on track for 30 homers with a useful batting average and all the RBIs and runs to match both.
5 weeks ago
Nelson Cruz photo 51. Nelson Cruz DH
Cruz may not be producing quite at the same rate as we've seen in years prior, but his batted ball data is virtually identical so it is difficult to even say he has slowed down. Rather, we are still talking about a top 100 overall player in fantasy baseball.
4 weeks ago
Jose Berrios photo 59. Jose Berrios SP
Berrios may not be the strikeout pitcher we saw when he entered the league with such electric stuff, but he is still getting the job done, and perhaps better than any other point in his career. Fantasy owners have a top 20 starter in Berrios.
4 weeks ago
Jorge Polanco photo 88. Jorge Polanco SS
Polanco was quite good last year but has taken it up another notch at the plate this season with a 20 homer pace and batting average well north of .300 heading into the break. With that said, he has been struggling of late and seems to have lost the 15 steal speed we figured he'd provide.
5 weeks ago
Max Kepler photo 111. Max Kepler CF,RF
As odd as it is to imagine, Kepler just started playing baseball a decade ago so it should be no surprise that his breakout came a little late. It appears to be here to stay, however, and while the batting average and speed will never be a plus, 100 RBIs, 100 runs and 35 homers will certainly do the trick for fantasy owners.
5 weeks ago
Byron Buxton photo 156. Byron Buxton CF
Buxton has had streaks this season that show why there is still reason to be optimistic about his potential but overall, it has been the same old mediocre statline with some power and speed, but a less than ideal batting average.
5 weeks ago
Kyle Gibson photo 178. Kyle Gibson SP
Gibson is not especially impressive in any of the five primary categories but he is solid in each of them so he makes for a solid 5th or even 4th starting pitcher.
4 weeks ago
Jake Odorizzi photo 182. Jake Odorizzi SP
As great as Odorizzi has been, his HR/FB rate is unsustainable so that ERA should slowly creep back toward his career average. There is no doubt he has improved, however, just probably not all the way to a SP2 like we've seen so far this season.
4 weeks ago
Jonathan Schoop photo 193. Jonathan Schoop 2B
It may not be the Schoop of old, but there is certainly value in what the Twins' second basemen has accomplished for fantasy owners thus far. He should finish the season with 25 homers while offering plenty of RBIs and runs thanks to everyday at-bats in the strong Twins' lineup.
5 weeks ago
Miguel Sano photo 201. Miguel Sano 1B,3B,DH
Sano is back off the IL and doing Sano things with a .230 batting average but with loads of power. He could hit 25 bombs in the second-half with the RBIs and runs to go with it so don't give up on him quite yet.
5 weeks ago
C.J. Cron photo 208. C.J. Cron 1B,DH
Cron is dealing with a thumb injury heading into the break, but when he returns, fantasy owners are getting an excellent asset with 30+ homer power and a quality batting average to go with loads of RBIs in a top-notch Twins lineup.
5 weeks ago
Taylor Rogers photo 218. Taylor Rogers RP
The Twins entered the season with a three-headed-monster at the back end of their bullpen and it was Rogers who emerged as the clear closer thanks to 57 first half Ks to go with a sub 2 ERA and sub 1 WHIP.
4 weeks ago
Mitch Garver photo 258. Mitch Garver C
Garver has been absolutely terrorizing pitchers with a .295 average and 13 homers in just 156 at-bats. If he played every day, Garver would be a top 5 fantasy catcher without a doubt, but because he doesn't, he is merely a fringe top-10 guy for now.
5 weeks ago
Michael Pineda photo 304. Michael Pineda SP
The ERA certainly isn't pretty and Pineda is no longer a big-time strikeout pitcher, but he has been solid enough, especially in the WHIP department that you can use him in select starts as a streamer.
4 weeks ago
Trevor May photo 340. Trevor May SP,RP
May did not win the closer job in Minnesota. While he may get a few saves here and there, Rocco Baldelli is employing a true closer by committee approach. May can be used as a Josh Hader-lite, but otherwise is droppable.
19 weeks ago
Marwin Gonzalez photo 359. Marwin Gonzalez 1B,2B,SS,LF
Martin Perez photo 366. Martin Perez SP,RP
Sergio Romo photo 390. Sergio Romo SP,RP
Although he isn't the most exciting closer, Romo does, in fact, get the save opportunities for his team and isn't exactly struggling in the ratios. He won't strikeout even 60 batters this season but you can't find better on waivers.
4 weeks ago
Lewin Diaz photo 529. Lewin Diaz 1B
Sam Dyson photo 531. Sam Dyson RP
It seemed inevitable that the Giants would ship off Will Smith, but they are just a few games out of the hunt so they'll have to fall apart the next few days in order for Dyson to have his shot as closing. If he does, he'll be worth a pick up.
4 weeks ago
Willians Astudillo photo 535. Willians Astudillo C,3B
Luis Arraez photo 547. Luis Arraez IF