Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Jacob deGrom photo 11. Jacob deGrom SP
deGrom won't finish with the magical sub 2.00 ERA we saw last season but with the way things are going, it should once again end up below 3.00 with well over 220 Ks. The wins, of course, won't be there on the Mets, but even so, he is a clear-cut SP1.
4 weeks ago
Pete Alonso photo 40. Pete Alonso 1B,DH
Alonso hasn't been in the bigs long enough for pitchers to pinpoint his struggles and get a blueprint so a slump may come, but even if it did, we'd be looking at a top-ten fantasy first basemen at seasons end and with likely 45+ homers.
6 weeks ago
Noah Syndergaard photo 57. Noah Syndergaard SP
Thor may have elite stuff but the strikeout numbers and ERA are definitely not there this season. That can always change with a talent like this, but it is by no means a guarantee, nor are wins when he pitches in front of a lousy Mets' offense.
4 weeks ago
Michael Conforto photo 83. Michael Conforto LF,CF,RF
It now seems clear that Conforto will never be that star everyone expected him to become. If we can look past that disappointment, it's easy to accept a player on our roster who hits 30 homers with 10 steals, 90 RBIs and 90 runs even if it comes with a sub .250 batting average and that just so happens to be the pace Conforto is on.
5 weeks ago
Zack Wheeler photo 88. Zack Wheeler SP
Wheeler was so terrific in the second half last year that it seemed inevitable that he would at least have a solid season, but that hasn't happened yet. He still has the stuff to finish strong but at this point, fantasy owners can't say he is a SP3.
4 weeks ago
Edwin Diaz photo 101. Edwin Diaz RP
Diaz went from hero to zero in a short time. Granted, he still has 59 first half Ks but with an ERA above 5.00, many owners are wondering what they should do with Diaz. Keep him as long as he has the job but hoping for a turnaround may be too much to ask for.
5 weeks ago
Jeff McNeil photo 150. Jeff McNeil 2B
No, McNeil isn't going to bat .350 forever, but .320 and an NL batting title is quite possible. There won't be a ton of power or speed, but enough that he won't drag you down in any area. McNeil should be a top 100 pick next spring in re-draft leagues.
5 weeks ago
Robinson Cano photo 177. Robinson Cano 2B
Cano was exceptional in 2018 when he wasn't suspended but apparently, he finally hit the wall towards the end of a player's career. Neither the batting average or power are here nor are the expected to return.
5 weeks ago
Amed Rosario photo 180. Amed Rosario SS
While it is true that Rosario has much untapped potential, he is still producing enough power and speed to help fantasy owners. The batting average may take a hit in the second half, but he is solid enough in the other four categories to make up for it.
5 weeks ago
Marcus Stroman photo 181. Marcus Stroman SP
Once again, Stroman is pitching deep into games but without many strikeouts. The big difference, however, has been a vast improvement in his ratios and that may further improve if he gets dealt to a better ballpark and perhaps an NL team.
4 weeks ago
Wilson Ramos photo 215. Wilson Ramos C,DH
The Mets haven't gotten as much out of Ramos in the first half as they may have expected but he is an extremely streaky hitter so it would be no surprise if his BA jumps from 270 to 300 in the second half to go with a dozen more homers. He is still a C1 without question.
6 weeks ago
Steven Matz photo 229. Steven Matz SP
J.D. Davis photo 290. J.D. Davis 1B,3B
Davis is raking for the Mets, but it hasn't quite shown up on paper. His underlying metrics are exceptional so don't be surprised if his batting average and power numbers follow in the second half.
6 weeks ago
Brandon Nimmo photo 301. Brandon Nimmo LF,CF,RF
Seth Lugo photo 373. Seth Lugo SP,RP
Matt Kemp photo 444. Matt Kemp LF,RF
Kemp is not playing nearly as often as those who drafted him had hoped. While there is a chance that changes, he can be safely released in standard-sized leagues until he begins getting regular at-bats.
20 weeks ago
Todd Frazier photo 447. Todd Frazier 3B
Frazier has had a bit of a resurgence this season, and while it hasn't amounted to a ton, there is a place on a fantasy roster for a guy with 25 homer power and a mediocre batting average which is what he appears to offer again.
6 weeks ago
Dominic Smith photo 547. Dominic Smith 1B,LF
Jed Lowrie photo 578. Jed Lowrie 2B,3B
Lowrie has been on the IL all season and just suffered another setback. Even if and when he returns to action, fantasy owners shouldn't pay any attention.
5 weeks ago
Brad Brach photo 583. Brad Brach RP
Jeurys Familia photo 595. Jeurys Familia RP
The Mets added the best closer in baseball this off-season so Familia takes a step back, but if anything happens to Diaz, Familia is the clear closer-in-waiting and would be top 20 at the position right away.
21 weeks ago