Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Aaron Judge photo 19. Aaron Judge RF,DH
Now that Judge is finally back, everyone will soon remember why he was recently considered to be in the top-tier of outfielders. Don't be shocked if he leads the AL in homers and runs over the rest of the season.
5 weeks ago
Gleyber Torres photo 51. Gleyber Torres 2B,SS
Although last year's sample wasn't quite large enough to draw a full conclusion, fantasy owners can be sure now that his rookie season wasn't a fluke. Torres is a safe source for batting average and homers with the lineup continuing to prop up his RBIs and runs as well.
5 weeks ago
Aroldis Chapman photo 62. Aroldis Chapman RP
Chapman may not be as dominant as he once was, but he still clearly belongs within the elite tier of fantasy closers. Once again, fantasy owners can expect 100 Ks to go with plenty of saves and solid ratios.
4 weeks ago
Gary Sanchez photo 67. Gary Sanchez C,DH
Sanchez is in the clear-cut top tier of catchers with Realmuto, Contreras and Grandal. Although he won't help in batting average much, his power and the RBIs that will follow are what sets him apart as potentially the best fantasy catcher in baseball.
6 weeks ago
James Paxton photo 72. James Paxton SP
As always, Paxton missed some time and it would be no surprise if it happened again in the second half. With that said, he is still striking out loads of batters but will need to fix his ratios if he wants to be considered a top 20 starting pitcher anymore.
4 weeks ago
Giancarlo Stanton photo 100. Giancarlo Stanton LF,RF,DH
With the AL East likely in the bag, the Yankees have been wise to hold off on rushing Stanton back. When he will finally return is anyone's guess, but when he does, you can expect a top 15 fantasy outfielder as always.
5 weeks ago
Masahiro Tanaka photo 104. Masahiro Tanaka SP
It would be one thing if Tanaka's ERA was the only stat taking a hit this season, but perhaps more disappointing has been his K-rate plummeting. He may still have some upside in the second half, but m ore than likely we are looking at a SP5.
4 weeks ago
DJ LeMahieu photo 108. DJ LeMahieu 2B
There is no doubt about it that LeMahieu has been an incredible surprise, but that doesn't mean that he will continue hitting .340 with power. Granted, the runs and RBIs will continue to help fantasy owners, but you may be able to sell high right now and will want to take advantage of that opportunity.
5 weeks ago
Luke Voit photo 123. Luke Voit 1B
Voit finished 2018 on a complete terror and started off the 2019 season the same way. In fact, the underlying statcast metrics all suggest he might actually hit better once he returns from the IL but that timeline is still up in the air and it may be awhile.
3 weeks ago
Edwin Encarnacion photo 140. Edwin Encarnacion 1B,DH
There is no doubt that Encarnacion's 25 homers are a welcome site to fantasy owners, but his .215 batting average is dreadful and may cost him at-bats once both Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton are back for the Yankees off the IL.
6 weeks ago
Domingo German photo 148. Domingo German SP,RP
German started the season positively on fire and while he has slowed down a bit, he is still leading the American League in wins and is a near lock to finish the season as a top 25 fantasy starter.
4 weeks ago
Aaron Hicks photo 166. Aaron Hicks CF
Hicks hasn't gotten going quite yet after missing some time earlier in the season. And while he likely won't steal double-digit bags, it is fair to expect the power to return and his batting average to bounceback in the second half.
5 weeks ago
Didi Gregorius photo 181. Didi Gregorius SS
Didi has not quite gotten off to the start most fantasy owners hoped for when he came off the IL, but let's try to remember Lindor's struggles at first too. It is a long season and Didi is talented enough to surge back into a top 20 or even 15 fantasy shortstop before long.
5 weeks ago
J.A. Happ photo 197. J.A. Happ SP
Luis Severino photo 225. Luis Severino SP
Severino likely won't be back until late August or early September as there is no need for the Yankees to rush him back. Although you will only get a few weeks of production, he will still be worth hanging onto as we are likely talking about a top 20 starting pitcher once he is activated.
4 weeks ago
Gio Urshela photo 243. Gio Urshela 3B,SS
The Yankees have been surprised with this kid as he hit .305 in the first half. The batting average will drop a bit and there won't be much power, but if he keeps playing every day in this lineup, he'll be worth owning and using every week.
6 weeks ago
Brett Gardner photo 289. Brett Gardner LF,CF
Gardner is once again providing plenty of runs and RBIs for fantasy owners and just so happens to be on pace for 25 homers which off-sets his drop in steals that came with age. Fantasy owners can continue to rely on Gardner as a OF4.
5 weeks ago
Miguel Andujar photo 308. Miguel Andujar 3B,DH
Andujar has a torn labrum which has ended many careers abruptly. The word is that he intends to play through it but that doesn't mean it will work out. Rather, trade him the moment he returns before everything can go further south. Let it be someone else's headache.
19 weeks ago
Zack Britton photo 328. Zack Britton RP
Not only is Aroldis Chapman ahead of Britton in New York, but they also have Betances and Chad Green roaming around the pen. Chances are that Britton would get the first crack at saves if Aroldis went down, but it's no guarantee.
4 weeks ago
Dellin Betances photo 346. Dellin Betances RP
Betances is merely a closer in waiting, but besides Josh Hader, the best in the game. He is a sure bet for 90+ Ks, with upside ranging to nearly 130. Likewise, his ratios will be terrific each year and you can even rely on a handful of wins and saves too.
21 weeks ago
Mike Tauchman photo 359. Mike Tauchman CF,RF
CC Sabathia photo 392. CC Sabathia SP
Adam Ottavino photo 409. Adam Ottavino RP
As expected, Ottavino has been sensational outside of Coors Field. Even with Yankee Stadium being a hitter's haven, Ottavino carries a sub-two ERA with 61 Ks in 43 innings. Don't expect saves in this crowded pen though.
4 weeks ago
Tommy Kahnle photo 485. Tommy Kahnle RP
Chad Green photo 493. Chad Green RP
Green wasn't as electric in 2018 as the year before, but he still registered 94 strikeouts with excellent ratios and 8 wins. He isn't the closer, nor does he have a path to saves, but you can certainly make a case for drafting him even in standard sized leagues.
21 weeks ago
Cameron Maybin photo 527. Cameron Maybin LF,CF,RF
Clint Frazier photo 536. Clint Frazier LF
Frazier was by no means a star while he was up, but was surely good enough that the very second he gets the call again, he should be a top waiver priority even if it comes with him being dealt to another team before the deadline.
5 weeks ago
Greg Bird photo 541. Greg Bird 1B
Luis Cessa photo 610. Luis Cessa SP,RP