Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Starling Marte photo 29. Starling Marte CF
While still not elite, Marte is clearly a second-tier fantasy outfielder with both power and speed to go with a potential 100/100 RBIs and runs season despite playing for the Pirates' sluggish offense. Fantasy owners have to be loving his performance once again.
5 weeks ago
Josh Bell photo 53. Josh Bell 1B
Bell's breakout has been legitimate with the underlying stats confirming that he is, in fact, one of the best hitters in baseball. Neither his .300 batting average nor his 45 homer pace are expected to slow down so don't get the idea to sell-high via trade.
6 weeks ago
Felipe Vazquez photo 80. Felipe Vazquez RP
You may not expect the Pirates to be great, but Vasquez is durable and has no competition for saves. Lock him in for 85 Ks, stellar ratios and enough save opportunities to warrant being selected as one of the top 10 closers in 2019.
21 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove photo 165. Joe Musgrove SP
Musgrove has excellent stuff and could explode in the second half but fantasy owners definitely shouldn't rely on that. Rather, he is primarily a streaming starter that you use in strong matchups at home.
4 weeks ago
Chris Archer photo 171. Chris Archer SP
Archer's ERA is still well above 5.00 with a lousy WHIP as well. He is getting K's but has just 3 wins as a result of the ratios. With that said, he continues to flash big games here and there so it can't hurt much to keep him on your bench for now and use him in spot starts while you wait for the bounceback..
4 weeks ago
Jameson Taillon photo 229. Jameson Taillon SP
Taillon wasn't as impressive as everyone expected at the start of the season as everyone expected but when he returns, he should still be a SP4 at the very least. He began throwing again recently and should be back in action in mid-August.
4 weeks ago
Trevor Williams photo 315. Trevor Williams SP
Adam Frazier photo 326. Adam Frazier 2B,LF,RF
You can be certain that Frazier won't offer any power or speed, but 80 homers and a .280 batting average never hurt anyone. If you need a warm body to fill in for an injured player, he can answer the call without pain.
5 weeks ago
Bryan Reynolds photo 371. Bryan Reynolds CF
Reynolds has been phenomenal from a batting average standpoint, batting .348 through the second half. Beyond that, however, he offers virtually nothing and we surely can't lean on him to maintain a batting average even north of .300 the rest of the way.
5 weeks ago
Gregory Polanco photo 373. Gregory Polanco RF
Polanco still hasn't quite amounted to what everyone hoped and thought he would be. That is still possible in the long run, of course, but for now, he isn't helping fantasy teams in any category and can remain on waivers.
5 weeks ago
Mitch Keller photo 461. Mitch Keller SP
Keller came up for three starts late in the Spring and wasn't all that useful to fantasy owners, but he is one of the top pitching prospects remaining in the minors so pay attention in case he called up.
4 weeks ago
Colin Moran photo 467. Colin Moran 1B,3B
Moran is still batting near .300 heading into the all-star break and although he doesn't offer a ton in the power department, finishing with 18 homers and 80 RBIs would be a welcome line to any fantasy owner.
6 weeks ago
Kevin Newman photo 478. Kevin Newman SS
Neman's .326 batting average entering the break sure is exciting, but underlying metrics suggest that will come plummeting down before long, and when it does, all you've got is mediocre power and speed. While you can still play him, he shouldn't be regarded as safe quite yet.
5 weeks ago
Cole Tucker photo 510. Cole Tucker SS
Kyle Crick photo 512. Kyle Crick RP
Jose Osuna photo 530. Jose Osuna 1B,3B,RF
Keone Kela photo 583. Keone Kela RP
Vasquez is the closer in Pittsburgh for now, but Kela has immense upside if he slips up or is injured so be sure to keep him on waiver wire speed dial.
21 weeks ago