Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Madison Bumgarner photo 84. Madison Bumgarner SP
Bumgarner is pitching well again with over a strikeout per inning and a strong WHIP but it could go downhill quick if he is traded to a ballpark like Yankee Stadium. Even if it happens, he would likely still be somewhat useful, just as a SP5 instead of SP3.
5 weeks ago
Will Smith photo 112. Will Smith RP
Smith has been lights out for the Giants with 61 first-half Ks and a WHIP below 1.00. So long as he remains the closer, he will be an excellent fantasy option, but it seems likely San Francisco will deal him before long.
5 weeks ago
Scooter Gennett photo 230. Scooter Gennett 2B
Scooter missed the vast majority of the first half and hasn't quite been playing every day since returning from injury. With that said, he was so exceptional over his previous 1000 plate appearances that it should be considered only a matter of time before he returns to hitting like Freddie Freeman.
6 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija photo 290. Jeff Samardzija SP
Pitching in San Francisco certainly helps any starter, and while you might not want to use Samardzija on the road, he can be relied on for strong ratios and some Ks in half his starts.
5 weeks ago
Buster Posey photo 307. Buster Posey C,1B
Feel free to drop Buster at this point. He isn't likely to finish the season with double-digit homers and doesn't play in a good enough offense to tally up runs and RBIs like the top 15 fantasy catchers in baseball.
6 weeks ago
Brandon Belt photo 328. Brandon Belt 1B,LF
Belt has given fantasy owners reason to be disappointed for years now. Although he is never awful, it may finally be time to give up and cut him loose. There are plenty of other projects on the waivers with more fantasy upside like Bobby Bradley.
6 weeks ago
Kevin Pillar photo 330. Kevin Pillar CF
Reyes Moronta photo 415. Reyes Moronta RP
Moronta is likely the future of the Giants' pen, but that doesn't mean he will get saves if and when they deal Will Smith. Tony Watson, Sam Dyson and even Mark Melancon may be given the job instead, but Moranta is worth keeping an eye on.
5 weeks ago
Evan Longoria photo 428. Evan Longoria 3B
Longoria is struggling in San Francisco with a low batting average and limited power. While there is a chance that changes in the coming months, there is no sense in waiting it out. Rather, just drop him until he proves himself useful in fantasy baseball.
6 weeks ago
Alex Dickerson photo 460. Alex Dickerson LF,RF
Brandon Crawford photo 516. Brandon Crawford SS
Crawford is never going to steal bases or hit for a great average, but you can count on him to play 150 games which will add up in the RBIs and runs department, plus he is good for a dozen homers every year.
21 weeks ago
Tony Watson photo 523. Tony Watson RP
It is difficult to project whether the Giants would turn to Dyson, Watson or even Moronta would they trade Will Smith as originally imagined. That may not be a concern anymore, however, as they are just a few games out of the race and might hang onto Smith.
5 weeks ago
Austin Slater photo 542. Austin Slater LF
Tyler Beede photo 549. Tyler Beede SP