Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Paul Goldschmidt photo 33. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Fantasy owners have been disappointed with Goldschmidt and wondering if he has hit the inevitable brick wall that comes with age. It is possible but more likely that he is just in an extended slump as we've seen from him before. Expect fireworks after the break.
6 weeks ago
Marcell Ozuna photo 61. Marcell Ozuna LF
Ozuna may currently be on the IL but he was terrific in the first half with a whopping 62 RBIs to go with both power (20 homers) and speed (8 steals). His batting average isn't, nor will it be ideal, but all of this still combines to make him a top 50 fantasy asset.
5 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty photo 83. Jack Flaherty SP
Flaherty hasn't been anywhere near as strong as he was as a rookie, but even so, 200 Ks appears to be likely and the WHIP is strong once again. If the Cardinals start supporting him at the plate, he may finish with a dozen wins too which isn't bad for a SP3.
4 weeks ago
Paul DeJong photo 140. Paul DeJong SS
DeJong had been one of the top fantasy shortstops over the first two months but has come crashing back down to earth and is now producing just about what everyone expected heading into the season with a 20 homer, 10 SB pace and a lackluster batting average.
5 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas photo 153. Miles Mikolas SP
Mikolas was strong last year but it hasn't exactly carried over this year. The ratios aren't bad, especially his WHIP but without Ks being there, he might not be worthy of a fantasy roster spot.
4 weeks ago
Matt Carpenter photo 185. Matt Carpenter 1B,2B,3B
Don't drop Carpenter quite yet. Remember, after all, that Carp was every bit as bad heading into July last year before he went scorched earth in the second half. You don't have to play him, but keep him on your bench and wait out the slump.
6 weeks ago
Carlos Martinez photo 190. Carlos Martinez SP,RP
Martinez has performed well as the Cardinals closer and if that were expected to continue, he'd be a lock for the top 15 relievers, but it seems as though they might dangle him at the deadline and who knows what his role would be in a new situation.
4 weeks ago
Jose Martinez photo 250. Jose Martinez 1B,RF
Martinez hasn't provided fantasy owners much with a .282 batting average and just 6 homers, but all Statcast metrics suggest those numbers will come roaring up in the second half. It might be time to add him before it costs you a pretty penny.
6 weeks ago
Jordan Hicks photo 266. Jordan Hicks RP
Hicks is the closer for St. Louis but with early struggles, it seems that he is on the hot seat, ready to be replaced by Alex Reyes or even John Brebbia. Keep an eye on this situation and scoop up his probable replacements if things go further south for Hicks.
20 weeks ago
Harrison Bader photo 281. Harrison Bader LF,CF,RF
Yadier Molina photo 291. Yadier Molina C
Catcher's don't often get 450 trips to the plate, but Tadi has done it every year since 2008. As you can imagine, the runs and RBIs pile up with extra playing time, and it certainly helps that he increases your team's batting average and may add another 20 homers this season.
21 weeks ago
Andrew Miller photo 301. Andrew Miller RP
Carlos Martinez is now filling in for Jordan Hicks, but there are rumors that St. Louis is shopping him. If that were to happen, they may go with Gant or perhaps the lefty, Miller, who is back to cruising for the Cardinals.
4 weeks ago
Kolten Wong photo 346. Kolten Wong 2B
For years, Wong has flashed excellent fantasy skills at times then proceeded to burn everyone who had the nerve to pick him up in the midst of his hot streak. There may be another flash left at some point this season, but you certainly can't count on much if you own Wong.
5 weeks ago
Tyler O'Neill photo 358. Tyler O'Neill LF,RF
Michael Wacha photo 401. Michael Wacha SP
Dexter Fowler photo 412. Dexter Fowler RF
Alex Reyes photo 432. Alex Reyes SP
Reyes suffered yet another injury in the minor leagues and was struggling with his command anyways. If he gets healthy and straightens out his stuff, he could be deadly by September in the bigs.
4 weeks ago
Dakota Hudson photo 441. Dakota Hudson RP
John Gant photo 471. John Gant SP,RP
Gant has been nothing but sensational for the Cardinals this year. He won't strike everyone out, but he is racking up wins while improving fantasy team ratios and may even have an outside chance at saves if Carlos Martinez is dealt.
4 weeks ago
Tommy Edman photo 489. Tommy Edman IF
John Brebbia photo 550. John Brebbia RP
Adam Wainwright photo 558. Adam Wainwright SP
Wainwright has posted enough solid games, particularly at home that he can be used in several streaming matchups the rest of the season.
4 weeks ago
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 573. Daniel Ponce de Leon SP,RP
It seems as though the Cardinals have made up their mind about keeping Ponce de Leon in the rotation. He won't strike out many hitters, but perhaps he can win a few games while not hurting your ratios. Don't sleep on him being dealt for a pitcher like Stroman, however.
4 weeks ago
Luke Gregerson photo 576. Luke Gregerson RP
Matt Wieters photo 594. Matt Wieters C