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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 45. Charlie Morton SP
Morton was about as safe of a late-round starting pitcher steal as you'll ever find.Even so, no one anticipated the year he is having with a 250 K pace to go with incredible ratios and perhaps 16 or 17 wins if he keeps it up in the second half.
27 weeks ago
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 78. Blake Snell SP
Every underlying metric last year was screaming regression and this year it is the very opposite, which should leave fantasy owners to expect somewhere in between during the second half. It it worth putting in an offer in case you can still buy-low.
27 weeks ago
Austin Meadows Note
Austin Meadows photo 112. Austin Meadows LF,CF,RF
This time last month, Meadows was all the rave and was considered a can't miss superstar. While he is still a nice asset, 25 homers, 15 steals and 70/80 runs and RBIs don't quite fit the description of a top 20 outfielder, let alone a top 5 guy.
28 weeks ago
Hunter Renfroe Note
Hunter Renfroe photo 153. Hunter Renfroe LF,RF
With Wil Myers struggling for the Padres, Renfroe has been playing nearly every day and it has paid off as he knocked 27 first-half bombs. Sure, the batting average isn't there, nor will it ever be, but fantasy owners will gladly welcome 45 dingers from a mid-season waiver wire addition.
28 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 207. Tyler Glasnow SP,RP
The Rays were already taking their time with Glasnow then he had a setback so his return is still up in the air. It could happen in August, or perhaps he will be shut down for the season. You can't drop him yet just in case, however, as he would deliver top 15 SP numbers the moment he returns.
27 weeks ago
Jose Martinez Note
Jose Martinez photo 213. 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.
29 weeks ago
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 219. Kevin Kiermaier CF
Kiermaier is quietly having an excellent season and may reach 20 homers to go with 30 steals by the time the season comes to a close. Health is always a concern with the way he plays in the field, but so long as he keeps playing every day, you've got to find a way to get Kiermaier in your fantasy lineup.
28 weeks ago
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 224. Emilio Pagan RP
With Alvarado and Castillo both ahead of Pagan to begin the season, it seemed unlikely he would become a dominant closer, but here we are with him entering the second half with a sub 0.90 WHIP and 54 Ks in just 39 innings. He is the real deal.
27 weeks ago
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 253. Yonny Chirinos SP,RP
Chirinos may not have the most impressive underlying metrics, but he just keeps getting it done from a ratio standpoint and as expected, the wins have followed. Don't expect 200 Ks or anywhere close, but he is a plenty useful piece for your rotation.
27 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 277. Brendan McKay 1B
McKay has started out by pitching great in his first few appearances. While he might not exactly be an ace the rest of the season, he is certainly one rookie you can rely on over the second half, perhaps as a SP3.
27 weeks ago
Willy Adames Note
Willy Adames photo 278. Willy Adames 2B,SS
There is no denying the potential in the Rays' young middle-infielder, but like Dansby Swanson over the past few seasons, he just isn't quite ready at the plate yet. You can still get a handful of steals and homers, but not enough to make up for his batting average.
28 weeks ago
Nate Lowe Note
Nate Lowe photo 284. Nate Lowe 1B
Lowe didn't do much in his brief MLB debut and was thus sent back down to the minors. Since then, he has been batting .340 with bonkers power. He should be a hot pickup the moment Tampa calls him back up and may actually be worthy of a stash now.
29 weeks ago
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 308. Ryan Yarbrough SP,RP
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 327. Trevor Richards SP,RP
Richards carried a 4.42 ERA with 4 wins last year and formerly played independent baseball after going undrafted. It helps, however, that he has the best changeup in baseball. Richards' changeup is Trevor Hoffman-esque. It carried a 41.2% whiff rate with a .214 xWOBA. It certainly helped his performance when he adjusted by throwing it 38% of the time instead of 23% of the time at the start of the season. In those closing months, hitters were so focused on his filthy change-up that his slider suddenly became even more deadly than the changeup. With two of the most useful pitches in baseball, Richards could breakout this year in Miami much like Jake Peavy did in in 2004 after a rough start to his career.
44 weeks ago
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 340. Jalen Beeks SP,RP
Beeks isn't technically a starting pitcher, but he is racking up the innings and has plenty of Ks to go along with it. More importantly, his ratios are stellar and he'll pick up some wins to go with it all.
27 weeks ago
Joey Wendle Note
Joey Wendle photo 356. Joey Wendle 2B,3B,SS,LF
Nick Anderson Note
Nick Anderson photo 378. Nick Anderson RP
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 389. Diego Castillo SP,RP
If you play in a deeper league, Castillo can be a ratio master that racks up plenty of saves, or better yet, if you employ the Marmol Strategy, Castillo qualifies as a starting pitcher so you can plug him on days where you don't have enough starters going.
44 weeks ago
Mike Zunino Note
Mike Zunino photo 434. Mike Zunino C
Mike Zunino has been a bust this season and can safely be dropped in all formats. Don't hesitate to scoop him up if he starts to catch fire in the second-half, however.
29 weeks ago
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 437. Colin Poche RP
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 479. Ji-Man Choi 1B
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 555. Brent Honeywell Jr. SP
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