Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Elvis Andrus photo 97. Elvis Andrus SS
After catching everyone off guard in 2017 with the #1 fantasy shortstop performance, Andrus took a huge step back last year. He seems to be back on track, however, with a 15/35 pace and a .300 batting average heading into the break.
5 weeks ago
Joey Gallo photo 121. Joey Gallo 1B,LF,CF,RF
Even despite all the strikeouts, Gallo is batting .279 thanks to a league-high average exit velocity of 94 MPH. Add in 20 homers in 204 at-bats thus far and we are talking about one of the premium power hitters in fantasy baseball, worthy of a top 50 pick next year.
6 weeks ago
Mike Minor photo 141. Mike Minor SP
You may not feel great about Minor repeating his first half and you shouldn't, but even with extreme regression, he would still be well worth owning. Don't be surprised when he finishes with 200 Ks and an ERA below 3.5.
4 weeks ago
Nomar Mazara photo 148. Nomar Mazara RF
Mazara has only supplied 12 homers in the first half despite all his raw power. With that said, batting in the middle of the order for Texas definitely comes with his perks, as you can see with his 90 RBI, 90 run pace through the break.
5 weeks ago
Shin-Soo Choo photo 171. Shin-Soo Choo LF,RF,DH
Choo may be getting old but he certainly isn't slowing down and may finish the year with 25 homers, 15 steals, 110 runs and a batting average near .300. While he is by no means a superstar, that would be a tremendous second outfielder.
5 weeks ago
Lance Lynn photo 184. Lance Lynn SP
Lynn may struggle to keep his ERA below 4.00 in that ballpark but with 240 Ks and 17 wins by year's end, fantasy owners will have no trouble looking past the ERA issue. Lynn is solidly a top 30 fantasy starter from this point forward.
4 weeks ago
Rougned Odor photo 186. Rougned Odor 2B,DH
Odor did his thing for a while where he was a total trainwreck, and while the batting average is still below .200, he has started to play much better of late and is, as always, producing in both the homer and stolen base departments.
5 weeks ago
Jose Leclerc photo 187. Jose Leclerc RP
It seemed like only a matter of time before the Rangers would turn back to Leclerc who has been excellent since removed from the closer role. It may happen due to performance or perhaps if Kelley's MRI doesn't show up as they'd hope. When it does, Leclerc may be a top 10 closer.
5 weeks ago
Danny Santana photo 252. Danny Santana LF
Among all the fantasy breakout players, Santana may be the biggest surprise with double-digit homers and steals in the first half to go with a batting average above .300. All of those numbers are likely to take a dip, but even with that being the case, he should still be owned in every league.
5 weeks ago
Hunter Pence photo 253. Hunter Pence LF,RF
Pence was elected to the All-Star game and is having an excellent bounceback season with a .294 average and 15 homers in just 194 at-bats, but without everyday playing time, he'll be passed up by many other outfielders in counting stats and that's before you even factor in the expected regression.
5 weeks ago
Willie Calhoun photo 289. Willie Calhoun LF
Shawn Kelley photo 365. Shawn Kelley RP
Kelley is technically the closer for Texas and hasn't done all that bad, but with Jose Leclerc right behind him, there is no guarantee Kelley will have the job next week, let alone for the rest of the season.
5 weeks ago
Ronald Guzman photo 379. Ronald Guzman 1B
Edinson Volquez photo 543. Edinson Volquez SP
Matt Davidson photo 605. Matt Davidson 1B,3B,DH
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 611. Isiah Kiner-Falefa C,2B,3B