Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Trea Turner photo 6. Trea Turner SS
Turner missed enough time that the counting stats entered the break far behind other star shortstops, but he is still performing at a 20/45 full-season pace with a batting average of .280. If he can stay on the field, that's a top 15 overall fantasy asset.
13 weeks ago
Max Scherzer photo 10. Max Scherzer SP
With a short IL stint, Verlander has passed up Scherzer as the top performer so far this year but the stay should be brief, as there is no better fantasy pitcher in the game when healthy than Scherzer. In fact, he may be #4 in all of fantasy behind only Trout, Yelich and Bellinger.
12 weeks ago
Anthony Rendon photo 18. Anthony Rendon 3B
Rendon may not have the ceiling of an Alex Bregman or Manny Machado, but his consistency is a sight to behold. He is on pace for 35 homers, 120 runs, 110 RBIs and a .310 batting average. We may be looking at a first round fantasy pick next year.
14 weeks ago
Juan Soto photo 19. Juan Soto LF
Soto may not equate to much in the field long term, but in fantasy, he continues to dominate with an average still over .300 to go with plus contribution in RBIs, runs, HRs and even a few stolen bases mixed in.
13 weeks ago
Stephen Strasburg photo 32. Stephen Strasburg SP
Strasburg has never put it together for a full season, and while this isn't exactly the best we've seen from him, he may finally finish the season as that top 10 starting pitcher we always imagined him to be with 18 wins, 250 Ks and strong ratios.
12 weeks ago
Patrick Corbin photo 37. Patrick Corbin SP
Corbin has seen his ratios drop a bit from last season's incredible breakout, but he is still going to strikeout 220 batters and don't be surprised if he ends up at 15 wins despite struggling to reach double-digits in the first 4 months.
12 weeks ago
Victor Robles photo 85. Victor Robles RF
Robles didn't become an immediate star like many thought possible. That doesn't mean it can't happen in the second half, but more than likely, we are looking at someone who holds a .250 batting average with near 20 homers and 20 steals. That is useful for sure, but by no means a league-winner.
13 weeks ago
Sean Doolittle photo 110. Sean Doolittle RP
Doolittle is no longer a world beater for the Nationals or fantasy owners, but they can't complain about 48 first half Ks, nor the respectable ratios he continues to put up each and every month.
12 weeks ago
Adam Eaton photo 158. Adam Eaton LF,RF
Eaton is the same player we've always known him to be with a handful of steals, homers and tons of runs to go with a quality batting average. While there is nothing exciting about an asset like that, he is certainly worthy of a fantasy roster spot.
13 weeks ago
Brian Dozier photo 165. Brian Dozier 2B
Gone are the days where Dozier will flirt with 40 homers, but he still has sufficient power that outweighs his often lousy batting average. He is a useful fantasy asset in deeper leagues and one worth keeping an eye on in more shallow formats.
13 weeks ago
Greg Holland photo 230. Greg Holland RP
Holland had some struggles early on in St. Louis last year but has since then been lights out. He carries a 3.09 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP into the second half, and while be will never approach 100 Ks, he still strikes out 10 batters per nine.
12 weeks ago
Ryan Zimmerman photo 261. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
Zimmerman had his run as a useful fantasy baseball player but it seems to be over at this point so go ahead and cut him loose for one of the better options on waivers.
14 weeks ago
Hunter Strickland photo 272. Hunter Strickland RP
Strickland opened the year as the Mariners' closer but is now on the 60 day DL and isn't even guaranteed the job when or if he returns. There is no need to waste an IL spot on him for your fantasy roster.
28 weeks ago
Anibal Sanchez photo 288. Anibal Sanchez SP
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 310. Asdrubal Cabrera 2B,3B,SS
Cabrera is the cut-off between a long list of useful fantasy middle infielders and players who can fill a roster spot if you are desperate for counting stats. The batting average is going to hurt and he surely won't steal bags, but the other three categories are all plusses.
13 weeks ago
Roenis Elias photo 336. Roenis Elias RP
Elias is having a rough go with an ERA north of 5, but he is the closer for Seattle and should get another 15 to even 25 save opportunities over the second half. That may be reason enough to put up with the lousy ratios.
12 weeks ago
Howie Kendrick photo 347. Howie Kendrick 2B,LF
In what may be the most surprising breakout in all of baseball, the 36-year-old Kendrick has turned into a prolific hitter with power to go along with his .330 batting average. And believe it or not, the underlying stats suggest it is the real deal so don't get the crazy idea of trying to sell him high.
13 weeks ago
Yan Gomes photo 442. Yan Gomes C
Daniel Hudson photo 463. Daniel Hudson RP
Matt Adams photo 512. Matt Adams 1B,LF
Kurt Suzuki photo 524. Kurt Suzuki C
Suzuki isn't playing every day quite yet, but when he does play, he'll be helping your fantasy squad with both power (11 HR in 163 AB through the first half) and batting average which is sitting at .270. That is enough to warrant a starting catcher spot in 12-team leagues.
14 weeks ago
Joe Ross photo 530. Joe Ross SP
Fernando Rodney photo 539. Fernando Rodney RP