Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun

1B,LF - MIL
Age: 35College: Miami, FLBats: RThrows: R

Next Game

MIL @ SD
L. Allen #193
Tue, 6/18 10:10pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #94
Projection (?) 4 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
67%
 
ESPN
70%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B,LF
ESPN LF
CBS LF

This is why managers need to maintain the long view. Braun ended April batting .196, but six hits in an 18-inning marathon on May 4 raised his average to .263. Just like that, his early returns look just fine. He has stayed healthy, played regularly, and belted nine homers with 30 RBIs, 25 runs, and four steals for the Brew Crew. He may never return to All-Star form, but the 35-year-old still looks like a solid contributor who can pair 20-25 homers with 10 steals and a decent batting average.

Braun has been getting regular days off, as expected, but he continues to produce solid fantasy numbers when he's in the lineup. He's poised to once again top 20 HRs and 10 SBs, making him quite valuable in daily lineup leagues.

Braun isn't often healthy, but when he is on the field, he has continued to rake over the last three years. In that time, his per 162 game average is 30 homers, 18 steals and a .279 batting average. If he can finally stay on the field, fantasy owners will hit the jackpot this year.