Ryan McMahon

Ryan McMahon

1B,2B,3B - COL
Age: 24Bats: LThrows: R

Next Game

M. Kelly #89
Tue, 6/18 9:40pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #161
Projection (?) 2.7 pts




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The breakout appeared to be arriving a year later than anticipated for McMahon, who made the Rockies' Opening Day lineup after hitting .424 with nine doubles and three homers in spring. An elbow injury, however, sent him to the IL in early April. He homered in his return, but then tumbled into the Rockies promoted uber prospect Brendan Rodgers. While McMahon is still only hitting .241/.326/.392, he's in line for more playing time after the Rockies sent Rodgers back to Triple-A.

McMahon has Coors Field working in his favor, but that simply hasn't been enough to make him a fantasy factor through his first couple stints in the Big Leagues. He has nothing left to prove at Triple-A, but is starting to have the look of the classic Quad-A player.

McMahon may have struggled in a limited sample last year, but there are countless fantasy baseball studs with that on their resume as rookies. The fact of the matter is that the dude can hit. In 125 Triple-A games, he has tallied 68 extra-base hits with a .337 batting average. Over a full season, that would have been close to 90! Not only that, but he should steal double-digit bases as well while qualifying for potentially every position except shortstop and catcher. If the Rockies make room in their lineup for him, we are looking at one of the biggest breakout candidates of 2019.