We evaluate our decision based on dozens of fantasy metrics. For a while, Cron was a frustrating player to roster in fantasy leagues as the power potential was always tantalizing, but he was never able to stay on the field enough to put up big home runs numbers until the last two seasons when he hit 30 and 25 in 140 and 125 games for a 33.6 per-162 pace.

Tampa Bay is not in the habit of handing out bad contracts, especially to bat-first players. But of course, St. Louis stays true to their modus operandi and keeps us guessing when it comes to their bullpen and which pitchers will be used in each role. Tsutsugo will be on the bench Saturday against Boston, © Copyright 2020 - Roto Sports, Inc. All Rights Reserved, See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats, Dream11 Fantasy Baseball: Blue Jays at Rays. Kyle Lewis: Batted cleanup on opening day and went 1/4 with a home run. Re Kyle Lewis, I’m confused.

He followed up a solid.300/.373/.529 with a better.317/.400/.522 line in 2015, improving his contact skills and his ability to drive the ball. Tsutsugo, who inked a two-year, $12 million deal with the Rays this offseason, has been one of Japan's top power hitters with 29 home runs last season and 38 in 2018. The playing time should be there, and while he may not hit for a high average, he could be an asset in HR, RBI and OBP. He’s more of a wait and see option right now. I suggest checking out his news page to get a closer look. He led Team Japan in the 2017 World Baseball Classic with a 1.113 OPS and has had an OPS of .899 or better while averaging 35 home runs the past four seasons in NPB. This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. Over the last four seasons, Tsutsugo averaged 39 home runs per 150 games with a robust 15.2% walk rate. Eric was accepted into the FSWA (Fantasy Sports Writers Association) in 2018. Not bad for someone rostered in under half of redraft leagues right now. As you can see, the power and speed combo have remained consistent, even when the AVG and OBP have vastly fluctuated. Diaz could end up seeing the majority of his starts at first base or third base during the series, but Tsutsugo may no longer find himself in the large side of a platoon at DH if Austin Meadows (oblique) is deemed ready to rejoin the lineup at any point. He’s doing TV in Japan, and was actually in Port Charlotte this spring to do a story on #Rays Tsutsugo, Tsutsugo up for #Rays ... down 4-3, tying run on 3rd, 2 outs in 9th, Infield single for #Rays Tsutsugo on a comebacker. There’s a chance that big, bad Nate Pearson was drafted in your fantasy league. Cron needs to be rostered in more leagues. Go make sure they’re not sitting on your waiver wire for some reason. With a southpaw (Hyun-Jin Ryu) on the mound for Toronto, the lefty-swinging Tsutsugo will cede DH duties to Randy Arozarena in Game 2, while Mike Brosseau checks in as Tampa Bay's table setter. 6-keys: media/fantasynews/mlb/reg/free/players_profiles, Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Drills eighth homer, Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: More leadoff work on tap, Rays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Out of Wednesday's lineup. All the players in bold above are still great targets this week if they’re still available in your league. He is eligible to play multiple positions including: In the past two weeks he has had an awful lot of time off. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Move on. Austin Meadows will start at designated hitter while Randy Arozarena, Kevin Kiermaier and Manuel Margot start in the outfield from left to right. He threw a changeup back in 2018 but ditched the offering last year. ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays had a successful 2019 season, making the postseason for the first time since 2013 and pushing the Astros to the brink in a five-game American League Division Series.. Sam Hilliard: The Rockies “rockblocked” Garrett Hampson, but luckily, Sam Hilliard was in the opening day lineup, batting 8th and playing left field. With multi-team trades, designated commissioner/league managers, and drag/drop easy click methods, Fantrax is sure to excite the serious fantasy sports fan – sign up now for a free year at Fantrax.com. At the very least, he should provide a solid amount of strikeouts for your squad. His 25.3 K% last season was well up from the 18.4 K% he logged in 2018, which is mildly concerning. Thrown in the upper-80’s, Pearson’s slider features sharp two-plane break that he can land for strikes or bury out of the zone to make hitters look silly with their futile attempts of flailing at it. The first base position is as shallow as it’s ever been, and in a shortened season, Cron’s power could make him a borderline top-10 option at the position. Tsutsugoh has realistic 40 homer upside (in Japan), and has MLB aspirations dating back to his high school days. This offseason has seen the posting and rumored posting of multiple players from Asia to try their hand at the big leagues. Long-term, Singer projects as a rock-solid mid-rotation starter that could wind up looking a lot like what Kyle Hendricks has been the last several seasons. As with all of my 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, my projections are included and where I see tiers starting and stopping. This helps identify a player's platoon value for fantasy baseball based on pitcher handedness. Here’s why. The big 6’6 right-hander will reportedly make his Major League debut on the 29th and has the upside to perform at a near top-25 SP level the rest of the way. The swing and miss concerns are valid and will keep his batting average in check, but Riley is a major power bat that could put up many 35+ homer seasons in his career. They don’t think he’s going to be any worse than Yandy Diaz defensively. Hitting the jackpot on guys at the end of the draft can be the key to a strong season. He deserves your attention. Both of those were on full display in his time with Atlanta last season as Riley bashed 18 homers in 80 games but also recorded a 16/108 BB/K ratio. As long as he’s healthy, he’s fantasy relevant. The Japanese slugger has struggled to a .200 average and .314 on-base percentage this season, but perhaps a switch to the top of the order will help garner some momentum for him in the last few games of the season. Nothing against Hernandez, but his inclusion is due to the Dodgers optioning Gavin Lux off the active roster. Fantrax was one of the fastest-growing fantasy sites of 2018/2019 and we’re not slowing down in 2020! It’s a good sign that he’s been able to handle major league pitching, albeit in a small sample size. Tsutsugo, who went 2-for-5 with a triple and a run while hitting out of the leadoff spot in Friday's win over the Orioles, is due for more work out of the top of the order in the wake of. Singer’s arsenal runs three pitches deep, headlined by a low to mid-90’s sinking fastball and plus slider with strong two-plane break. Through the ups and downs with Atlanta last season, Riley posted a 13.7% barrel rate, a 44% hard-hit rate, a 40.5% sweet spot rate, and had a launch angle of 20.5 degrees. section: | slug: | sport: baseball | route: player | In the outfield the Rays have Austin Meadows locked in as an everyday player.

Simply put, C.J. Simply put, he needs to be rostered in 100% of fantasy leagues.

Tsutsugo is out of the lineup Monday for Game 1 of the Rays' American League Divisional Series with the Yankees. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. There are a lot of unknowns with Tsutsugo heading into the season, but he’s either going at the end of drafts or not going at all. The Rays have a plethora of options to choose from and Tsutsugo still drew the start against the southpaw. Find Eric on Twitter @EricCross04 and ask away with all your baseball and prospect questions. New Dynasty Rankings coming soon! One of the fab five in this Royals system, Singer rose through the system rather quickly, reaching the Majors around two years after being drafted. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices.

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