With the draft season upon us, it’s important to monitor where players are being selected on a regular basis. Throughout the draft season, I’ve been doing that job for you with regular updates on the average draft position at NFBC through Opening Day. You can find all the pieces of this series here.
Top 100 Rising Players
Fall of the top 100 players
Cavan Biggio (-6.4) – Biggio is falling in part due to concerns of where he will hit in the lineup. Semien’s signing means he is likely hitting sixth rather than second. That said, the Blue Jays are very right-handed and he could find himself higher up against a fair amount of right-handers and with the team probably playing in Dunedin and with a short short center field, it means he could get a decent power gain while others fight. with dead ball. It is triple eligible, which makes it even more attractive.
Top 200 Rising Players
Fall of the top 200 players
Top 300 players on the rise
Ryan McMahon (+14.56) – See the article in this series on first base
Gavin Lux (+21.05) – Lux is on the rise after recent comments from manager Dave Roberts that Lux will play a big role for the Dodgers this season. He’s a former great prospect with power and speed, but the role is uncertain with Justin Turner back and Chris Taylor on the roster. I want to believe in talent, but the Dodgers are packed and they don’t necessarily have to play with him.
Garrett Hampson (+13.01) – Hampson’s rise comes from a few things. First, he has been a player who has caught fire at the end of the seasons, which is always tempting. Second, Brendan Rodgers’ injury should mean he has a full-time role to start the season. Most importantly, it has been opening a lot in spring. Hampson has average hitting ability, enough pop to play, and plenty of speed. You are also dual eligible, which is always a bonus. I am ready to be hurt again.
Ty France (+21.47) – France is on the rise now that he should be in line for a full-time role in Seattle. He’s also been crushing him in the spring, hitting .417 with five home runs in 41 plate appearances. France does not have a sexy profile, but all they have done is hit at all points. His role seems pretty safe in Seattle, so he’s a good target at his price.
Kolton Wong (+56.66) – Wong continues to climb after signing with the Brewers. Not only is Milwaukee a better place to hit, but it is projected to lead for the Brewers, and while they didn’t run much in 2020, they were seventh in stolen bases in 2020. While their defense is more important to the Brewers, it helps them stay. in the lineup and to be a compiler of our fantasy teams. Its price will continue to rise, but I am here for it.
Top 300 players falling
Jonathan Villar (-45.03) – Villar is falling a lot since signing in New York. He’s likely to be a super utilitarian guy until injury opens up a full-time spot for him. He has been one of the 30 best players of his career and one who burned the owners of fantasy. It has the ability to change the rules of the game in fantasy and has been very late on some drafts and it might be worth taking a late chance if it’s speed you’re after.
Jake Cronenworth (-52.72) – See the article in this series on first base
Jurickson Profar (-49.88) – Profar’s resignation in San Diego has hurt his value in the draft. He’s projected to be a bench bat at this point, but with Trent Grisham injured and Ha-Seong Kim battling it out in the spring, he could be in line for more at-bats than originally thought. The problem is long-term, it’s probably a bench bat. He’s likely fading Profar into drafts the rest of the way.