In your more traditional fantasy baseball magazines, you get a section that offers player capsules on anywhere from 500 to 1,500 major league ballplayers. Each capsule offers a short write-up of what the player did last season, something about his skill-set, potential role with the team and maybe even some projections for the upcoming season. Sounds great, right? Sort of.

We’ve already established that this is not your traditional fantasy baseball guide. It’s better and our profiles are one of the main reasons. Why? For the simple fact that we just spent the last two years scratching our heads, wondering where some of the marquee free agents would sign and, in many cases, signings came extremely late in the spring. While printed magazines listed them as free agents with an opinion on their skill-sets, there was no way to discuss potential production for the upcoming season, simply because they had no clue where a player would land. If we are going to speculate on a player’s production for the upcoming season, we wait until that player actually signs with an organization. That way we can cite things such as ballpark factors and where they fit into the lineup and overall team. You know…the important stuff.

In addition to that, we also don’t feel the need to waste your time with player capsules you’re never going to need. It’s nice to advertise that you’re writing up 1,000 MLB players for your magazine, but how many fantasy baseball owners need to know or even care about what Ben Bowden (no relation) or Nate Orf are going to do this season? These are not players who are going to win you a championship. They are filler, some of whom will never see a spot on anyone’s roster, no matter how deep the league may be. We’d rather focus on players with actual fantasy relevance.

But we know you like your player capsules. We know you want to be able to look up certain players and see what we expect them to do in the upcoming season and that’s where this Player Profile series comes in. We may not be writing up 1,000 major leaguers, but you can bet we’ll break down the ones you need to know. Whether it’s a rookie set to make his debut in 2021 or a player who finds himself on his fourth team in five years, we’ll be diving deep into the analysis to offer you the most insightful opinions to take you into your draft as well as to reference throughout the regular season. Yeah, that’s right. It doesn’t end on Draft Day. The Fantasy Alarm Living Draft Guide will be a fantastic in-season tool as well.

What you see below is our initial list of Player Profiles you can expect to see over the next two or three months. Some are marquee names while others are more of the role-player variety. We’ll break down their history, their skill-sets, their current situations and, of course, what we believe you can expect from them in the 2021 season. The profiles will be much more in-depth than what you’ll see in a traditional magazine. Why? Well, because you deserve more, but also, because we’re not limited by print space.

And because we believe you deserve more, this is also going to be an interactive list. That’s right. If there’s a specific player you don’t see listed but would like to learn more about, we’ll happily take your suggestion and add him to our list. Just email your desired Player Profile to howard@fantasyalarm.com and we’ll try to meet as many requests as possible.

Catchers First Baseman Second Baseman Third Baseman Shortstops Outfielders Designated Hitters Starting Pitchers Relief Pitchers
                 
J.T. Realmuto Freddie Freeman DJ LeMahieu Jose Ramirez Fernando Tatis Jr. Ronald Acuna Jr Nelson Cruz Gerrit Cole Josh Hader
Salvador Perez Cody Bellinger Ozzie Albies Manny Machado Trea Turner Mookie Betts J.D. Martinez Shane Bieber Liam Hendriks
Will Smith Jose Abreu Whit Merrifield Alex Bregman Trevor Story Juan Soto Yordan Alvarez Jacob deGrom Edwin Diaz
Willson Contreras Luke Voit Cavan Biggio Nolan Arenado Francisco Lindor Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Trevor Bauer Aroldis Chapman
Yasmani Grandal Vlad Guerrero Jr. Keston Hiura Anthony Rendon Bo Bichette Christian Yelich Franmil Reyes Yu Darvish Brad Hand
Travis d'Arnaud Pete Alonso Brandon Lowe Rafael Devers Corey Seager Bryce Harper Miguel Cabrera Walker Buehler Raisel Iglesias
Christian Vazquez Dominic Smith Ketel Marte Yoan Moncada Adalberto Mondesi Kyle Tucker   Lucas Giolito James Karinchak
Austin Nola Matt Olson Mike Moustakas Eugenio Suarez Xander Bogaerts Luis Robert   Aaron Nola Alex Colome
Sean Murphy Max Muncy Jeff McNeil Matt Chapman Tim Anderson Eloy Jimenez   Max Scherzer Ryan Pressly
Gary Sanchez Anthony Rizzo Jose Altuve Kris Bryant Gleyber Torres Marcell Ozuna   Luis Castillo Kenley Jansen
Daulton Varsho Paul Goldschmidt Dylan Moore Alec Bohm Javier Baez Starling Marte   Jack Flaherty Devin Williams
James McCann Eric Hosmer Jonathan Villar Ke'Bryan Hayes Dansby Swanson Aaron Judge   Clayton Kershaw Taylor Rogers
Mitch Garver Ryan Mountcastle Tommy Edman Gio Urshela Carlos Correa Randy Arozarena   Zac Gallen Nick Anderson
Jorge Alfaro Rhys Hoskins Jake Cronenworth Josh Donaldson Marcus Semien Trent Grisham   Brandon Woodruff Trevor Rosenthal
Buster Posey CJ Cron Nick Solak Brian Anderson Didi Gregorius George Springer   Kenta Maeda Rafael Montero
Yadier Molina Josh Bell Nick Madrigal Jean Segura Jorge Polanco Teoscar Hernandez   Tyler Glasnow Kirby Yates
Tyler Stephenson Mitch Moreland Gavin Lux JD Davis David Fletcher Nick Castellanos   Blake Snell Jordan Romano
Pedro Severino Trey Mancini Starlin Castro Justin Turner Paul DeJong Michael Conforto   Max Fried Matt Barnes
Carson Kelly Christian Walker Chris Taylor Jeimer Candelario Ha-seong Kim Austin Meadows   Zach Plesac Rich Rodriguez
Wilson Ramos Evan White Jon Berti Austin Riley   Charlie Blackmon   Corbin Burnes Archie Bradley
Danny Jansen Andrew Vaughn Scott Kingery     Lourdes Gurriel Jr.   Sonny Gray Mark Melancon
Tom Murphy Nate Lowe       Kyle Lewis   Lance Lynn Craig Kimbrel
          Eddie Rosario   Dinelson Lamet Joakim Soria
          Byron Buxton   Hyun-Jin Ryu Giovanny Gallegos
          Mike Yastrzemski   Carlos Carrasco Will Smith
          Wil Myers   Stephen Strasburg Brandon Kintzler
          Alex Verdugo   Zack Wheeler Jordan Hicks
          Ramon Laureano   Ian Anderson Daniel Hudson
          Dylan Carlson   Jose Berrios Drew Pomeranz
          Jorge Soler   Framber Valdez Daniel Bard
          Victor Robles   Kyle Hendricks Tanner Rainey
          Ian Happ   Dylan Bundy Hector Neris
          Leody Tavares   Jesus Luzardo Yimi Garcia
          Austin Hays   Julio Urias Emilio Pagan
              Zack Greinke  
              Sixto Sanchez  
              Kevin Gausman  
              Joe Musgrove  
              Charlie Morton  
              Tyler Mahle