2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Paul DeJong
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Paul DeJong was a fantasy goldmine in 2017, coming out of the woodworks to hit 25 home runs and drive in 65 runs with a .285/.325/.532 slash across 108 games. His marks in his stat line decreased across the board, and he dipped to 19 home runs last season, despite scoring 68 runs and driving in 68 in 115 games. He didn’t quite live up to the expectations set for him following his rookie campaign, but one cannot call his 2018 season a bust. A few more bounces his way and he’s darn near a repeat performance of his 2017 season. There is an extremely tasty buying opportunity on DeJong here in 2019, as his ADP is suppressed following what many considered a “down” year. He very well could hit third in the order, but if he hits fifth, that’s fine, cause Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna will give him plenty of opportunities to hit with runners on base.
Despite not exceeding the numbers he posted in 2017, DeJong made some great strides at the plate. He noticeably cut into his...