2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Texas Rangers catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is one of the more intriguing catchers in the fantasy landscape this season. He offers positional versatility for his fantasy owners, and depending on your league requirements, he could have eligibility behind the dish, at second base and at third base, seeing as he appeared in at least 20 games at each of those positions. Given his stat line, you will want to slot him as your backstop, because he doesn’t do enough offensively to compete with the majority of players at the keystone or the hot corner. However, the eligibility behind the plate is key, because in deeper two-catcher formats, Kiner-Falefa can do for your team what other catchers simply cannot. It’s imperative to understand that you will need to build your roster appropriately beforehand.
Kiner-Falefa entered rookie ball back in 2013 and it wasn’t until 2017 that he left the yard as a big leaguer for the first time. In his minor league career, he hit five home runs, all of which came in 129...