2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Scooter Gennett
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
During his four year career in Milwaukee, a notably friendly hitter park, Scooter Gennett had 35 career home runs. In his first year with Cincinnati, he parlayed the increased power in 2016 to a career high 27 round-trippers. The power outbreak was real, and even with some regression in 2018, Gennett lost some power, but managed to hit .310 in 154 games last season. The batting average increase was welcomed by his fantasy owners, and while his BABIP jumped to .358, well above his career norm, he’s established a solid floor during his two-year stint in Cincinnati. There is some batting average risk and the power production this season might not be quite as elevated as one may think, but Gennett is a valuable buy at a position that lacks multiple elite fantasy options.
It’s been an excellent two year run for Gennett in the state of Ohio, as he’s proven to be a new hitter and ranks amongst the top at his position in numerous categories. Take a look for yourself...