2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Rougned Odor
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Rougned Odor and lets fantasy baseball owners know what they can expect from the Rangers second baseman during the 2019 MLB season.
With five seasons in the majors under his belt, it’s easy to overlook Rougned Odor ’s only entering his Age-25 season in 2019. It’s been a bumpy ride at times, and he cratered in 2017’s second half which carried over to the start of last year. However, Odor’s made strides in plate discipline, surged in the second half and could be on the precipice of a bounce back year in fantasy.
Odor missed time early due to a hand injury, then landed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He limped into the All-Star break with a paltry .239/.319/.378 slash line and only six home runs. This landed Odor on many waiver wires with owners searching for an upgrade at second base. Odor’s average can be tolerated when he’s producing counting statistics, but a low average without them makes him a marginal fantasy asset.
For those who added Odor prior to August, they benefited from his torrid month. He set a personal high with 30 RBI and became the first Texas player with at least seven home...