2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Mitch Garver
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Although most of the sleeper consideration at his position in Minnesota focuses on teammate Willians Astudillo , Mitch Garver also turned in a sneaky productive line last year, especially in the second half. Garver appeared in 103 games with 38 runs, seven home runs, 45 RBI and a .268/.335/.414 slash line. His numbers do not jump off the page, but prove to be solid at a time when depth at the position lacks for fantasy purposes.
In the second half, Garver scored 19 runs with three home runs, 32 RBI and a .293/.340/.474 slash over 133 at-bats. He tied for seventh in runs among catchers with at least 100 plate appearances in this sample, ranked third in RBI, fourth in average, 11th in on-base percentage and third in slugging. His isolated power rose to .180 with a 6.8 walk percentage and 18.1 strikeout rate.
It will be curious to track his development this year since Garver seems off the radar. He’s only the 28th catcher taken in NFBC 12-team leagues after pick 450 overall. In...