2020 MLB Draft Guide: The Player You Must Have
Greg Jewett reveals the player he covets most in 2020 fantasy baseball and why you should jump on the bandwagon as well.
Picking a player coming off of a breakout season seems like targeting low-hanging fruit. However, if Ozzie Albies sits in the queue in round three or very late in round two in drafts, this will be an easy call. Last year, 29 players scored at least 100 runs compared to 53 players who hit at least 30 home runs. Will 2020 provide different power results? Likely. Do runs as a category get overlooked every season, absolutely. Of the 29 with triple digits in runs, only four players recorded at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases last year as well, this list does not include Albies, but he’s on the precipice of this feat.
With this in mind, Albies settled in batting second for Atlanta on July 24th and remained there in 58 of his last 59 games last year. During this stretch, Albies accrued 267 plate appearances with 40 runs, 19 doubles, 10 home runs, 35 RBI, seven stolen bases and a robust .309/.363/.543 slash line. This represents 39-percent of his runs, 42-percent of his home...