2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Didi Gregorius
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at new Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Perhaps it’s easy to forget about Didi Gregorius with the talent pool at shortstop this season. Reunited in Philadelphia with his former manager Joe Girardi, Gregorius seems primed for a bounce back in 2020. Moving from New York to Citizens Bank Park should not impact Gregorius’ power numbers too much. As a frame of reference, here’s his spray chart from the last three years of all batted balls in the air with Philadelphia as the backdrop:
Over the last three years, Gregorius owns a .267/.314/.473 slash line with 68 home runs and 235 RBI in 355 games. This sets him up well to succeed in a strong lineup for the Phillies. Last year, the aggregate sixth hitters slashed .266/.311/.444 with 79 runs and 85 RBI over 638 at-bats. Knowing this, Gregorius sets up as a below the radar target at shortstop for teams looking for power later in drafts given his present price point.
Perhaps last year’s .238/.276/.441 line contributes to the reduced price on Gregorius, but he still...