2022 Player Outlook
While his .313 BABIP last season was still below his career norm, he enjoyed his highest marks in terms of average exit velocity (88.2 mph) and barrel rate (10.3%) since 2016. His trend line for his ground ball rate isn’t going in the right direction, and he posted a career low 39.2 percent fly ball rate last season. While the move is quite shocking in reality, it’s a fantasy manager’s dream, as a quality slugger now gets to go to the game’s most prolific park for offensive production. Coors Field won’t mask all your flaws, but Bryant is in an excellent spot at the game’s best offensive park. His multi-positional eligibility is icing on the cake. If the stolen base from last year sticks around in 2022, and he trades a few ground balls for line drives and/or fly balls, he could be a member of the 30/10 club by seasons end.