2022 Player Outlook
Moran’s power never quite developed in Pittsburgh, as his best season from a power standpoint was 13 home runs in 149 games back in 2019. There was reason to be excited in 2021 for Moran, as his 2020 season looked to be a turning point for his power numbers, as he enjoyed a bump in his average exit velocity and barrel rate. It appears that the 2020 season was an outlier, as he returned to more normal marks for him in 2021. He’s going to a great hitter’s park and should get some meaningful at-bats against right-handers, but from a fantasy standpoint, he needs to get the ball in the air more. A 1.90 GB/FB ratio and a 52.1 percent ground ball rate are inhibitors to increased power production, even with a ball park boost.