2022 Player Outlook
Winker may leave some to be desired defensively, but from an offensive perspective, he was excellent in 2021. He made good contact often and is expected statistics are off the chart. He played in just 110 games, as he missed some time due to an intercostal strain, but when he was on the field, he slashed .305/.394/.556 with 24 home runs, 71 RBI, 77 runs scored, and one stolen base. The 28-year-old outfielder is poised for another big year, but a dearth of stolen bases will keep him from reaching fantasy stardom. His willingness to take a walk makes him valuable in both batting average leagues and OBP formats, but some interesting splits present some concern leaving Cincinnati's lucrative home park. For his career, he's hit just .188 against southpaws, compared to .313 against right-handers, and his .933 OPS at home is significantly better than his .845 OPS on the road.