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2022 Player Outlook

After a down 2020 season, Garver rebounded nicely in 2021, even if he didn't match his unsustainable power output from the 2019 season. He posted an .875 OPS, .256 batting average and 13 home runs last year. One thing to watch from his 2021 season is what happens with his barrel rate and launch angle, which were both career bests in 2021. His strikeout rate, while still elevated, returned from his catastrophic mark in 2020, so that's a net positive. His batting average might be a bit of a liability, but as we saw in 2019, the power output is legitimate. After a two year hiatus, he has every opportunity to hit 20+ home runs this season, as his raw power should be no problem in Texas. Sure, it’s not the most favorable stadium from a fantasy perspective, but he has the raw power to overcome that, and the Texas lineup has gotten substantially better this offseason.

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