2022 Player Outlook
Devers significantly improved his plate discipline. He posted a career high walk rate (9.3), sliced 5.5% off his K rate and Devers also decreased the number of balls he swung at that were outside the strike zone by almost 15%. In addition Devers recorded career highs in barrel % (15) and Statcast hard hit rate (51.5). Devers was second in WAR (4.7) among fantasy third basemen last season and is one of the crown jewels in an otherwise scarce position. His xBA, xSLG and xHR suggest that we might see a slight uptick in those categories in Devers’ future.