2022 Player Outlook
Mountcastle was very streaky last season. He batted .198, .206, and .204 in the months of April, July and September and he batted .327 and .357 during the months of June and August. It all worked out in the end, because if you had the patience to wait out his slumps you were ultimately treated to a fine fantasy season. Just who is Ryan Mountcastle? Well for one thing his power seems real. He’s been hitting for power since he was a prospect and Statcast had his xHR at 29 last season. He’s probably not a .200 hitter and based on his 27.5 K rate he’s not a .300 hitter. Let’s meet in the middle and project that his batting average will be in the .250 range and that he’ll hit approximately 30 HRs this season.