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Week 11 Recap (Hitting Adds under 50%)

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Luis Matos – SF – OF (35%)

2023/ 3 G: .375 AVG, 6 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 SB

2023/ 24 G: .398 AVG, 21 R, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 6 SB (AAA)

Mitch Haniger suffered a right forearm fracture and is not expected back before August. Matos hit 2nd in his MLB debut ahead of Thairo Estrada, securing his first major league hit and scoring a run. The concerning thing is Matos was lifted for Michael Conforto vs a righty later in the game, so hopefully gets to play every day. Matos went 2-3 Saturday with 2 walks, a stolen base and four runs scored vs the Dodgers. The Giants are one of the most platoon-heavy organizations in the league, so playing time could be an issue.

 

Joc Pederson – SF – OF (32%)

2023/ 36 G: .281 AVG, 21 R, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 0 SB

2022/ 134 G: .274 AVG, 57 R, 23 HR, 70 RBI, 3 SB

36 HR – 149 G (2019), 25 HR – 148 G (2018), 25 HR – 137 G (2016), 26 HR – 151 G (2015)

Pederson has had issues staying healthy but when active has been a solid source of power, contributing a little speed. Has finished in the top 5-10% of League in exit velocity five times over his career and Max EV six different times including this season at 116.6. Sits vs LHP along with Lamonte Wade, making him more of a bench option in standard leagues. 

 

Eddie Rosario – ATL – OF (17%)

2023/ 61 G: .256 AVG, 30 R, 11 HR, 31 RBI, 1 SB

2022/ 80 G: .212 AVG, 27 R, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 3 SB

32 HR 0 137 G (2019), 24 HR – 138 G (2018), 27 HR – 151 G (2017)

Rosario has a similar profile to Pederson with a solid track record of power with more speed but has dealt with several injuries throughout his career. Rosario has shifted around the Braves lineup mainly hitting 5th, recently moving to the 6th slot in the lineup with Olson shifting from 2nd to 5th. Rosario is also platooned versus lefties like Pederson, making him more of a matchup play bench option in shallow leagues. 

 

Bo Naylor – CLE – C (14%)

2023/ 60 G: .254 AVG, 45 R, 13 HR, 48 RBI, 2 SB (AAA)

2022/ 66 : .257 AVG, 44 R, 15 HR, 47 RBI, 9 SB

A former 1st round pick (29th overall) by Cleveland in 2018, has been regarded as one of the top catching prospects for several seasons now. Most expected his promotion to come much earlier given the struggles of Zunino and the Cleveland offense. Mike Zunino was designated for assignment on Friday and Naylor should play regularly. Naylor becomes one of the few catchers with the ability to hit for power and offer above average speed, alongside J.T. Realmuto and Daulton Varsho.

 

Henry Davis – PIT – C (8%)

2023/ 51 G: .284 AVG, 29 R, 11 HR, 30 RBI, 9 SB (AAA-AA)

2022/ 59: .264 AVG, 39 R, 10 HR, 42 RBI, 9 SB

A former 1st overall pick by the Pirates in 2021, Davis has cruised through the minors only appearing in 10 AAA games. Similar to Naylor, Davis has above average power and speed especially for the position. The Pirates offense has been much better than expected this season and will eventually improve even further once Oniel Cruz returns. It is not clear where Davis will hit in the order but should be rostered in one catcher leagues given his unique skill set and prospect pedigree. 

 

Michael A. Taylor  – MIN – OF (7%)

2023/ 65 G: .228 AVG, 25 R, 10 HR, 22 RBI, 11 SB

2022/ 124 G: .254 AVG, 9 HR, 54 RBI, 14 SB (w/ KC)

6 HR/ 24 SB (2018), 19 HR/ 17 SB (2017), 7 HR/ 14 SB (2016), 14 HR/ 16 SB (2015)

More known for his defense, Taylor has had a solid career displaying decent power/ speed his first several seasons with Washington. Taylor is a batting average risk – career .241 hitter and this season ranks bottom 2% of League in K% up from 23.9% last season and 29.6% for his career. Despite being one of the better defensive outfielders in the league Byron Buxton has mainly been used at DH in an effort to keep him healthy. Taylor has mostly hit 9th this season limiting his counting stats but if in need of speed makes for a solid option that has decent power.

 

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