The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 732 – 2019 Breakouts for 2020

8/28/19

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2019 SURPRISING BREAKOUTS IN 2020

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Thoughts:
– Santana’s season is driven largely by both hitting the ball a lot harder, hitting a few more GB which has plummeted his IFFB% and also a drop in his pull rate from “extreme pull hitter” to merely “pull hitter”.
– Santana doesn’t have DH as an option unless Franmil really falls apart. Franmil is young, cheap and very promising with no position to play
– Just my opinion but this feels less like a breakout for Santana than a career year
– R + RBI – HR has been around for awhile as a junk stat. It at least acknowledges runs after years and years of mainstream writers only considering RBI while ignoring runs. But it’s still a team-dependent junk stat
– I’m with you on someone like Escobar having value as a guy who isn’t likely to be great but is going to play every day and put up respectable numbers