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BALLER MOVE: Draft target ~pick 175

CURRENT ADP: ~270 overall

ANALYSIS: Tyler White had a great 2018 campaign in the small sample size of 66 games. He posted a .276/.354/.533 slash with 27 runs, 12 home runs, and 42 RBI. His stats are pretty bulletproof evidenced by an above-average walk rate at 10.1% and an average strikeout rate of 20.7%. In other words, there’s nothing in his profile from 2018 that would suggest a significant decline in performance; he’s as solid as they come (provided the small sample size).

That being said, the stats aren’t eye-popping but can provide solid fantasy production when he’s in the lineup. The likely departures (through free agency) of Marwin Gonzalez and Evan Gattis should open up a near-everyday DH/1B spot for White. He’s currently projected to hit seventh in the Astros lineup and split time at first base with Yuli Gurriel.

Since we’re talking about the Astros, there’s no bad spot to hit, although it’s worth noting most games in 2018 he hit in the four through six spots. There’s definitely upside here, you can likely expect that he will get double the at-bats which would produce around 60 R, 24 HR, and 80 RBI, which would have made him a fringe top-ten 1B last year. A current ADP of 247 is good value to take White as a backup 1B with potential for more.


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