Below is a list of players that I own multiple shares of going into 2019. They’re listed by position for reference. I’m in a total of 11 leagues this season and most lean towards keeper/dynasty formats. The leagues consist of many different styles of fantasy baseball including H2H, points, roto, NFBC 50’s, NFBC Rotowire Online Championship, Ottoneu, and Best Ball. This is a good idea of where I’m staring for this season but it’s only half the battle. Even if you suffer injuries or draft poorly, your in season management can still win you a league. Check out who I’m most relying on to make or break my 2019!
Yan Gomes (4), Kurt Suzuki (2)
As I’ve written over the before, I like the idea of platooning Gomes and Suzuki and getting every Nationals catcher start in two catcher leagues. Read more on that strategy here.
Miguel Cabrera (6), Matt Carpenter (3), Anthony Rizzo (2), Rhys Hoskins (2), Carlos Santana (2), Justin Bour (2), Ryan McMahon (2), Eric Thames (2)
My original plan wasn’t to have Miggy in over half my leagues but I just kept finding value with the former MVP. Matt Carpenter is owner in 3 points leagues where he’s more valuable. I’m never high on Anthony Rizzo and have predicted him for NL MVP. Justin Bour is one of my favorite free players. Ryan McMahon has a monster spring and is set for the strong side of a platoon at 2B in Colorado.
Daniel Murphy (5), Asdrubal Cabrera (3), Robinson Cano (2), Rougned Odor (2), Ryan McMahon (2)
Murphy has been one of my favorite targets all draft season. I’m predicting a batting title. Asdrubal Cabrera is the next value in the entire league. I’ll admit Odor is a shot in the dark. We don’t know which player we’re going to get.
Rafael Devers (4), Matt Carpenter (3), Asdrubal Cabrera (3), Zack Cozart (3), Vladimir Guerrero Jr (2), Eduardo Escobar (2), Ian Happ (2)
This is the last chance you have to grab Devers for cheap for the next 12 years. I’m heavy on Zack Cozart and I’m not happy. Eduardo Escobar is a really underrated player that will have a prime lineup spot in Arizona. I really wish I didn’t have these Ian Happ shares.
Asdrubal Cabrera (3), Francisco Lindor (2), Eduardo Escobar (2)
Asdrubal has been my guy all draft season. Unfortunately I need Lindor to get healthy ASAP after his latest setback.
Michael Conforto (4), Ronald Acuña Jr (3), Bryce Harper (3), Shin-Soo Choo (3), Victor Robles (3), Mookie Betts (2), Giancarlo Stanton (2), Aaron Judge (2), Juan Soto (2), Rhys Hoskins (2), Stephen Piscotty (2), Max Kepler (2), Brett Gardner (2), Jorge Soler (2), Eric Thames (2), Ian Happ (2)
Conforto and Acuña are two of the best young OF in the game and I play in mostly keeper/dynasty leagues. Stanton and Judge together on two squads? Yes please. Piscotty, Kepler, and Gardner are highly underrated OF for 2019. Soler mashed lefties but can’t stay on the field. He was in the middle of a breakout in 2018 before breaking his toe. Pick him up to start the season and ride the wave before he gets hurt.
Collin McHugh (7), Jacob deGrom (6), Luis Severino (4), Jameson Taillon (4), Jose Berrios (3), Yu Darvish (3), Jordan Hicks (3), Chris Paddack (3), Dakota Hudson (3), Brandon Woodruff (3), Kyle Wright (3), A.J. Puk (3), Gerrit Cole (2), Noah Syndergaard (2), Jack Flaherty (2), J.A. Happ (2), Rich Hill (2), Ross Stripling (2), Kenta Maeda (2), Hyun-Jin Ryu (2), Joe Musgrove (2), Jon Gray (2), Caleb Smith (2), Derek Holland (2), Ryan Pressly (2), Matt Barnes (2), Blake Parker (2), Forrest Whitley (2)
I never would have guessed that Collin McHugh would be the player I have the most shares of in 2019. Let’s hope that transition to the rotation goes well. deGrom was always a huge target of mine. The Severino injury coming after I acquired these four shares could be disastrous for me. Taillon, Berrios, and Darvish could all be aces in 2019. Hudson, Woodruff, Wright, Whitley and Puk are rookies that could make a big impact on your fantasy team. Think I have the Dodgers rotation covered? Lastly, my favorite relief pitchers for 2019 are the ones you see here.