Dynasty Leagues are season-long fantasy games where you can keep a player for a long period of time. It is important to find players whose value will increase over time. Here are the top fantasy baseball picks.
Jacob Degrom NYM
An argument can be made that AL Cy Young winner, Shane Bieber, could be a good selection in this spot. He had a 1.36 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. However, it is hard to turn a blind eye on Jacob Degrom.
It’s hard to pass up on a player who almost won his third Cy Young of his career. Last season, Degrom had a 4-2 record and a 0.96 WHIP. The biggest question mark is will Degrom get the run support he needs to win ballgames because it has lacked over the years.
Mike Trout LAA
Mike Trout is not the consensus’s first overall pick this year which is very rare. He had a career-low batting average of .281 and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He should have more stolen bases compared to just one in the 2020 campaign.
This is not discrediting Trout’s accomplishments by any means. He is still a 3x MVP and a 8x Silver Slugger. These next three players may never be better than Trout; however, they all have huge upsides for many years to come. None of these young stars will hit the age of 30 in the next five years.
Fernando Tatis Jr. SDP
Fernando Tatis Jr was 4th in the MVP race in the 2020 season. He had a .277 batting average with 17 home runs. His average may have gone down;however, he improved in other areas. He cut his strikeout rate by 6%, upped his walk rate by 2.5%, and led the league in average exit velocity in 59 games.
The Padres have been busy this offseason by acquiring many star players. Petco Park may be difficult ballpark to score runs and hit home runs; however, the 22- year- old should have many opportunities to help the team.
Juan Soto WSH
Juan Soto has done amazing so far in his short career by winning a World Series in 2019. To add to his stellar big league resume, he followed his 2019 campaign with a Silver Slugger Award, a Batting Title, and finished 5th in NL MVP voting. Not to mention, he was sidelined a few games due to COVID.
Juan Soto is known to hit well no matter if the opponent is a lefty or a righty. The similar stats make him a dangerous batter, which make it extremely difficult to pitch around him. The 22-year-old should be hitting around .300 with 30 plus home runs in the 2021 campaign. Nationals Park also ranks fifth in Homer-amplifying Parks (10% or greater boost for homers).
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Ronald Acuna Jr. may have had the worst season compared to anyone on this top 5 list with a .250 batting average. Still, he walked 18.8% of the time. Prior to 2020, Acuna Jr. hit .280 with 41 home runs, and stole 37 bases in 2019. He had a .406 OBP despite the weak average inthe shortened season. Sun Trust Park is also one of the newer ballparks where baseballs travel towards the warning track at a high rate. The 23-year-old, should bounce back and strike fear into the opposing pitchers especially in his home ballpark.