Travis d’Arnaud to Devin Williams, 15 top fantasy baseball players who mostly went undrafted

Dansby Swanson was the first overall draft pick in 2015. [Image Source: Flickr | Bryan Green]
Dansby Swanson was the first overall draft pick in 2015. [Image Source: Flickr | Bryan Green]

The Braves had a potent offense in 2020, and two of their batters are included

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With a shortened 2020 MLB regular season of 60 games, the stats leaderboard sees much smaller numbers leading the way. Luke Voit’s 22 homers and Jose Abreu’s 60 RBIs led all of baseball this season, numbers that would prorate to 60 and 162 respectively in a normal 162-game year.

While Voit was named fantasy baseball MVP by USA Today, he was drafted in most fantasy leagues (albeit nowhere near the top and often more so as a draft was approaching the end).

Who were the best of those that mostly weren’t drafted?

In order to be eligible to be included, the player must have had a higher average draft position than 250 according to Fantasy Pros (in a 25-round, 10-team draft, 250 players are drafted). Fantasy Pros takes the average draft position from six websites, including ESPN and Yahoo, and averaged them out.

The top player from each eligible position is included here as well as five starting pitchers and a reliever. A utility slot was added for the best remaining eligible player.

Some players who came awfully close to being on here include Kyle Lewis, Wilmer Flores, Brad Keller, Adam Duvall, and Adam Wainwright.


Catcher - Travis d’Arnaud, Braves

2020 stats: 44 G, 165 AB, .321 BA, 9 HR, 1 SB, 34 RBI, 19 R


First base - Dominic Smith, Mets

2020 stats: 50 G, 177 AB, .316 BA, 10 HR, 0 SB, 42 RBI, 27 R

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