When the calendar turns into September, it’s always worth looking back at the ADP’s fantasy baseball results, especially on the hunt site, and assessing who was worth an early price and who emerged as the maximum. The beauty of looking at a player like Cal Rally Is that he has emerged as a possession late in the season, especially after the race he’s been in for the past two weeks. Let’s take a look at what makes Raleigh so valuable in fantasy baseball leagues as a potential acquisition of a concession wire to close the 2022 campaign for our fantasy baseball squads.
Since August 30The tenth (Very small sample size, I know) Rally has eight strokes, but five of them were for home runs. This is a very unsustainable rate. but, Rally cuts .207/ .280/ .483 (!) in the season with 327 wOBA and 118 wRC+. Some of those numbers seem rather pedestrian, but the slack stands out and translates to 23 home runs per season, which actually leads the league among catchers.
Now it’s worth being honest and taking a step back. Raleigh has had a rupture in the past two weeks which has pushed him into the lead in his position. But more than a fifth of those zingers came in the past two weeks. Overall, Raleigh didn’t really emerge as a player to add on baseball’s fictional concession wire. It’s now mid-September, and even with the captain at home in the catcher’s position, he’s still available in about 80% of leagues.
Do I think Rally should be added to the 12-team leagues? Frankly, I don’t think so. At least not for this early in the recording period and I’ll explain that shortly. The last two weeks mark his first real “streak” of the whole season. On top of that, he routinely heads toward the bottom of the Seattle lineup. There were only seven occasions in 2022 that he finished fifth (or better) in the standings and every other game he scored in the bottom half or third.
The other thing that will face Raleigh, at this point in September, is the schedule for the upcoming registration period. Although it’s a calendar year late for Major League Baseball, the Mariners only have five games this week with days off occurring on Mondays and Thursdays. That’s not great when you take into account that the Reds, Marlins, Mets, Astros and Blue Jays have better matches coming up and some of those teams have eight or nine matches on tap this week.
good mark? The splits between home/road rally day and night and luckily for him, he has ten straight games on the road starting Thursday. who – which It is the time that it may be worth extracting from the pool of free agents. He hits .244 on the road, hitting 16 out of 23 home runs, compared to the .174 home average with just seven. It’s hard to see how the season will end in the next few weeks. He can practically collect three or four more runs. It is in the top 20% for barrel rate, average exit velocity, maximum exit velocity, and xSLG. He’s 25, so it’s not really likely, but he’s also not necessarily a career-breaking player at 28 or 29.
If you’re chasing power and want to chase the upside in a catcher, Raleigh might be a good fit for your squad for the next three weeks. I prefer targeting it later in the week as M is off on Mondays and Thursdays. But he looks like a hitter thriving with momentum and his two days off could crush him. But even when the road trip ends and Seattle goes home in a ten-game home, the matches still make sense. They will be hosting Rangers, Athletics, and Tigers to close out the season and all of those teams are in the bottom 12 by ERA. Ownership is growing a bit, but you can be a little patient in the shallow leagues until later in the week if you want to make a swap in the catcher. If you’re still alive at this point in the season, you’ll probably be all set. If Raleigh’s surge of power caught your eye, pray it stays hot until the end of the year.