2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Kevin Newman
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Kevin Newman to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from him during the 2020 MLB season.
As a first round draft pick back in 2015, Kevin Newman enters the 2020 season with a little hype behind him. In 130 games with the Pirates last season, he slashed .308/.353/.446 with 12 home runs, 61 runs scored, 64 RBI and 16 stolen bases. His 2019 numbers were far better than 2018, when his cup of tea in the big leagues was quite ugly. However, in his 25-year-old season, he was solid and was a valuable addition by fantasy owners last season. The Pittsburgh Pirates are likely going to be pretty bad as the team enters a rebuilding mindset, so does this derail some value with Newman or is there still a buying opportunity? It’s time to dive in and take a look at the 26-year-old and what 2020 entails….
Newman never had a particularly statistically dominant season in the minors. He moved around a lot, but in his longest stint, which was 109 games at the Triple-A level in 2018, he hit .302 with four home runs and 28 stolen bases. In the majors, however, he was good across the board!...