2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: DJ LeMahieu
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at DJ LeMahieu and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the New York Yankees second baseman during the 2020 MLB season.
What a difference a year makes. Last preseason, owners worried about DJ LeMahieu migrating from Coors Field to Yankee Stadium. Of course, many overlooked the patient approach and ability to hit the ball to center along with right field transitioning well on a move to New York. LeMahieu recorded career highs in hits (197), runs (109), home runs (26) and RBI (102). He also led the majors in multi-hit games with 61 fueling his .327/.375/.518 slash line.
Of course, the ripple effect of LeMahieu’s breakout reflects in his draft price. Almost an afterthought in 2019, he’s risen to a top-75 pick. Being able to use him in five fantasy positions adds to his appeal. LeMahieu appeared in 28 games at first base, 66 at second base and 47 at third making him eligible to play all three positions in 20-game minimum leagues plus middle-and-corner infield spots.
In order to determine his outlook, how much regression occurs in the power along with the effects on his counting statistics will be...