2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Ryan McMahon
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Colorado Rockies 2B Ryan McMahon to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
Trusting a second half breakout can be tough to do, but overlooking Ryan McMahon finishing second on the Rockies in home runs (14) and RBI (47) after the break last year to Nolan Arenado seems appealing. Winning the second base job during spring training, McMahon set franchise records with the most home runs (24) and RBI (83) by a primary player at the position in team history. McMahon scored 70 runs with five stolen bases and a respectable .250/.329/.450 slash line over 539 plate appearances last year spanning 141 games.
On a positive note, McMahon owned a 10.4 walk percentage but struck out in just under 30 percent of his plate appearances. A strong second fueled his isolated power to .200 for the year with a 27-percent home run per fly ball rate. McMahon notched a 14.7 swinging strike percentage, a 70.3 contact rate, 29.2 O-Swing (out of the strike zone) percent and 78.3 Z-Contact percentage. However, in the second half, McMahon cut his swinging strike percentage to 13.8...