Sometimes the fantasy community can be tough. Last year, Mookie Betts turned in a “down” year in fantasy despite leading the majors with 135 runs. Betts appeared in 150 games with 29 home runs, 80 RBI, 16 stolen bases and a .295/.391/.524 slash line. Part of the disappointment could be the drop in power during baseball’s best power environment on record. However, Betts owned a 13.7 walk percentage against a 14.3 strikeout percent.

His discipline metrics remain elite with a minuscule 5.1 swinging strike percentage (tied for fourth lowest in the majors among qualified hitters), an 86.6 contact rate (eight best), a 93.7 Z-Contact percentage (in the strike zone) ranking fifth among his peers and a 21.4 O-Swing percent (out of the zone) sixth lowest. Discerning how much of Betts reduced production could be bad luck may determine his ceiling entering his Age-27 season coinciding with a contract year as a pending free agent.

According to Statcast, Betts recorded 505 batted ball...