Don’t draft these 5 Mariners players in fantasy baseball

PEORIA, ARIZONA - MARCH 15: Jake Fraley of the Seattle Mariners looks on (Sodo Mojo Mariners fantasy). (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PEORIA, ARIZONA - MARCH 15: Jake Fraley of the Seattle Mariners looks on (Sodo Mojo Mariners fantasy). (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Jake Fraley of the Mariners jogs. Mariners fantasy.
PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 09: Jake Fraley of the Seattle Mariners walks to first base. Mariners fantasy. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

We’ve talked a lot about who you should draft in fantasy baseball, but we have not talked about who you should not draft. With Spring Training in the full swing of things, we have a better sense of what to expect from each player in 2021. So now we share five Mariners players you should not draft in fantasy baseball this year.

Mariners players to avoid in fantasy baseball #1 – Jake Fraley

I was hoping that this year would be the year for the 25-year-old outfield prospect, but it looks like we have to wait. Jake Fraley has had a rough start to Spring Training and it doesn’t seem like he’s making any adjustments.

To start Spring Training, Fraley was 0 for 15. Now, he’s hitting just below the “Mendoza Line” and is second on the team for most strikeouts. The outfielder has been given plenty of chances in Arizona but hasn’t been able to capitalize as you can tell. Jake is second for the most walks on the team but that’s about the only good offensive thing that we have seen from him on top of his one home run.

Especially if you are participating in a points-based league, you should shy away from Fraley even more because strikeouts can dock points.

Generally speaking, Fraley is an interesting player. He has torn it up in the minor leagues but when he’s played for the Seattle Mariners, he has batted .152. Jake has only had 70 plate appearances at the big league level and only had 168 plate appearances in Triple-A so maybe we are rushing to conclusions a bit too early.

Mariners fans have had bad experiences with prospects so I can understand why. Regardless of what we think of him and his future, Jake Fraley shouldn’t be on your fantasy baseball team this year for any type of league (dynasty, categories, points, standard, etc.)

There are plenty of other outfielders to look at from around the league, and you could find a solid couple from the Mariners as well: Mitch Haniger and Kyle Lewis.

Let Jake Fraley go undrafted and keep him on your watchlist if you really want.

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