2021 Mariners Taylor Trammell fantasy baseball advice

PEORIA, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Taylor Trammell, a Mariners prospect, bats (Taylor Trammell fantasy). (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
PEORIA, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Taylor Trammell, a Mariners prospect, bats (Taylor Trammell fantasy). (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
Taylor Trammell of the Mariners swings (Taylor Trammell fantasy).
PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 15: Taylor Trammell of the Seattle Mariners watches his double (Taylor Trammell fantasy). (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Taylor Trammell has been great in Spring Training and I would like to see him in left field on Opening Day, but nothing is for certain yet. The ambiguity has a huge impact on the Mariners outfielder’s fantasy value so let’s break it down.

Mariners Taylor Trammell fantasy baseball advice

Usually, I share where the player is ranked according to Fantasy Pros but that isn’t necessary for a prospect like Taylor Trammell. The speedy outfielder hasn’t played a game in the MLB yet which gives fantasy owners very little to go off of.

But what fans do know is that he is the 100th ranked prospect in the MLB and the sixth-ranked prospect in the Mariners organization. That should be enough information for one to get an idea of who Trammell is.

I will be honest, I like Trammell a lot. But, I want to make sure I keep my personal affection for Trammell out of the analysis. This Spring, Taylor has significantly increased his fantasy value. Right now, he has a .303 average, .378 OBP, and .924 OPS in 14 Spring Training games. The former first-round pick also has a long home run under his belt as well as two stolen bases.

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Drafting prospects in fantasy baseball is always a tough decision. There are the prospects that are guaranteed a playing spot, and then there are those that you have no idea when they will get called up. At the moment, we don’t know what level Trammell will start at in 2021.

If Trammell’s name is on the Opening Day roster, he is worth your draft pick. If Trammell is optioned to Triple-A, it really depends on your outfield depth and belief in Taylor near the end of your fantasy draft.

The thing is, it makes sense to stash a guy like Jarred Kelenic in the middle-late rounds because it’s Kelenic, but I don’t think Trammell is as valuable as his teammate to stash on your roster.

A guy like Taylor Trammell will probably be overlooked because he’s the 100th ranked prospect (sounds like a bad thing but it’s not). But, I have become a huge fan of Trammell and you should keep him on your watchlist and add him as soon as news breaks.

He is especially a great fantasy baseball asset because he should give you support in a wide range of areas. He is a consistent hitter with some pop in his bat. The young hitter knows how to get on base. And when he gets on base, he is a threat on the base paths and would be a big boost in the steals department.

So in summary, for most standard leagues with 10-12 teams, he isn’t worth drafting unless his name is on the Opening Day roster. In that case, he should be selected in the last five rounds.

On the other hand, if you are in a dynasty league, Taylor Trammell would be a very smart pick because chances are high that we see him play for the majority of this season. I think we can also say that he’s got the potential to be an All-Star-caliber player in Seattle.

The only downside or weakness of Trammell is the high strikeouts. Despite being quick, he strikes out at a relatively high rate. He currently leads the team in strikeouts in Arizona. But his other numbers are very promising.

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