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Monday, June 11, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL STATUS REPORT: MAX MUNCY 1B LOS ANGELES DODGERS

For all of the insane amount of money they have spent over the last decade in chasing what so far has been an elusive World Series championship, the Los Angeles Dodgers sometimes stumble into some value play hitters or pitchers as well to help supplement the high-priced items on the roster.  Nowhere has this been seen more so far in 2018 than in the case of Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy who began the year in Triple-A but who has fully taken advantage of an early promotion to become an instant impact players in fantasy baseball to the tune of the following numbers:

.272
12 HR
28 RBI
21 R
1 SB
24.3 K/9
16.4 BB/9
.286 BABIP

Admittedly, I didn't pay Muncy much mind when he began hitting home runs last month and truth be told, he hadn't done much previously to this season to deserve our time as he bounced around from the Oakland organization to the Dodgers and all their various minor league levels along the way.  After years of listless hitting on the farm however, Muncy put forth his best work at Triple-A a year ago when he batted .313 with 12 home runs in 109 games.  Still, nothing jumped out here even when the Dodgers gave him a call.  Well Muncy has certainly put his best foot forward since the Dodgers gave him a look and the power has been eye-opening since he has those 12 homers in just 152 at-bats.  What also really has intrigued me has been the walks as Muncy's 16.4 BB/9 is Jason Giambi territory and serves as a big help to keep any average hit to a minimum since Munch does have a habit of striking out.  Add in a depressed .286 BABIP and Muncy's should even have a higher batting average at this point which adds to the legitimacy here.  So when you put it all together, Max Muncy is a decent person of interest who should be added where available as the Dodgers give him an extended run to see if he can be a continued daily presence in their lineup.  As far as your fantasy baseball lineup is concerned, Muncy is already reaching that classification this season. 


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