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Player Profile: Adam Eaton, OF, Washington Nationals

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After missing most of 2017, Eaton will most likely be an overlooked value come 2018 drafts.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Stats

Year Team PA AVG OBP SLG HR SB BB% K% GB/FB Hard%
Year Team PA AVG OBP SLG HR SB BB% K% GB/FB Hard%
2015 White Sox 689 0.287 0.361 0.431 14 18 8.4% 19.0% 1.86 26.3%
2016 White Sox 706 0.284 0.362 0.428 14 14 8.9% 16.3% 2.08 31.5%
2017 Nationals 107 0.297 0.393 0.462 2 3 13.1% 16.8% 1.70 31.1%

Remember at the start of the 2017 season when we all were so excited to see this guy hit at the top of the Nationals lineup. Well after spending most of 2017 on the disabled list, we finally get that chance. It seems however that many have forgotten about one of the most reliable players in all of fantasy baseball. Eaton’s stats do not exactly jump out to you at all, but they are very important for a fantasy teams success. Since 2015 he has yet to hit below .280. He decent speed which makes him a player who could steal around fifteen to twenty bases come. Did I also mention his lifetime 8.6% walk rate and back to back seasons with 14 home runs? Batting at the top of a loaded Nationals lineup, Eaton should see a huge jump in runs scored. Just look at the small sample size in 2017 where he averaged more than a run a game. Now obviously it is not likely to continue at that rate, but it shows the great amount of potential fantasy value Eaton has hitting at the top of one of the baseball’s best lineups.