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Ryon Healy 2019 Outlook


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He'll be the starting 3B, at least for a while.

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Manager Scott Servais confirmed Monday that Healy will serve as the Mariners' primary third baseman for at least the first month of the season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Healy had been competing with Jay Bruce and Daniel Vogelbach for one lineup spot at either first base or designated hitter, but Kyle Seager's (hand) absence for at least six weeks paves the way for Healy to shift across the diamond temporarily. Though he began his big-league career as a third baseman with Oakland, Healy's poor defense ultimately prompted a move to first. The Mariners can probably live with Healy's limitations in the field due to the substantial upgrade he provides at the plate over either Kris Negron or Dylan Moore, who are battling for the utility infield job.

 

His plate discipline and exit velocity actually improved slightly last season, but his BABIP dropped 62 points, so maybe some bad luck there. He should rebound to 2017 levels and regain his 3B eligibility, which would make him usable in deep leagues... at least until Seager returns. If he doesn't rake in April, he's probably looking at a bench role after that.

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13 minutes ago, papasmurf said:

Only positive is 20+ homerun power but it comes with not much else. Hurts you in BA and OBP and counting stats figure to be meh.

Is this it for him? Does he have another level?

 

Wouldn't shock me to see him bust out but certainly a dark horse to do so. I agree he was unlucky last year but the lack of OBP is a major downer. If he could raise that OBP to even league average and see his pitches more often he could be great. But until he does it, he's just another guy with some pop. Worthy of a late round flyer since he gets some playing time. Still young and has been a good student of his game making appropriate changes to his swing in the MILB a few years ago to get him this far. So some hope but it will fade quickly if he goes to bench or part time. If you squint hard enough you might see some Donaldson or JD Martinez type breakout upside but far fetched atm

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24 minutes ago, papasmurf said:

Only positive is 20+ homerun power but it comes with not much else. Hurts you in BA and OBP and counting stats figure to be meh.

Is this it for him? Does he have another level?

 

 

I disagree on him hurting you in BA leagues. He has 1400+ MLB PA's and holds a .265 AVG. He is probably pegged for 25 HRs with at least a .250 avg and probably a 60/70 counting stat line. Not bad for the ADP

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