Regan's Rumblings: 2020 Value Trending Up?
Regan's Rumblings: 2020 Value Trending Up?

This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.

In this series, as we open up the final month of the season, I usually start to trend toward looking to next year. The year 2020 won't be a 100 percent focus of the rest of these articles this month, but for a large number of you, you're already looking to 2020 (or to your fantasy football teams), so we'll focus on that a bit more this month. I'll still provide some advice on guys who can help you win this year (probably in next week's article), but for now, here are some players who've been hot lately and positioned themselves to be taken much higher in 2020 drafts than we would have thought in the first half of this year.

Kyle Seager: 3B

Last 30 days: .313/.400/.708, 10 HR

Overall, Seager is still batting a modest .250/.329/.500, but considering he was hitting .186/.260/.331 on July 21, it's been a remarkable turnaround. Prior to late-July, it simply appeared that Seager's downward spiral was carrying over from 2018. That year, Corey's older brother batted just .221/.273/.400 after peaking in 2016 with a .278/.359/.499 triple slash. Seager's 9.9 percent BB percentage is his best mark since 2016, and his hard-hit rate is up a couple points, while his barrel percentage is up from 5.6 to 8.9 year over year. At this rate, Seager is probably trending toward top-15 third baseman value. He'd easily be that if I felt comfortable projecting him to hit .275 over a full season, but we need

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year and the 2010 Baseball Writer of the Year.
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