Fantasy Baseball: 5 Hitters Due for Positive Home Run Regression in 2019
Anthony Rendon, 3B, Washington Nationals
2018 - Home Runs: 24 (T-41st), FB: 43.6%, HR/FB: 12.1%
Look, my love for Anthony Rendon essentially knows no bounds. He's one of the most under-rated hitters in the game, both in real-life and fantasy. It's hard to find a more consistent hitter than the Washington Nationals third basemen, who ranks 13th in wRC+ over the last three seasons (130), hitting 20 homers and posting 80-plus runs and runs batted in each year.
Now, what if there was some significant upside to his home run total? Ooh, mama.
Rendon's home run total was a bit mediocre, but his fly-ball rate was 20th-best in all of baseball last season, and his hard-hit rate went up 3.5%, to 37.8% a season ago. His HR/FB% also shows he was a bit unlucky, as he ranked below league average.