Randal Grichuk Leaves After Foul Ball Off Face

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Randal Grichuk left yesterday’s game early after fouling a ball off his face. It hit him around the mouth area and he was bleeding out of his mouth. The extent of the injury is not yet known but I would expect him to miss a few games but avoid the IL. Derek Fisher, the Blue Jays newly acquired outfielder, should get the extra playing time in his absence.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Randal Grichuk may be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues or may be a decent waiver wire pick up. His 59.01 projected fantasy points puts him at #61 behind Giancarlo Stanton and ahead of Kevin Pillar. He has averaged 2.52 fantasy points in his past 244 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.61 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#100) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 48%, he is the #65 most highly owned outfielder. Randal Grichuk is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #37 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#59 Wil Myers (48% OWN)59 FP, 2.48 per game203 FP, 83 gp, 2.45 per game (#63)
#60 Giancarlo Stanton (94% OWN)59 FP, 2.94 per game486 FP, 157 gp, 3.09 per game (#14)
#61 Randal Grichuk (48% OWN)59 FP, 2.61 per game310 FP, 117 gp, 2.65 per game (#37)
#62 Kevin Pillar (62% OWN)58 FP, 2.53 per game320 FP, 139 gp, 2.3 per game (#70)
#63 Harrison Bader (15% OWN)58 FP, 2.58 per game240 FP, 128 gp, 1.88 per game (#97)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Randal Grichuk is projected for 1.73 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which only ranks him as the #95 projected outfielder and not a fantasy relevant player. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Jake Marisnick but behind Jason Heyward the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#74). He is projected for 12.86 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#93 Sam Hilliard1.78 FP (4% ST)2.94 FP
#94 Jason Heyward1.74 FP (36% ST)2.76 FP
#95 Randal Grichuk1.73 FP (33% ST)2.61 FP
#96 Jake Marisnick1.69 FP (1% ST)3.12 FP
#97 Mark Canha1.65 FP (47% ST)3.12 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#72 D.J. Stewart13 FP (1% ST)2.42 FP
#73 Austin Dean13 FP2.14 FP
#74 Randal Grichuk12.9 FP (33% ST)2.61 FP
#75 Ryan Braun12.8 FP (54% ST)2.95 FP
#76 Nick Martini12.7 FP2.43 FP

RANDAL GRICHUK IS A BETTER VALUE ON DRAFTKINGS AT $3.1K THAN ON FANDUEL AT $2.7 ON 9/1

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 7.6 FD points and is worth -$185 less than $2.7K on FD. On DK he is projected for 5.8 points and is worth +$305 more than $3.1K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#78 Jarrod Dyson7.6 FD Points$2500
#79 Austin Dean7.6 FD Points$2300
#80 Randal Grichuk7.6 FD Points$2700
#81 Manuel Margot7.6 FD Points$2900
#82 Josh Reddick7.5 FD Points$2600
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#50 Victor Reyes5.8 DK Points$3500
#51 Josh Reddick5.8 DK Points$3500
#52 Randal Grichuk5.8 DK Points$3100
#53 Travis Demeritte5.7 DK Points$3300
#54 Avisail Garcia5.6 DK Points$4100

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

RANDAL GRICHUKFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019594.411.911.96.10.5
-- Per Game (23 Proj)2.60.200.520.530.270.02
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)1.70.190.390.400.160.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.5 Games)12.90.992.62.71.30.14
2019 Season306236062342
-- Per Game (127 GP)2.40.180.470.490.270.02
2018 to 201961648121122615
-- Per Game (244 GP)2.50.200.500.500.250.02