Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Will Breakout

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Tsutsugo hit over 200 HRs and had a .910 OPS in 10 years in Japan before the Rays signed him this offseason. Tsutsugo is not known to be a great defender, but he can play 3rd, 1st, or in the OF. Tsutsugo had a better career K rate and BB than Ohtani which is a good sign coming into the majors. Tsutsugo reached on his first 4 plate appearances this spring training and could be an improvement over Yandy Diaz in the Ray’s lineup.

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is not projected to be worth a roster spot. His 349.97 projected fantasy points puts him at #83 behind Victor Robles and ahead of Jose Martinez. He is projected to average 2.7 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#151) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points.

NEXT SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS IN 2019
#81 Manuel Margot (16% OWN)356 FP, 2.75 per game252 FP, 147 gp, 1.71 per game (#132)
#82 Victor Robles (90% OWN)355 FP, 2.3 per game382 FP, 154 gp, 2.48 per game (#68)
#83 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo350 FP, 2.7 per game382 FP, 154 gp, 2.48 per game (#68)
#84 Jose Martinez (24% OWN)349 FP, 2.87 per game221 FP, 128 gp, 1.73 per game (#129)
#85 Lorenzo Cain (76% OWN)348 FP, 2.39 per game345 FP, 145 gp, 2.38 per game (#78)

YOSHITOMO TSUTSUGO WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is projected for 6.77 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 1 which only ranks him as the #81 projected outfielder and not a fantasy relevant player. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Brandon Nimmo but behind Nick Williams the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#75). He is projected for 13.42 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#79 Jason Heyward6.9 FP2.61 FP
#80 Nick Williams6.8 FP2.66 FP
#81 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo6.8 FP2.7 FP
#82 Brandon Nimmo6.7 FP2.8 FP
#83 Aristides Aquino6.7 FP3.23 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#73 Jose Martinez13.5 FP2.87 FP
#74 Ian Desmond13.5 FP2.57 FP
#75 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo13.4 FP2.7 FP
#76 Mike Yastrzemski13.4 FP2.65 FP
#77 Jason Heyward13.3 FP2.61 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks.

YOSHITOMO TSUTSUGOFPHRRBIRBBSB
2020 Projection350216770477.1
-- Per Game (130 Proj)2.70.160.510.540.360.05
3/26 to 3/29 (2.4 Games)6.80.391.31.40.810.13
3/30 to 4/5 (4.8 Games)13.40.812.62.81.70.27