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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)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS IN 2019|
|#81 Manuel Margot (16% OWN)||356 FP, 2.75 per game||252 FP, 147 gp, 1.71 per game (#132)|
|#82 Victor Robles (90% OWN)||355 FP, 2.3 per game||382 FP, 154 gp, 2.48 per game (#68)|
|#83 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo||350 FP, 2.7 per game||382 FP, 154 gp, 2.48 per game (#68)|
|#84 Jose Martinez (24% OWN)||349 FP, 2.87 per game||221 FP, 128 gp, 1.73 per game (#129)|
|#85 Lorenzo Cain (76% OWN)||348 FP, 2.39 per game||345 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)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#79 Jason Heyward||6.9 FP||2.61 FP|
|#80 Nick Williams||6.8 FP||2.66 FP|
|#81 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo||6.8 FP||2.7 FP|
|#82 Brandon Nimmo||6.7 FP||2.8 FP|
|#83 Aristides Aquino||6.7 FP||3.23 FP|
|WEEK 2 RANK (OF)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#73 Jose Martinez||13.5 FP||2.87 FP|
|#74 Ian Desmond||13.5 FP||2.57 FP|
|#75 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo||13.4 FP||2.7 FP|
|#76 Mike Yastrzemski||13.4 FP||2.65 FP|
|#77 Jason Heyward||13.3 FP||2.61 FP|
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks.
|-- Per Game (130 Proj)||2.7||0.16||0.51||0.54||0.36||0.05|
|3/26 to 3/29 (2.4 Games)||6.8||0.39||1.3||1.4||0.81||0.13|
|3/30 to 4/5 (4.8 Games)||13.4||0.81||2.6||2.8||1.7||0.27|