Regan's Rumblings: Looking to Leave Impression

Regan's Rumblings: Looking to Leave Impression

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

As the season winds down and football ramps up, that doesn't mean you should completely ignore your rosters in keeper/dynasty leagues in which you're out of the running. Teams are already giving their young talent extended looks as they evaluate the readiness of players with an eye toward 2021. This week, we'll look at a handful of players looking to leave a good impression.

Daulton Varsho, C, ARI

Varsho is seeing time both at catcher and in the outfield, though he's yet to impress at the plate. Through 70 plate appearances, Varsho is batting just .145/.243/.306 with a pair of homers and a nice three stolen bases. The 23-year-old has yet to see Triple-A, but the past two seasons combined at High-A and Double-A saw him bat a combined .294/.372/.490 with 29 homers and an impressive 40 stolen bases. Imagine having a catcher with 20-plus stolen base potential. He's always had excellent contact skills, striking out just 16.9 percent of the time the past two years, but not surprisingly, that has risen to 30 percent at the big league level. Varsho is struggling to make hard contact, so while his .179 BABIP should in theory fuel a batting average increase, he could struggle to hit .250 at this level unless he can start making more solid contact. At this point, it seems likely he'll open 2021 at the Triple-A level to focus on his bat.

Bobby Dalbec, 1B, BOS

The last-plate Red Sox are having open auditions, with

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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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