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Tampa Bay Rays 2020 Fantasy Profile: Yandy Diaz

By Seth Carter
Yandy Diaz (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Yandy Diaz (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Yandy Diaz (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

A look at one Tampa Bay Rays player that could make a difference in your 2020 fantasy baseball season: Yandy Diaz.

Fantasy baseball is important. It rewards players who produce the stats we care about. If you play fantasy and you are a Tampa Bay Rays fan, it’s important to know which players to target. Being a fan of your team can be a blessing and a curse in fantasy.

One one hand it can cause you to reach for guys you think more highly of than everyone else does… cause GO RAYS!

On the other hand, if you play it smart (which you will because you are Rays’ fans) then you could have insight into sleepers on the team. Today we will look at one player the Rays have that could be a steal and help make a difference in the fantasy season for the Rays.

Today we look at Yandy Diaz. The guy at the center of the controversial trade last year. The guy who had one career home run before donning a Tampa Bay uniform. The man that quickly became a breakout fan favorite, hitting leadoff, getting on base, even smashing line-drive homers to all fields.

The Rays knew they were getting a quality player with tons of power when they traded for him, but did they peg him as a guy they could turn into a 40 homer hitter or just a quality player with little to no fantasy impact?

Yandy is a dandy, but is half of a season enough to rest your fantasy hopes on his hulking back muscles? Let’s take a look at the numbers and decide if Yandy Diaz is worth drafting in your fantasy leagues this upcoming season!