22-Year-Old Catcher – Kansas City Royals
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Xavier Fernandez in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Fernandez, 20, posted a .327/.401/.491 slash line with just 23 strikeouts in 159 at-bats across the Appalachian League and Pioneer League this season.
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsAlexander, Scott (P)
AAArteaga , Humberto (SS)
A+Blewett, Scott (P)
AAracena, Ricky (SS)
RookieBrickhouse, Bryan (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Xavier Fernandez.
An 11th-round pick in the 2013 draft, Fernandez should be on the radar of owners in deep dynasty leagues after a breakout 2015 campaign. The 20-year-old catcher slashed .327/.401/.491 with four home runs and a 23:14 K:BB in 159 at-bats across the Appalachian League and the Pioneer League. Rostering Fernandez will require extreme patience, as he has yet to make his full-season debut, but catchers with his hit tool and approach are a rare breed in the lower levels of the minor leagues. At 5-foot-11 and 197 pounds, speed won’t be a part of the equation, but he should continue to add power to his game as he matures. Look for Fernandez to spend the majority of 2016 with Low-A Lexington.