LF Tyler O’Neill
2022 Projection: BA: .262, OBP: .331, SLG: .487, OPS: .818, R: 75, H: 120, 2B: 23, 3B: 1, HR: 26, RBI: 68, SB: 11, CS: 3, BB: 40, SO: 148
There seems to be a lot of debate about whether or not Tyler O’Neill can keep up the production he had last year and even build upon it, and if you watched him closely in 2021, you’d be confident in his production being here to stay.
After making critical adjustments to his swing and approach at the plate, it all came together for O’Neill as he finished 8th in the NL MVP voting. Tyler O’Neill has long been seen as a five tool player, with a plus glove, power, and speed, and he found a way to hone it all in to be one of the most dangerous players in baseball.
Baseball Reference has O’Neill declining across the board in almost every category. If Tyler O’Neill can stay healthy, he seems to be a safe bet to repeat the numbers from 2021, and maybe even build upon his 34 HRs, 26 2Bs, 2 3Bs, and 80 RBIs. A slight decline in his .286 average could be a wise regression projection.
Expect Tyler O’Neill to be an All-Star and dark horse MVP candidate for St. Louis.