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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 1. Cody Bellinger LAD
Bellinger had a tremendous season, drastically improving his walk rate and cutting his strikeout rate, and setting career highs in each of the five standard rotisserie categories. If there's a knock on Bellinger's season, it's that so much of his production came in the first half, and particularly in March where he batted .431 with 14 home runs. Beginning in June, he batted .280 or lower in each month, and he batted just .261 in the second half. But the numbers all count, and although it's reasonable to expect Bellinger to take a slight step back from his overall 2019 numbers, it still leaves him as a top-five pick.
26 weeks ago
Freddie Freeman Note
Freddie Freeman photo 2. Freddie Freeman ATL
Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 at the outset of renewed camp and has reportedly dealt with some difficult symptoms. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to begin the year with the Braves, though he is apparently on the road to recovery. When healthy, Freeman is a dynamic option, so long as he has recovered from the elbow soreness that plagued him in spring. Don't let Freeman slip too far, but he's out of the second round for now.
19 weeks ago
Pete Alonso Note
Pete Alonso photo 3. Pete Alonso NYM
Anthony Rizzo Note
Anthony Rizzo photo 4. Anthony Rizzo CHC
Paul Goldschmidt Note
Paul Goldschmidt photo 5. Paul Goldschmidt STL
Matt Olson Note
Matt Olson photo 6. Matt Olson OAK
Jose Abreu Note
Jose Abreu photo 7. Jose Abreu CWS
Josh Bell Note
Josh Bell photo 8. Josh Bell PIT
Bell had a true breakout season in 2019, improving drastically in pretty much every measurable category. His increases in exit velocity (2.3 mph), launch angle (3.8 degrees), and barrels per plate appearance (3.8%) showed that his gains were not fluky, and he even recovered from what looked to be a second-half collapse with a .927 OPS in August. The issue for Bell is that even with the improvements, a first baseman who bats .277 and slugs 37 home runs is not blowing the fantasy world away. Buy many of the gains, but don't go crazy on draft day.
26 weeks ago
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 9. DJ LeMahieu FA
LeMahieu tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, according to the Yankees. Assuming he rejoins the team by the start of the season - a big "if" but somewhat likely given his early positive test - then he should have little difficulty getting ready for the season.
19 weeks ago
Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 10. Max Muncy LAD
Rhys Hoskins Note
Rhys Hoskins photo 11. Rhys Hoskins PHI
Carlos Santana Note
Carlos Santana photo 12. Carlos Santana FA
Edwin Encarnacion Note
Edwin Encarnacion photo 13. Edwin Encarnacion FA
Yuli Gurriel Note
Yuli Gurriel photo 14. Yuli Gurriel HOU
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 15. Danny Santana TEX
Miguel Sano Note
Miguel Sano photo 16. Miguel Sano MIN
Sano tested positive for COVID-19, though he's asymptomatic. There have been few updates since his test in early July, and it's certainly possible that he'll return healthy before the start of the regular season. For now, drop him down your draft board a hair, but don't shy away entirely.
19 weeks ago
Christian Walker Note
Christian Walker photo 17. Christian Walker ARI
Yasmani Grandal Note
Yasmani Grandal photo 18. Yasmani Grandal CWS
Luke Voit Note
Luke Voit photo 19. Luke Voit NYY
C.J. Cron Note
C.J. Cron photo 20. C.J. Cron FA
Eric Hosmer Note
Eric Hosmer photo 21. Eric Hosmer SD
Daniel Murphy Note
Daniel Murphy photo 22. Daniel Murphy FA
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 23. Ryan McMahon COL
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 24. Joc Pederson FA
Joey Votto Note
Joey Votto photo 25. Joey Votto CIN
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 26. Brandon Lowe TB
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 27. Hunter Dozier KC
Mark Canha Note
Mark Canha photo 28. Mark Canha OAK
Nobody seems to want to give Canha credit for the changes in his approach last year, but you're selling yourself short if you don't. Canha cut his swing percentage on pitches outside the zone way down last year, and the results were impressive, with 26 home runs and a .273 batting average in just 126 games. Slated to bat fifth for the A's, there's every reason for Canha to put up solid all-around numbers, and he's essentially forgotten in fantasy drafts.
26 weeks ago
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 29. Yandy Diaz TB
Renato Nunez Note
Renato Nunez photo 30. Renato Nunez FA
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 31. Wil Myers SD
Miguel Cabrera Note
Miguel Cabrera photo 32. Miguel Cabrera DET
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 33. Michael Chavis BOS
Justin Smoak Note
Justin Smoak photo 34. Justin Smoak SF
Jesus Aguilar Note
Jesus Aguilar photo 35. Jesus Aguilar MIA
Howie Kendrick Note
Howie Kendrick photo 36. Howie Kendrick FA
Brandon Belt Note
Brandon Belt photo 37. Brandon Belt SF
Christian Vazquez Note
Christian Vazquez photo 38. Christian Vazquez BOS
Nate Lowe Note
Nate Lowe photo 39. Nate Lowe TB
Daniel Vogelbach Note
Daniel Vogelbach photo 40. Daniel Vogelbach MIL
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 41. Niko Goodrum DET
Eric Thames Note
Eric Thames photo 42. Eric Thames FA
Evan White Note
Evan White photo 43. Evan White SEA
Trey Mancini Note
Trey Mancini photo 44. Trey Mancini BAL
Garrett Cooper Note
Garrett Cooper photo 45. Garrett Cooper MIA
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 46. Ji-Man Choi TB
Travis d'Arnaud Note
Travis d'Arnaud photo 47. Travis d'Arnaud ATL
Jose Martinez Note
Jose Martinez photo 48. Jose Martinez CHC
Albert Pujols Note
Albert Pujols photo 49. Albert Pujols LAA
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 50. Rowdy Tellez TOR
Mitch Moreland Note
Mitch Moreland photo 51. Mitch Moreland FA
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 52. Marwin Gonzalez FA
Ryan Mountcastle Note
Ryan Mountcastle photo 53. Ryan Mountcastle BAL
Jay Bruce Note
Jay Bruce photo 54. Jay Bruce FA
Wilmer Flores Note
Wilmer Flores photo 55. Wilmer Flores SF
Jake Lamb Note
Jake Lamb photo 56. Jake Lamb FA
Kevin Cron Note
Kevin Cron photo 57. Kevin Cron FA
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 58. Dominic Smith NYM
Victor Caratini Note
Victor Caratini photo 59. Victor Caratini CHC
Jake Bauers Note
Jake Bauers photo 60. Jake Bauers CLE
Ryan O'Hearn Note
Ryan O'Hearn photo 61. Ryan O'Hearn KC
Jeimer Candelario Note
Jeimer Candelario photo 62. Jeimer Candelario DET
Ronald Guzman Note
Ronald Guzman photo 63. Ronald Guzman TEX
Chris Davis Note
Chris Davis photo 64. Chris Davis BAL
Matt Beaty Note
Matt Beaty photo 65. Matt Beaty LAD
Jose Osuna Note
Jose Osuna photo 66. Jose Osuna FA
Mike Ford Note
Mike Ford photo 67. Mike Ford NYY
Willians Astudillo Note
Willians Astudillo photo 68. Willians Astudillo MIN
Rio Ruiz Note
Rio Ruiz photo 69. Rio Ruiz BAL
Austin Nola Note
Austin Nola photo 70. Austin Nola SD
Tyler White Note
Tyler White photo 71. Tyler White LAD
Kendrys Morales Note
Kendrys Morales photo 72. Kendrys Morales FA
Aledmys Diaz Note
Aledmys Diaz photo 73. Aledmys Diaz HOU
Edwin Rios Note
Edwin Rios photo 74. Edwin Rios LAD
Josh VanMeter Note
Josh VanMeter photo 75. Josh VanMeter ARI
Ryon Healy Note
Ryon Healy photo 76. Ryon Healy FA
Yonder Alonso Note
Yonder Alonso photo 77. Yonder Alonso FA
Darin Ruf Note
Darin Ruf photo 78. Darin Ruf SF
Brandon Drury Note
Brandon Drury photo 79. Brandon Drury TOR
Pablo Sandoval Note
Pablo Sandoval photo 80. Pablo Sandoval FA
Ryan McBroom Note
Ryan McBroom photo 81. Ryan McBroom KC
Alex Kirilloff Note
Alex Kirilloff photo 82. Alex Kirilloff MIN
Greg Bird Note
Greg Bird photo 83. Greg Bird PHI
Josh Fuentes Note
Josh Fuentes photo 84. Josh Fuentes COL
Ehire Adrianza Note
Ehire Adrianza photo 85. Ehire Adrianza FA
Matt Adams Note
Matt Adams photo 86. Matt Adams FA
Brock Holt Note
Brock Holt photo 87. Brock Holt FA
Matt Thaiss Note
Matt Thaiss photo 88. Matt Thaiss LAA
Neil Walker Note
Neil Walker photo 89. Neil Walker FA
Austin Slater Note
Austin Slater photo 90. Austin Slater SF
Brandon Dixon Note
Brandon Dixon photo 91. Brandon Dixon FA
John Hicks Note
John Hicks photo 92. John Hicks ARI
Sam Travis Note
Sam Travis photo 93. Sam Travis TEX
Kyle Farmer Note
Kyle Farmer photo 94. Kyle Farmer CIN
Triston Casas Note
Triston Casas photo 95. Triston Casas BOS
Rangel Ravelo Note
Rangel Ravelo photo 96. Rangel Ravelo STL
Charlie Culberson Note
Charlie Culberson photo 97. Charlie Culberson FA
Ronny Rodriguez Note
Ronny Rodriguez photo 98. Ronny Rodriguez FA
Derek Dietrich Note
Derek Dietrich photo 99. Derek Dietrich FA
Jose Marmolejos Note
Jose Marmolejos photo 100. Jose Marmolejos SEA
Brent Rooker Note
Brent Rooker photo 101. Brent Rooker MIN
Aramis Garcia Note
Aramis Garcia photo 102. Aramis Garcia SF
Jordy Mercer Note
Jordy Mercer photo 103. Jordy Mercer NYY
Andrew Vaughn Note
Andrew Vaughn photo 104. Andrew Vaughn CWS
Logan Forsythe Note
Logan Forsythe photo 105. Logan Forsythe FA
Logan Morrison Note
Logan Morrison photo 106. Logan Morrison FA
Cheslor Cuthbert Note
Cheslor Cuthbert photo 107. Cheslor Cuthbert CWS
Bobby Bradley Note
Bobby Bradley photo 108. Bobby Bradley CLE
Mark Reynolds Note
Mark Reynolds photo 109. Mark Reynolds COL
Hanley Ramirez Note
Hanley Ramirez photo 110. Hanley Ramirez CLE
Josh Ockimey Note
Josh Ockimey photo 111. Josh Ockimey BOS
Steve Pearce Note
Steve Pearce photo 112. Steve Pearce FA
Tyler Nevin Note
Tyler Nevin photo 113. Tyler Nevin BAL
Taylor Jones Note
Taylor Jones photo 114. Taylor Jones HOU
Chris Shaw Note
Chris Shaw photo 115. Chris Shaw SF
Lucas Duda Note
Lucas Duda photo 116. Lucas Duda FA
Jared Walsh Note
Jared Walsh photo 117. Jared Walsh LAA
Patrick Wisdom Note
Patrick Wisdom photo 118. Patrick Wisdom CHC
Seth Beer Note
Seth Beer photo 119. Seth Beer ARI
Will Craig Note
Will Craig photo 120. Will Craig PIT
Jake Noll Note
Jake Noll photo 121. Jake Noll WSH
Colton Welker Note
Colton Welker photo 122. Colton Welker COL
Tyler Austin Note
Tyler Austin photo 123. Tyler Austin FA
Lewin Diaz Note
Lewin Diaz photo 124. Lewin Diaz MIA
Frank Schwindel Note
Frank Schwindel photo 125. Frank Schwindel OAK
Zach Green Note
Zach Green photo 126. Zach Green FA
Ryan Court Note
Ryan Court photo 127. Ryan Court FA
Gavin Sheets Note
Gavin Sheets photo 128. Gavin Sheets CWS
AJ Reed Note
AJ Reed photo 129. AJ Reed CWS
Peter O'Brien Note
Peter O'Brien photo 130. Peter O'Brien ATL
Jose Pirela Note
Jose Pirela photo 131. Jose Pirela FA
Jim Adduci Note
Jim Adduci photo 132. Jim Adduci FA
Corban Joseph Note
Corban Joseph photo 133. Corban Joseph FA
Chris Gittens Note
Chris Gittens photo 134. Chris Gittens NYY
Seth Mejias-Brean Note
Seth Mejias-Brean photo 135. Seth Mejias-Brean SD
Matt Davidson Note
Matt Davidson photo 136. Matt Davidson CIN
Patrick Kivlehan Note
Patrick Kivlehan photo 137. Patrick Kivlehan TOR
Matt Skole Note
Matt Skole photo 138. Matt Skole FA
Justin Bour Note
Justin Bour photo 139. Justin Bour LAA