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2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Jose Altuve Note
Jose Altuve photo 1. Jose Altuve HOU
Ozzie Albies Note
Ozzie Albies photo 2. Ozzie Albies ATL
Gleyber Torres Note
Gleyber Torres photo 3. Gleyber Torres NYY
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 4. Ketel Marte ARI
Marte suddenly went from being a career .263 hitter with 22 home runs in 1,548 plate appearances to batting .329 with 32 home runs in 628 plate appearances. And while he made many overall gains, such as a massive increase in launch angle, his expected batting average was just .299 and that .030 difference was 10th-highest in MLB. He also upped his pull percentage by a significant amount, and pulled all but one of his home runs, which should be something that pitchers can exploit in 2020. Buy some of the gains, but consider Marte closer to a .290-25 type of hitter.
21 weeks ago
Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 5. Keston Hiura MIL
Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 6. Whit Merrifield KC
Jonathan Villar Note
Jonathan Villar photo 7. Jonathan Villar TOR
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 8. DJ LeMahieu NYY
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.
15 weeks ago
Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 9. Max Muncy LAD
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 10. Jeff McNeil NYM
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 11. Mike Moustakas CIN
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 12. Eduardo Escobar ARI
Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 13. Yoan Moncada CWS
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 14. Cavan Biggio TOR
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 15. Tommy Edman STL
Edman had a tidy little rookie season for the Cardinals, as he batted over .300 and put up 11 home runs and 15 steals in 92 games. He looks destined for a super-utility role in 2020, but that should still mean plenty of playing time. With batting average and steals at a premium, Edman is a solid target as you get into the double-digit rounds.
21 weeks ago
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 16. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 17. Brandon Lowe TB
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 18. Ryan McMahon COL
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 19. Danny Santana TEX
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 20. Kevin Newman PIT
A leadoff hitter who bat .308 last year with 12 home runs and 16 steals in just 130 games? What's not to like? Fine, he is one of the worst in the league in terms of barrel percentage and hard hit rate but even still, he had an expected batting average of .291 last year. Newman won't blow you away, but he'll chip in everywhere, especially the scarce categories. Don't forget about him on draft day.
21 weeks ago
Gavin Lux Note
Gavin Lux photo 21. Gavin Lux LAD
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 22. Rougned Odor TEX
Kolten Wong Note
Kolten Wong photo 23. Kolten Wong STL
Cesar Hernandez Note
Cesar Hernandez photo 24. Cesar Hernandez CLE
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 25. Garrett Hampson COL
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 26. Scott Kingery PHI
Kingery has reported to camp after initially dealing with COVID-19. He says that he's still dealing with his recovery, including some shortness of breath, but it appears likely that he'll be ready to go when the season begins.
15 weeks ago
Daniel Murphy Note
Daniel Murphy photo 27. Daniel Murphy COL
Starlin Castro Note
Starlin Castro photo 28. Starlin Castro WSH
Castro never developed into the fantasy stud he looked like he might become earlier in his career, but he quietly set a career high in home runs and RBI last year with the Marlins. Now with the Nationals, where he'll bat anywhere from third to fifth, there are going to be RBI opportunities aplenty for the veteran. A career .336/.358/.513 hitter in Nationals Park, Castro makes a fine middle infield option in mixed leagues.
21 weeks ago
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 29. Nick Senzel CIN
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 30. Luis Arraez MIN
Arraez came to the majors and did exactly what he has done throughout his minor-league career. He hit for a high average (.334), rarely struck out (7.9%), and offered nearly no power or speed. Even though his expected batting average was nearly 45 points lower than his actual average, he still should be a major contributor in the category. Is that worth the complete lack of production he offers in three other categories? All depends on your team construction.
21 weeks ago
Tommy La Stella Note
Tommy La Stella photo 31. Tommy La Stella OAK
Robinson Cano Note
Robinson Cano photo 32. Robinson Cano NYM
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 33. Nick Solak TEX
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 34. Michael Chavis BOS
Dee Strange-Gordon Note
Dee Strange-Gordon photo 35. Dee Strange-Gordon SEA
Jonathan Schoop Note
Jonathan Schoop photo 36. Jonathan Schoop DET
Howie Kendrick Note
Howie Kendrick photo 37. Howie Kendrick WSH
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 38. Nick Madrigal CWS
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 39. Niko Goodrum DET
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 40. Jurickson Profar SD
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 41. Ian Happ CHC
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 42. Luis Urias MIL
Urias tested positive for COVID-19, but is reportedly asymptomatic. Nevertheless, he remains in quarantine and can only rejoin the team after two positive tests. Urias has upside, but given his performance and current health situation, there's almost no reason to bother drafting him in anything but deep NL-only leagues.
15 weeks ago
Mauricio Dubon Note
Mauricio Dubon photo 43. Mauricio Dubon SF
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 44. Jon Berti MIA
Jose Peraza Note
Jose Peraza photo 45. Jose Peraza BOS
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 46. Travis Shaw TOR
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 47. Hanser Alberto BAL
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 48. Adam Frazier PIT
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 49. David Fletcher LAA
Shed Long Jr. Note
Shed Long Jr. photo 50. Shed Long Jr. SEA
Asdrubal Cabrera Note
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 51. Asdrubal Cabrera WSH
Freddy Galvis Note
Freddy Galvis photo 52. Freddy Galvis CIN
Isan Diaz Note
Isan Diaz photo 53. Isan Diaz MIA
Chris Taylor Note
Chris Taylor photo 54. Chris Taylor LAD
Franklin Barreto Note
Franklin Barreto photo 55. Franklin Barreto LAA
Wilmer Flores Note
Wilmer Flores photo 56. Wilmer Flores SF
Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 57. Colin Moran PIT
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 58. Brendan Rodgers COL
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 59. Kike Hernandez LAD
Eric Sogard Note
Eric Sogard photo 60. Eric Sogard MIL
Nicky Lopez Note
Nicky Lopez photo 61. Nicky Lopez KC
Joey Wendle Note
Joey Wendle photo 62. Joey Wendle TB
Jason Kipnis Note
Jason Kipnis photo 63. Jason Kipnis CHC
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 64. Josh Rojas ARI
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 65. David Bote CHC
Brian Dozier Note
Brian Dozier photo 66. Brian Dozier FA
Austin Nola Note
Austin Nola photo 67. Austin Nola SD
Scooter Gennett Note
Scooter Gennett photo 68. Scooter Gennett FA
Jed Lowrie Note
Jed Lowrie photo 69. Jed Lowrie NYM
Aledmys Diaz Note
Aledmys Diaz photo 70. Aledmys Diaz HOU
Tony Kemp Note
Tony Kemp photo 71. Tony Kemp OAK
Ty France Note
Ty France photo 72. Ty France SEA
Josh VanMeter Note
Josh VanMeter photo 73. Josh VanMeter ARI
Chad Pinder Note
Chad Pinder photo 74. Chad Pinder OAK
Brandon Drury Note
Brandon Drury photo 75. Brandon Drury TOR
Luis Rengifo Note
Luis Rengifo photo 76. Luis Rengifo LAA
Dawel Lugo Note
Dawel Lugo photo 77. Dawel Lugo DET
Brock Holt Note
Brock Holt photo 78. Brock Holt WSH
Addison Russell Note
Addison Russell photo 79. Addison Russell FA
Brad Miller Note
Brad Miller photo 80. Brad Miller STL
Ronny Rodriguez Note
Ronny Rodriguez photo 81. Ronny Rodriguez MIL
Sheldon Neuse Note
Sheldon Neuse photo 82. Sheldon Neuse OAK
Josh Harrison Note
Josh Harrison photo 83. Josh Harrison WSH
Joe Panik Note
Joe Panik photo 84. Joe Panik TOR
Robel Garcia Note
Robel Garcia photo 85. Robel Garcia CIN
Ehire Adrianza Note
Ehire Adrianza photo 86. Ehire Adrianza MIN
Daniel Descalso Note
Daniel Descalso photo 87. Daniel Descalso CHC
Harold Castro Note
Harold Castro photo 88. Harold Castro DET
Tyler Wade Note
Tyler Wade photo 89. Tyler Wade NYY
Neil Walker Note
Neil Walker photo 90. Neil Walker FA
Mike Brosseau Note
Mike Brosseau photo 91. Mike Brosseau TB
Derek Dietrich Note
Derek Dietrich photo 92. Derek Dietrich TEX
Thairo Estrada Note
Thairo Estrada photo 93. Thairo Estrada NYY
Donovan Solano Note
Donovan Solano photo 94. Donovan Solano SF
Greg Garcia Note
Greg Garcia photo 95. Greg Garcia SD
Daniel Robertson Note
Daniel Robertson photo 96. Daniel Robertson SF
Ildemaro Vargas Note
Ildemaro Vargas photo 97. Ildemaro Vargas CHC
Tim Beckham Note
Tim Beckham photo 98. Tim Beckham FA
Jordy Mercer Note
Jordy Mercer photo 99. Jordy Mercer NYY
Eli White Note
Eli White photo 100. Eli White TEX
Andrew Velazquez Note
Andrew Velazquez photo 101. Andrew Velazquez BAL
Yolmer Sanchez Note
Yolmer Sanchez photo 102. Yolmer Sanchez CWS
Adeiny Hechavarria Note
Adeiny Hechavarria photo 103. Adeiny Hechavarria ATL
Logan Forsythe Note
Logan Forsythe photo 104. Logan Forsythe MIA
Kyle Farmer Note
Kyle Farmer photo 105. Kyle Farmer CIN
Erik Gonzalez Note
Erik Gonzalez photo 106. Erik Gonzalez PIT
Edmundo Sosa Note
Edmundo Sosa photo 107. Edmundo Sosa STL
Eduardo Nunez Note
Eduardo Nunez photo 108. Eduardo Nunez NYM
Vidal Brujan Note
Vidal Brujan photo 109. Vidal Brujan TB
Christian Arroyo Note
Christian Arroyo photo 110. Christian Arroyo BOS
Wilmer Difo Note
Wilmer Difo photo 111. Wilmer Difo WSH
Tim Lopes Note
Tim Lopes photo 112. Tim Lopes SEA
Marco Hernandez Note
Marco Hernandez photo 113. Marco Hernandez FA
Jonathan Arauz Note
Jonathan Arauz photo 114. Jonathan Arauz BOS
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 115. Dylan Moore SEA
Tzu-Wei Lin Note
Tzu-Wei Lin photo 116. Tzu-Wei Lin BOS
Domingo Leyba Note
Domingo Leyba photo 117. Domingo Leyba ARI
Chris Owings Note
Chris Owings photo 118. Chris Owings COL
Pat Valaika Note
Pat Valaika photo 119. Pat Valaika BAL
Alex Blandino Note
Alex Blandino photo 120. Alex Blandino CIN
Hernan Perez Note
Hernan Perez photo 121. Hernan Perez CHC
Stevie Wilkerson Note
Stevie Wilkerson photo 122. Stevie Wilkerson FA
Max Schrock Note
Max Schrock photo 123. Max Schrock STL
Sean Rodriguez Note
Sean Rodriguez photo 124. Sean Rodriguez MIA
Jeter Downs Note
Jeter Downs photo 125. Jeter Downs BOS
Devon Travis Note
Devon Travis photo 126. Devon Travis FA
Jack Mayfield Note
Jack Mayfield photo 127. Jack Mayfield HOU
Dilson Herrera Note
Dilson Herrera photo 128. Dilson Herrera BAL
Mark Mathias Note
Mark Mathias photo 129. Mark Mathias MIL
Ryan Goins Note
Ryan Goins photo 130. Ryan Goins CWS
Richard Urena Note
Richard Urena photo 131. Richard Urena FA
Erick Mejia Note
Erick Mejia photo 132. Erick Mejia KC
Dustin Pedroia Note
Dustin Pedroia photo 133. Dustin Pedroia BOS
Rob Refsnyder Note
Rob Refsnyder photo 134. Rob Refsnyder TEX
Jake Noll Note
Jake Noll photo 135. Jake Noll WSH
Ben Zobrist Note
Ben Zobrist photo 136. Ben Zobrist FA
Mike Freeman Note
Mike Freeman photo 137. Mike Freeman CLE
Adrian Sanchez Note
Adrian Sanchez photo 138. Adrian Sanchez WSH
Breyvic Valera Note
Breyvic Valera photo 139. Breyvic Valera TOR
Jake Cronenworth Note
Jake Cronenworth photo 140. Jake Cronenworth SD
Wyatt Mathisen Note
Wyatt Mathisen photo 141. Wyatt Mathisen ARI
Alen Hanson Note
Alen Hanson photo 142. Alen Hanson SEA
Travis Blankenhorn Note
Travis Blankenhorn photo 143. Travis Blankenhorn MIN
Matt Reynolds Note
Matt Reynolds photo 144. Matt Reynolds KC
Kean Wong Note
Kean Wong photo 145. Kean Wong SF
Gordon Beckham Note
Gordon Beckham photo 146. Gordon Beckham FA
Andy Young Note
Andy Young photo 147. Andy Young ARI
Ronald Torreyes Note
Ronald Torreyes photo 148. Ronald Torreyes PHI
Jahmai Jones Note
Jahmai Jones photo 149. Jahmai Jones LAA
Yangervis Solarte Note
Yangervis Solarte photo 150. Yangervis Solarte ATL
Zach McKinstry Note
Zach McKinstry photo 151. Zach McKinstry LAD
Sam Haggerty Note
Sam Haggerty photo 152. Sam Haggerty SEA
Max Moroff Note
Max Moroff photo 153. Max Moroff NYM
Cristhian Adames Note
Cristhian Adames photo 154. Cristhian Adames SF
Jose Pirela Note
Jose Pirela photo 155. Jose Pirela FA
Jake Elmore Note
Jake Elmore photo 156. Jake Elmore FA
Jose Rondon Note
Jose Rondon photo 157. Jose Rondon BAL
Gosuke Katoh Note
Gosuke Katoh photo 158. Gosuke Katoh MIA
Eric Stamets Note
Eric Stamets photo 159. Eric Stamets COL
Forrest Wall Note
Forrest Wall photo 160. Forrest Wall TOR
Corban Joseph Note
Corban Joseph photo 161. Corban Joseph FA
Carlos Asuaje Note
Carlos Asuaje photo 162. Carlos Asuaje FA
Arismendy Alcantara Note
Arismendy Alcantara photo 163. Arismendy Alcantara LAA
Gift Ngoepe Note
Gift Ngoepe photo 164. Gift Ngoepe PHI
Emilio Bonifacio Note
Emilio Bonifacio photo 165. Emilio Bonifacio WSH
Ruben Tejada Note
Ruben Tejada photo 166. Ruben Tejada FA
Christian Colon Note
Christian Colon photo 167. Christian Colon CIN
Cory Spangenberg Note
Cory Spangenberg photo 168. Cory Spangenberg FA
Ramon Torres Note
Ramon Torres photo 169. Ramon Torres FA