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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Nolan Arenado Note
Nolan Arenado photo 1. Nolan Arenado COL
There's very little to say about Arenado at this point. He's batted between .287 and .315, hit between 37 and 42 home runs, and driven in between 97 and 116 runs in each of the last five years. Entering his age-29 season, there are simply no concerns about Arenado so long as he remains in Colorado all year, though that is admittedly a bit of a question mark at this point. But really, so long as you are comfortable that you won't get steals from your first-round pick, there's no reason to shy away from Arenado whatsoever.
21 weeks ago
Jose Ramirez Note
Jose Ramirez photo 2. Jose Ramirez CLE
Ramirez's overall 2019 season was obviously subpar, as much as a 23-homer, 24-steal year can be. He batted just .218 in the first half with a mere seven home runs, and his fantasy value was saved only by his 18 first-half steals. But he looked closer to his old self in the second half, batting .327 with an 1.105 OPS. Whether it was him trying to do too much in the first half or something related to his newborn child (his surge happened to coincide with his return from paternity leave), Ramirez's return to normalcy in the second half should give you plenty of confidence in his 2020 outlook.
21 weeks ago
Alex Bregman Note
Alex Bregman photo 3. Alex Bregman HOU
Rafael Devers Note
Rafael Devers photo 4. Rafael Devers BOS
Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 5. Anthony Rendon LAA
Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
21 weeks ago
Manny Machado Note
Manny Machado photo 6. Manny Machado SD
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 7. Kris Bryant CHC
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 8. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR
Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 9. Yoan Moncada CWS
Eugenio Suarez Note
Eugenio Suarez photo 10. Eugenio Suarez CIN
Few hitters benefited as much from the postponement of the season as did Suarez, whose shoulder woes made his availability for Opening Day questionable. He'll now likely be at or close to full strength when the season begins. Whether he can repeat his near-50 homer performance is another question (he likely can't), but you should draft him as you would few to no health concerns.
21 weeks ago
Josh Donaldson Note
Josh Donaldson photo 11. Josh Donaldson MIN
Donaldson played it right, betting on himself with a one-year deal and turning in a patented monstrous power season with the Braves. He'll now move on to the Twins where you can expect more of the same. Not only do the Twins boast one of the best all-around lineups in baseball, but park factors actually favor Target Field over Truist Park for home runs and doubles. Expect a repeat of 2019, with perhaps a little more.
21 weeks ago
Matt Chapman Note
Matt Chapman photo 12. Matt Chapman OAK
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 13. 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 14. Max Muncy LAD
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 15. Mike Moustakas CIN
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 16. Jeff McNeil NYM
Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 17. Justin Turner LAD
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 18. Eduardo Escobar ARI
Miguel Sano Note
Miguel Sano photo 19. 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.
15 weeks ago
Yuli Gurriel Note
Yuli Gurriel photo 20. Yuli Gurriel HOU
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 21. J.D. Davis NYM
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 22. 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
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 23. Danny Santana TEX
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 24. 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
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 25. Hunter Dozier KC
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 26. Ryan McMahon COL
Brian Anderson Note
Brian Anderson photo 27. Brian Anderson MIA
Anderson won't hurt you anywhere. He'll likely put up 20 home runs with passable runs and RBI, chip in a few steals, and have a batting average that you can live with. It's not exciting, but filling your roster with players like Anderson provide stability, which is worth considering on draft day.
14 weeks ago
Gio Urshela Note
Gio Urshela photo 28. Gio Urshela NYY
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 29. Miguel Andujar NYY
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 30. Yandy Diaz TB
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 31. Nick Solak TEX
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 32. Austin Riley ATL
Renato Nunez Note
Renato Nunez photo 33. Renato Nunez BAL
Starlin Castro Note
Starlin Castro photo 34. 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
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 35. Wil Myers SD
Tommy La Stella Note
Tommy La Stella photo 36. Tommy La Stella OAK
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 37. 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
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 38. Michael Chavis BOS
Matt Carpenter Note
Matt Carpenter photo 39. Matt Carpenter STL
Kyle Seager Note
Kyle Seager photo 40. Kyle Seager SEA
Howie Kendrick Note
Howie Kendrick photo 41. Howie Kendrick WSH
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 42. Jon Berti MIA
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 43. Ian Happ CHC
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 44. Travis Shaw TOR
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 45. Hanser Alberto BAL
Evan Longoria Note
Evan Longoria photo 46. Evan Longoria SF
Maikel Franco Note
Maikel Franco photo 47. Maikel Franco KC
Asdrubal Cabrera Note
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 48. Asdrubal Cabrera WSH
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 49. Yoshi Tsutsugo TB
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 50. David Fletcher LAA
Todd Frazier Note
Todd Frazier photo 51. Todd Frazier NYM
Jake Lamb Note
Jake Lamb photo 52. Jake Lamb OAK
Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 53. Colin Moran PIT
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 54. Marwin Gonzalez MIN
Jeimer Candelario Note
Jeimer Candelario photo 55. Jeimer Candelario DET
Johan Camargo Note
Johan Camargo photo 56. Johan Camargo ATL
Ryan Mountcastle Note
Ryan Mountcastle photo 57. Ryan Mountcastle BAL
Alec Bohm Note
Alec Bohm photo 58. Alec Bohm PHI
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 59. Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX
Kevin Cron Note
Kevin Cron photo 60. Kevin Cron ARI
Joey Wendle Note
Joey Wendle photo 61. Joey Wendle TB
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 62. David Bote CHC
Jose Osuna Note
Jose Osuna photo 63. Jose Osuna PIT
Rio Ruiz Note
Rio Ruiz photo 64. Rio Ruiz BAL
Willians Astudillo Note
Willians Astudillo photo 65. Willians Astudillo MIN
Matt Beaty Note
Matt Beaty photo 66. Matt Beaty LAD
Ty France Note
Ty France photo 67. Ty France SEA
Aledmys Diaz Note
Aledmys Diaz photo 68. Aledmys Diaz HOU
Josh VanMeter Note
Josh VanMeter photo 69. Josh VanMeter ARI
Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 70. Ke'Bryan Hayes PIT
Chad Pinder Note
Chad Pinder photo 71. Chad Pinder OAK
Ryon Healy Note
Ryon Healy photo 72. Ryon Healy MIL
Brandon Drury Note
Brandon Drury photo 73. Brandon Drury TOR
Edwin Rios Note
Edwin Rios photo 74. Edwin Rios LAD
Jedd Gyorko Note
Jedd Gyorko photo 75. Jedd Gyorko MIL
Sheldon Neuse Note
Sheldon Neuse photo 76. Sheldon Neuse OAK
Pablo Sandoval Note
Pablo Sandoval photo 77. Pablo Sandoval ATL
Isaac Paredes Note
Isaac Paredes photo 78. Isaac Paredes DET
Dawel Lugo Note
Dawel Lugo photo 79. Dawel Lugo DET
Luis Guillorme Note
Luis Guillorme photo 80. Luis Guillorme NYM
Kevin Kramer Note
Kevin Kramer photo 81. Kevin Kramer PIT
Ehire Adrianza Note
Ehire Adrianza photo 82. Ehire Adrianza MIN
Josh Fuentes Note
Josh Fuentes photo 83. Josh Fuentes COL
Taylor Ward Note
Taylor Ward photo 84. Taylor Ward LAA
Robel Garcia Note
Robel Garcia photo 85. Robel Garcia CIN
Brad Miller Note
Brad Miller photo 86. Brad Miller STL
Matt Duffy Note
Matt Duffy photo 87. Matt Duffy NYY
Matt Thaiss Note
Matt Thaiss photo 88. Matt Thaiss LAA
Neil Walker Note
Neil Walker photo 89. Neil Walker FA
Triston Casas Note
Triston Casas photo 90. Triston Casas BOS
Nolan Gorman Note
Nolan Gorman photo 91. Nolan Gorman STL
Bobby Dalbec Note
Bobby Dalbec photo 92. Bobby Dalbec BOS
Tim Beckham Note
Tim Beckham photo 93. Tim Beckham FA
Jonathan India Note
Jonathan India photo 94. Jonathan India CIN
Greg Garcia Note
Greg Garcia photo 95. Greg Garcia SD
Adeiny Hechavarria Note
Adeiny Hechavarria photo 96. Adeiny Hechavarria ATL
Abraham Toro Note
Abraham Toro photo 97. Abraham Toro HOU
Ildemaro Vargas Note
Ildemaro Vargas photo 98. Ildemaro Vargas CHC
Zack Cozart Note
Zack Cozart photo 99. Zack Cozart FA
Harold Castro Note
Harold Castro photo 100. Harold Castro DET
Kyle Farmer Note
Kyle Farmer photo 101. Kyle Farmer CIN
Eduardo Nunez Note
Eduardo Nunez photo 102. Eduardo Nunez NYM
Erik Gonzalez Note
Erik Gonzalez photo 103. Erik Gonzalez PIT
Daniel Robertson Note
Daniel Robertson photo 104. Daniel Robertson SF
Christian Arroyo Note
Christian Arroyo photo 105. Christian Arroyo BOS
Yolmer Sanchez Note
Yolmer Sanchez photo 106. Yolmer Sanchez CWS
Kelvin Gutierrez Note
Kelvin Gutierrez photo 107. Kelvin Gutierrez KC
Logan Forsythe Note
Logan Forsythe photo 108. Logan Forsythe MIA
Mike Brosseau Note
Mike Brosseau photo 109. Mike Brosseau TB
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 110. Josh Lowe TB
Yairo Munoz Note
Yairo Munoz photo 111. Yairo Munoz BOS
Cheslor Cuthbert Note
Cheslor Cuthbert photo 112. Cheslor Cuthbert CWS
Chris Owings Note
Chris Owings photo 113. Chris Owings COL
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 114. Dylan Moore SEA
Marco Hernandez Note
Marco Hernandez photo 115. Marco Hernandez FA
Max Schrock Note
Max Schrock photo 116. Max Schrock STL
Sean Rodriguez Note
Sean Rodriguez photo 117. Sean Rodriguez MIA
Hernan Perez Note
Hernan Perez photo 118. Hernan Perez CHC
Jung Ho Kang Note
Jung Ho Kang photo 119. Jung Ho Kang FA
Rylan Bannon Note
Rylan Bannon photo 120. Rylan Bannon BAL
Tyler Nevin Note
Tyler Nevin photo 121. Tyler Nevin BAL
Mike Freeman Note
Mike Freeman photo 122. Mike Freeman CLE
Colton Welker Note
Colton Welker photo 123. Colton Welker COL
Yu Chang Note
Yu Chang photo 124. Yu Chang CLE
Patrick Wisdom Note
Patrick Wisdom photo 125. Patrick Wisdom CHC
Ryan Goins Note
Ryan Goins photo 126. Ryan Goins CWS
Travis Blankenhorn Note
Travis Blankenhorn photo 127. Travis Blankenhorn MIN
Zach Green Note
Zach Green photo 128. Zach Green SF
Kevin Padlo Note
Kevin Padlo photo 129. Kevin Padlo TB
Adrian Sanchez Note
Adrian Sanchez photo 130. Adrian Sanchez WSH
Andy Young Note
Andy Young photo 131. Andy Young ARI
Nolan Jones Note
Nolan Jones photo 132. Nolan Jones CLE
Matt Reynolds Note
Matt Reynolds photo 133. Matt Reynolds KC
Gordon Beckham Note
Gordon Beckham photo 134. Gordon Beckham FA
Wyatt Mathisen Note
Wyatt Mathisen photo 135. Wyatt Mathisen ARI
Humberto Arteaga Note
Humberto Arteaga photo 136. Humberto Arteaga FA
Will Craig Note
Will Craig photo 137. Will Craig PIT
Elehuris Montero Note
Elehuris Montero photo 138. Elehuris Montero STL
Phil Gosselin Note
Phil Gosselin photo 139. Phil Gosselin PHI
Jace Peterson Note
Jace Peterson photo 140. Jace Peterson MIL
Brandon Snyder Note
Brandon Snyder photo 141. Brandon Snyder WSH
Sherten Apostel Note
Sherten Apostel photo 142. Sherten Apostel TEX
Cristhian Adames Note
Cristhian Adames photo 143. Cristhian Adames SF
Kaleb Cowart Note
Kaleb Cowart photo 144. Kaleb Cowart NYY
Yadiel Rivera Note
Yadiel Rivera photo 145. Yadiel Rivera TEX
Jose Rondon Note
Jose Rondon photo 146. Jose Rondon BAL
Deven Marrero Note
Deven Marrero photo 147. Deven Marrero FA
Andy Burns Note
Andy Burns photo 148. Andy Burns TOR
Seth Mejias-Brean Note
Seth Mejias-Brean photo 149. Seth Mejias-Brean SD
Matt Davidson Note
Matt Davidson photo 150. Matt Davidson CIN
Mitch Walding Note
Mitch Walding photo 151. Mitch Walding PHI
Phillip Evans Note
Phillip Evans photo 152. Phillip Evans PIT
Emilio Bonifacio Note
Emilio Bonifacio photo 153. Emilio Bonifacio WSH
Cory Spangenberg Note
Cory Spangenberg photo 154. Cory Spangenberg FA
Jose Bautista Note
Jose Bautista photo 155. Jose Bautista FA
Ramon Torres Note
Ramon Torres photo 156. Ramon Torres FA