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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Nelson Cruz Note
Nelson Cruz photo 30. Nelson Cruz DH
If you removed Cruz's age from the equation, he'd be a top pick in fantasy. Despite missing nearly a quarter of the season to injury last year, he again put up elite numbers, topping 40 home runs and 100 RBI while batting .311. Cruz will be 40 this year, never plays the field and is starting to miss more time to injuries. But he's essentially forgotten in most drafts and has shown very little skills decline. Don't shy away from him on draft day even though he clogs your utility spot.
17 weeks ago
Eddie Rosario Note
Eddie Rosario photo 51. Eddie Rosario LF,RF
Josh Donaldson Note
Josh Donaldson photo 53. Josh Donaldson 3B
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.
17 weeks ago
Jorge Polanco Note
Jorge Polanco photo 77. Jorge Polanco SS
Max Kepler Note
Max Kepler photo 78. Max Kepler CF,RF
Miguel Sano Note
Miguel Sano photo 88. Miguel Sano 1B,3B
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.
11 weeks ago
Mitch Garver Note
Mitch Garver photo 94. Mitch Garver C
Byron Buxton Note
Byron Buxton photo 95. Byron Buxton CF
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 166. Luis Arraez 2B,3B,LF
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.
17 weeks ago
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 256. Marwin Gonzalez 1B,3B,SS,LF,RF
Willians Astudillo Note
Willians Astudillo photo 320. Willians Astudillo C,1B,3B
Royce Lewis Note
Royce Lewis photo 361. Royce Lewis SS
Jake Cave Note
Jake Cave photo 388. Jake Cave LF,CF,RF
Alex Avila Note
Alex Avila photo 399. Alex Avila C
Ehire Adrianza Note
Ehire Adrianza photo 444. Ehire Adrianza 1B,2B,3B,SS,RF
Alex Kirilloff Note
Alex Kirilloff photo 477. Alex Kirilloff 1B,RF
Juan Graterol Note
Juan Graterol photo 571. Juan Graterol C
Tomas Telis Note
Tomas Telis photo 576. Tomas Telis C
LaMonte Wade Jr. Note
LaMonte Wade Jr. photo 610. LaMonte Wade Jr. LF,CF
Nick Gordon Note
Nick Gordon photo 669. Nick Gordon SS
Travis Blankenhorn Note
Travis Blankenhorn photo 675. Travis Blankenhorn 2B,3B
Brent Rooker Note
Brent Rooker photo 676. Brent Rooker 1B,LF
Gilberto Celestino Note
Gilberto Celestino photo 721. Gilberto Celestino CF
Lane Adams Note
Lane Adams photo 754. Lane Adams LF,CF,RF
Trevor Larnach Note
Trevor Larnach photo 769. Trevor Larnach RF