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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Ronald Acuna Jr. Note
Ronald Acuna Jr. photo 1. Ronald Acuna Jr. LF,CF,RF - ATL
We knew Acuna would develop into an elite fantasy option one day, but few saw it happening this quickly. He combined power (41 homers), speed (37 stolen bases), and his spot batting atop an outstanding lineup (127 runs, 101 RBI) to put up one of the all-around great seasons. He'll stick in the leadoff spot this year, which should ensure that he continues to run early and often, and there's little reason to expect his numbers to dip much from last year. In points leagues, where his strikeout rate is a bit of a negative, his stock falls just a tad, but otherwise, no one would fault you if you made him the top pick in the draft.
26 weeks ago
Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 2. Christian Yelich LF,RF - MIL
Yelich followed up his preposterous 2018 season with an even better one in 2019, batting .329 with 44 home runs and 30 steals in just 130 games. His ridiculous 35% HR/FB rate regressed as expected, but only to a still nonsensical 32.8%, best in MLB. The issue with Yelich for 2020 has nothing to do with his talent, but is instead all about the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season. He's reportedly on track to be ready by Opening Day, but there's obviously a modicum of risk to factor in.
26 weeks ago
Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 3. Cody Bellinger 1B,CF,RF - 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
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 4. Mike Trout CF - LAA
Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
26 weeks ago
Mookie Betts Note
Mookie Betts photo 5. Mookie Betts CF,RF - LAD
After weeks of rumors, Betts was finally traded to the Dodgers, but the move shouldn't impact his value much. His plate appearances and home runs, because of the less hitter-friendly parks in his new division, may downgrade his numbers ever so slightly. But Betts has essentially averaged a .305-120-30-95-25 line over his past four seasons. Even with a minor drop, he'll still earn his top-five draft position.
26 weeks ago
Francisco Lindor Note
Francisco Lindor photo 6. Francisco Lindor SS - CLE
Lindor's 2019 season got off to a rocky start with a right calf strain in February followed by a sprained left ankle in March. But when he returned in late April, he didn't miss a beat, putting up a classic 30-20 season and contributing in all five categories. There were some minor negatives for Lindor - his strikeout rate went up, his walk rate went down, and he had an expected batting average of just .276, the lowest of his career. But Lindor's floor at this point is so enormously high that he's one of the few no-risk players, and he shouldn't slip past the top 10 in drafts or, frankly, the top seven.
26 weeks ago
Gerrit Cole Note
Gerrit Cole photo 7. Gerrit Cole SP - NYY
There are really no words for what Cole was able to do last year. He built on the massive gains he made from his first year with the Astros and lowered his ERA, WHIP, and walk rate to miniscule levels while totaling an outrageous 326 strikeouts. He'll move to the Yankees now, which is a mild downgrade given that the Yankees may slightly limit his innings in light of their long-term investment in Cole and their bullpen, and the opposing offenses and ballparks in the AL East compared to the AL West. But Cole's fastball and slider are beyond elite, and he should be the top pitcher taken in fantasy drafts.
26 weeks ago
Trevor Story Note
Trevor Story photo 8. Trevor Story SS - COL
It's safe to say that Story's 2017 season was just an outlier, and he's established a fairly reliable 35-homer, 20-plus steal baseline. Pay no attention to Story's dramatically lower xBA - Coors Field will always inflate batting average and should keep Story's mark with roughly a .280 floor at worst. Even at a deep shortstop position, he's a unique five-category player, and is an easy first-round selection.
26 weeks ago
Trea Turner Note
Trea Turner photo 9. Trea Turner SS - WSH
It just feels like there's a 60-steal season waiting in Turner's future, and you simply can't say that about too many other players in the game at this point. With stolen bases as a whole on the decline, Turner has an absolute floor of 40 (barring injury) and a much higher ceiling. Add to that the fact that he should help fantasy owners in three other categories and be neutral in the fourth (RBI), and he should be taken in the first round of all rotisserie leagues.
26 weeks ago
Juan Soto Note
Juan Soto photo 10. Juan Soto LF - WSH
Nolan Arenado Note
Nolan Arenado photo 11. Nolan Arenado 3B - 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.
26 weeks ago
Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 12. Jacob deGrom SP - NYM
After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
26 weeks ago
Jose Ramirez Note
Jose Ramirez photo 13. Jose Ramirez 3B - 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.
26 weeks ago
Alex Bregman Note
Alex Bregman photo 14. Alex Bregman 3B,SS - HOU
Max Scherzer Note
Max Scherzer photo 15. Max Scherzer SP - WSH
Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
26 weeks ago
J.D. Martinez Note
J.D. Martinez photo 16. J.D. Martinez LF,RF,DH - BOS
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 17. Justin Verlander SP - HOU
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
26 weeks ago
Fernando Tatis Jr. Note
Fernando Tatis Jr. photo 18. Fernando Tatis Jr. SS - SD
Rafael Devers Note
Rafael Devers photo 19. Rafael Devers 3B - BOS
Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 20. Bryce Harper RF - PHI
Freddie Freeman Note
Freddie Freeman photo 21. Freddie Freeman 1B - 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.
20 weeks ago
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 22. Walker Buehler SP - LAD
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
26 weeks ago
Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 23. Anthony Rendon 3B - 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.
26 weeks ago
Starling Marte Note
Starling Marte photo 24. Starling Marte CF - MIA
Marte set career-highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI, and slugging percentage in 2019, and now gets an upgrade in supporting cast and home park with the move to the Diamondbacks. The Pirates ranked 20th in 2019 in runs scored, while the Diamondbacks ranked 11th, and PNC Park was one of the worst parks for righty batters last season. Marte may not be able to grow his 2019 numbers at this point given his age, but his change in teams certainly doesn't hurt.
26 weeks ago
Javier Baez Note
Javier Baez photo 25. Javier Baez SS - CHC
Stephen Strasburg Note
Stephen Strasburg photo 26. Stephen Strasburg SP - WSH
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
26 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 27. Jack Flaherty SP - STL
If ever there were a tale of two halves, it was Flaherty's 2019 season. A 4.64 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in the first half, followed by a preposterous 0.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in the second half. His strikeout rate jumped, his walk rate dropped, and he saw a gain of almost a mile per hour on his fastball. The real Flaherty likely lies somewhere in between his first and second halves, but that should be a top-10 pitcher in 2020.
26 weeks ago
Xander Bogaerts Note
Xander Bogaerts photo 28. Xander Bogaerts SS - BOS
Bogaerts had an outstanding 2019 season, obliterating his career-high in home runs and RBI and getting his batting average back over .300. But the thing is, his underlying metrics don't look all that different from his solid but unspectacular 2018 season. His strikeout rate, hard hit percentage, average exit velocity, and launch angle all remained nearly identical, while his steals (only four) continued to trend down to a now useless level from a fantasy perspective. Bogaerts is still a fine option but at a strong position and now batting in a weaker lineup, be careful not to waste too high a pick on him.
26 weeks ago
Shane Bieber Note
Shane Bieber photo 29. Shane Bieber SP - CLE
Bieber was simply fantastic in 2019 and gave you everything you want from a stud pitcher. He was second in the league innings, had a 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, and was top-10 in strikeout and walk rates. He gave up his fair share of home runs but, overall, there are next to no complaint about Bieber. Draft him with confidence as a low-end ace.
26 weeks ago
Jose Altuve Note
Jose Altuve photo 30. Jose Altuve 2B - HOU
Pete Alonso Note
Pete Alonso photo 31. Pete Alonso 1B - NYM
George Springer Note
George Springer photo 32. George Springer CF,RF - FA
Gleyber Torres Note
Gleyber Torres photo 33. Gleyber Torres 2B,SS - NYY
Ozzie Albies Note
Ozzie Albies photo 34. Ozzie Albies 2B - ATL
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 35. Mike Clevinger SP - SD
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
26 weeks ago
Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 36. Charlie Blackmon CF,RF - COL
Blackmon was one of the first players who was known to test positive for COVID-19. As of July 10, he still had not yet reported to Rockies camp. Given the lack of input into Blackmon's situation, it's certainly possible that he'll be healthy and ready to go by the time the season starts. But, for now, drop him at least a round or two in your rankings until you hear more.
20 weeks ago
Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 37. Ketel Marte 2B,SS,OF - 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.
26 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 38. Clayton Kershaw SP - LAD
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
26 weeks ago
Adalberto Mondesi Note
Adalberto Mondesi photo 39. Adalberto Mondesi SS - KC
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 40. Blake Snell SP - TB
Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
26 weeks ago
Austin Meadows Note
Austin Meadows photo 41. Austin Meadows LF,RF,DH - TB
Nelson Cruz Note
Nelson Cruz photo 42. Nelson Cruz DH - FA
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.
26 weeks ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 43. Charlie Morton SP - ATL
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
26 weeks ago
Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 44. Keston Hiura 2B - MIL
Luis Castillo Note
Luis Castillo photo 45. Luis Castillo SP - CIN
Regression just never really hit for Castillo last year, despite a walk rate of 10.1%, fourth-worst in the league among qualified pitchers. There's no doubting Castillo's stuff, particularly his devastating changeup, and the Reds should be more competitive than they have been in years. But he simply has to cut down on the free passes if he wants to build on his breakout 2019. There's every reason to think he will as he continue to grow as a pitcher, and should make a reliable second fantasy starter.
26 weeks ago
Yordan Alvarez Note
Yordan Alvarez photo 46. Yordan Alvarez LF,DH - HOU
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 47. Kris Bryant 3B,LF,RF - CHC
Manny Machado Note
Manny Machado photo 48. Manny Machado 3B,SS - SD
Anthony Rizzo Note
Anthony Rizzo photo 49. Anthony Rizzo 1B - CHC
Aaron Judge Note
Aaron Judge photo 50. Aaron Judge RF - NYY
Judge has a stress fracture in his rib, which showed "slight improvement" based on a CT scan in mid-April. But he is also dealing with a collapsed lung, and there is still no timetable for when he may be ready for baseball activity. Even with the postponement of the season, there's no guarantee that Judge will be ready to play at any point this season. Draft him with a heavy dose of pessimism and you should be fine.
26 weeks ago
Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 51. Eloy Jimenez LF - CWS
Patrick Corbin Note
Patrick Corbin photo 52. Patrick Corbin SP - WSH
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
26 weeks ago
Paul Goldschmidt Note
Paul Goldschmidt photo 53. Paul Goldschmidt 1B - STL
Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 54. Yoan Moncada 2B,3B - CWS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 55. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B,DH - TOR
Bo Bichette Note
Bo Bichette photo 56. Bo Bichette SS - TOR
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 57. Chris Paddack SP - SD
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
26 weeks ago
Matt Olson Note
Matt Olson photo 58. Matt Olson 1B - OAK
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 59. Lucas Giolito SP - CWS
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
26 weeks ago
Whit Merrifield Note
Whit Merrifield photo 60. Whit Merrifield 2B,CF,RF - KC
Giancarlo Stanton Note
Giancarlo Stanton photo 61. Giancarlo Stanton LF,RF - NYY
Stanton's Grade-1 hamstring strain was going to keep him out of action for Opening Day, but he now should be ready to go whenever the season begins. Stanton will always be an injury risk, but for now, view him as a healthy option heading into the season. His power potential therefore makes him an option in Round 3 or 4, depending on your risk tolerance.
26 weeks ago
Eugenio Suarez Note
Eugenio Suarez photo 62. Eugenio Suarez 3B - 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.
26 weeks ago
Jose Abreu Note
Jose Abreu photo 63. Jose Abreu 1B,DH - CWS
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 64. Zack Greinke SP - HOU
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
26 weeks ago
Josh Hader Note
Josh Hader photo 65. Josh Hader RP - MIL
Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
26 weeks ago
Tommy Pham Note
Tommy Pham photo 66. Tommy Pham LF,CF,DH - SD
Pham tested positive for COVID-19 but has since cleared protocol with two negative tests and has rejoined his team. He was reportedly asymptomatic in any event, and it does not appear that he'll have limitations heading into the season.
20 weeks ago
Jonathan Villar Note
Jonathan Villar photo 67. Jonathan Villar 2B,SS - FA
Yu Darvish Note
Yu Darvish photo 68. Yu Darvish SP - CHC
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
26 weeks ago
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 69. Aaron Nola SP - PHI
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
26 weeks ago
Marcell Ozuna Note
Marcell Ozuna photo 70. Marcell Ozuna LF - FA
Ozuna didn't have a terrible 2019, but his .241 batting average and injuries certainly put a damper on his year. And although he was due for a rebound anyway (his .259 BABIP was preposterously low), moving to the Braves on a one-year deal should be just what the doctor ordered. Not only will he be batting in the middle of an incredible strong lineup. but he'll also be playing in a much more favorable home park. With plenty of motivation as he looks for a multi-year deal, expect a big season from Ozuna.
26 weeks ago
Eddie Rosario Note
Eddie Rosario photo 71. Eddie Rosario LF,RF - MIN
Josh Donaldson Note
Josh Donaldson photo 72. Josh Donaldson 3B - 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.
26 weeks ago
J.T. Realmuto Note
J.T. Realmuto photo 73. J.T. Realmuto C - FA
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 74. Victor Robles CF,RF - WSH
Josh Bell Note
Josh Bell photo 75. Josh Bell 1B - 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
Nick Castellanos Note
Nick Castellanos photo 76. Nick Castellanos LF,RF - CIN
Castellanos' numbers were continually deflated batting in the middle of a bad Tigers lineup and in a home park that greatly depressed power numbers. A move to Cincinnati should be just what the doctor ordered, and allow Castellanos to continue to build on his monster finish with the Cubs last year. While he may not hit the 50 homers he was on pace for with the Cubs or total the same 1.000 OPS, his numbers should look much closer to his 2019 second half than his first.
26 weeks ago
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 77. DJ LeMahieu 1B,2B,3B - 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.
20 weeks ago
Matt Chapman Note
Matt Chapman photo 78. Matt Chapman 3B - OAK
Jorge Soler Note
Jorge Soler photo 79. Jorge Soler RF,DH - KC
Ramon Laureano Note
Ramon Laureano photo 80. Ramon Laureano CF,RF - OAK
Marcus Semien Note
Marcus Semien photo 81. Marcus Semien SS - FA
Kirby Yates Note
Kirby Yates photo 82. Kirby Yates RP - FA
Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is outstanding at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
26 weeks ago
Max Muncy Note
Max Muncy photo 83. Max Muncy 1B,2B,3B - LAD
Joey Gallo Note
Joey Gallo photo 84. Joey Gallo LF,CF - TEX
Gallo reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, but the accuracy of his tests have been questioned. Regardless, Gallo is back in camp with his teammates and should have no restrictions going forward.
20 weeks ago
Carlos Correa Note
Carlos Correa photo 85. Carlos Correa SS - HOU
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 86. Tyler Glasnow SP,RP - TB
Glasnow was limited to just 60 innings in 2019, but they were pretty glorious ones! His control, which had plagued him since coming to the majors, improved significantly, and his WHIP dropped to an impressive 0.89. He should be fully recovered from his forearm injury heading into the season and has the raw stuff to be a fantasy ace if he can avoid injury. There's risk with Glasnow, but it is worth taking.
26 weeks ago
Jose Berrios Note
Jose Berrios photo 87. Jose Berrios SP - MIN
Berrios reached 200 innings but didn't really take the step forward that most fantasy owners had hoped for. His strikeout rate dropped, his WHIP increased, and batters made better contact. Still, Berrios was a pitcher who fantasy owners could start each and every time out, contributed well in wins, and rarely walked batters. When you add it all up, Berrios remains a starter that fantasy owners should covet, but perhaps temper expectations until he shows that he's ready to take that next step.
26 weeks ago
Michael Brantley Note
Michael Brantley photo 88. Michael Brantley LF,RF,DH - FA
Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 89. Luis Robert CF - CWS
Tim Anderson Note
Tim Anderson photo 90. Tim Anderson SS - CWS
Trevor Bauer Note
Trevor Bauer photo 91. Trevor Bauer SP - FA
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
26 weeks ago
Corey Kluber Note
Corey Kluber photo 92. Corey Kluber SP - FA
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
26 weeks ago
Mike Moustakas Note
Mike Moustakas photo 93. Mike Moustakas 2B,3B - CIN
Roberto Osuna Note
Roberto Osuna photo 94. Roberto Osuna RP - FA
Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
26 weeks ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 95. Sonny Gray SP - CIN
Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
26 weeks ago
Aroldis Chapman Note
Aroldis Chapman photo 96. Aroldis Chapman RP - NYY
It was announced that Chapman tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11th. With less than two weeks left until the regular season, it seems unlikely that he'll begin the year on the active roster. With that said, it remains unclear exactly how long he'll miss and given Chapman's potential, he shouldn't slip beyond the top 10 closers in drafts.
20 weeks ago
Liam Hendriks Note
Liam Hendriks photo 97. Liam Hendriks RP - FA
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
26 weeks ago
Andrew Benintendi Note
Andrew Benintendi photo 98. Andrew Benintendi LF,CF - BOS
Rhys Hoskins Note
Rhys Hoskins photo 99. Rhys Hoskins 1B,LF - PHI
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 100. Brandon Woodruff SP,RP - MIL
Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
26 weeks ago
Gary Sanchez Note
Gary Sanchez photo 101. Gary Sanchez C - NYY
Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 102. Jeff McNeil 2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Brad Hand Note
Brad Hand photo 103. Brad Hand RP - FA
Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
26 weeks ago
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 104. Lance Lynn SP - TEX
Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
26 weeks ago
Kenley Jansen Note
Kenley Jansen photo 105. Kenley Jansen RP - LAD
Jansen finally reported to camp on Sunday, July 12, and revealed that he was delayed because he had tested positive for COVID-19. Dave Roberts stated that he expected Jansen to be ready for the regular season, which means he can be drafted as a top-10 closer.
20 weeks ago
Carlos Santana Note
Carlos Santana photo 106. Carlos Santana 1B,DH - FA
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 107. Mike Soroka SP - ATL
Soroka wasn't even necessarily supposed to begin 2019 in the Braves rotation but quickly developed into an ace. Although there's little reason to knock his year, his 7.32/9 strikeout rate ranked 49th out of 61 qualified starters. With an xFIP more than a run higher than his 2.68 ERA, there's every reason to expect regression. Still, there's room Soroka to continue to be an excellent fantasy option despite a step back, so don't avoid him during your draft.
26 weeks ago
Edwin Diaz Note
Edwin Diaz photo 108. Edwin Diaz RP - NYM
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
26 weeks ago
Michael Conforto Note
Michael Conforto photo 109. Michael Conforto LF,CF,RF - NYM
Taylor Rogers Note
Taylor Rogers photo 110. Taylor Rogers RP - MIN
Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
26 weeks ago
Franmil Reyes Note
Franmil Reyes photo 111. Franmil Reyes RF,DH - CLE
Max Kepler Note
Max Kepler photo 112. Max Kepler CF,RF - MIN
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 113. Ken Giles RP - FA
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
26 weeks ago
Frankie Montas Note
Frankie Montas photo 114. Frankie Montas SP - OAK
Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
26 weeks ago
Jorge Polanco Note
Jorge Polanco photo 115. Jorge Polanco SS - MIN
David Dahl Note
David Dahl photo 116. David Dahl LF,CF,RF - COL
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 117. Zack Wheeler SP - PHI
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
26 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 118. Carlos Carrasco SP,RP - CLE
Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
26 weeks ago
Corey Seager Note
Corey Seager photo 119. Corey Seager SS - LAD
Eduardo Escobar Note
Eduardo Escobar photo 120. Eduardo Escobar 2B,3B,SS - ARI
Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 121. Hyun Jin Ryu SP - TOR
When healthy, Ryu has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his 2013 debut. But his preposterous year last season was surprising even for him. Ryu had the lowest BABIP-allowed on groundballs (just .162) of any pitcher in baseball in 2019, which led to just a 1.01 WHIP. Now in Toronto, that number is sure to rise precipitously and obviously have a negative impact on Ryu's 2020 numbers. That impact has been baked into Ryu's ADP at this point, so you won't have to buy him at his 2019 numbers. Just be prepared for regression.
26 weeks ago
Justin Turner Note
Justin Turner photo 122. Justin Turner 3B - FA
Oscar Mercado Note
Oscar Mercado photo 123. Oscar Mercado LF,CF,RF - CLE
Kyle Schwarber Note
Kyle Schwarber photo 124. Kyle Schwarber LF - CHC
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 125. Kyle Hendricks SP - CHC
Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
26 weeks ago
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 126. Shohei Ohtani SP,DH - LAA
Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
26 weeks ago
Elvis Andrus Note
Elvis Andrus photo 127. Elvis Andrus SS - TEX
Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 128. Zac Gallen SP - ARI
Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
26 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 129. Eduardo Rodriguez SP - BOS
Rodriguez has tested positive for COVID-19, and Ron Roenicke has admitted that it's unlikely the Red Sox will have him ready for Opening Day. He's reportedly asymptomatic, however, which hopefully means he'll be able to have two positive tests and return to the team sometime after the first few days.
20 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 130. Dinelson Lamet SP - SD
Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
26 weeks ago
Matthew Boyd Note
Matthew Boyd photo 131. Matthew Boyd SP - DET
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
26 weeks ago
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 132. Madison Bumgarner SP - ARI
Bumgarner's ERA approached 4.00 last year, but he stayed healthy all year and saw a velocity bump after two injury-plagued years. The move to Arizona is a downgrade considering the park change, but it's not quite as drastic as it would have been without the humidor. Still, Bumgarner's numbers were significantly worse away from Oracle Park last year (2.93 ERA at home, 5.29 away), so it's fair to exercise caution with Bumgarner. But, so long as you recognize him for what he is at this point in his career, he'll likely give you what you expect.
26 weeks ago
Raisel Iglesias Note
Raisel Iglesias photo 133. Raisel Iglesias RP - CIN
Iglesias walked fewer and struck out more batters than ever, winding up with 34 saves last year. And yet it always felt like he was on the precipice of losing his job as the closer, particularly in light of his whopping 12 losses. Iglesias is still under control for two more seasons and, so long as he can continue to pitch relatively effectively, should be able to hold down the ninth-inning job in 2020. But there should be at least some trepidation among fantasy owners in light of his ups and downs last year.
26 weeks ago
Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 134. Craig Kimbrel RP - CHC
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
26 weeks ago
Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 135. Max Fried SP,RP - ATL
Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
26 weeks ago
Edwin Encarnacion Note
Edwin Encarnacion photo 136. Edwin Encarnacion 1B,DH - FA
Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 137. Lorenzo Cain CF - MIL
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 138. Robbie Ray SP - TOR
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
26 weeks ago
Yasmani Grandal Note
Yasmani Grandal photo 139. Yasmani Grandal C,1B - CWS
Amed Rosario Note
Amed Rosario photo 140. Amed Rosario SS - NYM
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 141. Cavan Biggio 2B,RF - TOR
James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 142. James Paxton SP - FA
Paxton will be out until at least early May (and likely longer) after undergoing a microscopic lumbar discectomy with removal of a peridiscal cyst in early February. Although his talent is undeniable, this is yet another in a long list of injuries for Paxton, who has eight injured list stints since the beginning of the 2014 season. While early May is the front end of the three to four month timetable, expect Paxton's absence to last until at least June and possibly longer if he has any setbacks.
26 weeks ago
Mike Minor Note
Mike Minor photo 143. Mike Minor SP - FA
The Rangers pushed Minor to reach 200 strikeouts and, although his 3.59 ERA shows he surpassed expectations, there was really fairly little to get excited about. Minor's FIP and xFIP were substantially higher than his ERA, his WHIP was mediocre, and his strikeout rate hardly impressed. He's a pitcher you draft to solidify the back end of your rotation, but nothing more.
26 weeks ago
Willson Contreras Note
Willson Contreras photo 144. Willson Contreras C - CHC
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 145. Kenta Maeda SP,RP - MIN
Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
26 weeks ago
Miguel Sano Note
Miguel Sano photo 146. Miguel Sano 1B,3B - 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.
20 weeks ago
Nick Anderson Note
Nick Anderson photo 147. Nick Anderson RP - TB
Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
26 weeks ago
Yuli Gurriel Note
Yuli Gurriel photo 148. Yuli Gurriel 1B,3B - HOU
Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 149. Brandon Workman RP - FA
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
26 weeks ago
Jesus Luzardo Note
Jesus Luzardo photo 150. Jesus Luzardo SP,RP - OAK
Luzardo has tested positive for COVID-19, though there have been few details as to his reported symptoms (or lack thereof). A prime breakout candidate, especially given the delay and the lack of an innings limit, Luzardo's fantasy stock is now in a bit of a grey area. Monitor the reports but be prepared to knock him down a few pegs in your draft absent positive reports on his health.
20 weeks ago
Jean Segura Note
Jean Segura photo 151. Jean Segura SS - PHI
You know who didn't love stolen bases? Gabe Kapler. You know who isn't the manager of the Phillies anymore? Gabe Kapler. Segura's numbers stayed relatively consistent last year, except his stolen base totals dropped from the 20-30 range to just 10. But with Kapler out of town, there's every reason to expect the 30-year-old Segura to return to being a 20-steal player with a plus batting average who will chip in everywhere. With dual-eligibility coming, Segura shouldn't be forgotten on draft day.
26 weeks ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 152. Julio Urias SP,RP - LAD
Urias will begin the year in the Dodgers rotation, so the biggest hurdle to him having major fantasy value this year has been cleared. His ability to miss bats is elite and although he's struggled with control a bit in the majors, he has all the tools to succeed. There's plenty of upside, so if you have a solid base for your pitching staff, don't hesitate to pull the trigger a little early.
26 weeks ago
Khris Davis Note
Khris Davis photo 153. Khris Davis DH - OAK
Davis had a terrible 2019 but looked pretty much like his usual self until he ran into a wall in the outfield and injured his hip. After that, he was largely useless as a fantasy player, resulting in one of the worst seasons of his career. Still just 32 years old, there's little reason to doubt Davis' ability to return to his former skills, and go back to his 40-homer ways.
26 weeks ago
Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 154. Hector Neris RP - PHI
Neris tested positive for COVID-19 but is back in camp and looks good to go for the regular season. He morphed into a reliable option in the ninth inning for the Phillies last year, and should be so again assuming his health permits.
20 weeks ago
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 155. Lance McCullers Jr. SP - HOU
McCullers missed all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery but he should be ready to go this year. His devastating curveball keeps hitters off balance, and his ability to mix pitches is elite. There's risk from the injury and he may be rusty, but McCullers offers rare upside. He'll likely be on an innings limit this year, but that shouldn't come into play with the postponement of the season.
26 weeks ago
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 156. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2B,SS,LF - TOR
Mallex Smith Note
Mallex Smith photo 157. Mallex Smith CF,RF - NYM
Stolen bases throughout the game are at an all-time low, and yet Smith, who has stolen 86 bases over the past two seasons, doesn't get a whiff until late in drafts. Yes, his average won't help you, he barely contributes any power, he'll likely bat ninth, and he could lose his job. But owners used to fall all over themselves to draft Billy Hamilton because he could single-handedly keep a fantasy team competitive in steals. Smith can do the same, and on a team with nothing to play for, he's likely to run at every possible opportunity.
26 weeks ago
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 158. German Marquez SP - COL
Although Marquez seemed like the rare pitcher who could conquer Coors Field, 2019 showed otherwise. Marquez pitched to a 3.67 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP on the road, but a 6.26 ERA and 1.55 WHIP at home. Can he overcome the thin air this year? It's possible, but history is littered with pitchers who managed to buck the trend for one year only to fail to do so again. Marquez has the skill, but his home park make it seem unlikely he can provide quality value.
26 weeks ago
Mitch Garver Note
Mitch Garver photo 159. Mitch Garver C - MIN
Byron Buxton Note
Byron Buxton photo 160. Byron Buxton CF - MIN
Kyle Tucker Note
Kyle Tucker photo 161. Kyle Tucker LF,RF - HOU
Paul DeJong Note
Paul DeJong photo 162. Paul DeJong SS - STL
Adam Eaton Note
Adam Eaton photo 163. Adam Eaton LF,RF - FA
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 164. Andrew Heaney SP - LAA
Heaney's 14.2% swinging strike rate was elite last year. But, as usual, he just couldn't put it all together. There's a monster somewhere inside Heaney - a 3.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 200 strikeout season lurks within. But it's still a mystery as to whether fantasy owners will ever see it. Draft him for his potential and hope to see it this year, but don't bank on the production.
26 weeks ago
Alex Colome Note
Alex Colome photo 165. Alex Colome RP - FA
Few expected Colome to hold the closer role for the White Sox all season, but he did, totaling 30 saves in the process. His numbers were solid, though his FIP and xFIP were significantly higher than his ERA. The White Sox have big plans for the season so, if they're in contention, don't be surprised if they make a move for a more established reliever. But, in the meantime, Colome should provide plenty of saves in the first half of the season.
26 weeks ago
Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 166. Bryan Reynolds LF,CF,RF - PIT
Didi Gregorius Note
Didi Gregorius photo 167. Didi Gregorius SS - FA
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 168. Danny Santana 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Hansel Robles Note
Hansel Robles photo 169. Hansel Robles RP - LAA
The regression never came for Robles last year, as he somehow managed to avoid walks despite struggling with them his entire career. He'll enter the year as the Angels' closer but it's a big gamble to think lightning will strike twice with such a mercurial pitcher. The safer bet is that Robles' walk and home run rates will return to his career levels, making him a closer unlikely to hold his job all year.
26 weeks ago
Sean Manaea Note
Sean Manaea photo 170. Sean Manaea SP - OAK
After various delays, Manaea made a successful return from shoulder surgery, winning four of his five starts and pitching to a sterling 1.21 ERA and 0.78 WHIP with solid strikeout numbers. The sample is too small to know if Manaea really took a step forward, particularly given his significantly higher FIP and xFIP. But it should give fantasy owners confidence that Manaea can contribute all year long to a fantasy rotation.
26 weeks ago
Andrew McCutchen Note
Andrew McCutchen photo 171. Andrew McCutchen LF,CF,RF - PHI
McCutchen's career with the Phillies was off to a promising start until he tore his ACL running the bases. Although the Phillies were only "hopeful" for April, it now seems likely that McCutchen will be ready for the start of the season. When healthy, McCutchen has developed into a low-batting average, solid overall contributor, and he can still help fantasy owners in 2020. Far from a star, but draftable.
26 weeks ago
Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 172. Archie Bradley RP - CIN
Once Greg Holland opened the door for Bradley to take over as the closer, Bradley tiptoed through the opening. Although he held down the role and put up save totals, it wasn't pretty, as he walked about 4.5 batters per nine innings. That's a dangerous recipe for a closer, particularly when the front office hasn't seemed particularly motivated to turn over the role to him. But, entering 2020, the closer's role is Bradley's, and if he can find his control from 2017-2018, he should have success.
26 weeks ago
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 173. Justin Upton LF - LAA
It seems strange to call a veteran like Upton a sleeper, but that's exactly what his ADP shows he is. Throw out last year where he battled a toe injury early and was limited to just 63 mediocre games. Prior to last year, he had hit at least 30 home runs and stolen eight bases in three straight seasons. With Anthony Rendon in tow, there should be even more RBI opportunities for Upton. Still just 32 years old, there's plenty left in the tank.
26 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove Note
Joe Musgrove photo 174. Joe Musgrove SP - PIT
Musgrove started out the season hot but cratered in May, pitching to an 8.10 ERA in the month. His overall numbers (4.44 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) won't blow you away, but Musgrove saw major velocity gains on his fastball and cutter over the second half of the season. Wins will always be an issue but if he can continue to build on his velocity increases, he could find his way into being a back-end starter for your fantasy team.
26 weeks ago
Sean Doolittle Note
Sean Doolittle photo 175. Sean Doolittle RP - FA
Doolittle should likely close for the Nationals again in 2020, though Daniel Hudson's emergence in the late- and post-season last year could throw a wrench in Davey Martinez's plans. More concerning is Doolittle's dip in performance, as his ERA and WHIP were by far the worst of his career. A free agent next year, Doolittle's job security should be minimal, so don't target him as a closer in your fantasy drafts.
26 weeks ago
Jake Odorizzi Note
Jake Odorizzi photo 176. Jake Odorizzi SP - FA
Odorizzi just refused to fail last year, and he was a reliable pitcher all year long. His continued gains in strikeouts and drop in walks, to go along with his 15 wins, led to a remarkably profitable season. But his xFIP remained at 4.33 and Odorizzi just never felt quite like a pitcher who was going to dominate every time out. Fortunately, you don't have to pay for his 2019 numbers given his ADP, so draft him at his price without much worry.
26 weeks ago
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 177. Tommy Edman 2B,3B,SS,RF - 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.
26 weeks ago
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 178. Luke Weaver SP - ARI
Weaver was having an excellent 2019 season before forearm tightness essentially ended his season. He opted to rehab it, which immediately places a cloud over his 2020 outlook given the uncertainty that comes along with such an injury. His best case scenario likely includes some sort of innings limit with solid, but perhaps not league-winning numbers. That's a pitcher to take in the mid-teens rounds and hope everything falls in place.
26 weeks ago
Alex Verdugo Note
Alex Verdugo photo 179. Alex Verdugo LF,CF,RF - BOS
Verdugo finally got regular playing time last year, and turned it into a .294/.342/.475 season with 12 home runs in 106 games. Now ready to bat atop the Red Sox lineup, Verdugo should easily challenge a .300 batting average in Fenway Park. but with a reported stress fracture in his back and Opening Day looking doubtful, don't push Verdugo too far up your draft board.
26 weeks ago
J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 180. J.D. Davis 3B,LF - NYM
Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 181. Jose Leclerc SP,RP - TEX
The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
26 weeks ago
Shin-Soo Choo Note
Shin-Soo Choo photo 182. Shin-Soo Choo LF,RF,DH - FA
Masahiro Tanaka Note
Masahiro Tanaka photo 183. Masahiro Tanaka SP - FA
Tanaka had a bizarre year. On the negative side, his ERA soared to 4.45 and his WHIP and strikeout rate went to a career worst 1.24 and 7.37/9, respectively. Yet he slightly lowered his walk rate from the past two years, cut his HR/FB rate, and got batters to swing at pitches outside the zone more than almost any other pitcher in the second half of the season. At this point in his career, given his home park, there's little optimism that Tanaka can ever develop into the ace he appeared to be during his debut. Draft him as a back-end-of-the-rotation starter in deeper leagues but nothing more.
26 weeks ago
Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 184. Mike Foltynewicz SP - FA
Foltynewicz was on nearly everyone's bust list, and his awful return from an injury only confirmed everyone's intuitions. But he really turned it on in the latter half of the season, pitching to a 2.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in the second half. No, he might not be the 2018 version of himself this year, but he certainly has more to offer than his overall 2019 numbers.
26 weeks ago
Salvador Perez Note
Salvador Perez photo 185. Salvador Perez C - KC
Perez tested positive for COVID-19 early in July, but is reportedly asymptomatic. He'll need two negative tests to return to the team but, assuming that he does, he shouldn't need long to get ready for the season. For now, drop Perez down your board a tad but don't run from him.
20 weeks ago
Joe Jimenez Note
Joe Jimenez photo 186. Joe Jimenez RP - DET
Although Jimenez's numbers weren't pretty in 2019, he actually performed fairly well once the Tigers turned over the closer role to him. He'll never be a top-tier closer, particularly given that Detroit is unlikely to compete, but considering he's under team control for several more seasons, he should be given every chance to hold the job all year.
26 weeks ago
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 187. Carlos Martinez SP,RP - STL
Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
26 weeks ago
Christian Walker Note
Christian Walker photo 188. Christian Walker 1B - ARI
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 189. Will Smith RP - ATL
Smith tested positive for COVID-19 and has not been at Braves camp yet as of mid-July. When healthy, he'll be the prime handcuff for Mark Melancon, but with a shortened season and with his health concerns, there's little reason to draft him at the moment.
20 weeks ago
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 190. Willie Calhoun LF - TEX
Calhoun suffered a fractured jaw on March 8th, but he'll benefit from the postponement of the season. Given the speculation that the season may not begin until June, that leaves Calhoun with plenty of time to get ready. With a high batting average floor and decent power, Calhoun makes a stable add to a fantasy outfield.
26 weeks ago
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 191. David Peralta LF - ARI
Avisail Garcia Note
Avisail Garcia photo 192. Avisail Garcia CF,RF,DH - MIL
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 193. Caleb Smith SP - ARI
Smith really fell apart over the second half of the season, as his ERA was almost two runs higher than in his first half. His overall numbers seem pedestrian, but his strikeout rate and improving control offer upside. If he can control his home runs allowed, he should be able to provide enough value to warrant placement on a fantasy staff.
26 weeks ago
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 194. Brandon Lowe 1B,2B - TB
Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 195. Ryan McMahon 1B,2B,3B - COL
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 196. Kevin Newman 2B,SS - 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.
26 weeks ago
Ryan Braun Note
Ryan Braun photo 197. Ryan Braun OF - FA
Gavin Lux Note
Gavin Lux photo 198. Gavin Lux 2B,SS - LAD
Mark Melancon Note
Mark Melancon photo 199. Mark Melancon RP - FA
Despite Melancon plainly not being the best reliever on his team, he'll likely enter the 2020 season as the Braves' closer. Melancon still has decent control, but the days of being a lockdown option are long gone. Draft him as a back-end closer, and understand that Will Smith will be looking over his shoulder all year.
26 weeks ago
Keone Kela Note
Keone Kela photo 200. Keone Kela RP - FA
As of July 11th, Kela has not reported to camp. It's unclear if he is dealing with COVID-19 or when he is planning to report, if at all. Kela is an above-average major league reliever and will start the year as the Pittsburgh closer if healthy. But for now, drop him down your draft board a few spots.
20 weeks ago
Luke Voit Note
Luke Voit photo 201. Luke Voit 1B,DH - NYY
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 202. Ian Kennedy SP,RP - FA
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
26 weeks ago
Yasiel Puig Note
Yasiel Puig photo 203. Yasiel Puig RF - FA
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 204. Joey Lucchesi SP - SD
Lucchesi's a fine pitcher, but he really only has two pitches - a fine fastball and an above-average changeup. Although he dabbles with a cutter, it's much more of a show-me pitch, and batters hit .291 last year against it anyway with an xBA of 3.10. It's unlikely he'll make many significant gains, but there's room on your roster for a low-4.00 ERA pitcher with nearly a strikeout per inning. Just make sure it's toward the back end of your rotation.
26 weeks ago
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 205. Mitch Keller SP - PIT
Keller's time in the majors last year was . . . sub-optimal, to say the least. Other than his elite strikeout rate, pretty much nothing went right for the youngster in his brief time with the Pirates. But when your FIP is FOUR runs lower than your ERA, chances are pretty good you're due for a rebound. Keller has an excellent fastball with an above-average slider and a decent curveball, more than enough to succeed in getting major league hitters out. If he can manage to limit his awful first innings of games with more consistency, he could provide plenty of value.
26 weeks ago
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 206. Rougned Odor 2B - TEX
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 207. Marcus Stroman SP - NYM
Stroman had an excellent 2019 season, though he struggled somewhat after his trade to the Mets. The one thing missing, however, finally arrived, as his strikeout rate popped to over one per inning when he got to New York. After spending all offseason strengthening his core and now in a contract year, Stroman should be in a position to provide plenty of value pitching with a full year in the National League.
26 weeks ago
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 208. Scott Kingery 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF - 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.
20 weeks ago
Giovanny Gallegos Note
Giovanny Gallegos photo 209. Giovanny Gallegos RP - STL
There's no denying Gallegos' talent, and if he gets the job as the Cardinals' closer, he has the legitimate upside to be a top-five closer if everything goes right. Unfortunately, we're a long way away from there, as the St. Louis bullpen situation is a giant question mark at the moment given Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes. Draft Gallegos for the ratios and hope for more, but don't yet think you've got a solid closer.
26 weeks ago
Jon Gray Note
Jon Gray photo 210. Jon Gray SP - COL
It would be interesting to see what Gray could do on a team other than the Rockies, but at least we pretty much know what he'll do in Colorado. Pitch to around a 4.00-4.50 ERA, have a WHIP in the 1.35 range, and strike out a batter per inning. Forget about the magical growth we keep waiting for. Draft him at this numbers, which work in an NL-only or deeper mixed league.
26 weeks ago
Wilson Ramos Note
Wilson Ramos photo 211. Wilson Ramos C - FA
Eric Hosmer Note
Eric Hosmer photo 212. Eric Hosmer 1B - SD
C.J. Cron Note
C.J. Cron photo 213. C.J. Cron 1B - FA
Daniel Murphy Note
Daniel Murphy photo 214. Daniel Murphy 1B,2B - FA
Nick Senzel Note
Nick Senzel photo 215. Nick Senzel 2B,CF - CIN
Hunter Dozier Note
Hunter Dozier photo 216. Hunter Dozier 1B,3B,RF - KC
Cesar Hernandez Note
Cesar Hernandez photo 217. Cesar Hernandez 2B - FA
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 218. Dallas Keuchel SP - CWS
Keuchel moves from the Braves to the White Sox, which, on the surface, seems like a negative move given the change in league and home park. But, he'll be paired with Yasmani Grandal, one of the best framing catchers in all of baseball, and that's a huge boon to a pitcher like Keuchel who relies on movement and called strikes as much as any pitcher. In addition, other than the Twins, the lineups in the AL Central are hardly imposing. Keuchel is more of a matchup-based starter at this point in his career anyway, and fantasy owners should still be able to pick and choose when to deploy him.
26 weeks ago
Joey Votto Note
Joey Votto photo 219. Joey Votto 1B - CIN
Kolten Wong Note
Kolten Wong photo 220. Kolten Wong 2B - FA
Dansby Swanson Note
Dansby Swanson photo 221. Dansby Swanson SS - ATL
Miguel Andujar Note
Miguel Andujar photo 222. Miguel Andujar 3B,DH - NYY
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 223. Garrett Richards SP - FA
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 224. Ross Stripling SP,RP - TOR
Stripling may find his usual odd way into the Dodgers' rotation with David Price opting out. It's unclear whether he or Dustin May will grab the final spot, but given how he's performed when given the chance over the past several years, he's worth a shot as a late-round pick.
20 weeks ago
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 225. Will Smith C - LAD
Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 226. Dylan Bundy SP - LAA
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 227. Anthony DeSclafani SP - FA
Desclafani quietly had a decent season in 2019, with a 3.89 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and more than a strikeout per inning. But his FIP and xFIP suggested he was lucky, and he lacks the upside of other late-round starters. In deeper mixed leagues where your rotation is solid and you just want someone to not hurt you, Desclafani is your guy. Otherwise, go for a higher ceiling.
26 weeks ago
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 228. Joc Pederson 1B,LF,RF - FA
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 229. Jose Urquidy SP,RP - HOU
Urquidy seemingly has the fourth starter's role locked down, and he offers and intriguing pitch mix, with an above-average fastball and changeup, with a decent slider.It's unlikely that the soon to be 25-year-old will develop into a consistent fantasy starter given his inconsistency, but he certainly has enough upside, as he showed in the playoffs, to warrant rostering in all fantasy leagues.
26 weeks ago
Sandy Alcantara Note
Sandy Alcantara photo 230. Sandy Alcantara SP - MIA
Alcantara is a weird case. He went on a massive run late in the season in 2019, relying on his outstanding sinker to dominate hitters. His secondary stuff seems good enough to succeed, and yet the Marlins do not seem particularly high on him. He's dealing wth a rough spring, and even at his best, he's never had a season with a WHIP under 1.32. There's upside, but don't necessarily bank on it.
26 weeks ago
Gio Urshela Note
Gio Urshela photo 231. Gio Urshela 3B - NYY
Brian Anderson Note
Brian Anderson photo 232. Brian Anderson 3B,RF - 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.
19 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 233. Miles Mikolas SP - STL
Mikolas took a step back from his stellar 2018 season, adding more than a run onto his ERA and 0.15 onto his WHIP. With an extremely low strikeout rate, his numbers (4.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) don't warrant a roster spot. Add to that his forearm injury that will likely sideline him into May, and Mikolas can be off the fantasy radar.
26 weeks ago
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 234. Ryan Yarbrough SP,RP - TB
Yarbrough relied on an opener plenty of times last year, and it helped his win potential, as he tallied 11 despite making just 14 starts. He greatly improved his control last year, leading to just a 1.00 WHIP, but his lack of strikeout upside and mediocre ERA should keep him as an option only in deeper mixed or AL-only leagues.
26 weeks ago
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 235. Steven Matz SP - NYM
Matz is what is he is at this point. He'll likely give you around a 4.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and short of a strikeout per inning. With the Mets' addition of Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, Matz's rotation spot could be in jeopardy unless he gets traded. For now, assume he'll get a starting spot, and draft him in NL-only formats.
26 weeks ago
Mark Canha Note
Mark Canha photo 236. Mark Canha 1B,LF,CF,RF - 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
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 237. Garrett Hampson 2B,SS,CF - COL
AJ Pollock Note
AJ Pollock photo 238. AJ Pollock LF,CF - LAD
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 239. Rich Hill SP - FA
Hill is as predictable as they come nowadays. He'll give you outstanding innings with excellent strikeout numbers, but will top out at 135 innings and likely less. He'll likely be sidelined until June with his elbow injury but that may be just in time for the start of the season now. That should move Hill far up your draft boards, from afterthought to late-round sleeper.
26 weeks ago
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 240. Nick Solak 2B,3B,DH - TEX
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 241. Emilio Pagan RP - SD
Pagan had a dynamic season with the Rays, racking up 20 saves and offering excellent ratios. But a move to the Padres takes him out of the closer's role behind Kirby Yates. He's still ownable for his pitching numbers and as a handcuff to Yates, but don't expect many saves absent an injury.
26 weeks ago
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 242. Wil Myers 1B,3B,LF,CF - SD
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 243. Brendan McKay SP - TB
McKay had a dominant, albeit brief, minor-league career, but struggled somewhat in his brief time in the majors last year. His solid control and excellent strikeout rate suggests he could eventually do big things in the majors, but considering he's battling a shoulder injury in the spring that stems from last year, he's highly unlikely to make the Rays' rotation out of camp. He's rosterable only in deeper and AL-only leagues.
26 weeks ago
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 244. Dylan Cease SP - CWS
Nomar Mazara Note
Nomar Mazara photo 245. Nomar Mazara RF - CWS
An oblique strain derailed what was looking like Mazara's best fantasy season of his career. He elevated the ball more and made more hard contact than ever. Now in a strong White Sox lineup, he should have every opportunity to finally surpass the 20-homer barrier and hopefully be a late-round outfielder who can fill a starting spot in your deeper mixed league lineup.
26 weeks ago
Hunter Renfroe Note
Hunter Renfroe photo 246. Hunter Renfroe LF,RF - FA
Renfroe's power is undeniable, but so is his ability to drain your batting average. He'll get a chance to play every day with the Rays, and so another 30-homer season is well within reach. Just make sure you can withstand elsewhere.
26 weeks ago
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 247. Dustin May SP,RP - LAD
May has solid raw stuff and did well in a 34-inning cameo with the Dodgers last year. With David Price opting out of the season, May has a chance to slide into the fifth spot in the rotation and contribute. He's a late-round pick with upside.
20 weeks ago
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 248. Josh James SP,RP - HOU
Starlin Castro Note
Starlin Castro photo 249. Starlin Castro 2B,3B - 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.
26 weeks ago
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 250. Randal Grichuk CF,RF - TOR
You know what you're going to get from Grichuk at this point - roughly 30 home runs and around a .240 batting average. But he won't cost you anything, and assuming you have batting average and steals covered earlier in your draft, he'll provide cheap power toward the later rounds.
26 weeks ago
Cole Hamels Note
Cole Hamels photo 251. Cole Hamels SP - FA
Hamels kept up his strikeout rate last year with the cubs, but his control waned, and he had the worst walk rate of his career. He's dealing with a shoulder injury in the spring and there's currently no timetable for his return. Add it all up and Hamels is only barely worth drafting until or unless we get some positive news.
26 weeks ago
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 252. Yonny Chirinos SP,RP - TB
Chirinos' strikeout numbers won't help you, but his solid control allows him to limit the damage and keep his ERA and WHIP under control. He'll have a spot in the Rays' rotation once again, and is an unexciting, but fairly reliable option, for deeper and AL-only leagues.
26 weeks ago
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 253. Griffin Canning SP - LAA
Canning has UCL damage, and although Tommy John surgery isn't currently on the table, it certainly seems like a possibility. Despite his upside, with the developments, Canning shouldn't be drafted in fantasy leagues until one of the very last picks, if at all.
26 weeks ago
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 254. Yandy Diaz 1B,3B,DH - TB
Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 255. Trent Grisham LF,CF,RF - SD
Grisham wasn't overly impressive in his 51-game cameo with the Brewers last season, but his minor league track record suggests he has a lot more in the tank. Now with the Padres and with a clear path to the starting center fielder job, Grisham makes an intriguing fantasy option.He has enough speed and power to matter in fantasy, and is the exact type of upside player to snag at the end of your drafts.
26 weeks ago
Ryan Pressly Note
Ryan Pressly photo 256. Ryan Pressly RP - HOU
Pressly has developed into one of the best relievers in baseball. His strikeout rate is pristine, he rarely walks batters, and he limits the damage as well as any pitcher. He won't see saves absent an injury to Roberto Osuna, but his number make him worth owning regardless.
26 weeks ago
Shogo Akiyama Note
Shogo Akiyama photo 257. Shogo Akiyama LF,CF - CIN
Akiyama should represent a fairly high-floor outfield option that you can get at a bargain basement price. He'll likely bat leadoff for the Reds, potentially hit 20 home runs and steal 10 bases, and pile on the runs scored. There's no Shohei Ohtani upside with the bat, particularly given Akiyama's age, but he'll likely be a decent five-category contributor who is basically free in drafts.
26 weeks ago
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 258. Seth Lugo RP - NYM
Lugo has been a quality reliever for two seasons now, and he found his way into the closer's role late last year. Edwin Diaz should have the ninth-inning role for the Mets to start, but if he struggles again, Lugo could sneak back into the job. Lugo is worth drafting for his ratios alone, but the potential for saves makes him an ideal candidate for a late-round selection.
26 weeks ago
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 259. Adrian Houser SP,RP - MIL
Houser has an elite fastball, which he relies on heavily and against which batters hit just .203 last season. Whether he can continue to succeed with just one very good pitch is an open question, but considering his FIP and xFIP fully supported his 3.72 ERA, it's entirely possible. Overall, Houser should provide strikeouts without hurting you elsewhere, so he's an ideal late-round add.
26 weeks ago
Mychal Givens Note
Mychal Givens photo 260. Mychal Givens RP - COL
Givens isn't a special pitcher, pitches for a poor team, and isn't guaranteed to be the closer. Even if he were, he's tallied just 20 saves over the last two seasons. There's no reason to draft Givens, and if you're looking for a Baltimore closer, better to take your chance on Hunter Harvey.
26 weeks ago
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 261. Jose Quintana SP - FA
Quintana went from a solid, low-3.00 ERA pitcher with the White Sox to an unreliable pitcher with over a 4.00 ERA in his time with the Cubs. His strikeout rate continues to trend down, and despite pitching at least 171 innings in each of the past seven seasons, he's never won more than 13 games. A low-upside, low-floor play, Quintana is just NL-only material.
26 weeks ago
Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 262. Pablo Lopez SP - MIA
Lopez pitched better than his 5.09 ERA from last year suggests, and he limits free passes well. But his middling strikeout rate and lack of dominant stuff caps his upside. As a late-round pitcher without a high ceiling, fantasy owners are probably better off looking elsewhere to fill out their pitching staffs.
26 weeks ago
Aaron Civale Note
Aaron Civale photo 263. Aaron Civale SP - CLE
Civale's stuff isn't particularly impressive, but he has a good minor league track record and had an impressive 10-start audition last year. He won't wow you with strikeouts, and his ERA is likely to be a run and a half higher than his 2.34 mark from 2019, but he should provide innings that help in AL-only leagues.
26 weeks ago
Austin Riley Note
Austin Riley photo 264. Austin Riley 3B,LF - ATL
Renato Nunez Note
Renato Nunez photo 265. Renato Nunez 1B,3B,DH - FA
Brett Gardner Note
Brett Gardner photo 266. Brett Gardner LF,CF - FA
Gardner has a little Rodney Dangerfield going on, in that he gets no respect from fantasy owners. Although he'll be entering his age-37 season, Gardner popped a career-high 28 home runs lat year. The power comes and goes, but he's stolen double-digit bases in every season of his career, and hasn't scored fewer than 80 runs in a full season since 2010. He lacks the upside of many other late-round outfielders but offers a higher floor.
26 weeks ago
Mike Yastrzemski Note
Mike Yastrzemski photo 267. Mike Yastrzemski LF,RF - SF
Yastrzemski will enter the season as the Giants' everyday right-fielder, likely batting fifth. That's a prime spot for a hitter who slugged 33 home runs n 147 games between the majors and minors last season. Yastrzemski had never shown that kind of power prior to 2019, but his batted ball data largely backed it up. You won't have to pay the price for a 30-homer hitter, so just scoop him up late and hope for a repeat.
26 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 268. Marco Gonzales SP - SEA
Willy Adames Note
Willy Adames photo 269. Willy Adames SS - TB
Luis Arraez Note
Luis Arraez photo 270. Luis Arraez 2B,3B,LF - 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.
26 weeks ago
Carson Kelly Note
Carson Kelly photo 271. Carson Kelly C - ARI
Jeff Samardzija Note
Jeff Samardzija photo 272. Jeff Samardzija SP - FA
Samardzija had an impressive 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP last year, but that's where the good news ended. His strikeout rate is at the point where it actively hurts fantasy owners, and his win potential is capped by pitching for the Giants. There are better pitchers to consider late in your draft.
26 weeks ago
Corey Dickerson Note
Corey Dickerson photo 273. Corey Dickerson LF - MIA
Dickerson isn't special, but he almost always helps in batting average and should be batting in the middle of the Marlins lineup. Dickerson should contribute, albeit not excel, in four of the five rotisserie categories, which makes him ownable in all leagues 12 teams or deeper.
26 weeks ago
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 274. Alex Wood SP - FA
Wood will be in the Dodgers' rotation to start the year, and there's some reason for optimism. After an offseason spent with Driveline Baseball, Wood saw a velocity bump in the spring, and that usually portends better things for the veteran throughout his career. Don't go crazy with Wood, but he's fine as a late-round pick with upside.
26 weeks ago
Christian Vazquez Note
Christian Vazquez photo 275. Christian Vazquez C,1B - BOS
Chris Bassitt Note
Chris Bassitt photo 276. Chris Bassitt SP - OAK
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 277. Scott Oberg RP - COL
Oberg turned in another stellar year despite pitching in Colorado, and took over for Wade Davis as the closer by the end of the year. Davis will enter the 2020 season as the closer, but given his performance last year, his leash is going to be fairly short. Oberg makes one of the better handcuffs to own, though it's more about his opportunity and less about his ratios.
26 weeks ago
Tommy La Stella Note
Tommy La Stella photo 278. Tommy La Stella 2B,3B - FA
Andrelton Simmons Note
Andrelton Simmons photo 279. Andrelton Simmons SS - FA
Omar Narvaez Note
Omar Narvaez photo 280. Omar Narvaez C,DH - MIL
Gregory Polanco Note
Gregory Polanco photo 281. Gregory Polanco RF - PIT
Polanco was never able to fully recover from his 2018 shoulder surgery, playing in only 42 games last year. He has seemed on the cusp of a breakout for years, but the bottom line is that he has never hit better than .258 or slugged more than 23 homers. He's expected to be ready for the start of the season, whenever that is, and there is still untapped potential, meaning you should draft Polanco late and hope everything finally comes together.
26 weeks ago
Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 282. Rick Porcello SP - FA
Porcello's move to the National League makes him somewhat intriguing. His middling strikeout rate (17.4% career) will likely take a jump, and his overall numbers should improve with a move out of the AL East. Even with improvement, however, there's a long way to go before Porcello is contributing to a fantasy team. His biggest asset - his ability to consistently throw innings - will be far less useful with the postponement of Opening Day. He's a late-round filler for a deep pitching staff but little more.
26 weeks ago
A.J. Puk Note
A.J. Puk photo 283. A.J. Puk SP,RP - OAK
Aristides Aquino Note
Aristides Aquino photo 284. Aristides Aquino RF - CIN
Yadier Molina Note
Yadier Molina photo 285. Yadier Molina C - FA
Anibal Sanchez Note
Anibal Sanchez photo 286. Anibal Sanchez SP - FA
Johnny Cueto Note
Johnny Cueto photo 287. Johnny Cueto SP - SF
Cueto will get the Opening Day nod for the Giants, but he'll hardly be someone to target in fantasy. Putting aside the almost certin win problems he'll have in San Francisco, it's doubtful that the 34-year-old can contribute meaningfully elsewhere at this stage of his career. His career strikeout rate of 7.54/9 is a detriment in today's game, and at his advanced age, after pitching just 69 innings combined over the last two season, there's little reason to expect a return to peak form.
26 weeks ago
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 288. Reynaldo Lopez SP - CWS
Lopez's overall numbers are abysmal, and he earned them, to be sure. For one glorious month in July, however, Lopez showed his potential, pitchng to a 3.41 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP with a 4.25 K/BB ratio. Unfortunately, his success was short-lived, and he's shown nothing to suggest he's on the verge of figuring things out. In 15-team leagues, fantasy owners can take a shot for a bench role. But otherwise, move on.
26 weeks ago
Robinson Cano Note
Robinson Cano photo 289. Robinson Cano 2B - NYM
Brandon Kintzler Note
Brandon Kintzler photo 290. Brandon Kintzler RP - FA
Kintzler will open the year as the Marlins' closer, and had a fine, bounceback season in 2019 with the Cubs. But his strikeout rate is poor and he'll be a prime candidate to get dealt at the trade deadline. With a shortened season, Kintzler's value is even lower than it otherwise would have been, which is not particularly high anyway.
26 weeks ago
Jonathan Schoop Note
Jonathan Schoop photo 291. Jonathan Schoop 2B - FA
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 292. Jo Adell LF,CF,RF - LAA
Michael Chavis Note
Michael Chavis photo 293. Michael Chavis 1B,2B,3B - BOS
Howie Kendrick Note
Howie Kendrick photo 294. Howie Kendrick 1B,2B,3B - FA
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 295. Nathan Eovaldi SP,RP - BOS
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 296. Sam Hilliard CF,RF - COL
With the addition of the designated hitter and with Ian Desmond opting out of playing in 2020, Hilliard should see everyday at-bats with the Rockies. In Triple-A last year, Hilliard hit 35 home runs and stole 22 bases in just 126 games, and he popped seven home runs in 27 MLB games. That's a player who you should have been grabbing at the end of every one of your drafts given his enormous upside, and should now be moving fast up your draft board.
21 weeks ago
Michael Pineda Note
Michael Pineda photo 297. Michael Pineda SP - MIN
Pineda will miss the first 39 games of the 2020 season as he finishes serving his PED suspension. When he does pitch, he'll offer roughly a 4.00 ERA, a decent WHIP, and slightly below average strikeout numbers. On a good Minnesota team, wins may be his best attribute, but he's hardly a pitcher to target in fantasy.
26 weeks ago
Austin Hays Note
Austin Hays photo 298. Austin Hays CF,RF - BAL
J.A. Happ Note
J.A. Happ photo 299. J.A. Happ SP - FA
Matt Carpenter Note
Matt Carpenter photo 300. Matt Carpenter 3B - STL
Kyle Seager Note
Kyle Seager photo 301. Kyle Seager 3B - SEA
Trey Mancini Note
Trey Mancini photo 302. Trey Mancini 1B,LF,RF - BAL
Dellin Betances Note
Dellin Betances photo 303. Dellin Betances RP - NYM
Carter Kieboom Note
Carter Kieboom photo 304. Carter Kieboom SS - WSH
Miguel Cabrera Note
Miguel Cabrera photo 305. Miguel Cabrera 1B,DH - DET
Dee Strange-Gordon Note
Dee Strange-Gordon photo 306. Dee Strange-Gordon 2B - FA
Domingo Santana Note
Domingo Santana photo 307. Domingo Santana LF,RF - FA
Daniel Hudson Note
Daniel Hudson photo 308. Daniel Hudson RP - WSH
Sean Murphy Note
Sean Murphy photo 309. Sean Murphy C - OAK
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 310. Kyle Gibson SP,RP - TEX
Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 311. Nate Pearson SP - TOR
Jorge Alfaro Note
Jorge Alfaro photo 312. Jorge Alfaro C - MIA
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 313. Ian Happ 2B,3B,LF,CF - CHC
Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 314. Brandon Nimmo LF,CF,RF - NYM
Tony Watson Note
Tony Watson photo 315. Tony Watson RP - FA
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 316. Teoscar Hernandez LF,CF - TOR
Dylan Carlson Note
Dylan Carlson photo 317. Dylan Carlson CF,RF - STL
Justin Smoak Note
Justin Smoak photo 318. Justin Smoak 1B,DH - SF
John Means Note
John Means photo 319. John Means SP - BAL
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 320. Dakota Hudson SP,RP - STL
Adam Ottavino Note
Adam Ottavino photo 321. Adam Ottavino RP - NYY
Spencer Turnbull Note
Spencer Turnbull photo 322. Spencer Turnbull SP - DET
Kole Calhoun Note
Kole Calhoun photo 323. Kole Calhoun RF - ARI
Calhoun had returned to camp after originally testing positive for COVID-19, but had yet to play in an intrasquad game when he was again missing from camp. It's unclear if Calhoun's absence is again related to COVID-19 but, at this point, it's best to look elsewhere for a late-round outfielder unless there is further news.
20 weeks ago
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 324. Nick Madrigal 2B,SS - CWS
Wade Davis Note
Wade Davis photo 325. Wade Davis RP - COL
Davis had a disastrous 2019 season, pitching to an 8.65 ERA and losing his closer's job. He'll enter 2020 back in the ninth-inning role but his leash will certainly be short with Scott Oberg waiting in the wings. Davis should likely be the last "closer" drafted.
26 weeks ago
Aaron Hicks Note
Aaron Hicks photo 326. Aaron Hicks CF - NYY
Kwang Hyun Kim Note
Kwang Hyun Kim photo 327. Kwang Hyun Kim RP - STL
Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 328. Kevin Gausman SP,RP - SF
Kevin Pillar Note
Kevin Pillar photo 329. Kevin Pillar CF,RF - FA
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 330. Diego Castillo SP,RP - TB
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 331. Jordan Montgomery SP - NYY
Anthony Santander Note
Anthony Santander photo 332. Anthony Santander LF,CF,RF - BAL
Jesse Winker Note
Jesse Winker photo 333. Jesse Winker LF,CF,RF - CIN
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 334. Jon Lester SP - FA
Niko Goodrum Note
Niko Goodrum photo 335. Niko Goodrum 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF - DET
Mauricio Dubon Note
Mauricio Dubon photo 336. Mauricio Dubon 2B,SS - SF
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 337. Jon Berti 2B,3B,SS,CF - MIA
Zack Britton Note
Zack Britton photo 338. Zack Britton RP - NYY
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 339. MacKenzie Gore SP - SD
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 340. Jurickson Profar 2B,SS,LF - FA
Julio Teheran Note
Julio Teheran photo 341. Julio Teheran SP - FA
Nick Ahmed Note
Nick Ahmed photo 342. Nick Ahmed SS - ARI
Jesus Aguilar Note
Jesus Aguilar photo 343. Jesus Aguilar 1B - MIA
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 344. Yoshi Tsutsugo 3B,LF - TB
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 345. Josh Lindblom SP,RP - MIL
Jackie Bradley Jr. Note
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 346. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF - FA
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 347. Freddy Peralta SP,RP - MIL
Corey Knebel Note
Corey Knebel photo 348. Corey Knebel RP - MIL
Blake Treinen Note
Blake Treinen photo 349. Blake Treinen RP - FA
Danny Jansen Note
Danny Jansen photo 350. Danny Jansen C - TOR
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 351. Travis Shaw 2B,3B - TOR
Eric Thames Note
Eric Thames photo 352. Eric Thames 1B,RF - FA
Hanser Alberto Note
Hanser Alberto photo 353. Hanser Alberto 2B,3B,SS - BAL
Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 354. Corbin Burnes SP,RP - MIL
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 355. Matt Shoemaker SP - FA
Ryan Helsley Note
Ryan Helsley photo 356. Ryan Helsley SP,RP - STL
Yoenis Cespedes Note
Yoenis Cespedes photo 357. Yoenis Cespedes LF,CF - FA
Matt Barnes Note
Matt Barnes photo 358. Matt Barnes RP - BOS
Francisco Mejia Note
Francisco Mejia photo 359. Francisco Mejia C - SD
Matt Magill Note
Matt Magill photo 360. Matt Magill RP - SEA
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 361. Kevin Kiermaier CF - TB
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 362. Mitch Haniger CF,RF - SEA
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 363. Chad Green SP,RP - NYY
Mike Fiers Note
Mike Fiers photo 364. Mike Fiers SP - FA
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 365. Jason Heyward CF,RF - CHC
Travis d'Arnaud Note
Travis d'Arnaud photo 366. Travis d'Arnaud C,1B - ATL
Ender Inciarte Note
Ender Inciarte photo 367. Ender Inciarte CF - ATL
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 368. Jose Alvarado RP - TB
Brandon Belt Note
Brandon Belt photo 369. Brandon Belt 1B,LF - SF
Stephen Piscotty Note
Stephen Piscotty photo 370. Stephen Piscotty RF - OAK
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 371. Adam Frazier 2B - PIT
Jose Peraza Note
Jose Peraza photo 372. Jose Peraza 2B,SS,LF - NYM
Hunter Harvey Note
Hunter Harvey photo 373. Hunter Harvey SP,RP - BAL
Harvey quietly dominated in his cup of coffee last year, hitting triple digits with his fastball and striking out batters with ease. Now, Brandon Hyde has all but said he'd like him to be in the closer's role, after starting out the spring strong. The Orioles will never provide a ton of save chances and, at this point, it's too early to know if Harvey will be the closer. But, he's certainly worth drafting for the potential at the end of your drafts.
26 weeks ago
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 374. Luis Urias 2B,SS - 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.
20 weeks ago
James Karinchak Note
James Karinchak photo 375. James Karinchak RP - CLE
Evan Longoria Note
Evan Longoria photo 376. Evan Longoria 3B - SF
Evan White Note
Evan White photo 377. Evan White 1B - SEA
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 378. Drew Pomeranz SP,RP - SD
Spencer Howard Note
Spencer Howard photo 379. Spencer Howard SP - PHI
Yusmeiro Petit Note
Yusmeiro Petit photo 380. Yusmeiro Petit RP - FA
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 381. Kyle Crick RP - PIT
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 382. Justus Sheffield SP - SEA
Maikel Franco Note
Maikel Franco photo 383. Maikel Franco 3B - KC
Harrison Bader Note
Harrison Bader photo 384. Harrison Bader CF - STL
Kurt Suzuki Note
Kurt Suzuki photo 385. Kurt Suzuki C - FA
Nate Lowe Note
Nate Lowe photo 386. Nate Lowe 1B - TB
Yusei Kikuchi Note
Yusei Kikuchi photo 387. Yusei Kikuchi SP - SEA
Tyler O'Neill Note
Tyler O'Neill photo 388. Tyler O'Neill LF,RF - STL
Asdrubal Cabrera Note
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 389. Asdrubal Cabrera 2B,3B,SS - FA
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 390. David Fletcher 2B,3B,SS,LF - LAA
Andrew Miller Note
Andrew Miller photo 391. Andrew Miller RP - STL
Mike Tauchman Note
Mike Tauchman photo 392. Mike Tauchman LF,CF,RF - NYY
Andres Munoz Note
Andres Munoz photo 393. Andres Munoz RP - SEA
Zach Plesac Note
Zach Plesac photo 394. Zach Plesac SP - CLE
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 395. Tanner Roark SP - TOR
Freddy Galvis Note
Freddy Galvis photo 396. Freddy Galvis 2B,SS - FA
Franchy Cordero Note
Franchy Cordero photo 397. Franchy Cordero LF,CF - KC
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 398. Jordan Yamamoto SP - MIA
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 399. Ji-Man Choi 1B,DH - TB
Garrett Cooper Note
Garrett Cooper photo 400. Garrett Cooper 1B,LF,RF - MIA
Victor Reyes Note
Victor Reyes photo 401. Victor Reyes LF,CF,RF - DET
Jose Martinez Note
Jose Martinez photo 402. Jose Martinez 1B,RF - CHC
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 403. Wade Miley SP - CIN
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 404. Ty Buttrey RP - LAA
Todd Frazier Note
Todd Frazier photo 405. Todd Frazier 3B - FA
Brad Keller Note
Brad Keller photo 406. Brad Keller SP - KC
Tom Murphy Note
Tom Murphy photo 407. Tom Murphy C - SEA
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 408. Jordan Lyles SP,RP - TEX
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 409. Shohei Ohtani DH - LAA
Cameron Maybin Note
Cameron Maybin photo 410. Cameron Maybin LF,RF - FA
Casey Mize Note
Casey Mize photo 411. Casey Mize SP - DET
Daniel Vogelbach Note
Daniel Vogelbach photo 412. Daniel Vogelbach 1B,DH - MIL
Robinson Chirinos Note
Robinson Chirinos photo 413. Robinson Chirinos C - FA
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 414. Vince Velasquez SP,RP - PHI
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 415. Merrill Kelly SP - ARI
Roberto Perez Note
Roberto Perez photo 416. Roberto Perez C - CLE
Trevor May Note
Trevor May photo 417. Trevor May RP - FA
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 418. Forrest Whitley SP - HOU
Luke Jackson Note
Luke Jackson photo 419. Luke Jackson RP - ATL
Will Harris Note
Will Harris photo 420. Will Harris RP - WSH
Alex Dickerson Note
Alex Dickerson photo 421. Alex Dickerson LF - SF
Shed Long Jr. Note
Shed Long Jr. photo 422. Shed Long Jr. 2B,LF - SEA
Jake Fraley Note
Jake Fraley photo 423. Jake Fraley CF - SEA
Jay Bruce Note
Jay Bruce photo 424. Jay Bruce 1B,LF,RF - FA
Kyle Lewis Note
Kyle Lewis photo 425. Kyle Lewis CF,RF - SEA
Homer Bailey Note
Homer Bailey photo 426. Homer Bailey SP - FA
Gio Gonzalez Note
Gio Gonzalez photo 427. Gio Gonzalez SP - FA
Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 428. Colin Moran 2B,3B - PIT
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 429. Austin Voth SP - WSH
Chris Taylor Note
Chris Taylor photo 430. Chris Taylor 2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Danny Duffy Note
Danny Duffy photo 431. Danny Duffy SP - KC
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 432. Matt Strahm SP,RP - SD
Jakob Junis Note
Jakob Junis photo 433. Jakob Junis SP - KC
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 434. Zach Eflin SP - PHI
Pedro Baez Note
Pedro Baez photo 435. Pedro Baez RP - FA
Albert Pujols Note
Albert Pujols photo 436. Albert Pujols 1B,DH - LAA
Yoshi Hirano Note
Yoshi Hirano photo 437. Yoshi Hirano RP - FA
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 438. Ryne Stanek SP,RP - MIA
Joakim Soria Note
Joakim Soria photo 439. Joakim Soria RP - FA
Shane Greene Note
Shane Greene photo 440. Shane Greene RP - FA
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 441. Manuel Margot CF - TB
Rafael Montero Note
Rafael Montero photo 442. Rafael Montero RP - TEX
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 443. Sean Newcomb SP,RP - ATL
Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 444. Tyler Mahle SP - CIN
Mike Zunino Note
Mike Zunino photo 445. Mike Zunino C - FA
Tyler Duffey Note
Tyler Duffey photo 446. Tyler Duffey RP - MIN
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 447. Zach Davies SP - SD
Jake Arrieta Note
Jake Arrieta photo 448. Jake Arrieta SP - FA
Mitch Moreland Note
Mitch Moreland photo 449. Mitch Moreland 1B - FA
Raimel Tapia Note
Raimel Tapia photo 450. Raimel Tapia LF,CF - COL
Michael Lorenzen Note
Michael Lorenzen photo 451. Michael Lorenzen CF,RP - CIN
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 452. Tommy Kahnle RP - FA
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 453. Chase Anderson SP,RP - FA
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 454. Brad Peacock SP,RP - FA
Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 455. Kevin Ginkel RP - ARI
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 456. Aaron Bummer RP - CWS
Michael Fulmer Note
Michael Fulmer photo 457. Michael Fulmer SP - DET
Marwin Gonzalez Note
Marwin Gonzalez photo 458. Marwin Gonzalez 1B,3B,SS,LF,RF - FA
Jose Iglesias Note
Jose Iglesias photo 459. Jose Iglesias SS - BAL
Jason Castro Note
Jason Castro photo 460. Jason Castro C - FA
Sergio Romo Note
Sergio Romo photo 461. Sergio Romo RP - FA
Tyler Rogers Note
Tyler Rogers photo 462. Tyler Rogers RP - SF
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 463. Colin Poche RP - TB
Nico Hoerner Note
Nico Hoerner photo 464. Nico Hoerner SS - CHC
Josh Reddick Note
Josh Reddick photo 465. Josh Reddick LF,CF,RF - FA
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 466. Austin Adams RP - SD
Carlos Rodon Note
Carlos Rodon photo 467. Carlos Rodon SP - CWS
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 468. Craig Stammen RP - SD
Dexter Fowler Note
Dexter Fowler photo 469. Dexter Fowler CF,RF - STL
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 470. Jonathan Loaisiga SP,RP - NYY
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 471. Eric Lauer SP - MIL
Yan Gomes Note
Yan Gomes photo 472. Yan Gomes C - WSH
Elieser Hernandez Note
Elieser Hernandez photo 473. Elieser Hernandez SP,RP - MIA
Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 474. Adam Wainwright SP - FA
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 475. Tony Gonsolin SP,RP - LAD
Shun Yamaguchi Note
Shun Yamaguchi photo 476. Shun Yamaguchi SP,RP - TOR
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 477. Rowdy Tellez 1B,DH - TOR
Nick Wittgren Note
Nick Wittgren photo 478. Nick Wittgren RP - CLE
Jarrod Dyson Note
Jarrod Dyson photo 479. Jarrod Dyson LF,CF,RF - FA
Jordan Hicks Note
Jordan Hicks photo 480. Jordan Hicks RP - STL
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 481. Brent Suter SP,RP - MIL
Jake Lamb Note
Jake Lamb photo 482. Jake Lamb 1B,3B - FA
Jose Urena Note
Jose Urena photo 483. Jose Urena SP,RP - MIA
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 484. Trent Thornton SP - TOR
Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 485. Framber Valdez SP,RP - HOU
Amir Garrett Note
Amir Garrett photo 486. Amir Garrett RP - CIN
John Gant Note
John Gant photo 487. John Gant SP,RP - STL
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 488. Kyle Wright SP - ATL
Nick Burdi Note
Nick Burdi photo 489. Nick Burdi RP - FA
Hunter Pence Note
Hunter Pence photo 490. Hunter Pence LF,RF,DH - FA
JaCoby Jones Note
JaCoby Jones photo 491. JaCoby Jones CF - DET
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 492. Nick Pivetta SP,RP - BOS
Pedro Strop Note
Pedro Strop photo 493. Pedro Strop RP - FA
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 494. Taijuan Walker SP - FA
Tucker Barnhart Note
Tucker Barnhart photo 495. Tucker Barnhart C - CIN
Ryan Mountcastle Note
Ryan Mountcastle photo 496. Ryan Mountcastle 1B,3B,SS - BAL
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 497. Alex Reyes SP,RP - STL
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 498. Robert Stephenson SP,RP - COL
Chris Martin Note
Chris Martin photo 499. Chris Martin RP - ATL
J.P. Crawford Note
J.P. Crawford photo 500. J.P. Crawford SS - SEA
Kike Hernandez Note
Kike Hernandez photo 501. Kike Hernandez 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF - FA
Wilmer Flores Note
Wilmer Flores photo 502. Wilmer Flores 1B,2B - SF
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 503. Drew Smyly SP - ATL
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 504. Patrick Sandoval SP - LAA
Clint Frazier Note
Clint Frazier photo 505. Clint Frazier LF,RF - NYY
Kevin Cron Note
Kevin Cron photo 506. Kevin Cron 1B,3B - FA
Arodys Vizcaino Note
Arodys Vizcaino photo 507. Arodys Vizcaino RP - NYM
Sixto Sanchez Note
Sixto Sanchez photo 508. Sixto Sanchez SP - MIA
Brian Dozier Note
Brian Dozier photo 509. Brian Dozier 2B - FA
Franklin Barreto Note
Franklin Barreto photo 510. Franklin Barreto 2B - LAA
Brandon Crawford Note
Brandon Crawford photo 511. Brandon Crawford SS - SF
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 512. Rowan Wick RP - CHC
Jairo Diaz Note
Jairo Diaz photo 513. Jairo Diaz RP - COL
Justin Wilson Note
Justin Wilson photo 514. Justin Wilson RP - FA
John Brebbia Note
John Brebbia photo 515. John Brebbia RP - STL
Johan Camargo Note
Johan Camargo photo 516. Johan Camargo 3B,SS,LF,RF - ATL
Steve Cishek Note
Steve Cishek photo 517. Steve Cishek RP - FA
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 518. Brendan Rodgers 2B,SS - COL
Alex Gordon Note
Alex Gordon photo 519. Alex Gordon LF - FA
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 520. Kyle Freeland SP - COL
Austin Romine Note
Austin Romine photo 521. Austin Romine C - FA
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 522. Daniel Ponce de Leon SP,RP - STL
Sam Tuivailala Note
Sam Tuivailala photo 523. Sam Tuivailala RP - FA
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 524. Trevor Williams SP - PIT
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 525. Josh Rojas 2B,LF,RF - ARI
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 526. Michael Wacha SP,RP - FA
Christin Stewart Note
Christin Stewart photo 527. Christin Stewart LF - DET
James McCann Note
James McCann photo 528. James McCann C - FA
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 529. Isiah Kiner-Falefa C,3B - TEX
Victor Caratini Note
Victor Caratini photo 530. Victor Caratini C,1B - CHC
Martin Perez Note
Martin Perez photo 531. Martin Perez SP - FA
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 532. Dominic Smith 1B,LF - NYM
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 533. Randy Dobnak SP,RP - MIN
Miguel Rojas Note
Miguel Rojas photo 534. Miguel Rojas SS - MIA
Jacob Stallings Note
Jacob Stallings photo 535. Jacob Stallings C - PIT
Derek Fisher Note
Derek Fisher photo 536. Derek Fisher LF,RF - TOR
Adam Haseley Note
Adam Haseley photo 537. Adam Haseley LF,CF,RF - PHI
Brusdar Graterol Note
Brusdar Graterol photo 538. Brusdar Graterol SP,RP - LAD
Scott Barlow Note
Scott Barlow photo 539. Scott Barlow SP,RP - KC
Trevor Rosenthal Note
Trevor Rosenthal photo 540. Trevor Rosenthal RP - FA
Ronald Guzman Note
Ronald Guzman photo 541. Ronald Guzman 1B - TEX
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 542. Leury Garcia SS,LF,CF,RF - CWS
Matt Manning Note
Matt Manning photo 543. Matt Manning SP - DET
Oliver Drake Note
Oliver Drake photo 544. Oliver Drake RP - FA
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 545.