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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Corbin Carroll Note
Corbin Carroll photo 5. Corbin Carroll LF,CF,RF
Corbin Carroll arrived on the scene in 2023 and immediately showcased his power and speed, launching 25 homers and swiping 54 bases. He crossed the plate 116 times and notched 76 RBIs. With a solid .362 on-base percentage, Carroll stands out, especially given his top-tier speed, ranked in the 99th percentile. There is concern that his OBP was slightly inflated, which could slightly dampen his numbers, but he is still a solid first-round pick. Carroll's contact skills hint at sustained high-level performance into 2024 and beyond.
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Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 40. Zac Gallen SP
Zac Gallen had a dominant 2023 and finished third in the NL Cy Young race. The 28-year-old tossed 210 innings and struck out 220 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. If we include the postseason, Gallen threw 243 2/3 innings, 60 innings more than his previous high. He gave up a lot of hard contact, and his xERA was 4.16. Gallen's xFIP was 3.49 on the plus side, and he continued to strike out more than one batter per inning. Gallen is a risky SP1, and his cost (currently in the third round) looks pretty high, given all the red flags heading into 2024.
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Christian Walker Note
Christian Walker photo 72. Christian Walker 1B
Will Christian Walker remain a sleeper first baseman for the third year in a row, or are people finally onto his production? The 32-year-old hit 33 home runs and drove in 103 while slashing .258/.333/.497 for an exciting Arizona lineup. Walker has an impressive K% (19.2) and xwOBACON (.380), and he has also remained healthy, playing 160 games in 2022 and 157 last year. While he is not a full sleeper in 2024, he is still the cheapest of the top 1B options, going in the fifth or sixth round in most drafts. Don't be afraid to wait - the return on investment will be worth it.
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Ketel Marte Note
Ketel Marte photo 90. Ketel Marte 2B
Ketel Marte posted a .276 batting average, hit 25 home runs, and contributed 82 RBIs over 150 games. He also notched 94 runs, eight stolen bases, and an OPS of .843. While his power and hitting haven't always peaked simultaneously, his overall performance, including an OPS+ over 100 in the last five full MLB seasons, underscores his reliability. Marte's overall hitting profile lands in the 90th percentile on Statcast. He should continue batting near the top of an exciting Arizona lineup, and another 20/90/80 season should be on its way.
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Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 136. Merrill Kelly SP
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 167. Jordan Montgomery SP
Gabriel Moreno Note
Gabriel Moreno photo 172. Gabriel Moreno C
Gabriel Moreno played in 111 games for the Diamondbacks in 2023 and offered steady ratios with very little else. He is projected to slash in the .285/.340/.420 range, meaning he won't do any damage to lineups, but there isn't much power upside. Moreno is, essentially, the exact opposite of Cal Raleigh, and it's up to fantasy managers which type of backstop they want in their lineups.
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Paul Sewald Note
Paul Sewald photo 175. Paul Sewald RP
Paul Sewald split time in Seattle and Arizona last season, racking up 34 saves between the two clubs. Sewald's stuff is the real deal, with a K% of 32.1, xERA of 2.75, and xBA of .189. He walked more batters than his career average, but he has the makeup of a solid closer for a competitive squad in 2024. Fantasy managers should expect around 30 saves from the veteran.
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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 198. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., joined Arizona through the Daulton Varsho deal and impressed in his free agency lead-up. He achieved personal highs with 24 homers and 65 runs. Known for his solid contact hitting, ranking in the top 77% for HardHit%, Gurriel faced a dip in BABIP, likely to rebound in 2024. As a valuable OF5 pick, he's a great late-round draft choice.
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Brandon Pfaadt Note
Brandon Pfaadt photo 203. Brandon Pfaadt SP
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 224. Eduardo Rodriguez SP
Eugenio Suarez Note
Eugenio Suarez photo 232. Eugenio Suarez 3B
Joc Pederson Note
Joc Pederson photo 317. Joc Pederson LF
Jordan Lawlar Note
Jordan Lawlar photo 318. Jordan Lawlar SS
Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 356. Kevin Ginkel RP
Alek Thomas Note
Alek Thomas photo 363. Alek Thomas CF
Jake McCarthy Note
Jake McCarthy photo 365. Jake McCarthy CF,RF
Projected as Arizona's starting left fielder, Jake McCarthy brings exceptional speed, ranking in the 98th percentile, making him a decent pick for NL-only fantasy leagues. However, his value is less pronounced in mixed leagues, so he's either your last pick or waiver wire fodder.
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Logan Allen Note
Logan Allen photo 485. Logan Allen RP
Geraldo Perdomo Note
Geraldo Perdomo photo 491. Geraldo Perdomo 2B,3B,SS
Ryne Nelson Note
Ryne Nelson photo 522. Ryne Nelson SP
Blaze Alexander Note
Blaze Alexander photo 538. Blaze Alexander 2B,SS
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 724. Randal Grichuk LF,CF,RF
Scott McGough Note
Scott McGough photo 731. Scott McGough RP
Ryan Thompson Note
Ryan Thompson photo 747. Ryan Thompson RP
Kyle Nelson Note
Kyle Nelson photo 749. Kyle Nelson RP
Tommy Henry Note
Tommy Henry photo 759. Tommy Henry SP
Joe Mantiply Note
Joe Mantiply photo 770. Joe Mantiply RP
Miguel Castro Note
Miguel Castro photo 783. Miguel Castro RP
Andrew Saalfrank Note
Andrew Saalfrank photo 795. Andrew Saalfrank RP
Slade Cecconi Note
Slade Cecconi photo 925. Slade Cecconi SP
Brandon Hughes Note
Brandon Hughes photo 942. Brandon Hughes RP
Deyvison De Los Santos Note
Deyvison De Los Santos photo 978. Deyvison De Los Santos 1B,3B
Ivan Melendez Note
Ivan Melendez photo 1120. Ivan Melendez 1B,3B
Jose Castillo Note
Jose Castillo photo 1160. Jose Castillo RP
Bryce Jarvis Note
Bryce Jarvis photo 1161. Bryce Jarvis RP
Tucker Barnhart Note
Tucker Barnhart photo 1175. Tucker Barnhart C
Chris Rodriguez Note
Chris Rodriguez photo 1203. Chris Rodriguez SP
Austin Pope Note
Austin Pope photo 1209. Austin Pope
Kyle Backhus Note
Kyle Backhus photo 1240. Kyle Backhus
Cristian Mena Note
Cristian Mena photo 1268. Cristian Mena SP
Blake Walston Note
Blake Walston photo 1313. Blake Walston SP
Luis Frias Note
Luis Frias photo 1319. Luis Frias RP
Justin Martinez Note
Justin Martinez photo 1358. Justin Martinez RP
Luke Albright Note
Luke Albright photo 1370. Luke Albright
Dakota Chalmers Note
Dakota Chalmers photo 1383. Dakota Chalmers SP
Joe Jacques Note
Joe Jacques photo 1386. Joe Jacques RP
Ricky Karcher Note
Ricky Karcher photo 1448. Ricky Karcher RP
Jose Herrera Note
Jose Herrera photo 1530. Jose Herrera C
Kolten Wong Note
Kolten Wong photo 1563. Kolten Wong 2B
Pavin Smith Note
Pavin Smith photo 1585. Pavin Smith 1B,RF
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 1609. Kevin Newman 1B,2B,3B,SS
Kyle Garlick Note
Kyle Garlick photo 1632. Kyle Garlick LF,RF
Jorge Barrosa Note
Jorge Barrosa photo 1693. Jorge Barrosa OF