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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Javier Baez Note
Javier Baez photo 55. Javier Baez SS
Anthony Rizzo Note
Anthony Rizzo photo 74. Anthony Rizzo 1B
Kris Bryant Note
Kris Bryant photo 96. Kris Bryant 3B,LF,RF
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 98. Kyle Hendricks SP
Willson Contreras Note
Willson Contreras photo 106. Willson Contreras C
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 161. Ian Happ LF
Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 199. Craig Kimbrel RP
As a whole, Kimbrel's 2020 numbers were abysmal. A 5.28 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a walk rate of 17.4%. And yet, there were some encouraging signs. Not only did his strikeout rate bounce back to 40.6%, but he was actually an elite pitcher after his first four outings. How elite? He pitched to a 1.42 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, and stuck out 53.1% of the batters he faced. It wasn't perfect, as Kimbrel still walked five batters per nine innings over that stretch. But he showed that he still has some has left in the tank. Although he never reclaimed the closer's job despite his strong finish, it's a good bet that the Cubs hand him the ninth-inning role to start, as they try to rebuild his trade value in the final year of his deal. That means Kimbrel should at least get save chances for the first several weeks of the season, and, as such, should be drafted as low-end second closer with just a modicum of upside.
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Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 251. Zach Davies SP
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 416. Alec Mills SP,RP
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 418. Rowan Wick RP
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 493. Adbert Alzolay SP
Nico Hoerner Note
Nico Hoerner photo 518. Nico Hoerner 2B
Jason Heyward Note
Jason Heyward photo 522. Jason Heyward RF
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 592. David Bote 3B