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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Cody Bellinger Note
Cody Bellinger photo 55. Cody Bellinger 1B,CF
Cody Bellinger notably outperformed expectations with a .307/.356/.525 slash line against his predicted .270/.331/.437. He is returning to the Cubs on a three-year, $80 million contract with opt-outs after each of the first two years. Wrigley Field is a great landing spot for him overall, but Bellinger presents a challenge for fantasy managers, with caution advised due to the typical decline following a standout season. While a 20/20 season is plausible, managers should temper expectations for a repeat of his 2023 performance.
8 weeks ago
Nico Hoerner Note
Nico Hoerner photo 71. Nico Hoerner 2B,SS
Nico Hoerner impressed in 2023 with a .283 batting average and 43 stolen bases, highlighting his speed and versatility. Earning a Rawlings NL Gold Glove, he excelled defensively while being a consistent offensive contributor, scoring 98 runs and amassing 175 hits. His ability to consistently reach base reflected in 688 plate appearances, and his prowess on the basepaths make him a valuable fantasy asset. Going into 2024, Hoerner is poised to continue his multi-category contributions, with a particular emphasis on stolen bases and runs, making him a solid pick in fantasy baseball.
8 weeks ago
Justin Steele Note
Justin Steele photo 84. Justin Steele SP
Justin Steele was in the NL Cy Young conversation for much of the 2023 season, finishing fifth when all was said and done. The 28-year-old had an elite BB% (5.0), and batters struggled to barrel up his pitches. He has hovered in the 24% K-rate for each of his three seasons, but last year's 1.17 WHIP is due for some regression in 2024. Steele is a difficult pitcher to assess, but he should serve as a nice SP3 at his current ADP.
8 weeks ago
Seiya Suzuki Note
Seiya Suzuki photo 85. Seiya Suzuki RF
In 2023, Seiya Suzuki found his groove with the Cubs, showcasing the skills fantasy managers anticipated in 2022. At 29, he presents a balanced offensive profile, combining a solid batting average with respectable power. His discerning eye at the plate (19.8% Chase rate) and solid walk rate (10.1%) add to his value. While Suzuki may not top the fantasy charts, he's a reliable option as an OF3/4 in most fantasy setups.
8 weeks ago
Dansby Swanson Note
Dansby Swanson photo 101. Dansby Swanson SS
Dansby Swanson took the step back everyone expected in 2023 after signing his massive free-agent contract with the Cubs. His power numbers held steady, hitting 22 home runs, but his batting average dropped to .244. He scored 81 runs and knocked in 80, though his nine stolen bases were disappointing. Swanson still played in 147 games, so his availability remains a strong plus for those who wait on shortstop. He is one of those "no hurt, no help" fantasy players worth his ADP in the 116 range.
8 weeks ago
Ian Happ Note
Ian Happ photo 139. Ian Happ LF
Ian Happ offers a reliable fantasy outfield option with a projected 20-25 home runs and a solid on-base percentage despite an average batting average. In the previous season, he added value with 14 stolen bases, 86 runs, and 84 RBIs, fitting the profile of a dependable third or fourth outfielder. Happ has an impressive walk rate (14.3%) and a strong health record. Remaining with the Cubs under a new three-year deal, he's poised to maintain his position high in the batting order.
8 weeks ago
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 159. Adbert Alzolay RP
Shota Imanaga Note
Shota Imanaga photo 170. Shota Imanaga SP
Christopher Morel Note
Christopher Morel photo 171. Christopher Morel CF,DH,3B
Michael Busch Note
Michael Busch photo 311. Michael Busch 3B,1B
Jameson Taillon Note
Jameson Taillon photo 368. Jameson Taillon SP
Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 414. Hector Neris RP
Pete Crow-Armstrong Note
Pete Crow-Armstrong photo 418. Pete Crow-Armstrong CF
Yan Gomes Note
Yan Gomes photo 452. Yan Gomes C
Jordan Wicks Note
Jordan Wicks photo 454. Jordan Wicks SP
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 475. Kyle Hendricks SP
Matt Mervis Note
Matt Mervis photo 509. Matt Mervis 1B
Cade Horton Note
Cade Horton photo 526. Cade Horton SP
Patrick Wisdom Note
Patrick Wisdom photo 533. Patrick Wisdom 3B
Javier Assad Note
Javier Assad photo 543. Javier Assad SP,RP
Hayden Wesneski Note
Hayden Wesneski photo 566. Hayden Wesneski SP,RP
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 578. Julian Merryweather RP
Ben Brown Note
Ben Brown photo 583. Ben Brown SP,RP
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 645. Drew Smyly SP,RP
Mark Leiter Jr. Note
Mark Leiter Jr. photo 671. Mark Leiter Jr. RP
Miguel Amaya Note
Miguel Amaya photo 689. Miguel Amaya C
Mike Tauchman Note
Mike Tauchman photo 720. Mike Tauchman CF,RF
Luke Little Note
Luke Little photo 728. Luke Little RP
Carl Edwards Jr. Note
Carl Edwards Jr. photo 805. Carl Edwards Jr. RP
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 833. Nick Madrigal 3B,2B
Brennen Davis Note
Brennen Davis photo 855. Brennen Davis LF,RF
Matt Shaw Note
Matt Shaw photo 856. Matt Shaw 2B,SS
Owen Caissie Note
Owen Caissie photo 869. Owen Caissie RF
Yency Almonte Note
Yency Almonte photo 885. Yency Almonte RP
Tyson Miller Note
Tyson Miller photo 900. Tyson Miller RP
Ethan Roberts Note
Ethan Roberts photo 1041. Ethan Roberts RP
Alexander Canario Note
Alexander Canario photo 1045. Alexander Canario RF
James Triantos Note
James Triantos photo 1064. James Triantos 2B
Daniel Palencia Note
Daniel Palencia photo 1082. Daniel Palencia RP
Julio Teheran Note
Julio Teheran photo 1090. Julio Teheran SP
Miles Mastrobuoni Note
Miles Mastrobuoni photo 1135. Miles Mastrobuoni 3B
Jose Cuas Note
Jose Cuas photo 1152. Jose Cuas RP
Brad Wieck Note
Brad Wieck photo 1162. Brad Wieck RP
David Peralta Note
David Peralta photo 1169. David Peralta LF
Caleb Kilian Note
Caleb Kilian photo 1249. Caleb Kilian SP
Keegan Thompson Note
Keegan Thompson photo 1263. Keegan Thompson RP
Colten Brewer Note
Colten Brewer photo 1304. Colten Brewer RP
Cam Sanders Note
Cam Sanders photo 1340. Cam Sanders
Ali Sanchez Note
Ali Sanchez photo 1532. Ali Sanchez C
David Bote Note
David Bote photo 1730. David Bote 2B,SS