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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Trevor Story Note
Trevor Story photo 11. Trevor Story SS
Story had his usual stellar year in 2020, putting up strong overall numbers and offering a rare power and speed combination. As usual, he greatly outperformed his expected statistics, but that's been the norm for Story throughout his career and isn't all that unexpected since he plays in Colorado. Story is entering his walk year, so the chances of a trade, which would diminish his value, remain a possibility. But there are few safer players in the game as of this moment, and he's a locked-in first round pick. The only question surrounding Story is whether he or Trea Turner should be the first shortstop selected in drafts.
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Charlie Blackmon Note
Charlie Blackmon photo 69. Charlie Blackmon RF
Blackmon hit just six home runs last year, and the quality of his contact was downright awful. His 86.9 MPH average exit velocity, 29.7% hard hit rate, and 4.9% barrel rate were all well below the MLB average and at or close to his career worst marks. And his sprint speed continued to decline to now what is essentially league average. The steals are likely gone for good, but even on his worst day, Blackmon will help you in batting average, runs, and RBI, and he was still on pace for 15 home runs last year. Blackmon may be on the downside of his career, but he won't cost you much and can still contribute solid or better numbers in four of five categories. With his draft price fairly modest, there's plenty of value there.
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German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 155. German Marquez SP
Raimel Tapia Note
Raimel Tapia photo 244. Raimel Tapia LF
Tapia doesn't make a ton of hard contact, but he slashed .321/.369/.402 last year and led off for the Rockies for the majority of the season. He's slated to do so again this year, which means he should be a cheap source of runs, batting average, and steals. Tapia's been around for awhile and never held a starting job all season, but he's in an excellent position this year and can be drafted late in all mixed leagues as a fifth outfielder or bench player.
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Ryan McMahon Note
Ryan McMahon photo 271. Ryan McMahon 2B
Garrett Hampson Note
Garrett Hampson photo 273. Garrett Hampson 2B,CF
Daniel Bard Note
Daniel Bard photo 304. Daniel Bard RP
Bard comes into 2021 as the Rockies' presumptive closer, after he came out of a two-year retirement to pitch in the majors for the first time since 2013. Bard's control problems, which derailed his career, were largely solved, and his 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP were more than passable for a Colorado closer. Mychal Givens remains, and Scott Oberg will try to pitch effectively after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery, but if Bard can maintain his control, he'll likely earn and hold the closer's job.
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C.J. Cron Note
C.J. Cron photo 313. C.J. Cron 1B
Sam Hilliard Note
Sam Hilliard photo 366. Sam Hilliard LF
Brendan Rodgers Note
Brendan Rodgers photo 387. Brendan Rodgers 2B
Jon Gray Note
Jon Gray photo 436. Jon Gray SP
Elias Diaz Note
Elias Diaz photo 438. Elias Diaz C
Josh Fuentes Note
Josh Fuentes photo 473. Josh Fuentes 1B
Jairo Diaz Note
Jairo Diaz photo 477. Jairo Diaz RP
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 504. Scott Oberg RP
Mychal Givens Note
Mychal Givens photo 528. Mychal Givens RP
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 538. Kyle Freeland SP
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 582. Austin Gomber RP
Antonio Senzatela Note
Antonio Senzatela photo 630. Antonio Senzatela SP
Ryan Rolison Note
Ryan Rolison photo 974. Ryan Rolison SP
Carlos Estevez Note
Carlos Estevez photo 1049. Carlos Estevez RP
Dom Nunez Note
Dom Nunez photo 1074. Dom Nunez C
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 1083. Robert Stephenson RP
Ben Bowden Note
Ben Bowden photo 1129. Ben Bowden RP
Tommy Doyle Note
Tommy Doyle photo 1205. Tommy Doyle RP
Jose Mujica Note
Jose Mujica photo 1230. Jose Mujica
Justin Lawrence Note
Justin Lawrence photo 1236. Justin Lawrence RP
Jordan Sheffield Note
Jordan Sheffield photo 1251. Jordan Sheffield RP
Antonio Santos Note
Antonio Santos photo 1258. Antonio Santos RP
Phillip Diehl Note
Phillip Diehl photo 1265. Phillip Diehl RP
Tyler Kinley Note
Tyler Kinley photo 1268. Tyler Kinley RP
Chi Chi Gonzalez Note
Chi Chi Gonzalez photo 1270. Chi Chi Gonzalez SP
Yency Almonte Note
Yency Almonte photo 1278. Yency Almonte RP
Jesus Tinoco Note
Jesus Tinoco photo 1283. Jesus Tinoco RP
Dereck Rodriguez Note
Dereck Rodriguez photo 1288. Dereck Rodriguez RP
Jose Briceno Note
Jose Briceno photo 1323. Jose Briceno C
Yonathan Daza Note
Yonathan Daza photo 1329. Yonathan Daza CF
Ryan Castellani Note
Ryan Castellani photo 1335. Ryan Castellani SP
Colton Welker Note
Colton Welker photo 1361. Colton Welker 3B
Chris Owings Note
Chris Owings photo 1372. Chris Owings 2B
Bret Boswell Note
Bret Boswell photo 1448. Bret Boswell SS
Elehuris Montero Note
Elehuris Montero photo 1452. Elehuris Montero 3B
Connor Joe Note
Connor Joe photo 1489. Connor Joe SP