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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 51. Eloy Jimenez LF
Eloy started out rough for the White Sox last year but he turned it on to close the season, displaying the legitimate 45 homer power that he was thought to eventually morph into in the MLB. Don't be shocked if that batting average jumps 20 more points to .290 as well.
13 weeks ago
Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 54. Yoan Moncada 2B,3B
The former top overall prospect had a heck of a season in 2019 but his .400 BABIP is almost certainly not going to repeat in 2020. Even still, this young stud has room for more growth and could provide 30 homers plus 10 steals for fantasy owners.
13 weeks ago
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 59. Lucas Giolito SP
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.
10 weeks ago
Jose Abreu Note
Jose Abreu photo 63. Jose Abreu 1B,DH
Abreu outperformed Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt last season, knocking 33 homers with 122 RBIs and a solid as always .282 BA. He hasn't slowed down one bit despite the age so you can rely on him to produce once again if you grab him in the 7th round.
13 weeks ago
Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 89. Luis Robert CF
Don't look now, but Robert was better than even Fernando Tatis in the minors. Much better. He does have holes in his swing but in 200 games, has still managed to bat .312. He has future 40/40 potential and could be a superstar even as a rookie this year.
13 weeks ago
Tim Anderson Note
Tim Anderson photo 91. Tim Anderson SS
Anderson missed 40 games last year but still nearly went 20/20 with 81 runs. If that was all, it would have been a killer season but he also happened to bat .335 for the Sox. We can expect that to drop to near or even below .300 this year but that is still a great buy around the 8th round.
13 weeks ago
Edwin Encarnacion Note
Edwin Encarnacion photo 136. Edwin Encarnacion 1B,DH
Encarnacion is most certainly getting up there in age but his power persists as he knocked 30+ homers again for the eighth straight season. As we all know, the batting average won't be great but we can put up with that for 100+ RBIs and 80+ runs to go with the power.
13 weeks ago
Yasmani Grandal Note
Yasmani Grandal photo 141. Yasmani Grandal C,1B
In terms of overall game, Grandal may be the best catcher in all of baseball, as his OBP will hover just south of .400 and he plays excellent defense but the BA will be closer to that .240 mark and his HRs, RBIs and runs should dip in the ballpark and lineup moves from MIL to CWS.
13 weeks ago
Alex Colome Note
Alex Colome photo 165. Alex Colome RP
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.
10 weeks ago
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 216. Dallas Keuchel SP
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.
10 weeks ago
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 242. Dylan Cease SP
Nomar Mazara Note
Nomar Mazara photo 245. Nomar Mazara RF
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.
10 weeks ago
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 287. Reynaldo Lopez SP
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.
10 weeks ago
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 326. Nick Madrigal 2B,SS
Madrigal is a talented prospect but probably not quite worth drafting and stashing in a standard-sized league. From the moment he is called up, though, Madrigal should be owned everywhere.
13 weeks ago
Gio Gonzalez Note
Gio Gonzalez photo 427. Gio Gonzalez SP
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 457. Aaron Bummer RP
Carlos Rodon Note
Carlos Rodon photo 474. Carlos Rodon SP
Leury Garcia Note
Leury Garcia photo 506. Leury Garcia SS,LF,CF,RF
Although Garcia should again end up south of 10 homers and 50 RBIs, we are talking about a consistent .270+ hitter who should have no trouble notching 15 steals.
13 weeks ago
James McCann Note
James McCann photo 515. James McCann C
McCann was the #7 fantasy catcher in 2019, swatting 18 homers with a solid .276 average but Chicago went and acquired Grandal so you'd expect McCann sees less playing time this season.
13 weeks ago
Steve Cishek Note
Steve Cishek photo 525. Steve Cishek RP
Jace Fry Note
Jace Fry photo 662. Jace Fry RP
Zack Collins Note
Zack Collins photo 676. Zack Collins C,DH
Evan Marshall Note
Evan Marshall photo 775. Evan Marshall RP
Jimmy Cordero Note
Jimmy Cordero photo 879. Jimmy Cordero RP
Bernardo Flores Jr. Note
Bernardo Flores Jr. photo 890. Bernardo Flores Jr. SP
Jimmy Lambert Note
Jimmy Lambert photo 927. Jimmy Lambert SP
Ryan Burr Note
Ryan Burr photo 958. Ryan Burr RP
Hunter Schryver Note
Hunter Schryver photo 1024. Hunter Schryver P
Clayton Richard Note
Clayton Richard photo 1067. Clayton Richard SP
Danny Mendick Note
Danny Mendick photo 1107. Danny Mendick SS
Andrew Vaughn Note
Andrew Vaughn photo 1111. Andrew Vaughn 1B
Ross Detwiler Note
Ross Detwiler photo 1120. Ross Detwiler SP,RP
Adam Engel Note
Adam Engel photo 1121. Adam Engel CF
Yermin Mercedes Note
Yermin Mercedes photo 1179. Yermin Mercedes C
Matt Foster Note
Matt Foster photo 1197. Matt Foster RP
Ian Hamilton Note
Ian Hamilton photo 1218. Ian Hamilton RP
Seby Zavala Note
Seby Zavala photo 1255. Seby Zavala C
Cheslor Cuthbert Note
Cheslor Cuthbert photo 1256. Cheslor Cuthbert 1B,3B
Nicky Delmonico Note
Nicky Delmonico photo 1272. Nicky Delmonico LF
Zack Burdi Note
Zack Burdi photo 1302. Zack Burdi RP
Ryan Goins Note
Ryan Goins photo 1347. Ryan Goins 2B,3B,SS
Adalberto Mejia Note
Adalberto Mejia photo 1363. Adalberto Mejia SP,RP
Jose Ruiz Note
Jose Ruiz photo 1403. Jose Ruiz RP
Alec Hansen Note
Alec Hansen photo 1407. Alec Hansen SP,RP
Gavin Sheets Note
Gavin Sheets photo 1410. Gavin Sheets 1B
Daniel Palka Note
Daniel Palka photo 1418. Daniel Palka RF
Luis Alexander Basabe Note
Luis Alexander Basabe photo 1468. Luis Alexander Basabe CF
Alex McRae Note
Alex McRae photo 1489. Alex McRae SP,RP
Luis Gonzalez Note
Luis Gonzalez photo 1507. Luis Gonzalez CF
Andrew Romine Note
Andrew Romine photo 1516. Andrew Romine 2B,SS,CF
Tayron Guerrero Note
Tayron Guerrero photo 1518. Tayron Guerrero RP
Micker Adolfo Note
Micker Adolfo photo 1534. Micker Adolfo RF
Blake Rutherford Note
Blake Rutherford photo 1546. Blake Rutherford CF,RF
AJ Reed Note
AJ Reed photo 1565. AJ Reed 1B,DH
Dane Dunning Note
Dane Dunning photo 1578. Dane Dunning SP
Brady Lail Note
Brady Lail photo 1609. Brady Lail RP
Codi Heuer Note
Codi Heuer photo 1623. Codi Heuer P
Drew Anderson Note
Drew Anderson photo 1634. Drew Anderson SP,RP