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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 29. Lucas Giolito SP
Jose Abreu Note
Jose Abreu photo 39. Jose Abreu 1B
Luis Robert Note
Luis Robert photo 40. Luis Robert CF
Tim Anderson Note
Tim Anderson photo 46. Tim Anderson SS
Eloy Jimenez Note
Eloy Jimenez photo 50. Eloy Jimenez LF
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 66. Lance Lynn SP
Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
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Yoan Moncada Note
Yoan Moncada photo 69. Yoan Moncada 3B
Liam Hendriks Note
Liam Hendriks photo 88. Liam Hendriks RP
Yasmani Grandal Note
Yasmani Grandal photo 118. Yasmani Grandal C,1B
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 169. Dallas Keuchel SP
Nick Madrigal Note
Nick Madrigal photo 200. Nick Madrigal 2B,SS
Adam Eaton Note
Adam Eaton photo 280. Adam Eaton LF,RF
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 283. Aaron Bummer RP
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 324. Dylan Cease SP
Andrew Vaughn Note
Andrew Vaughn photo 341. Andrew Vaughn 1B
Michael Kopech Note
Michael Kopech photo 352. Michael Kopech SP
Garrett Crochet Note
Garrett Crochet photo 500. Garrett Crochet RP
Matt Foster Note
Matt Foster photo 570. Matt Foster RP
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 576. Reynaldo Lopez SP