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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Alex Bregman Note
Alex Bregman photo 14. Alex Bregman 3B,SS
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 17. Justin Verlander SP
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
21 weeks ago
Jose Altuve Note
Jose Altuve photo 30. Jose Altuve 2B
George Springer Note
George Springer photo 32. George Springer CF,RF
Yordan Alvarez Note
Yordan Alvarez photo 46. Yordan Alvarez DH
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 64. Zack Greinke SP
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
21 weeks ago
Carlos Correa Note
Carlos Correa photo 85. Carlos Correa SS
Michael Brantley Note
Michael Brantley photo 88. Michael Brantley DH,LF
Roberto Osuna Note
Roberto Osuna photo 94. Roberto Osuna RP
Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
21 weeks ago
Yuli Gurriel Note
Yuli Gurriel photo 148. Yuli Gurriel 1B,3B
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 155. Lance McCullers Jr. SP
McCullers missed all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery but he should be ready to go this year. His devastating curveball keeps hitters off balance, and his ability to mix pitches is elite. There's risk from the injury and he may be rusty, but McCullers offers rare upside. He'll likely be on an innings limit this year, but that shouldn't come into play with the postponement of the season.
21 weeks ago
Kyle Tucker Note
Kyle Tucker photo 161. Kyle Tucker LF
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 229. Jose Urquidy SP
Urquidy seemingly has the fourth starter's role locked down, and he offers and intriguing pitch mix, with an above-average fastball and changeup, with a decent slider.It's unlikely that the soon to be 25-year-old will develop into a consistent fantasy starter given his inconsistency, but he certainly has enough upside, as he showed in the playoffs, to warrant rostering in all fantasy leagues.
21 weeks ago
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 248. Josh James RP
Ryan Pressly Note
Ryan Pressly photo 256. Ryan Pressly RP
Pressly has developed into one of the best relievers in baseball. His strikeout rate is pristine, he rarely walks batters, and he limits the damage as well as any pitcher. He won't see saves absent an injury to Roberto Osuna, but his number make him worth owning regardless.
21 weeks ago
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 418. Forrest Whitley SP
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 454. Brad Peacock SP
Josh Reddick Note
Josh Reddick photo 465. Josh Reddick LF,RF
Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 485. Framber Valdez SP,RP
Chris Devenski Note
Chris Devenski photo 576. Chris Devenski RP
Martin Maldonado Note
Martin Maldonado photo 594. Martin Maldonado C
Bryan Abreu Note
Bryan Abreu photo 641. Bryan Abreu RP
Rogelio Armenteros Note
Rogelio Armenteros photo 654. Rogelio Armenteros RP
Austin Pruitt Note
Austin Pruitt photo 659. Austin Pruitt RP
Joe Smith Note
Joe Smith photo 692. Joe Smith RP
Myles Straw Note
Myles Straw photo 714. Myles Straw SS
Hector Velazquez Note
Hector Velazquez photo 717. Hector Velazquez SP,RP
Cristian Javier Note
Cristian Javier photo 724. Cristian Javier SP
Dustin Garneau Note
Dustin Garneau photo 795. Dustin Garneau C
Aledmys Diaz Note
Aledmys Diaz photo 796. Aledmys Diaz 1B,2B
Blake Taylor Note
Blake Taylor photo 848. Blake Taylor SP
Brandon Bielak Note
Brandon Bielak photo 874. Brandon Bielak SP
Cionel Perez Note
Cionel Perez photo 899. Cionel Perez RP
Brandon Bailey Note
Brandon Bailey photo 1048. Brandon Bailey RP
Kent Emanuel Note
Kent Emanuel photo 1079. Kent Emanuel RP
Garrett Stubbs Note
Garrett Stubbs photo 1097. Garrett Stubbs C
Cy Sneed Note
Cy Sneed photo 1123. Cy Sneed RP
Abraham Toro Note
Abraham Toro photo 1125. Abraham Toro 3B
Jon Edwards Note
Jon Edwards photo 1271. Jon Edwards RP
Jack Mayfield Note
Jack Mayfield photo 1398. Jack Mayfield SS
Taylor Jones Note
Taylor Jones photo 1429. Taylor Jones 1B
Jamie Ritchie Note
Jamie Ritchie photo 1453. Jamie Ritchie C
Ronnie Dawson Note
Ronnie Dawson photo 1501. Ronnie Dawson CF