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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 4. Mike Trout CF
Trout may not be the clear-cut number one player in fantasy this year, but that's of no fault of his own, as he's coming off one of his best seasons ever, with a career-high 45 home runs in just 134 games. If you were desperate to find a knock on Trout, it's that he hasn't topped 140 games in any of his last three seasons, and his 11 stolen bases last year tied his low in a single season. But that's all window dressing on a truly special player who is obviously a top-three pick at worst.
26 weeks ago
Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 23. Anthony Rendon 3B
Rendon finally put it all together last year, setting career-highs in batting average (.319), home runs (34), runs scored (117), and RBI (126). He'll now move to Anaheim where he'll see a downgrade in park, but an upgrade in lineup by the sheer presence of Mike Trout. In the end, Rendon's move is a neutral one, and to the extent you trust him to stay healthy again, he's a rock-solid second round pick.
26 weeks ago
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 126. Shohei Ohtani SP,DH
Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
26 weeks ago
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 164. Andrew Heaney SP
Heaney's 14.2% swinging strike rate was elite last year. But, as usual, he just couldn't put it all together. There's a monster somewhere inside Heaney - a 3.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 200 strikeout season lurks within. But it's still a mystery as to whether fantasy owners will ever see it. Draft him for his potential and hope to see it this year, but don't bank on the production.
26 weeks ago
Hansel Robles Note
Hansel Robles photo 169. Hansel Robles RP
The regression never came for Robles last year, as he somehow managed to avoid walks despite struggling with them his entire career. He'll enter the year as the Angels' closer but it's a big gamble to think lightning will strike twice with such a mercurial pitcher. The safer bet is that Robles' walk and home run rates will return to his career levels, making him a closer unlikely to hold his job all year.
26 weeks ago
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 173. Justin Upton LF
It seems strange to call a veteran like Upton a sleeper, but that's exactly what his ADP shows he is. Throw out last year where he battled a toe injury early and was limited to just 63 mediocre games. Prior to last year, he had hit at least 30 home runs and stolen eight bases in three straight seasons. With Anthony Rendon in tow, there should be even more RBI opportunities for Upton. Still just 32 years old, there's plenty left in the tank.
26 weeks ago
Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 226. Dylan Bundy SP
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 253. Griffin Canning SP
Canning has UCL damage, and although Tommy John surgery isn't currently on the table, it certainly seems like a possibility. Despite his upside, with the developments, Canning shouldn't be drafted in fantasy leagues until one of the very last picks, if at all.
26 weeks ago
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 292. Jo Adell LF,CF,RF
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 390. David Fletcher 2B,3B,SS,LF
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 404. Ty Buttrey RP
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 409. Shohei Ohtani DH
Albert Pujols Note
Albert Pujols photo 436. Albert Pujols 1B,DH
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 504. Patrick Sandoval SP
Franklin Barreto Note
Franklin Barreto photo 510. Franklin Barreto 2B
Noe Ramirez Note
Noe Ramirez photo 560. Noe Ramirez SP,RP
Keynan Middleton Note
Keynan Middleton photo 572. Keynan Middleton RP
Matt Andriese Note
Matt Andriese photo 648. Matt Andriese RP
Jose Suarez Note
Jose Suarez photo 763. Jose Suarez SP
Matt Thaiss Note
Matt Thaiss photo 808. Matt Thaiss 1B,3B
Luis Rengifo Note
Luis Rengifo photo 810. Luis Rengifo 2B,SS
Thomas Pannone Note
Thomas Pannone photo 827. Thomas Pannone SP,RP
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 840. Felix Pena SP,RP
Justin Anderson Note
Justin Anderson photo 872. Justin Anderson RP
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 880. Jaime Barria SP,RP
Max Stassi Note
Max Stassi photo 902. Max Stassi C
Gerardo Reyes Note
Gerardo Reyes photo 918. Gerardo Reyes RP
Taylor Cole Note
Taylor Cole photo 938. Taylor Cole SP,RP
Mike Mayers Note
Mike Mayers photo 975. Mike Mayers RP
Jose Soriano Note
Jose Soriano photo 994. Jose Soriano SP
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 1050. Dillon Peters SP,RP
Kyle Keller Note
Kyle Keller photo 1064. Kyle Keller RP
Jose Quijada Note
Jose Quijada photo 1070. Jose Quijada RP
Luke Bard Note
Luke Bard photo 1109. Luke Bard SP,RP
Hoby Milner Note
Hoby Milner photo 1166. Hoby Milner RP
Taylor Ward Note
Taylor Ward photo 1295. Taylor Ward 3B,LF
Anthony Bemboom Note
Anthony Bemboom photo 1354. Anthony Bemboom C
Kean Wong Note
Kean Wong photo 1443. Kean Wong 2B
Jared Walsh Note
Jared Walsh photo 1449. Jared Walsh 1B
Jahmai Jones Note
Jahmai Jones photo 1475. Jahmai Jones 2B,CF
Scott Schebler Note
Scott Schebler photo 1532. Scott Schebler CF,RF
Brandon Marsh Note
Brandon Marsh photo 1545. Brandon Marsh CF,RF