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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Mike Trout Note
Mike Trout photo 3. Mike Trout CF
For one of the first times since he took the league by storm, Trout is not the consensus top pick this year. It's hardly his fault, though it's fair to point out some of the negatives with his 2020 season. He batted a career-low .281, and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He also stole only one base. But Trout's move down the overall baseball rankings is due more to his competition for the top spot, rather than his numbers. He was still among the league leaders in quality of contact and every expected statcast metric, and was on pace to hit 50 home runs over the course of a full season. Trout is entering his age-30 season, so although we've seen him rebound from poor stolen base years before, it now seems unlikely that he'll ever get back to much past low-double digits. That keeps him out of the top spot in rotisserie rankings, but his incredibly high floor makes him a top-five overall draft pick.
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Anthony Rendon Note
Anthony Rendon photo 21. Anthony Rendon 3B
Raisel Iglesias Note
Raisel Iglesias photo 102. Raisel Iglesias RP
Iglesias bounced back from a sub-par 2019 to post an excellent 2020 season, with a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and the lowest walk rate of his career. He'll now move to the Angels where he'll keep his role as a closer. Iglesias's numbers should be solid as usual, and his precise value should hinge on whether the Angels use him in more of a multi-inning role like the Reds historically did (which limited Iglesias's save totals), or deploy him as a more traditional ninth-inning option. Either way, Iglesias will be the Angels' stopper, and hence, should be drafted as a strong top-10 RP option.
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Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 124. Dylan Bundy SP
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 154. Shohei Ohtani DH,SP
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 175. Andrew Heaney SP
David Fletcher Note
David Fletcher photo 194. David Fletcher SS
Jared Walsh Note
Jared Walsh photo 233. Jared Walsh 1B
Jo Adell Note
Jo Adell photo 243. Jo Adell RF
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 255. Griffin Canning SP
Justin Upton Note
Justin Upton photo 334. Justin Upton LF
Mike Mayers Note
Mike Mayers photo 346. Mike Mayers RP
Jose Iglesias Note
Jose Iglesias photo 383. Jose Iglesias SS
Kurt Suzuki Note
Kurt Suzuki photo 384. Kurt Suzuki C
Max Stassi Note
Max Stassi photo 416. Max Stassi C
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 574. Ty Buttrey RP
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 579. Jose Quintana SP
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 596. Felix Pena RP
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 600. Jaime Barria SP