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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 2. Christian Yelich LF,RF
Yelich followed up his preposterous 2018 season with an even better one in 2019, batting .329 with 44 home runs and 30 steals in just 130 games. His ridiculous 35% HR/FB rate regressed as expected, but only to a still nonsensical 32.8%, best in MLB. The issue with Yelich for 2020 has nothing to do with his talent, but is instead all about the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season. He's reportedly on track to be ready by Opening Day, but there's obviously a modicum of risk to factor in.
27 weeks ago
Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 44. Keston Hiura 2B
Josh Hader Note
Josh Hader photo 65. Josh Hader RP
Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
27 weeks ago
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 100. Brandon Woodruff SP,RP
Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
27 weeks ago
Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 137. Lorenzo Cain CF
Avisail Garcia Note
Avisail Garcia photo 192. Avisail Garcia CF,RF,DH
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 259. Adrian Houser SP,RP
Houser has an elite fastball, which he relies on heavily and against which batters hit just .203 last season. Whether he can continue to succeed with just one very good pitch is an open question, but considering his FIP and xFIP fully supported his 3.72 ERA, it's entirely possible. Overall, Houser should provide strikeouts without hurting you elsewhere, so he's an ideal late-round add.
27 weeks ago
Omar Narvaez Note
Omar Narvaez photo 280. Omar Narvaez C,DH
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 345. Josh Lindblom SP,RP
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 347. Freddy Peralta SP,RP
Corey Knebel Note
Corey Knebel photo 348. Corey Knebel RP
Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 354. Corbin Burnes SP,RP
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 374. Luis Urias 2B,SS
Urias tested positive for COVID-19, but is reportedly asymptomatic. Nevertheless, he remains in quarantine and can only rejoin the team after two positive tests. Urias has upside, but given his performance and current health situation, there's almost no reason to bother drafting him in anything but deep NL-only leagues.
20 weeks ago
Daniel Vogelbach Note
Daniel Vogelbach photo 412. Daniel Vogelbach 1B,DH
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 471. Eric Lauer SP
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 481. Brent Suter SP,RP
Ray Black Note
Ray Black photo 585. Ray Black RP
Manny Pina Note
Manny Pina photo 674. Manny Pina C
Orlando Arcia Note
Orlando Arcia photo 678. Orlando Arcia SS
Alex Claudio Note
Alex Claudio photo 742. Alex Claudio RP
Zack Brown Note
Zack Brown photo 813. Zack Brown SP
Angel Perdomo Note
Angel Perdomo photo 894. Angel Perdomo SP
Bobby Wahl Note
Bobby Wahl photo 970. Bobby Wahl RP
J.P. Feyereisen Note
J.P. Feyereisen photo 1112. J.P. Feyereisen RP
Ben Gamel Note
Ben Gamel photo 1113. Ben Gamel LF,CF,RF
Devin Williams Note
Devin Williams photo 1147. Devin Williams SP,RP
Eric Yardley Note
Eric Yardley photo 1197. Eric Yardley RP
David Freitas Note
David Freitas photo 1322. David Freitas C
Jacob Nottingham Note
Jacob Nottingham photo 1323. Jacob Nottingham C
Billy McKinney Note
Billy McKinney photo 1359. Billy McKinney LF,RF
Corey Ray Note
Corey Ray photo 1392. Corey Ray CF
Mark Mathias Note
Mark Mathias photo 1403. Mark Mathias 2B
Tyrone Taylor Note
Tyrone Taylor photo 1457. Tyrone Taylor CF,RF
Jace Peterson Note
Jace Peterson photo 1556. Jace Peterson 3B,LF