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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 8. Corbin Burnes SP
Why are you even reading this? If you're a fantasy manager who likes to draft starting pitchers in the first round and Burnes is there, you grab him. If he falls to the second round, you grab him. If he falls to the third, you're probably playing fantasy football, and he's probably a better QB than Carson Wentz, so grab him. Burnes won the Cy Young last year and there's nothing in any of his stat projections that show any reason for concern. He's got overall SP1 capabilities. Don't overthink it.
41 weeks ago
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 19. Brandon Woodruff SP
It's going to be awfully hard to score on the Brewers this summer. Woodruff is a Cy Young candidate. His rotation mate Corbin Burnes won the award last year and could again this year. Don't be scared off by Woodruff's miniscule win totals from last season. He only won nine games due to the worst run support in the National League. Had he received the top-15 run support that Burnes had, Woodruff could have easily eclipsed 15 victories. He's projected for a fourth straight season of outstanding K, ERA and WHIP stats. If you can somehow pair Burnes with Woodruff early, you may not need to grab another starting pitcher before the 10th round.
41 weeks ago
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 51. Freddy Peralta SP
He's not going to surprise anyone anymore. The young Brewers starter shocked everyone last season, posting 195 Ks in just 144.1 innings with a sub-3.00 ERA and a shocking sub-1.00 WHIP. Amazingly, despite those gaudy stats, he'll be the third Brewers starter drafted. Unreal. If he can get any run support, 15 wins isn't out of the question. Expect Peralta's ERA and WHIP to rise some, but the strikeouts are for real. If he's your SP3, you have a VERY good pitching staff. Now go find some bats.
41 weeks ago
Christian Yelich Note
Christian Yelich photo 81. Christian Yelich DH,LF
The way you regard Yelich depends on what type of fantasy manager you are. Do you like rolling the dice on potential superstars who can't stay upright? Or would you rather take a lesser player and know you'll get 150 games out of him? If you're in the latter category, Yelich is probably on your do-not-draft list. His upside is huge, but the now-30-year-old outfielder dealt with serious back issues last season, and back injuries have a tendency to reoccur.
41 weeks ago
Jesse Winker Note
Jesse Winker photo 101. Jesse Winker LF
Winker's value drops with the move to Seattle, which has one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in MLB. He should still provide a solid batting average, but aspirations of 30 HR and 90 RBI now seem far-fetched. Winker is yet another player who deals with chronic injuries. He's a guy I usually pass on and regret it at least 21 nights of the season, but pat myself on the back the rest of the year.
38 weeks ago
Willy Adames Note
Willy Adames photo 116. Willy Adames SS
If ever a player needed a trade, it was Adames. In his career, he has batted just .217 with a .616 OPS in Tropicana Field. And he was particularly dreadful with the Rays last year, slashing .197/.254/.371. He was an entirely different player after his trade to the Brewers, hitting 20 home runs in 99 games, with nearly a .900 OPS. He's probably due for some regression, as he outperformed his expected batting average and slugging percentage pretty significantly last season. But even if you knock off 20% of what we saw him do with the Brewers last season, he'd still be a startable option in fantasy. He's unlikely to take the leap into stardom, but he can and should certainly maintain the leap he took last year into relevance.
38 weeks ago
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 224. Luis Urias 2B,3B,SS
Urias exploded last year, putting up 23 homers with 149 combined runs and RBI. Just to put that into perspective, Urias's high in home runs before last year was four, and his best combined runs and RBI total was 51. Most of his production was backed up by the underlying data, as his hard-contact rates exploded. He'd be a prime sleeper but he's battling a quad injury that is going to shut him down until early April at least, so knock him down your draft board a bit with the injury news. Performance-wise, however, last year looks legitimate.
37 weeks ago
Devin Williams Note
Devin Williams photo 264. Devin Williams RP
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 267. Rowdy Tellez 1B
Aaron Ashby Note
Aaron Ashby photo 297. Aaron Ashby SP
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 346. Eric Lauer SP
Lorenzo Cain Note
Lorenzo Cain photo 354. Lorenzo Cain CF
Abraham Toro Note
Abraham Toro photo 365. Abraham Toro 2B,3B
Keston Hiura Note
Keston Hiura photo 385. Keston Hiura 1B,DH
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 453. Adrian Houser SP
Jake Cousins Note
Jake Cousins photo 498. Jake Cousins RP
Tyrone Taylor Note
Tyrone Taylor photo 500. Tyrone Taylor CF,RF
Matt Bush Note
Matt Bush photo 671. Matt Bush RP
Victor Caratini Note
Victor Caratini photo 674. Victor Caratini C
Corey Ray Note
Corey Ray photo 794. Corey Ray RF
Tobias Myers Note
Tobias Myers photo 820. Tobias Myers SP
Hoby Milner Note
Hoby Milner photo 864. Hoby Milner RP
Ethan Small Note
Ethan Small photo 969. Ethan Small SP
Janson Junk Note
Janson Junk photo 1011. Janson Junk SP
Mike Brosseau Note
Mike Brosseau photo 1030. Mike Brosseau 2B,3B
J.C. Mejia Note
J.C. Mejia photo 1045. J.C. Mejia SP
Alex Jackson Note
Alex Jackson photo 1050. Alex Jackson C
Payton Henry Note
Payton Henry photo 1188. Payton Henry
Miguel Sanchez Note
Miguel Sanchez photo 1330. Miguel Sanchez RP
Elvis Peguero Note
Elvis Peguero photo 1385. Elvis Peguero RP
Adonis Medina Note
Adonis Medina photo 1391. Adonis Medina RP
Mario Feliciano Note
Mario Feliciano photo 1481. Mario Feliciano C
Justin Topa Note
Justin Topa photo 1494. Justin Topa RP
Eddy Alvarez Note
Eddy Alvarez photo 1647. Eddy Alvarez RF
Brice Turang Note
Brice Turang photo 1653. Brice Turang SS