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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 33. Pablo Lopez SP
Pablo Lopez had a great first year in Minnesota and established himself as their SP1. He threw 194 innings and struck out 234 batters. Lopez ended the season with a 3.86 ERA and 1.18, but his xERA was much lower at 3.00 with an xFIP of 3.25. Statcast has him ranked in the 98th percentile of pitching run value, and he may come at a small discount compared to where his projections have him. Lopez isn't a flashy SP1 for fantasy managers, but he offers stellar stats and consistency, which ain't bad.
18 weeks ago
Royce Lewis Note
Royce Lewis photo 53. Royce Lewis 3B,DH
Royce Lewis is the latest Minnesota Twin to offer superstar-level stats with an unfortunate injury-prone profile. In 58 games last season, Lewis smacked 15 home runs, drove in 52 runs, and slashed .309/.372/.548. His average was inflated (xBA .265), but the power is very real. The 24-year-old's xwOBACON is .410; even though his xSLG was lower, it was still .476. An entire season of Lewis has first-round upside, but fantasy managers should draft him expecting fewer games. With a bit of luck, Lewis avoids becoming Byron Buxton 2.0, and those who draft him will be rewarded handsomely.
18 weeks ago
Joe Ryan Note
Joe Ryan photo 81. Joe Ryan SP
Joe Ryan started 29 games for the Twins last year, ending up with an ERA (4.51) that was almost a full run higher than in 2022 (3.55). His xERA last year, though, was 3.53, and chances are good that he was just snakebit by a .305 BABIP. He also gave up a lot of hard contact (1.78 HR/9), but he struck out 197 batters and walked fewer than two per game. He should bounce back nicely in 2024, and you can draft him in the ninth round to be your SP2 or SP3.
18 weeks ago
Jhoan Duran Note
Jhoan Duran photo 112. Jhoan Duran RP
Jhoan Duran is the reliever to target if you're looking to build your reliever roster with a guy who throws 101.8 mph. The 25-year-old struck out 84 batters in 62 1/3 innings while collecting 27 saves last season. Opposing batters had an xBA of .185 and a 32.9 K% against him. Things got a little messy in the Twins bullpen in 2023, but fantasy managers should expect 30 saves from Duran in 2024. And if the league has a K/9 or equivalent category, he should be an early target.
18 weeks ago
Bailey Ober Note
Bailey Ober photo 132. Bailey Ober SP
Edouard Julien Note
Edouard Julien photo 178. Edouard Julien 2B,DH
Byron Buxton Note
Byron Buxton photo 190. Byron Buxton CF,DH
Carlos Correa Note
Carlos Correa photo 201. Carlos Correa SS
Max Kepler Note
Max Kepler photo 237. Max Kepler RF
Matt Wallner Note
Matt Wallner photo 305. Matt Wallner LF,RF
Louie Varland Note
Louie Varland photo 307. Louie Varland SP,RP
Alex Kirilloff Note
Alex Kirilloff photo 320. Alex Kirilloff 1B,DH,LF,RF
Ryan Jeffers Note
Ryan Jeffers photo 322. Ryan Jeffers C,DH
Willi Castro Note
Willi Castro photo 345. Willi Castro 2B,3B,CF,LF,SS
Griffin Jax Note
Griffin Jax photo 361. Griffin Jax RP
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 362. Chris Paddack SP,RP
Carlos Santana Note
Carlos Santana photo 401. Carlos Santana 1B
Brock Stewart Note
Brock Stewart photo 460. Brock Stewart RP
Jose Miranda Note
Jose Miranda photo 505. Jose Miranda 1B,3B,DH
Brooks Lee Note
Brooks Lee photo 521. Brooks Lee 3B,SS
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 551. Anthony DeSclafani SP
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 564. Manuel Margot CF,DH,LF,RF
Caleb Thielbar Note
Caleb Thielbar photo 626. Caleb Thielbar RP
Kody Funderburk Note
Kody Funderburk photo 672. Kody Funderburk RP
Steven Okert Note
Steven Okert photo 676. Steven Okert RP
Christian Vazquez Note
Christian Vazquez photo 683. Christian Vazquez C
Jay Jackson Note
Jay Jackson photo 712. Jay Jackson RP
Kyle Farmer Note
Kyle Farmer photo 715. Kyle Farmer 2B,3B,SS
Justin Topa Note
Justin Topa photo 755. Justin Topa RP
Trevor Larnach Note
Trevor Larnach photo 849. Trevor Larnach DH,LF,RF
David Festa Note
David Festa photo 882. David Festa SP
Jorge Alcala Note
Jorge Alcala photo 898. Jorge Alcala RP
Cody Laweryson Note
Cody Laweryson photo 951. Cody Laweryson RP
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 960. Diego Castillo RP
Jovani Moran Note
Jovani Moran photo 985. Jovani Moran RP
Pierson Ohl Note
Pierson Ohl photo 1011. Pierson Ohl P
Daniel Duarte Note
Daniel Duarte photo 1114. Daniel Duarte RP
Austin Martin Note
Austin Martin photo 1116. Austin Martin 2B,CF,DH,LF,SS
Brent Headrick Note
Brent Headrick photo 1127. Brent Headrick RP
Jeff Brigham Note
Jeff Brigham photo 1131. Jeff Brigham RP
Walker Jenkins Note
Walker Jenkins photo 1147. Walker Jenkins CF,OF
Josh Staumont Note
Josh Staumont photo 1188. Josh Staumont RP
Hunter McMahon Note
Hunter McMahon photo 1197. Hunter McMahon P
Ronny Henriquez Note
Ronny Henriquez photo 1208. Ronny Henriquez RP
Matt Canterino Note
Matt Canterino photo 1215. Matt Canterino SP
Josh Winder Note
Josh Winder photo 1224. Josh Winder RP
Ryan Jensen Note
Ryan Jensen photo 1310. Ryan Jensen SP,RP
Zack Weiss Note
Zack Weiss photo 1317. Zack Weiss RP
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 1337. Randy Dobnak SP,RP
Simeon Woods Richardson Note
Simeon Woods Richardson photo 1369. Simeon Woods Richardson SP,RP
Nick Wittgren Note
Nick Wittgren photo 1380. Nick Wittgren RP
Matt Bowman Note
Matt Bowman photo 1434. Matt Bowman RP
Hobie Harris Note
Hobie Harris photo 1492. Hobie Harris RP
Jair Camargo Note
Jair Camargo photo 1545. Jair Camargo C
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 1642. Diego Castillo 2B,LF,OF,SS
Yunior Severino Note
Yunior Severino photo 1706. Yunior Severino 1B,2B,3B