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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 10. Jacob deGrom SP
After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
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Pete Alonso Note
Pete Alonso photo 33. Pete Alonso 1B
It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
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Jeff McNeil Note
Jeff McNeil photo 97. Jeff McNeil 2B,3B,LF,RF
There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
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Michael Conforto Note
Michael Conforto photo 105. Michael Conforto CF,RF
It is clear at this point that Conforto won't be a source of useful batting average or steals, but he crushes in the other three categories, hitting 33 homers with 90+ RBIs and runs scored last season. That is a quality stat-line around round nine.
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Edwin Diaz Note
Edwin Diaz photo 107. Edwin Diaz RP
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
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Amed Rosario Note
Amed Rosario photo 139. Amed Rosario SS
Rosario is still young enough that he may still improve upon his 15 homers, 19 steals and .287 batting average that fantasy owners received from him last year. His ceiling is nowhere near some of the top shortstops, but he will contribute in all five categories.
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Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 187. Marcus Stroman SP
Stroman had an excellent 2019 season, though he struggled somewhat after his trade to the Mets. The one thing missing, however, finally arrived, as his strikeout rate popped to over one per inning when he got to New York. After spending all offseason strengthening his core and now in a contract year, Stroman should be in a position to provide plenty of value pitching with a full year in the National League.
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J.D. Davis Note
J.D. Davis photo 198. J.D. Davis 3B,LF
If you are looking for this year's breakout player, Davis might just be your guy. He finished the season on an absolute terror once the Mets finally implanted him in the everyday lineup. What's more, is that the underlying metrics suggest it should have been even better.
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Wilson Ramos Note
Wilson Ramos photo 221. Wilson Ramos C
Since 2016, Ramos has batted a superb .294 and averages 16 homers per season with 64 RBIs. He doesn't possess the upside of a Contreras, Sanchez or Garver but in terms of consistency, he is as solid as you'll find. Ramos ends the tier of players you rely on to finish among the top ten catchers.
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Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 243. Steven Matz SP
Matz is what is he is at this point. He'll likely give you around a 4.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and short of a strikeout per inning. With the Mets' addition of Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, Matz's rotation spot could be in jeopardy unless he gets traded. For now, assume he'll get a starting spot, and draft him in NL-only formats.
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Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 254. Seth Lugo RP
Lugo has been a quality reliever for two seasons now, and he found his way into the closer's role late last year. Edwin Diaz should have the ninth-inning role for the Mets to start, but if he struggles again, Lugo could sneak back into the job. Lugo is worth drafting for his ratios alone, but the potential for saves makes him an ideal candidate for a late-round selection.
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Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 284. Rick Porcello SP
Porcello's move to the National League makes him somewhat intriguing. His middling strikeout rate (17.4% career) will likely take a jump, and his overall numbers should improve with a move out of the AL East. Even with improvement, however, there's a long way to go before Porcello is contributing to a fantasy team. His biggest asset - his ability to consistently throw innings - will be far less useful with the postponement of Opening Day. He's a late-round filler for a deep pitching staff but little more.
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Robinson Cano Note
Robinson Cano photo 290. Robinson Cano 2B
Cano may be old and coming off a rough season, but he missed 55 games again and had some rough BA luck. He is a prime bounceback candidate who could jump to 20 homers, .280 at the plate and you can grab him in the last few rounds.
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Brandon Nimmo Note
Brandon Nimmo photo 310. Brandon Nimmo CF,LF
Dellin Betances Note
Dellin Betances photo 316. Dellin Betances RP
Yoenis Cespedes Note
Yoenis Cespedes photo 395. Yoenis Cespedes LF
Justin Wilson Note
Justin Wilson photo 484. Justin Wilson RP
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 601. Michael Wacha SP
Dominic Smith Note
Dominic Smith photo 621. Dominic Smith 1B,LF
Jed Lowrie Note
Jed Lowrie photo 665. Jed Lowrie 2B
Jeurys Familia Note
Jeurys Familia photo 669. Jeurys Familia RP
Matt Adams Note
Matt Adams photo 725. Matt Adams 1B
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 736. Robert Gsellman RP
Brad Brach Note
Brad Brach photo 761. Brad Brach RP
Jake Marisnick Note
Jake Marisnick photo 786. Jake Marisnick CF
Tomas Nido Note
Tomas Nido photo 802. Tomas Nido C
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 849. David Peterson SP
Luis Guillorme Note
Luis Guillorme photo 879. Luis Guillorme SS
Pedro Payano Note
Pedro Payano photo 896. Pedro Payano SP
Eduardo Nunez Note
Eduardo Nunez photo 1001. Eduardo Nunez 2B
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 1055. Corey Oswalt RP
Daniel Zamora Note
Daniel Zamora photo 1103. Daniel Zamora RP
Paul Sewald Note
Paul Sewald photo 1132. Paul Sewald RP
Chasen Shreve Note
Chasen Shreve photo 1134. Chasen Shreve RP
Drew Smith Note
Drew Smith photo 1135. Drew Smith RP
Jacob Rhame Note
Jacob Rhame photo 1150. Jacob Rhame RP
Tyler Bashlor Note
Tyler Bashlor photo 1229. Tyler Bashlor
Walker Lockett Note
Walker Lockett photo 1239. Walker Lockett RP
Erasmo Ramirez Note
Erasmo Ramirez photo 1250. Erasmo Ramirez RP
Yefry Ramirez Note
Yefry Ramirez photo 1273. Yefry Ramirez RP
Steve Nogosek Note
Steve Nogosek photo 1296. Steve Nogosek RP
Rene Rivera Note
Rene Rivera photo 1360. Rene Rivera C
Ryan Cordell Note
Ryan Cordell photo 1456. Ryan Cordell RF
Andres Gimenez Note
Andres Gimenez photo 1600. Andres Gimenez SS
Max Moroff Note
Max Moroff photo 1602. Max Moroff 2B
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