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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Juan Soto Note
Juan Soto photo 9. Juan Soto LF,RF
Juan Soto delivered an impressive 2023 season, overcoming a sluggish start to finish with 35 homers, 109 RBIs, 97 runs, and 12 steals. His outstanding .410 OBP and .519 slugging, highlighted by a stellar 18.6% walk rate, underscore his advanced plate discipline. Despite a slightly higher strikeout rate at 18.2%, Soto remains a top pick, particularly in OBP leagues. Chances are good that the 25-year-old will be playing somewhere other than San Diego before hitting free agency in 2025; however, he is easily a Top-10 draft pick in all fantasy formats.
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Aaron Judge Note
Aaron Judge photo 11. Aaron Judge CF,RF
In 2023, Aaron Judge played 106 games, the least since 2019. Despite this, he delivered impressive stats: a .267/.406/.613 slash line with 37 homers. While remarkable, these figures probably disappointed those who expected more from a Top 5 pick. Statcast ranks Judge at the absolute top of several metrics, including xwOBA, xSLG, avgEV, Barrel%, HardHit%, and BB%. Judge remains an offensive powerhouse, but some health risks put him at a better value as a second-round pick in 12-team leagues.
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Gleyber Torres Note
Gleyber Torres photo 68. Gleyber Torres 2B
Gleyber Torres rewarded fantasy managers who took a chance on him in 2023. He hit 25 home runs, stole 13 bases, and scored 90 runs in an offense that lacked Aaron Judge for two-thirds of the season. Now that Juan Soto is in tow, Torres should creep to the century mark in runs, and he no longer comes with the baggage of a bad K%. He reduced his strikeout rate from 22.6 percent to 14.6, and he used that increased contact to raise his batting average to .273 (xBA .283) and his OBP to .347 without losing anything in his slugging. Torres is a Top 10 second baseman in 2024.
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Clay Holmes Note
Clay Holmes photo 113. Clay Holmes RP
Anthony Volpe Note
Anthony Volpe photo 119. Anthony Volpe SS
Anthony Volpe's rookie season was less than ideal, though he hit 21 home runs and stole 24 bases. He slashed a miserable .209/.283/.383 and was below average in almost all Statcast hitting categories. Fantasy managers can expect another 20/20 season as well as improved counting stats in 2024, thanks to the lineup changes around him. However, there won't be enough improvement to warrant a draft pick prior to the 12th round.
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Carlos Rodon Note
Carlos Rodon photo 149. Carlos Rodon SP
Gerrit Cole Note
Gerrit Cole photo 176. Gerrit Cole SP
Until we know about Gerrit Cole's elbow injury, it is difficult to know how early it is worth the risk to draft him. Cole made 33 starts last season, totaling 209.0 innings pitched and struck out 222 batters. However, his K/9 of 9.56 was the lowest in the last five seasons. He remained an elite ace, allowing 157 hits and 48 walks, with a home run total of 20, reflecting his ability to limit long balls, a critical factor in his success. The Yankees are giving us nothing to go on regarding how much time their ace is going to miss, leaving it up to fantasy managers to determine what their risk tolerance is. My personal tolerance stops at "pitcher with elbow issues." Proceed with caution.
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Anthony Rizzo Note
Anthony Rizzo photo 221. Anthony Rizzo 1B
Nestor Cortes Jr. Note
Nestor Cortes Jr. photo 236. Nestor Cortes Jr. SP
Giancarlo Stanton Note
Giancarlo Stanton photo 238. Giancarlo Stanton RF
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 259. Marcus Stroman SP
Alex Verdugo Note
Alex Verdugo photo 264. Alex Verdugo LF,RF
DJ LeMahieu Note
DJ LeMahieu photo 329. DJ LeMahieu 1B,2B,3B
Clarke Schmidt Note
Clarke Schmidt photo 369. Clarke Schmidt SP
Austin Wells Note
Austin Wells photo 371. Austin Wells C
Luis Gil Note
Luis Gil photo 404. Luis Gil SP
Jon Berti Note
Jon Berti photo 423. Jon Berti 2B,3B,SS,LF
Oscar Gonzalez Note
Oscar Gonzalez photo 444. Oscar Gonzalez RF
Jasson Dominguez Note
Jasson Dominguez photo 463. Jasson Dominguez CF
Oswald Peraza Note
Oswald Peraza photo 553. Oswald Peraza 2B,3B,SS
Ian Hamilton Note
Ian Hamilton photo 563. Ian Hamilton RP
Caleb Ferguson Note
Caleb Ferguson photo 574. Caleb Ferguson SP,RP
Will Warren Note
Will Warren photo 605. Will Warren SP
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 627. Jonathan Loaisiga RP
Chase Hampton Note
Chase Hampton photo 649. Chase Hampton SP
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 654. Tommy Kahnle RP
Oswaldo Cabrera Note
Oswaldo Cabrera photo 682. Oswaldo Cabrera 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF
Jose Trevino Note
Jose Trevino photo 705. Jose Trevino C
Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 706. Trent Grisham CF
Michael Tonkin Note
Michael Tonkin photo 716. Michael Tonkin RP
Victor Gonzalez Note
Victor Gonzalez photo 719. Victor Gonzalez RP
Everson Pereira Note
Everson Pereira photo 727. Everson Pereira LF
Scott Effross Note
Scott Effross photo 824. Scott Effross RP
Phil Bickford Note
Phil Bickford photo 848. Phil Bickford RP
Ron Marinaccio Note
Ron Marinaccio photo 871. Ron Marinaccio RP
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 880. Luke Weaver SP,RP
Spencer Jones Note
Spencer Jones photo 895. Spencer Jones OF
Cody Poteet Note
Cody Poteet photo 931. Cody Poteet RP
Lou Trivino Note
Lou Trivino photo 940. Lou Trivino RP
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 954. JT Brubaker SP
Clayton Beeter Note
Clayton Beeter photo 961. Clayton Beeter SP
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 992. Rougned Odor 2B,RF
Jake Cousins Note
Jake Cousins photo 1000. Jake Cousins RP
Cody Morris Note
Cody Morris photo 1053. Cody Morris RP
Nick Burdi Note
Nick Burdi photo 1055. Nick Burdi RP
Clayton Andrews Note
Clayton Andrews photo 1060. Clayton Andrews RP
Ben Rice Note
Ben Rice photo 1097. Ben Rice C
Colby White Note
Colby White photo 1133. Colby White RP
Anthony Misiewicz Note
Anthony Misiewicz photo 1136. Anthony Misiewicz RP
Yoendrys Gomez Note
Yoendrys Gomez photo 1146. Yoendrys Gomez RP
Yerry de los Santos Note
Yerry de los Santos photo 1267. Yerry de los Santos RP
Dennis Santana Note
Dennis Santana photo 1300. Dennis Santana RP
McKinley Moore Note
McKinley Moore photo 1311. McKinley Moore RP
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 1401. Duane Underwood Jr. RP
Taylor Trammell Note
Taylor Trammell photo 1588. Taylor Trammell LF
Luis Torrens Note
Luis Torrens photo 1590. Luis Torrens C
Kevin Smith Note
Kevin Smith photo 1621. Kevin Smith 3B,SS
Jeter Downs Note
Jeter Downs photo 1622. Jeter Downs Util
Greg Allen Note
Greg Allen photo 1650. Greg Allen LF,CF,RF
Jordan Groshans Note
Jordan Groshans photo 1692. Jordan Groshans 3B
Jahmai Jones Note
Jahmai Jones photo 1695. Jahmai Jones 2B
Jorbit Vivas Note
Jorbit Vivas photo 1714. Jorbit Vivas 2B