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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 20. Bryce Harper RF
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
13 weeks ago
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 69. Aaron Nola SP
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
10 weeks ago
J.T. Realmuto Note
J.T. Realmuto photo 73. J.T. Realmuto C
Realmuto didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations last year but still managed to finish as the top catcher in fantasy baseball. He is a near-lock to again lead the position in steals and runs while providing 20+ homers, 75+ RBI and a solid batting average. His ceiling might not be as high as Gary Sanchez, but you know you are drafting a sure-fire top 100 player with Realmuto.
13 weeks ago
Rhys Hoskins Note
Rhys Hoskins photo 98. Rhys Hoskins 1B,LF
Hoskins' BA luck caught up to him and that BA dipped to .226. His power remained about the same rather than jumping to a new level like many seemed to be anticipating. He does still have upside for more but the floor, as we've seen, is a non-top 25 first basemen.
13 weeks ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 116. Zack Wheeler SP
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
10 weeks ago
Jean Segura Note
Jean Segura photo 151. Jean Segura SS
You know who didn't love stolen bases? Gabe Kapler. You know who isn't the manager of the Phillies anymore? Gabe Kapler. Segura's numbers stayed relatively consistent last year, except his stolen base totals dropped from the 20-30 range to just 10. But with Kapler out of town, there's every reason to expect the 30-year-old Segura to return to being a 20-steal player with a plus batting average who will chip in everywhere. With dual-eligibility coming, Segura shouldn't be forgotten on draft day.
10 weeks ago
Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 156. Hector Neris RP
Neris tested positive for COVID-19 but is back in camp and looks good to go for the regular season. He morphed into a reliable option in the ninth inning for the Phillies last year, and should be so again assuming his health permits.
3 weeks ago
Didi Gregorius Note
Didi Gregorius photo 167. Didi Gregorius SS
Didi only ended up playing half the season but in that time he continued his torrid home run pace with 16 of them. The batting average dropped and his ballpark change should have a negative impact but this is still a 25-homer shortstop in the middle of your drafts.
13 weeks ago
Andrew McCutchen Note
Andrew McCutchen photo 170. Andrew McCutchen LF,CF,RF
McCutchen's career with the Phillies was off to a promising start until he tore his ACL running the bases. Although the Phillies were only "hopeful" for April, it now seems likely that McCutchen will be ready for the start of the season. When healthy, McCutchen has developed into a low-batting average, solid overall contributor, and he can still help fantasy owners in 2020. Far from a star, but draftable.
10 weeks ago
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 208. Scott Kingery 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF
Kingery has reported to camp after initially dealing with COVID-19. He says that he's still dealing with his recovery, including some shortness of breath, but it appears likely that he'll be ready to go when the season begins.
3 weeks ago
Spencer Howard Note
Spencer Howard photo 387. Spencer Howard SP
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 424. Vince Velasquez SP,RP
Jay Bruce Note
Jay Bruce photo 428. Jay Bruce 1B,LF,RF
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 444. Zach Eflin SP
Jake Arrieta Note
Jake Arrieta photo 446. Jake Arrieta SP
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 488. Nick Pivetta SP,RP
Adam Haseley Note
Adam Haseley photo 507. Adam Haseley LF,CF,RF
David Robertson Note
David Robertson photo 577. David Robertson RP
Odubel Herrera Note
Odubel Herrera photo 581. Odubel Herrera CF
Roman Quinn Note
Roman Quinn photo 640. Roman Quinn CF
Jose Alvarez Note
Jose Alvarez photo 643. Jose Alvarez RP
Alec Bohm Note
Alec Bohm photo 646. Alec Bohm 3B
Bohm wasn't drafted all that long ago but the bat is almost ready after a .305/.378/.518 performance in the minors last year. This is most likely a mid-season pickup, however.
13 weeks ago
Adam Morgan Note
Adam Morgan photo 656. Adam Morgan RP
Blake Parker Note
Blake Parker photo 721. Blake Parker RP
Ranger Suarez Note
Ranger Suarez photo 729. Ranger Suarez SP,RP
Andrew Knapp Note
Andrew Knapp photo 824. Andrew Knapp C
Nick Martini Note
Nick Martini photo 828. Nick Martini LF
Enyel De Los Santos Note
Enyel De Los Santos photo 851. Enyel De Los Santos SP,RP
Victor Arano Note
Victor Arano photo 852. Victor Arano RP
Tommy Hunter Note
Tommy Hunter photo 894. Tommy Hunter RP
Austin Davis Note
Austin Davis photo 975. Austin Davis RP
Edgar Garcia Note
Edgar Garcia photo 979. Edgar Garcia RP
Neil Walker Note
Neil Walker photo 1011. Neil Walker 1B,2B,3B
Deolis Guerra Note
Deolis Guerra photo 1082. Deolis Guerra RP
Nick Williams Note
Nick Williams photo 1134. Nick Williams LF,RF
Deivy Grullon Note
Deivy Grullon photo 1181. Deivy Grullon C
Cole Irvin Note
Cole Irvin photo 1208. Cole Irvin SP,RP
Garrett Cleavinger Note
Garrett Cleavinger photo 1278. Garrett Cleavinger RP
Reggie McClain Note
Reggie McClain photo 1287. Reggie McClain SP,RP
Kyle Garlick Note
Kyle Garlick photo 1328. Kyle Garlick LF
JD Hammer Note
JD Hammer photo 1368. JD Hammer RP
Mikie Mahtook Note
Mikie Mahtook photo 1384. Mikie Mahtook LF,CF
Phil Gosselin Note
Phil Gosselin photo 1406. Phil Gosselin 3B,LF
Trevor Kelley Note
Trevor Kelley photo 1437. Trevor Kelley RP
Anthony Swarzak Note
Anthony Swarzak photo 1447. Anthony Swarzak RP
Mickey Moniak Note
Mickey Moniak photo 1459. Mickey Moniak CF
Ronald Torreyes Note
Ronald Torreyes photo 1464. Ronald Torreyes 2B,SS
Arquimedes Gamboa Note
Arquimedes Gamboa photo 1531. Arquimedes Gamboa SS
Damon Jones Note
Damon Jones photo 1577. Damon Jones P
Ramon Rosso Note
Ramon Rosso photo 1628. Ramon Rosso P