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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Bryce Harper Note
Bryce Harper photo 16. Bryce Harper RF
In 157 games in Harper's first year with the Phillies, he batted .260 with 35 home runs, 98 runs, 114 RBI, and 15 steals. In 2020, his 157-game pace was .268 with 35 home runs, 111 runs, 89 RBI, and 21 steals. In other words, Harper provides an incredibly safe baseline now with Philadelphia, and fantasy managers can expect roughly 35 home runs, 15-20 steals, and 220 combined runs and RBI. There were some gains for Harper in 2020, as he walked more and struck out less than he ever had in his career, and hit the ball as hard as ever. But there's no reason to expect much growth in Harper's surface numbers at this point. Take the incredibly high floor in the second round and be happy with it.
18 hours ago
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 22. Aaron Nola SP
Nola bounced back from his disappointing 2019 campaign, and looked much closer to the 2018 breakout version of himself last year. His set a career mark in strikeout rate (33.2%, which ranked in the top nine percent in the league) and swinging strike rate (13.4%), and brought his walk rate down to just eight percent. Nola also got batters to swing at pitches outside the strike zone at a rate of 38.1%, far better than he had ever done in his career, and they made contact less than ever, at a rate of only 59.1%. The reason for the change was Nola relying far less on his fastball and more on his changeup, which kept hitters off balance and made both pitches more effective. Nola doesn't throw particularly hard, so his success relies much more on command and finding the right pitch mix, both of which he excelled at in 2020. If he can keep that going in 2021, and it's a good bet he will, he should be considered a fantasy ace.
21 hours ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 93. Zack Wheeler SP
Rhys Hoskins Note
Rhys Hoskins photo 133. Rhys Hoskins 1B
Alec Bohm Note
Alec Bohm photo 155. Alec Bohm 3B
Jean Segura Note
Jean Segura photo 176. Jean Segura 2B,3B
Andrew McCutchen Note
Andrew McCutchen photo 177. Andrew McCutchen LF
Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 197. Hector Neris RP
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 225. Zach Eflin SP
Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 289. Archie Bradley RP
Scott Kingery Note
Scott Kingery photo 296. Scott Kingery 2B
Spencer Howard Note
Spencer Howard photo 360. Spencer Howard SP
Andrew Knapp Note
Andrew Knapp photo 533. Andrew Knapp C
Roman Quinn Note
Roman Quinn photo 552. Roman Quinn CF
Adam Haseley Note
Adam Haseley photo 554. Adam Haseley CF,LF