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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 139. Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B
Hayes had an outstanding 24-game run with the Pirates last year, hitting five home runs with an 1.124 OPS and a 55.4% hard-hit rate, which would have ranked seventh best in the majors had he had enough plate appearances. But that was far more offensve production than he had shown in the minors, where he totaled just a .752 OPS with 25 home runs in 461 career games. Hayes makes a ton of contact and should bat near the top of the Pirates order this year, so even if he regresses some offensively, he should still find enough counting stats to be useful. But don't expect 2020's power levels.
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Richard Rodriguez Note
Richard Rodriguez photo 227. Richard Rodriguez RP
So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
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Bryan Reynolds Note
Bryan Reynolds photo 258. Bryan Reynolds LF,CF,RF
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 317. Mitch Keller SP
In his brief MLB career, Keller is the author of one of the unluckiest (2019) and luckiest (2020) seasons in recent memory. So, the best course of action is to essentially ignore his 69 major league innings and focus on his stuff and minor league career. If you do that, there's a lot to like. Keller has a mid-90s fastball to go along with an above average slider and curveball. Over more than 500 minor league innings, he had a 25.5% strikeout rate, a 3.12 ERA, and a 1.15 WHIP. He will likely struggle for wins on the Pirates, but he'll also get a long leash given the dearth of reliable options, and he should face mostly weak offenses in the NL Central. Keller likely won't be a star, but he'll probably outperform where you need to draft him.
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Colin Moran Note
Colin Moran photo 362. Colin Moran 1B,2B,3B,DH
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 421. Adam Frazier 2B,LF
Gregory Polanco Note
Gregory Polanco photo 433. Gregory Polanco RF
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 451. JT Brubaker SP
Jacob Stallings Note
Jacob Stallings photo 466. Jacob Stallings C
Carson Fulmer Note
Carson Fulmer photo 514. Carson Fulmer RP
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 526. Kevin Newman 2B,SS
Tyler Anderson Note
Tyler Anderson photo 606. Tyler Anderson SP
Jared Oliva Note
Jared Oliva photo 635. Jared Oliva LF,Util
Erik Gonzalez Note
Erik Gonzalez photo 657. Erik Gonzalez 3B,SS
Steven Brault Note
Steven Brault photo 683. Steven Brault SP,RP
Chad Kuhl Note
Chad Kuhl photo 686. Chad Kuhl SP
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 698. Kyle Crick RP
Anthony Alford Note
Anthony Alford photo 722. Anthony Alford LF,CF
James Marvel Note
James Marvel photo 733. James Marvel SP
Todd Frazier Note
Todd Frazier photo 804. Todd Frazier 1B,3B
Brian Goodwin Note
Brian Goodwin photo 843. Brian Goodwin LF,CF,RF
Cole Tucker Note
Cole Tucker photo 845. Cole Tucker SS,CF,RF
Chase De Jong Note
Chase De Jong photo 863. Chase De Jong P,SP
Oneil Cruz Note
Oneil Cruz photo 881. Oneil Cruz SS
Jose Soriano Note
Jose Soriano photo 883. Jose Soriano SP
Dustin Fowler Note
Dustin Fowler photo 884. Dustin Fowler CF
Luis Oviedo Note
Luis Oviedo photo 931. Luis Oviedo SP
Chris Stratton Note
Chris Stratton photo 946. Chris Stratton SP,RP
Michael Feliz Note
Michael Feliz photo 947. Michael Feliz RP
Sam Howard Note
Sam Howard photo 971. Sam Howard RP
Max Kranick Note
Max Kranick photo 994. Max Kranick SP
Chasen Shreve Note
Chasen Shreve photo 997. Chasen Shreve RP
David Bednar Note
David Bednar photo 1066. David Bednar RP
Edgar Santana Note
Edgar Santana photo 1097. Edgar Santana RP
Geoff Hartlieb Note
Geoff Hartlieb photo 1119. Geoff Hartlieb RP
Nick Mears Note
Nick Mears photo 1134. Nick Mears RP
Blake Cederlind Note
Blake Cederlind photo 1141. Blake Cederlind RP
Cody Ponce Note
Cody Ponce photo 1142. Cody Ponce SP
Austin Davis Note
Austin Davis photo 1150. Austin Davis RP
Tyler Bashlor Note
Tyler Bashlor photo 1201. Tyler Bashlor RP
Clay Holmes Note
Clay Holmes photo 1217. Clay Holmes RP
Miguel Yajure Note
Miguel Yajure photo 1223. Miguel Yajure RP
Sean Poppen Note
Sean Poppen photo 1254. Sean Poppen RP
Tony Wolters Note
Tony Wolters photo 1266. Tony Wolters C
Michael Perez Note
Michael Perez photo 1272. Michael Perez C
Phillip Evans Note
Phillip Evans photo 1291. Phillip Evans 3B
Wil Crowe Note
Wil Crowe photo 1299. Wil Crowe SP
Andrew Susac Note
Andrew Susac photo 1334. Andrew Susac C
Joe Hudson Note
Joe Hudson photo 1340. Joe Hudson C
John Ryan Murphy Note
John Ryan Murphy photo 1342. John Ryan Murphy C
Will Craig Note
Will Craig photo 1426. Will Craig 1B
Wilmer Difo Note
Wilmer Difo photo 1458. Wilmer Difo 2B,SS
Troy Stokes Jr. Note
Troy Stokes Jr. photo 1461. Troy Stokes Jr. LF,CF
Kevin Kramer Note
Kevin Kramer photo 1487. Kevin Kramer 2B,3B,LF,RF