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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Ke'Bryan Hayes Note
Ke'Bryan Hayes photo 129. 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 214. 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 257. Bryan Reynolds LF,CF,RF
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 339. 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 365. Colin Moran 1B,2B,3B,DH
Gregory Polanco Note
Gregory Polanco photo 367. Gregory Polanco RF
Adam Frazier Note
Adam Frazier photo 404. Adam Frazier 2B,LF
Kevin Newman Note
Kevin Newman photo 406. Kevin Newman 2B,SS
Jacob Stallings Note
Jacob Stallings photo 421. Jacob Stallings C
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 445. JT Brubaker SP
Jared Oliva Note
Jared Oliva photo 600. Jared Oliva LF
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 602. Duane Underwood Jr. RP
Chris Stratton Note
Chris Stratton photo 628. Chris Stratton SP,RP
David Bednar Note
David Bednar photo 643. David Bednar RP
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 657. Kyle Crick RP
Tyler Anderson Note
Tyler Anderson photo 668. Tyler Anderson SP
Cole Tucker Note
Cole Tucker photo 711. Cole Tucker SS,CF,RF
Trevor Cahill Note
Trevor Cahill photo 723. Trevor Cahill SP,RP
Michael Perez Note
Michael Perez photo 732. Michael Perez C
Sam Howard Note
Sam Howard photo 742. Sam Howard RP
James Marvel Note
James Marvel photo 816. James Marvel SP
Erik Gonzalez Note
Erik Gonzalez photo 849. Erik Gonzalez 1B,3B,SS
Chad Kuhl Note
Chad Kuhl photo 860. Chad Kuhl SP
Steven Brault Note
Steven Brault photo 863. Steven Brault SP,RP
Anthony Alford Note
Anthony Alford photo 868. Anthony Alford LF,CF
Phillip Evans Note
Phillip Evans photo 869. Phillip Evans 1B,3B,LF,RF
Chasen Shreve Note
Chasen Shreve photo 896. Chasen Shreve RP
Miguel Yajure Note
Miguel Yajure photo 915. Miguel Yajure RP
Todd Frazier Note
Todd Frazier photo 928. Todd Frazier 1B,3B
Jose Soriano Note
Jose Soriano photo 954. Jose Soriano SP
Chase De Jong Note
Chase De Jong photo 981. Chase De Jong SP
Dustin Fowler Note
Dustin Fowler photo 1000. Dustin Fowler CF
Oneil Cruz Note
Oneil Cruz photo 1037. Oneil Cruz SS
Luis Oviedo Note
Luis Oviedo photo 1048. Luis Oviedo RP,SP
Cody Ponce Note
Cody Ponce photo 1055. Cody Ponce SP
Ben Gamel Note
Ben Gamel photo 1074. Ben Gamel LF,CF,RF
Wil Crowe Note
Wil Crowe photo 1121. Wil Crowe SP
Ka'ai Tom Note
Ka'ai Tom photo 1153. Ka'ai Tom CF,LF,RF
Rodolfo Castro Note
Rodolfo Castro photo 1231. Rodolfo Castro 2B,SS
Jandel Gustave Note
Jandel Gustave photo 1294. Jandel Gustave RP
Kyle Keller Note
Kyle Keller photo 1295. Kyle Keller RP
Nick Mears Note
Nick Mears photo 1301. Nick Mears RP
Clay Holmes Note
Clay Holmes photo 1302. Clay Holmes RP
Austin Davis Note
Austin Davis photo 1315. Austin Davis RP
Geoff Hartlieb Note
Geoff Hartlieb photo 1346. Geoff Hartlieb RP
Steven Wright Note
Steven Wright photo 1389. Steven Wright SP,RP
Andrew Susac Note
Andrew Susac photo 1416. Andrew Susac C
Christian Bethancourt Note
Christian Bethancourt photo 1419. Christian Bethancourt C,RP
Joe Hudson Note
Joe Hudson photo 1421. Joe Hudson C
Troy Stokes Jr. Note
Troy Stokes Jr. photo 1478. Troy Stokes Jr. LF,CF
Wilmer Difo Note
Wilmer Difo photo 1489. Wilmer Difo 2B,3B,SS
Kevin Kramer Note
Kevin Kramer photo 1492. Kevin Kramer 2B,3B,LF,RF
Will Craig Note
Will Craig photo 1515. Will Craig 1B