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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Fernando Tatis Jr. Note
Fernando Tatis Jr. photo 18. Fernando Tatis Jr. SS
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 35. Mike Clevinger SP
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
17 weeks ago
Manny Machado Note
Manny Machado photo 48. Manny Machado 3B,SS
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 57. Chris Paddack SP
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
17 weeks ago
Tommy Pham Note
Tommy Pham photo 66. Tommy Pham LF,CF,DH
Pham tested positive for COVID-19 but has since cleared protocol with two negative tests and has rejoined his team. He was reportedly asymptomatic in any event, and it does not appear that he'll have limitations heading into the season.
10 weeks ago
Kirby Yates Note
Kirby Yates photo 82. Kirby Yates RP
Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is outstanding at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
17 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 130. Dinelson Lamet SP
Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
17 weeks ago
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 204. Joey Lucchesi SP
Lucchesi's a fine pitcher, but he really only has two pitches - a fine fastball and an above-average changeup. Although he dabbles with a cutter, it's much more of a show-me pitch, and batters hit .291 last year against it anyway with an xBA of 3.10. It's unlikely he'll make many significant gains, but there's room on your roster for a low-4.00 ERA pitcher with nearly a strikeout per inning. Just make sure it's toward the back end of your rotation.
17 weeks ago
Eric Hosmer Note
Eric Hosmer photo 212. Eric Hosmer 1B
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 223. Garrett Richards SP
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 241. Emilio Pagan RP
Pagan had a dynamic season with the Rays, racking up 20 saves and offering excellent ratios. But a move to the Padres takes him out of the closer's role behind Kirby Yates. He's still ownable for his pitching numbers and as a handcuff to Yates, but don't expect many saves absent an injury.
17 weeks ago
Wil Myers Note
Wil Myers photo 242. Wil Myers LF,CF,RF
Trent Grisham Note
Trent Grisham photo 255. Trent Grisham CF,RF
Grisham wasn't overly impressive in his 51-game cameo with the Brewers last season, but his minor league track record suggests he has a lot more in the tank. Now with the Padres and with a clear path to the starting center fielder job, Grisham makes an intriguing fantasy option.He has enough speed and power to matter in fantasy, and is the exact type of upside player to snag at the end of your drafts.
17 weeks ago
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 339. MacKenzie Gore SP
Jurickson Profar Note
Jurickson Profar photo 340. Jurickson Profar 2B,LF
Francisco Mejia Note
Francisco Mejia photo 359. Francisco Mejia C
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 378. Drew Pomeranz SP,RP
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 432. Matt Strahm SP,RP
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 447. Zach Davies SP
Mitch Moreland Note
Mitch Moreland photo 449. Mitch Moreland 1B
Jason Castro Note
Jason Castro photo 460. Jason Castro C
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 466. Austin Adams RP
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 468. Craig Stammen RP
Trevor Rosenthal Note
Trevor Rosenthal photo 540. Trevor Rosenthal RP
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 596. Pierce Johnson RP
Luis Patino Note
Luis Patino photo 616. Luis Patino SP,RP
Austin Nola Note
Austin Nola photo 653. Austin Nola 1B,C
Jose Castillo Note
Jose Castillo photo 665. Jose Castillo SP
Tim Hill Note
Tim Hill photo 689. Tim Hill RP
Dan Altavilla Note
Dan Altavilla photo 695. Dan Altavilla RP
Greg Allen Note
Greg Allen photo 729. Greg Allen LF,CF
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 777. Adrian Morejon SP,RP
Jorge Mateo Note
Jorge Mateo photo 799. Jorge Mateo SS
Trey Wingenter Note
Trey Wingenter photo 943. Trey Wingenter RP
Luis Perdomo Note
Luis Perdomo photo 963. Luis Perdomo RP
Pedro Avila Note
Pedro Avila photo 1018. Pedro Avila SP
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 1030. Michel Baez RP
Greg Garcia Note
Greg Garcia photo 1076. Greg Garcia 2B,DH,3B
David Bednar Note
David Bednar photo 1115. David Bednar RP
Taylor Williams Note
Taylor Williams photo 1201. Taylor Williams RP
Miguel Diaz Note
Miguel Diaz photo 1266. Miguel Diaz RP
Abraham Almonte Note
Abraham Almonte photo 1405. Abraham Almonte CF
Jake Cronenworth Note
Jake Cronenworth photo 1430. Jake Cronenworth SS,1B,2B