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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Julio Rodriguez Note
Julio Rodriguez photo 3. Julio Rodriguez CF
At the end of June 2023, no one would have said Julio Rodriguez should be a first-round pick in 2024 fantasy drafts. The 22-year-old had a slash line of .238/.302/.407 through the first three months of the season. Yet, his post-July performance was remarkable, hitting .312/.364/.561, contributing 32 HRs, 37 SBs, and over 100 runs and RBIs. Despite a 24.5% strikeout rate, his overall .279 average and balanced stats make him a strong OF1 for fantasy managers.
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Luis Castillo Note
Luis Castillo photo 30. Luis Castillo SP
Luis Castillo had a successful first season in Seattle, which was to be expected when he got out of Great American Ball Park. Castillo struck out 219 batters in 197 innings and started 33 games for the Mariners, striking out 10.01 K/9 and a 27.3 K%. One negative on his report card was his xERA of 3.82 and xFIP of 3.81, suggesting his 3.34 ERA may have been a bit lucky. Also of note was his 1.28 HR/9, which was the highest it had been since 2018. There is a lot to like about Castillo, but he is one of the more volatile pitchers in Tier 2.
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George Kirby Note
George Kirby photo 34. George Kirby SP
George Kirby has a lot of stats to love, but the one that jumps off the page is that he walked 19 batters in 190 2/3 innings. He struck out 172 batters and carried a 3.35 ERA with 1.04 WHIP. Both his xERA and xFIP were higher than his actual numbers, but he started 31 games, and there is nothing overtly alarming in his underlying metrics. Kirby will cost you a fourth or fifth-round pick in 2024, but there is no better anchor for your ratios.
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Logan Gilbert Note
Logan Gilbert photo 64. Logan Gilbert SP
Logan Gilbert pitched 190 2/3 innings, struck out 189 batters, and ended with a 3.73 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. The 26-year-old offered an elite BB% of 4.7, and his xERA and xFIP are in line with his actual numbers. Gilbert has started 32 games in each of the last two years, so the durability is there. He has an average K% and Whiff%, which keeps him out of an elite SP tier, but he is a solid SP3 with SP2 upside for those who want to take that risk.
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Andres Munoz Note
Andres Munoz photo 87. Andres Munoz RP
Andres Munoz started 2023 in a "closer by duo" situation with Paul Sewald, but he should have the ninth inning to himself in 2024. He dealt with some injuries last season, which limited him to only 52 game appearances. Instead of the lights-out reliever we saw in 2022, fantasy managers dealt with a decrease in K% and massive increase in BB%. The good news is that he still has an elite Whiff% (39.4) and induces ground balls at a 59-percent rate. Munoz should rack up 25 saves with a K/9 around 12.0. He is a solid Tier 2 RP in 2024.
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Cal Raleigh Note
Cal Raleigh photo 141. Cal Raleigh C
Cal Raleigh is the catcher you wait for if you don't care about batting average or on-base percentage. The 27-year-old led all catchers with 30 home runs while slashing .232/.306/.456. He strikes out a lot (27.8 K%), but he should drive in 80+ in 2024. Raleigh is the catcher that your league mates are most likely to forget. Grab him anytime after the 11th round as your C1.
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Bryce Miller Note
Bryce Miller photo 181. Bryce Miller SP
Jorge Polanco Note
Jorge Polanco photo 199. Jorge Polanco 2B,3B
Mitch Garver Note
Mitch Garver photo 206. Mitch Garver C
Bryan Woo Note
Bryan Woo photo 227. Bryan Woo SP
J.P. Crawford Note
J.P. Crawford photo 234. J.P. Crawford SS
Ty France Note
Ty France photo 266. Ty France 1B
Mitch Haniger Note
Mitch Haniger photo 312. Mitch Haniger LF,RF
Luke Raley Note
Luke Raley photo 313. Luke Raley 1B,LF,CF,RF
Matt Brash Note
Matt Brash photo 396. Matt Brash RP
Gregory Santos Note
Gregory Santos photo 466. Gregory Santos RP
Dominic Canzone Note
Dominic Canzone photo 499. Dominic Canzone LF,RF
Josh Rojas Note
Josh Rojas photo 528. Josh Rojas 2B,3B
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 541. Victor Robles LF,CF,RF
Gabe Speier Note
Gabe Speier photo 591. Gabe Speier RP
Emerson Hancock Note
Emerson Hancock photo 636. Emerson Hancock SP
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 698. Ryne Stanek RP
Luis Urias Note
Luis Urias photo 761. Luis Urias 2B,3B
Eduard Bazardo Note
Eduard Bazardo photo 817. Eduard Bazardo RP
Tayler Saucedo Note
Tayler Saucedo photo 834. Tayler Saucedo RP
Dylan Moore Note
Dylan Moore photo 874. Dylan Moore 2B,3B,SS,LF
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 920. Trent Thornton RP
Jonatan Clase Note
Jonatan Clase photo 949. Jonatan Clase LF
Mike Baumann Note
Mike Baumann photo 966. Mike Baumann RP
Taylor Dollard Note
Taylor Dollard photo 998. Taylor Dollard SP
Harry Ford Note
Harry Ford photo 1021. Harry Ford
Ryan Bliss Note
Ryan Bliss photo 1049. Ryan Bliss 2B,SS
Reid VanScoter Note
Reid VanScoter photo 1056. Reid VanScoter
Samad Taylor Note
Samad Taylor photo 1106. Samad Taylor 2B,LF
Mauricio Llovera Note
Mauricio Llovera photo 1130. Mauricio Llovera RP
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 1167. Austin Voth RP
Heath Hembree Note
Heath Hembree photo 1212. Heath Hembree RP
Cody Bolton Note
Cody Bolton photo 1238. Cody Bolton RP
Jhonathan Diaz Note
Jhonathan Diaz photo 1243. Jhonathan Diaz SP
Jackson Kowar Note
Jackson Kowar photo 1279. Jackson Kowar RP
Joey Krehbiel Note
Joey Krehbiel photo 1291. Joey Krehbiel RP
Trevor Kelley Note
Trevor Kelley photo 1301. Trevor Kelley SP,RP
Carlos Vargas Note
Carlos Vargas photo 1348. Carlos Vargas RP
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 1391. Ty Buttrey RP
Kirby Snead Note
Kirby Snead photo 1392. Kirby Snead RP
Casey Lawrence Note
Casey Lawrence photo 1443. Casey Lawrence RP
Collin Snider Note
Collin Snider photo 1493. Collin Snider RP
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 1501. Dallas Keuchel SP
Seby Zavala Note
Seby Zavala photo 1505. Seby Zavala C
Michael Perez Note
Michael Perez photo 1540. Michael Perez C
Sam Haggerty Note
Sam Haggerty photo 1565. Sam Haggerty 2B,LF
Cade Marlowe Note
Cade Marlowe photo 1576. Cade Marlowe LF