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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 27. Jack Flaherty SP
If ever there were a tale of two halves, it was Flaherty's 2019 season. A 4.64 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in the first half, followed by a preposterous 0.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in the second half. His strikeout rate jumped, his walk rate dropped, and he saw a gain of almost a mile per hour on his fastball. The real Flaherty likely lies somewhere in between his first and second halves, but that should be a top-10 pitcher in 2020.
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Paul Goldschmidt Note
Paul Goldschmidt photo 53. Paul Goldschmidt 1B,DH
Paul DeJong Note
Paul DeJong photo 162. Paul DeJong SS
Tommy Edman Note
Tommy Edman photo 177. Tommy Edman 2B,3B,SS,RF,LF
Edman had a tidy little rookie season for the Cardinals, as he batted over .300 and put up 11 home runs and 15 steals in 92 games. He looks destined for a super-utility role in 2020, but that should still mean plenty of playing time. With batting average and steals at a premium, Edman is a solid target as you get into the double-digit rounds.
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Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 187. Carlos Martinez RP,SP
Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
27 weeks ago
Giovanny Gallegos Note
Giovanny Gallegos photo 209. Giovanny Gallegos RP
There's no denying Gallegos' talent, and if he gets the job as the Cardinals' closer, he has the legitimate upside to be a top-five closer if everything goes right. Unfortunately, we're a long way away from there, as the St. Louis bullpen situation is a giant question mark at the moment given Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes. Draft Gallegos for the ratios and hope for more, but don't yet think you've got a solid closer.
27 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 233. Miles Mikolas SP
Mikolas took a step back from his stellar 2018 season, adding more than a run onto his ERA and 0.15 onto his WHIP. With an extremely low strikeout rate, his numbers (4.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) don't warrant a roster spot. Add to that his forearm injury that will likely sideline him into May, and Mikolas can be off the fantasy radar.
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Matt Carpenter Note
Matt Carpenter photo 300. Matt Carpenter 3B,DH,1B
Dylan Carlson Note
Dylan Carlson photo 317. Dylan Carlson RF,CF,LF
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 320. Dakota Hudson SP
Kwang Hyun Kim Note
Kwang Hyun Kim photo 327. Kwang Hyun Kim RP,SP
Ryan Helsley Note
Ryan Helsley photo 356. Ryan Helsley RP
Harrison Bader Note
Harrison Bader photo 384. Harrison Bader CF
Tyler O'Neill Note
Tyler O'Neill photo 388. Tyler O'Neill LF,RF
Andrew Miller Note
Andrew Miller photo 391. Andrew Miller RP
Dexter Fowler Note
Dexter Fowler photo 469. Dexter Fowler CF,RF
Jordan Hicks Note
Jordan Hicks photo 480. Jordan Hicks RP
John Gant Note
John Gant photo 487. John Gant RP
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 497. Alex Reyes RP
John Brebbia Note
John Brebbia photo 515. John Brebbia RP
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 522. Daniel Ponce de Leon SP
Austin Dean Note
Austin Dean photo 710. Austin Dean LF
Andrew Knizner Note
Andrew Knizner photo 732. Andrew Knizner C
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 836. Austin Gomber SP,RP
Lane Thomas Note
Lane Thomas photo 838. Lane Thomas CF,RF
Tyler Webb Note
Tyler Webb photo 876. Tyler Webb RP
Alvaro Seijas Note
Alvaro Seijas photo 897. Alvaro Seijas SP
Tyler Heineman Note
Tyler Heineman photo 915. Tyler Heineman C
Rangel Ravelo Note
Rangel Ravelo photo 1095. Rangel Ravelo 1B,DH
Junior Fernandez Note
Junior Fernandez photo 1129. Junior Fernandez RP
Genesis Cabrera Note
Genesis Cabrera photo 1149. Genesis Cabrera RP
Seth Elledge Note
Seth Elledge photo 1283. Seth Elledge RP
Kodi Whitley Note
Kodi Whitley photo 1293. Kodi Whitley RP
Luke Gregerson Note
Luke Gregerson photo 1314. Luke Gregerson RP
Edmundo Sosa Note
Edmundo Sosa photo 1373. Edmundo Sosa 2B
Justin Williams Note
Justin Williams photo 1389. Justin Williams RF
Elehuris Montero Note
Elehuris Montero photo 1496. Elehuris Montero 3B