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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Randy Arozarena Note
Randy Arozarena photo 38. Randy Arozarena LF,CF
Randy Arozarena stands out for his reliable performance, appearing in over 140 games for three consecutive seasons and achieving a 20/20 in each. While he has a solid walk rate of 12.2%, his batting average and strikeout rate rank in the 35th percentile. While these stats limit his reach as a comprehensive fantasy contributor, his power at the plate is undeniable. Arozarena is a dependable choice, and fantasy managers can bank on another 20/20 season in 2024.
17 weeks ago
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 69. Zach Eflin SP
Before 2023, Zach Eflin received an abundance of "sleeper" predictions because of the Tampa Bump. Pitchers going TO the Rays are targets. Pitchers going away from them are typically labeled busts. It was difficult to believe a guy with a career ERA over 4.00 would suddenly be worth chasing. Alas, Eflin bought into his hype, apparently. He had a career-high K/9 of 9.42, striking out 186 batters in 177 2/3 innings. He ended with an ERA of 3.50, and his xFIP of 3.12 suggests he was even better than that. His WHIP was 1.02 thanks to a BB% of 3.4 and a Chase% of 34. Eflin's 2024 outlook suggests some regression but nothing to scare fantasy managers away from his SP3 draft price.
17 weeks ago
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 104. Yandy Diaz 1B,3B
Yandy Diaz broke out of his power deficiency in a big way in 2023. After hitting only nine home runs in 2022, the 32-year-old smacked 22 dingers while slashing .330/.410/.522 in 2023. He rescued many fantasy managers who waited too long on 3B in drafts by setting career highs across 137 games. That's the good news. The bad news is that Diaz will probably return to his regularly scheduled self in 2024, and he no longer has 3B eligibility in most leagues, leaving him among the middle-rounds first basemen. Drafting him in the 12th round or beyond feels right for next year, but don't let him be your first 1B. He's not going to save fantasy managers two years in a row.
17 weeks ago
Pete Fairbanks Note
Pete Fairbanks photo 109. Pete Fairbanks RP
Pete Fairbanks racked up 68 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings on his way to 25 saves and a 2.58 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. The 30-year-old struggled with walks (3.97 BB/9), but his 13.50 K/9 helped compensate. The closer role should be his heading into 2024, and his current ADP of 131 seems absurdly low for his projected production.
17 weeks ago
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 117. Josh Lowe CF,RF
In 2023, Josh Lowe emerged as a fantasy gem, especially for those lucky enough to snag him off waivers. Lowe significantly bolstered fantasy lineups by contributing a solid .273/.323/.457 slash line, 20 homers, and 32 steals. His metrics indicate this performance wasn't a fluke, with high percentile rankings in expected batting average, slugging, and sprint speed. Looking ahead, Lowe shows promise for another 20/20 season, making him a valuable second or third outfielder in fantasy leagues that you can get in the seventh round.
17 weeks ago
Isaac Paredes Note
Isaac Paredes photo 173. Isaac Paredes 1B,2B,3B
Ryan Pepiot Note
Ryan Pepiot photo 211. Ryan Pepiot SP,RP
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 225. Brandon Lowe 2B
Jose Siri Note
Jose Siri photo 240. Jose Siri CF
Junior Caminero Note
Junior Caminero photo 272. Junior Caminero 3B
Shane Baz Note
Shane Baz photo 282. Shane Baz SP
Taj Bradley Note
Taj Bradley photo 295. Taj Bradley SP
Amed Rosario Note
Amed Rosario photo 343. Amed Rosario 2B,3B,SS,RF
Jason Adam Note
Jason Adam photo 344. Jason Adam RP
Zack Littell Note
Zack Littell photo 364. Zack Littell SP,RP
Jose Caballero Note
Jose Caballero photo 445. Jose Caballero 2B,SS
Rene Pinto Note
Rene Pinto photo 457. Rene Pinto
Jonathan Aranda Note
Jonathan Aranda photo 511. Jonathan Aranda 1B
Jeffrey Springs Note
Jeffrey Springs photo 512. Jeffrey Springs SP
Curtis Mead Note
Curtis Mead photo 513. Curtis Mead 2B,3B
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 514. Colin Poche RP
Drew Rasmussen Note
Drew Rasmussen photo 517. Drew Rasmussen SP
Shane McClanahan Note
Shane McClanahan photo 562. Shane McClanahan SP
Shawn Armstrong Note
Shawn Armstrong photo 588. Shawn Armstrong SP,RP
Richie Palacios Note
Richie Palacios photo 607. Richie Palacios 2B,LF,CF,RF
Mason Montgomery Note
Mason Montgomery photo 621. Mason Montgomery SP
Garrett Cleavinger Note
Garrett Cleavinger photo 694. Garrett Cleavinger RP
Taylor Walls Note
Taylor Walls photo 703. Taylor Walls 2B,3B,SS
Tyler Alexander Note
Tyler Alexander photo 704. Tyler Alexander SP,RP
Kevin Kelly Note
Kevin Kelly photo 713. Kevin Kelly RP
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 738. Jacob Waguespack RP
Jacob Lopez Note
Jacob Lopez photo 837. Jacob Lopez RP
Trevor Brigden Note
Trevor Brigden photo 878. Trevor Brigden
Manuel Rodriguez Note
Manuel Rodriguez photo 884. Manuel Rodriguez RP
Jonny DeLuca Note
Jonny DeLuca photo 922. Jonny DeLuca CF,RF
Richard Lovelady Note
Richard Lovelady photo 933. Richard Lovelady RP
Osleivis Basabe Note
Osleivis Basabe photo 1023. Osleivis Basabe 3B,SS
Austin Shenton Note
Austin Shenton photo 1040. Austin Shenton 1B,3B
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 1181. Brendan McKay SP
Edwin Uceta Note
Edwin Uceta photo 1190. Edwin Uceta RP
Erasmo Ramirez Note
Erasmo Ramirez photo 1297. Erasmo Ramirez RP
Ben Rortvedt Note
Ben Rortvedt photo 1511. Ben Rortvedt C
Alex Jackson Note
Alex Jackson photo 1521. Alex Jackson C
Rob Brantly Note
Rob Brantly photo 1547. Rob Brantly C
Jake Mangum Note
Jake Mangum photo 1716. Jake Mangum