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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 40. Blake Snell SP
Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
17 weeks ago
Austin Meadows Note
Austin Meadows photo 41. Austin Meadows LF,RF
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 43. Charlie Morton SP
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
17 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 86. Tyler Glasnow SP
Glasnow was limited to just 60 innings in 2019, but they were pretty glorious ones! His control, which had plagued him since coming to the majors, improved significantly, and his WHIP dropped to an impressive 0.89. He should be fully recovered from his forearm injury heading into the season and has the raw stuff to be a fantasy ace if he can avoid injury. There's risk with Glasnow, but it is worth taking.
17 weeks ago
Nick Anderson Note
Nick Anderson photo 147. Nick Anderson RP
Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
17 weeks ago
Brandon Lowe Note
Brandon Lowe photo 194. Brandon Lowe 1B,2B,RF
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 234. Ryan Yarbrough SP,RP
Yarbrough relied on an opener plenty of times last year, and it helped his win potential, as he tallied 11 despite making just 14 starts. He greatly improved his control last year, leading to just a 1.00 WHIP, but his lack of strikeout upside and mediocre ERA should keep him as an option only in deeper mixed or AL-only leagues.
17 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 243. Brendan McKay SP
McKay had a dominant, albeit brief, minor-league career, but struggled somewhat in his brief time in the majors last year. His solid control and excellent strikeout rate suggests he could eventually do big things in the majors, but considering he's battling a shoulder injury in the spring that stems from last year, he's highly unlikely to make the Rays' rotation out of camp. He's rosterable only in deeper and AL-only leagues.
17 weeks ago
Hunter Renfroe Note
Hunter Renfroe photo 246. Hunter Renfroe LF,RF
Renfroe's power is undeniable, but so is his ability to drain your batting average. He'll get a chance to play every day with the Rays, and so another 30-homer season is well within reach. Just make sure you can withstand elsewhere.
17 weeks ago
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 252. Yonny Chirinos SP,RP
Chirinos' strikeout numbers won't help you, but his solid control allows him to limit the damage and keep his ERA and WHIP under control. He'll have a spot in the Rays' rotation once again, and is an unexciting, but fairly reliable option, for deeper and AL-only leagues.
17 weeks ago
Yandy Diaz Note
Yandy Diaz photo 254. Yandy Diaz 1B,3B
Willy Adames Note
Willy Adames photo 269. Willy Adames SS
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 330. Diego Castillo SP,RP
Yoshi Tsutsugo Note
Yoshi Tsutsugo photo 344. Yoshi Tsutsugo 3B,LF
Kevin Kiermaier Note
Kevin Kiermaier photo 361. Kevin Kiermaier CF
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 368. Jose Alvarado RP
Nate Lowe Note
Nate Lowe photo 386. Nate Lowe 1B
Ji-Man Choi Note
Ji-Man Choi photo 399. Ji-Man Choi 1B
Manuel Margot Note
Manuel Margot photo 441. Manuel Margot LF,CF,RF
Mike Zunino Note
Mike Zunino photo 445. Mike Zunino C
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 463. Colin Poche RP
Oliver Drake Note
Oliver Drake photo 544. Oliver Drake RP
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 545. Trevor Richards SP,RP
Chaz Roe Note
Chaz Roe photo 586. Chaz Roe RP
Joey Wendle Note
Joey Wendle photo 610. Joey Wendle 2B,3B,SS
Wander Franco Note
Wander Franco photo 613. Wander Franco SS
Andrew Kittredge Note
Andrew Kittredge photo 629. Andrew Kittredge SP,RP
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 651. Jalen Beeks SP,RP
Cody Reed Note
Cody Reed photo 655. Cody Reed RP
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 664. Brent Honeywell Jr. SP
Pete Fairbanks Note
Pete Fairbanks photo 686. Pete Fairbanks RP
Brett Phillips Note
Brett Phillips photo 745. Brett Phillips CF,RF
Randy Arozarena Note
Randy Arozarena photo 878. Randy Arozarena LF
Sean Gilmartin Note
Sean Gilmartin photo 932. Sean Gilmartin SP
Michael Perez Note
Michael Perez photo 936. Michael Perez C
Ryan Merritt Note
Ryan Merritt photo 946. Ryan Merritt RP
Edgar Garcia Note
Edgar Garcia photo 956. Edgar Garcia RP
Sam McWilliams Note
Sam McWilliams photo 1002. Sam McWilliams SP
Josh Lowe Note
Josh Lowe photo 1105. Josh Lowe 3B
Aaron Loup Note
Aaron Loup photo 1136. Aaron Loup RP
Vidal Brujan Note
Vidal Brujan photo 1162. Vidal Brujan 2B
Ryan Sherriff Note
Ryan Sherriff photo 1221. Ryan Sherriff RP
Aaron Slegers Note
Aaron Slegers photo 1244. Aaron Slegers RP
John Curtiss Note
John Curtiss photo 1253. John Curtiss RP
Kevan Smith Note
Kevan Smith photo 1336. Kevan Smith C
Ronaldo Hernandez Note
Ronaldo Hernandez photo 1343. Ronaldo Hernandez C
Dylan Cozens Note
Dylan Cozens photo 1369. Dylan Cozens RF
Mike Brosseau Note
Mike Brosseau photo 1396. Mike Brosseau 1B,2B,3B
Brian O'Grady Note
Brian O'Grady photo 1434. Brian O'Grady CF
Kevin Padlo Note
Kevin Padlo photo 1447. Kevin Padlo 3B
Esteban Quiroz Note
Esteban Quiroz photo 1456. Esteban Quiroz
Johnny Davis Note
Johnny Davis photo 1568. Johnny Davis Util