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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Joey Gallo Note
Joey Gallo photo 84. Joey Gallo LF,CF
Gallo reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, but the accuracy of his tests have been questioned. Regardless, Gallo is back in camp with his teammates and should have no restrictions going forward.
3 weeks ago
Corey Kluber Note
Corey Kluber photo 92. Corey Kluber SP
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
10 weeks ago
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 103. Lance Lynn SP
Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
10 weeks ago
Elvis Andrus Note
Elvis Andrus photo 126. Elvis Andrus SS
With so many competent fantasy shortstops, it may seem boring to draft Andrus in the 13th round but he has been so consistent and durable from year to year that this boring source of speed and average may prove well worth the price once again.
13 weeks ago
Mike Minor Note
Mike Minor photo 142. Mike Minor SP
The Rangers pushed Minor to reach 200 strikeouts and, although his 3.59 ERA shows he surpassed expectations, there was really fairly little to get excited about. Minor's FIP and xFIP were substantially higher than his ERA, his WHIP was mediocre, and his strikeout rate hardly impressed. He's a pitcher you draft to solidify the back end of your rotation, but nothing more.
10 weeks ago
Danny Santana Note
Danny Santana photo 168. Danny Santana 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF
Santana's breakout season was absolutely ridiculous on paper. He finished with 28 homers, 21 steals, a .283 BA and 80+ RBIs and runs in just 474 at-bats. He may not be as efficient this season but even if he takes a step back, he would be a steal in the 13th round.
13 weeks ago
Shin-Soo Choo Note
Shin-Soo Choo photo 180. Shin-Soo Choo LF,RF,DH
It never feels exciting to draft Choo, but he now has 20+ homers with a .260+ average and 80+ runs in each of the past three seasons. In fact, he stole 15 bases last year even despite his older age. This is a killer value in the 21st round of drafts.
13 weeks ago
Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 181. Jose Leclerc SP,RP
The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
10 weeks ago
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 189. Willie Calhoun LF
Calhoun suffered a fractured jaw on March 8th, but he'll benefit from the postponement of the season. Given the speculation that the season may not begin until June, that leaves Calhoun with plenty of time to get ready. With a high batting average floor and decent power, Calhoun makes a stable add to a fantasy outfield.
10 weeks ago
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 205. Rougned Odor 2B
We know by now that Odor is going to kill us in the batting average department but he once again swatted 30 homers with 93 RBIs and double-digit steals. You'll either need to target BA early or just punt the category altogether, but Odor is great for the other four categories.
13 weeks ago
Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 240. Nick Solak 2B,3B,DH
Solak was never a big prospect but he always raked in the minors then continued that trend upon being called up for Texas. He finished the year with 32 combined homers, 91 RBIs and a .290 batting average. That seems unlikely in his full rookie season, but the kid can surely hit.
13 weeks ago
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 311. Kyle Gibson SP,RP
Todd Frazier Note
Todd Frazier photo 405. Todd Frazier 3B
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 407. Jordan Lyles SP,RP
Robinson Chirinos Note
Robinson Chirinos photo 410. Robinson Chirinos C
Chirinos may be older and a batting average liability, but you can bet your bottom dollar that he'll provide 15+ homers and 50+ RBIs for fantasy owners as a strong C2 option.
13 weeks ago
Rafael Montero Note
Rafael Montero photo 454. Rafael Montero RP
Ronald Guzman Note
Ronald Guzman photo 533. Ronald Guzman 1B
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 534. Isiah Kiner-Falefa C,3B
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 616. Jesse Chavez SP,RP
Brett Martin Note
Brett Martin photo 704. Brett Martin SP,RP
Nick Goody Note
Nick Goody photo 707. Nick Goody RP
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 740. Kolby Allard SP
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 816. Luke Farrell RP
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 841. Joe Palumbo SP
Sam Travis Note
Sam Travis photo 850. Sam Travis 1B,LF
Greg Bird Note
Greg Bird photo 874. Greg Bird 1B
Jonathan Hernandez Note
Jonathan Hernandez photo 881. Jonathan Hernandez SP,RP
Yohander Mendez Note
Yohander Mendez photo 904. Yohander Mendez SP,RP
Edinson Volquez Note
Edinson Volquez photo 907. Edinson Volquez SP,RP
Jeff Mathis Note
Jeff Mathis photo 944. Jeff Mathis C
Joely Rodriguez Note
Joely Rodriguez photo 1005. Joely Rodriguez RP
Juan Nicasio Note
Juan Nicasio photo 1022. Juan Nicasio RP
Derek Law Note
Derek Law photo 1059. Derek Law SP,RP
Taylor Hearn Note
Taylor Hearn photo 1079. Taylor Hearn SP
Ariel Jurado Note
Ariel Jurado photo 1091. Ariel Jurado SP,RP
Eli White Note
Eli White photo 1092. Eli White 2B,SS
Jose Trevino Note
Jose Trevino photo 1095. Jose Trevino C
Scott Heineman Note
Scott Heineman photo 1127. Scott Heineman CF
Luis Garcia Note
Luis Garcia photo 1190. Luis Garcia RP
Tim Federowicz Note
Tim Federowicz photo 1244. Tim Federowicz C
Demarcus Evans Note
Demarcus Evans photo 1261. Demarcus Evans RP
Adolis Garcia Note
Adolis Garcia photo 1285. Adolis Garcia RF
Kyle Bird Note
Kyle Bird photo 1334. Kyle Bird RP
Ian Gibaut Note
Ian Gibaut photo 1335. Ian Gibaut RP
Leody Taveras Note
Leody Taveras photo 1336. Leody Taveras CF
Anderson Tejeda Note
Anderson Tejeda photo 1378. Anderson Tejeda SS
Blake Swihart Note
Blake Swihart photo 1404. Blake Swihart C,LF,RF
Joe Barlow Note
Joe Barlow photo 1405. Joe Barlow P
Rob Refsnyder Note
Rob Refsnyder photo 1452. Rob Refsnyder 2B,LF
Yadiel Rivera Note
Yadiel Rivera photo 1471. Yadiel Rivera 3B,SS
Sherten Apostel Note
Sherten Apostel photo 1491. Sherten Apostel 3B
Jeanmar Gomez Note
Jeanmar Gomez photo 1508. Jeanmar Gomez RP
Andy Ibanez Note
Andy Ibanez photo 1517. Andy Ibanez 2B,3B
Nick Ciuffo Note
Nick Ciuffo photo 1547. Nick Ciuffo C
Taylor Guerrieri Note
Taylor Guerrieri photo 1582. Taylor Guerrieri RP
Wei-Chieh Huang Note
Wei-Chieh Huang photo 1622. Wei-Chieh Huang RP
Wes Benjamin Note
Wes Benjamin photo 1632. Wes Benjamin P