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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Joey Gallo Note
Joey Gallo photo 139. Joey Gallo RF
Gallo went from a big-time power hitter who would drain your batting average in 2017-2018, to a big-time power hitter who wouldn't crush your average in 2019, to a complete disaster in 2020. Gallo has actually been consistent against righties over the last several years, and the difference in his performance has been that he somehow destroyed lefties in 2019 (.333/.427/.747) and was worse than ever in 2020 (.143/.241/.386). The best bet is he's more like the 2017-2018 version of himself, and he'll likely put up a season where he hits around 40 home runs and bats in the low .200s. That's plenty valuable, and his ADP seems to be giving a ton of credit to his 2020 season. That leaves a lot of room for Gallo to outperform his draft position.
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Nick Solak Note
Nick Solak photo 184. Nick Solak LF
Leody Taveras Note
Leody Taveras photo 244. Leody Taveras CF
Taveras should be a cheap source of speed for fantasy managers this year, as he's set to lead off for the Rangers. He stole 32 bases across 131 minor league games in 2019 and eight last year in 33 games. He won't do a ton else for your fantasy team, but given that he ranked in the 96th percentile in sprint speed last year, his contributions in the stolen base category should more than make up for his lack of production in others.
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Dane Dunning Note
Dane Dunning photo 270. Dane Dunning SP
Dunning had an interesting seven-start run in 2020. He started out relying heavily on his outstanding slider and his fastball, which led to a strong swinging strike rate and plenty of punchouts in his first few starts. He then abandoned that approach to focus more on his changeup, which led to him missing fewer bats and being less successful. Now with the Rangers, Dunning should get a chance to compete for a rotation spot right out of the gate. He has the tools and skills necessary to be successful, and the draft capital necessary to acquire him should be minimal. He's worth a late-round pick in nearly all formats.
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Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 276. Jose Leclerc RP
Leclerc looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. But his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, Leclerc lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. He's the favorite for saves now in Texas, though Chris Woodward specifically did not name him the closer at the outset of spring training. Draft him as one of the final reliever off the board, but understand that even if he wins the job at first, his leash will undoubtedly be short.
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David Dahl Note
David Dahl photo 290. David Dahl CF
Nate Lowe Note
Nate Lowe photo 314. Nate Lowe 1B
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Note
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 317. Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B
Willie Calhoun Note
Willie Calhoun photo 319. Willie Calhoun DH
Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 411. Mike Foltynewicz SP
Khris Davis Note
Khris Davis photo 417. Khris Davis DH
Sam Huff Note
Sam Huff photo 418. Sam Huff C
Jonathan Hernandez Note
Jonathan Hernandez photo 488. Jonathan Hernandez RP
Rougned Odor Note
Rougned Odor photo 493. Rougned Odor 2B
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 554. Kyle Gibson SP
Jonah Heim Note
Jonah Heim photo 576. Jonah Heim C
Joely Rodriguez Note
Joely Rodriguez photo 578. Joely Rodriguez RP
Jose Trevino Note
Jose Trevino photo 593. Jose Trevino C
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 597. Kolby Allard SP
Kohei Arihara Note
Kohei Arihara photo 599. Kohei Arihara SP
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 642. Ian Kennedy RP
Anderson Tejada Note
Anderson Tejada photo 648. Anderson Tejada
Anderson Tejeda Note
Anderson Tejeda photo 650. Anderson Tejeda
Kyle Cody Note
Kyle Cody photo 652. Kyle Cody SP
Wes Benjamin Note
Wes Benjamin photo 677. Wes Benjamin
Delino DeShields Note
Delino DeShields photo 704. Delino DeShields CF
Brock Burke Note
Brock Burke photo 735. Brock Burke SP
Jharel Cotton Note
Jharel Cotton photo 746. Jharel Cotton SP
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 757. Jordan Lyles SP
Tyler Phillips Note
Tyler Phillips photo 766. Tyler Phillips SP
Brett Martin Note
Brett Martin photo 836. Brett Martin
Ronald Guzman Note
Ronald Guzman photo 853. Ronald Guzman 1B
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 989. Joe Palumbo RP
Demarcus Evans Note
Demarcus Evans photo 994. Demarcus Evans RP
Hunter Wood Note
Hunter Wood photo 996. Hunter Wood RP
Josh Sborz Note
Josh Sborz photo 1011. Josh Sborz RP
Matt Bush Note
Matt Bush photo 1020. Matt Bush RP
Edubray Ramos Note
Edubray Ramos photo 1025. Edubray Ramos RP
Tyson Ross Note
Tyson Ross photo 1039. Tyson Ross SP
Nick Vincent Note
Nick Vincent photo 1069. Nick Vincent RP
Taylor Hearn Note
Taylor Hearn photo 1088. Taylor Hearn RP
John King Note
John King photo 1098. John King RP
Spencer Patton Note
Spencer Patton photo 1189. Spencer Patton RP
Sam Gaviglio Note
Sam Gaviglio photo 1196. Sam Gaviglio RP
Brett de Geus Note
Brett de Geus photo 1217. Brett de Geus RP
Joe Gatto Note
Joe Gatto photo 1219. Joe Gatto RP
Jimmy Herget Note
Jimmy Herget photo 1252. Jimmy Herget RP
Drew Butera Note
Drew Butera photo 1304. Drew Butera C
Brock Holt Note
Brock Holt photo 1349. Brock Holt 3B
Eli White Note
Eli White photo 1361. Eli White LF
Adolis Garcia Note
Adolis Garcia photo 1408. Adolis Garcia LF
Josh Jung Note
Josh Jung photo 1411. Josh Jung 3B
Andy Ibanez Note
Andy Ibanez photo 1413. Andy Ibanez 3B
Charlie Culberson Note
Charlie Culberson photo 1416. Charlie Culberson 1B
Sherten Apostel Note
Sherten Apostel photo 1417. Sherten Apostel 1B
Jason Martin Note
Jason Martin photo 1436. Jason Martin CF