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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Bo Bichette Note
Bo Bichette photo 57. Bo Bichette SS
Like his father, the young Bichette is one heck of a hitter and he proved that by batting .311 with 11 homers in just 46 games last year. Over a full season, it would be no surprise if he morphed into a 30 homer threat with a quality batting average and all the runs and RBIs to accompany it.
13 weeks ago
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Note
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 58. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B,DH
It wouldn't surprise anyone if Guerrero batted .330 with 40 homers this year but we are still talking about a kid who didn't outperform Brian Anderson, Renato Nunez or Todd Frazier last year in similar plate appearances. His upside is breathtaking but there is unquestionably some risk at his ADP.
13 weeks ago
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 112. Ken Giles RP
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
10 weeks ago
Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 121. Hyun Jin Ryu SP
When healthy, Ryu has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his 2013 debut. But his preposterous year last season was surprising even for him. Ryu had the lowest BABIP-allowed on groundballs (just .162) of any pitcher in baseball in 2019, which led to just a 1.01 WHIP. Now in Toronto, that number is sure to rise precipitously and obviously have a negative impact on Ryu's 2020 numbers. That impact has been baked into Ryu's ADP at this point, so you won't have to buy him at his 2019 numbers. Just be prepared for regression.
10 weeks ago
Cavan Biggio Note
Cavan Biggio photo 139. Cavan Biggio 2B,RF
Biggio might not help in batting average, as we saw last year, but there is no doubt about it that he is a source of both power and speed. 20/20 seems like a near-certainty and there is room for more which sounds great with his 12th round price tag.
13 weeks ago
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Note
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 158. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2B,SS,LF
After starting the season slow, Toronto sent Gurriel back to the minors but once he was called back up, he was one of the best hitters in baseball with a nearly 50-homer pace. That won't keep up, but 35 with a strong batting average is entirely possible.
13 weeks ago
Randal Grichuk Note
Randal Grichuk photo 249. Randal Grichuk CF,RF
You know what you're going to get from Grichuk at this point - roughly 30 home runs and around a .240 batting average. But he won't cost you anything, and assuming you have batting average and steals covered earlier in your draft, he'll provide cheap power toward the later rounds.
10 weeks ago
Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 309. Nate Pearson SP
Teoscar Hernandez Note
Teoscar Hernandez photo 316. Teoscar Hernandez LF,CF
Travis Shaw Note
Travis Shaw photo 346. Travis Shaw 2B,3B
Shaw was awful last year, batting .157 and losing his job but he was playing through injuries. Don't forget that he hit 30+ homers in back to back seasons before last year's struggles.
13 weeks ago
Danny Jansen Note
Danny Jansen photo 349. Danny Jansen C
Among the C2 options, no one has more upside, perhaps, than Jansen. He did only bat .208 last year but this was a very strong minor league hitter plus he has some pop.
13 weeks ago
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 360. Matt Shoemaker SP
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 396. Tanner Roark SP
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 456. Chase Anderson SP,RP
Rowdy Tellez Note
Rowdy Tellez photo 465. Rowdy Tellez 1B,DH
Tellez has power galore, as evidenced by his 21 homers in just 370 at-bats. Now, the BA will hurt a bit, but you can afford to deal with that if his homers jump to 35 over a full season.
13 weeks ago
Shun Yamaguchi Note
Shun Yamaguchi photo 487. Shun Yamaguchi SP,RP
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 501. Trent Thornton SP
Derek Fisher Note
Derek Fisher photo 519. Derek Fisher LF,RF
Anthony Bass Note
Anthony Bass photo 568. Anthony Bass RP
Reese McGuire Note
Reese McGuire photo 596. Reese McGuire C
Sam Gaviglio Note
Sam Gaviglio photo 723. Sam Gaviglio SP,RP
Anthony Kay Note
Anthony Kay photo 725. Anthony Kay SP
Wilmer Font Note
Wilmer Font photo 742. Wilmer Font SP,RP
Thomas Pannone Note
Thomas Pannone photo 745. Thomas Pannone SP,RP
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 782. Julian Merryweather SP
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 787. Sean Reid-Foley SP
Rafael Dolis Note
Rafael Dolis photo 791. Rafael Dolis RP
Anthony Alford Note
Anthony Alford photo 796. Anthony Alford LF
Ryan Borucki Note
Ryan Borucki photo 806. Ryan Borucki SP
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 808. Jacob Waguespack SP
Jordan Romano Note
Jordan Romano photo 813. Jordan Romano SP,RP
Billy McKinney Note
Billy McKinney photo 900. Billy McKinney LF,RF
Tom Hatch Note
Tom Hatch photo 923. Tom Hatch SP
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 932. T.J. Zeuch SP
Brandon Drury Note
Brandon Drury photo 954. Brandon Drury 1B,2B,3B,LF,RF
Joe Panik Note
Joe Panik photo 966. Joe Panik 2B
Eric Pardinho Note
Eric Pardinho photo 1028. Eric Pardinho SP
A.J. Cole Note
A.J. Cole photo 1147. A.J. Cole RP
Jake Petricka Note
Jake Petricka photo 1185. Jake Petricka RP
Caleb Joseph Note
Caleb Joseph photo 1240. Caleb Joseph C
Justin Miller Note
Justin Miller photo 1268. Justin Miller RP
Jonathan Davis Note
Jonathan Davis photo 1271. Jonathan Davis CF
Tim Mayza Note
Tim Mayza photo 1310. Tim Mayza RP
Buddy Boshers Note
Buddy Boshers photo 1319. Buddy Boshers RP
Breyvic Valera Note
Breyvic Valera photo 1324. Breyvic Valera 2B
Ryan Dull Note
Ryan Dull photo 1326. Ryan Dull RP
Mark Leiter Jr. Note
Mark Leiter Jr. photo 1381. Mark Leiter Jr. RP
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 1391. Yennsy Diaz P
Elvis Luciano Note
Elvis Luciano photo 1417. Elvis Luciano SP,RP
Travis Bergen Note
Travis Bergen photo 1423. Travis Bergen RP
Santiago Espinal Note
Santiago Espinal photo 1484. Santiago Espinal SS
Ruben Tejada Note
Ruben Tejada photo 1506. Ruben Tejada 2B,SS
Marc Rzepczynski Note
Marc Rzepczynski photo 1520. Marc Rzepczynski RP
Forrest Wall Note
Forrest Wall photo 1641. Forrest Wall 2B,CF