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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Trea Turner Note
Trea Turner photo 9. Trea Turner SS
It just feels like there's a 60-steal season waiting in Turner's future, and you simply can't say that about too many other players in the game at this point. With stolen bases as a whole on the decline, Turner has an absolute floor of 40 (barring injury) and a much higher ceiling. Add to that the fact that he should help fantasy owners in three other categories and be neutral in the fourth (RBI), and he should be taken in the first round of all rotisserie leagues.
27 weeks ago
Juan Soto Note
Juan Soto photo 10. Juan Soto LF
Max Scherzer Note
Max Scherzer photo 15. Max Scherzer SP
Scherzer struggled a bit through the first month of the season, but went on a patented run in May and June that made him look like the Scherzer of old. Unfortunately, a back injury largely derailed his second half, as he was limited to just over 20 innings over July and August. Scherzer is entering his age-36 season and is a max effort pitcher, so the fact that we finally saw a bit of a breakdown (Scherzer has reached at least 200 innings in his six previous seasons) is concerning. But his numbers are still elite and he should be taken as one of the first pitchers off the board despite the back scare.
27 weeks ago
Stephen Strasburg Note
Stephen Strasburg photo 26. Stephen Strasburg SP
Strasburg reached the 200-inning plateau for the second time in his career, and set a career high in wins with 18. Other than staying completely healthy, however, his numbers looked pretty much as they always have - just below the truly elite pitchers, but worthy of coming from your ace. Don't be sucked in by his magical postseason (1.98 ERA, 0.94 WHIP). Draft Strasburg as a top-10 pitcher, but expect his usual low-3.00 ERA and solid all around numbers.
27 weeks ago
Patrick Corbin Note
Patrick Corbin photo 52. Patrick Corbin SP
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
27 weeks ago
Victor Robles Note
Victor Robles photo 74. Victor Robles CF,RF
Starlin Castro Note
Starlin Castro photo 249. Starlin Castro 2B,3B
Castro never developed into the fantasy stud he looked like he might become earlier in his career, but he quietly set a career high in home runs and RBI last year with the Marlins. Now with the Nationals, where he'll bat anywhere from third to fifth, there are going to be RBI opportunities aplenty for the veteran. A career .336/.358/.513 hitter in Nationals Park, Castro makes a fine middle infield option in mixed leagues.
27 weeks ago
Carter Kieboom Note
Carter Kieboom photo 304. Carter Kieboom SS
Daniel Hudson Note
Daniel Hudson photo 308. Daniel Hudson RP
Will Harris Note
Will Harris photo 420. Will Harris RP
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 429. Austin Voth SP
Yan Gomes Note
Yan Gomes photo 472. Yan Gomes C
Kyle Finnegan Note
Kyle Finnegan photo 599. Kyle Finnegan RP
Tanner Rainey Note
Tanner Rainey photo 634. Tanner Rainey RP
Sterling Sharp Note
Sterling Sharp photo 752. Sterling Sharp SP
Wander Suero Note
Wander Suero photo 811. Wander Suero RP
Ben Braymer Note
Ben Braymer photo 972. Ben Braymer SP,RP
Josh Harrison Note
Josh Harrison photo 987. Josh Harrison 2B
Wil Crowe Note
Wil Crowe photo 1006. Wil Crowe SP
Ryne Harper Note
Ryne Harper photo 1062. Ryne Harper RP
Erick Fedde Note
Erick Fedde photo 1146. Erick Fedde SP,RP
Aaron Barrett Note
Aaron Barrett photo 1186. Aaron Barrett RP
Kyle McGowin Note
Kyle McGowin photo 1218. Kyle McGowin SP,RP
Tony Sipp Note
Tony Sipp photo 1236. Tony Sipp RP
Josh Lucas Note
Josh Lucas photo 1246. Josh Lucas RP
Tres Barrera Note
Tres Barrera photo 1310. Tres Barrera C
Raudy Read Note
Raudy Read photo 1329. Raudy Read C
Wilmer Difo Note
Wilmer Difo photo 1371. Wilmer Difo 2B,SS
Andrew Stevenson Note
Andrew Stevenson photo 1464. Andrew Stevenson LF,RF
Jake Noll Note
Jake Noll photo 1465. Jake Noll 1B,2B
Adrian Sanchez Note
Adrian Sanchez photo 1507. Adrian Sanchez 2B,3B
Brandon Snyder Note
Brandon Snyder photo 1536. Brandon Snyder 3B
Yadiel Hernandez Note
Yadiel Hernandez photo 1538. Yadiel Hernandez OF
Yasmany Tomas Note
Yasmany Tomas photo 1583. Yasmany Tomas LF,DH