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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Gerrit Cole Note
Gerrit Cole photo 1. Gerrit Cole SP - NYY
There are really no words for what Cole was able to do last year. He built on the massive gains he made from his first year with the Astros and lowered his ERA, WHIP, and walk rate to miniscule levels while totaling an outrageous 326 strikeouts. He'll move to the Yankees now, which is a mild downgrade given that the Yankees may slightly limit his innings in light of their long-term investment in Cole and their bullpen, and the opposing offenses and ballparks in the AL East compared to the AL West. But Cole's fastball and slider are beyond elite, and he should be the top pitcher taken in fantasy drafts.
2 weeks ago
Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 2. Jacob deGrom SP - NYM
After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
2 weeks ago
Max Scherzer Note
Max Scherzer photo 3. Max Scherzer SP - WSH
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.
2 weeks ago
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 4. Walker Buehler SP - LAD
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
2 weeks ago
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 5. Justin Verlander SP - HOU
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
2 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 6. Jack Flaherty SP - STL
If ever there were a tale of two halves, it was Flaherty's 2019 season. A 4.64 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in the first half, followed by a preposterous 0.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in the second half. His strikeout rate jumped, his walk rate dropped, and he saw a gain of almost a mile per hour on his fastball. The real Flaherty likely lies somewhere in between his first and second halves, but that should be a top-10 pitcher in 2020.
2 weeks ago
Stephen Strasburg Note
Stephen Strasburg photo 7. Stephen Strasburg SP - WSH
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.
2 weeks ago
Shane Bieber Note
Shane Bieber photo 8. Shane Bieber SP - CLE
Bieber was simply fantastic in 2019 and gave you everything you want from a stud pitcher. He was second in the league innings, had a 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, and was top-10 in strikeout and walk rates. He gave up his fair share of home runs but, overall, there are next to no complaint about Bieber. Draft him with confidence as a low-end ace.
2 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 9. Clayton Kershaw SP - LAD
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
2 weeks ago
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 10. Blake Snell SP - TB
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.
2 weeks ago
Luis Castillo Note
Luis Castillo photo 11. Luis Castillo SP - CIN
Regression just never really hit for Castillo last year, despite a walk rate of 10.1%, fourth-worst in the league among qualified pitchers. There's no doubting Castillo's stuff, particularly his devastating changeup, and the Reds should be more competitive than they have been in years. But he simply has to cut down on the free passes if he wants to build on his breakout 2019. There's every reason to think he will as he continue to grow as a pitcher, and should make a reliable second fantasy starter.
2 weeks ago
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 12. Mike Clevinger SP - CLE
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
2 weeks ago
Patrick Corbin Note
Patrick Corbin photo 13. Patrick Corbin SP - WSH
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.
2 weeks ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 14. Charlie Morton SP - TB
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.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 15. Aaron Nola SP - PHI
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
2 weeks ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 16. Chris Paddack SP - SD
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
2 weeks ago
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 17. Zack Greinke SP - HOU
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
2 weeks ago
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 18. Lucas Giolito SP - CWS
Giolito earned every bit of his breakout season, putting up an ERA that we nearly identical to his FIP and xFIP and a major gain in control. Most impressive for Giolito was his ability to limit contact on pitches in the strike zone - just 77.3%, second best in MLB behind Gerrit Cole. His raw stuff is elite, and another fantastic season should follow in 2020.
2 weeks ago
Josh Hader Note
Josh Hader photo 19. Josh Hader RP - MIL
Hader throws his fastball about 83 percent of the time and batters just can't hit it. They bat .167 against with a miniscule .275 wOBA and there's just no reason to expect that to change. Thus, his nearly 50 percent strikeout rate is likely here to stay, and that makes Hader the top reliever to draft in fantasy, even if his occasional multi-inning role means he won't get every save chance.
2 weeks ago
Yu Darvish Note
Yu Darvish photo 20. Yu Darvish SP - CHC
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
2 weeks ago
Kirby Yates Note
Kirby Yates photo 21. Kirby Yates RP - SD
Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is outstanding at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
2 weeks ago
Aroldis Chapman Note
Aroldis Chapman photo 22. Aroldis Chapman RP - NYY
Chapman remains one of the best relievers in the game, but even his most ardent defenders have to admit there are signs of slippage. His velocity, which is still elite, continues to trend down, and he hasn't topped 60 innings since 2015. He's the unquestioned closer in the game, a top-three reliever, and will give you plenty of strikeouts. But he's no longer the top option in the fantasy game.
2 weeks ago
Trevor Bauer Note
Trevor Bauer photo 23. Trevor Bauer SP - CIN
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
2 weeks ago
Jose Berrios Note
Jose Berrios photo 24. Jose Berrios SP - MIN
Berrios reached 200 innings but didn't really take the step forward that most fantasy owners had hoped for. His strikeout rate dropped, his WHIP increased, and batters made better contact. Still, Berrios was a pitcher who fantasy owners could start each and every time out, contributed well in wins, and rarely walked batters. When you add it all up, Berrios remains a starter that fantasy owners should covet, but perhaps temper expectations until he shows that he's ready to take that next step.
2 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 25. Tyler Glasnow SP,RP - TB
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.
2 weeks ago
Roberto Osuna Note
Roberto Osuna photo 26. Roberto Osuna RP - HOU
Osuna may not be quite the pitcher he was in his absolute prime, but he's not far off. He has yet to have a season in the majors with a WHIP above 1.00, and his strikeout rate has rebounded to above-average, if not elite, levels. He has immense job security on an excellent team and should once again provide all the numbers you could want from a closer. Draft him with confidence.
2 weeks ago
Corey Kluber Note
Corey Kluber photo 27. Corey Kluber SP - TEX
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.
2 weeks ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 28. Sonny Gray SP - CIN
Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
2 weeks ago
Liam Hendriks Note
Liam Hendriks photo 29. Liam Hendriks RP - OAK
If Hendriks' 2019 performance doesn't convince you to wait on closers, nothing will. An afterthought in drafts pitching behind Blake Treinen, Hendriks not only took the closer's role for the A's but also developed into one of the best relievers in the game. A velocity bump made his fastball nearly unhittable and he rarely gave up home runs. He'll be given the chance to repeat his performance, but whether he can is an entirely open question.
2 weeks ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 30. Zack Wheeler SP - PHI
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
2 weeks ago
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 31. Mike Soroka SP - ATL
Soroka wasn't even necessarily supposed to begin 2019 in the Braves rotation but quickly developed into an ace. Although there's little reason to knock his year, his 7.32/9 strikeout rate ranked 49th out of 61 qualified starters. With an xFIP more than a run higher than his 2.68 ERA, there's every reason to expect regression. Still, there's room Soroka to continue to be an excellent fantasy option despite a step back, so don't avoid him during your draft.
2 weeks ago
Kenley Jansen Note
Kenley Jansen photo 32. Kenley Jansen RP - LAD
It feels like we've seen the last of Jansen as an elite closer, as continued velocity declines and struggles with control led to his worst season as a professional. His overall numbers from 2019, other than his bloated ERA, remain fine, but this is not the Jansen that was once the top reliever taken in fantasy circles. It seems clear that Dave Roberts lost a little faith in Jansen last year and with a World Series or bust mentality, don't expect the leash to be overly long. Still, beggars can't be choosers with closer, and Jansen's contract and lengthy pedigree still keep him as a borderline top-10 reliever.
2 weeks ago
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 33. Brandon Woodruff SP,RP - MIL
Woodruff earned his breakout 2019, relying on his elite fastball to limit hard contact and avoid big innings. His solid control allows him to keep the line moving, and the Brewers' strong lineup adds to his win potential. Although he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, he should be ready to lead the Brewers rotation this year, and can and should be drafted as a strong second-tier starter.
2 weeks ago
Brad Hand Note
Brad Hand photo 34. Brad Hand RP - CLE
Hand didn't have a bad year by any means, but there were two major areas of decline. The first was a cratering of his ground ball rate, and the second was that batters simply hit his fastball much, much better than in previous years. Hand is a reliever, which means volatility, and his strikeout rate remains well above-average. But with just a club option left on his deal, he could be a candidate to be dealt if the Indians struggle out of the gate.
2 weeks ago
Edwin Diaz Note
Edwin Diaz photo 35. Edwin Diaz RP - NYM
Diaz's season was an unmitigated disaster. While his strikeout rate remained strong, his ERA ballooned to 5.59, his home run rate rose to comical levels, and his control waned. By the end of the season, he had ceded save opportunities to Seth Lugo and was relegated to mopup duty. Diaz's slider went from being unhittable in 2018 (.129 BAA) to getting crushed in 2019 (.297 BAA). He'll enter 2020 as the closer for the Mets, and reliever volatility is well-known, so don't be surprised to see Diaz rebound big-time in 2020. But just don't go into your season banking on it.
2 weeks ago
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 36. Lance Lynn SP - TEX
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.
2 weeks ago
Taylor Rogers Note
Taylor Rogers photo 37. Taylor Rogers RP - MIN
Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
2 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 38. Eduardo Rodriguez SP - BOS
Other than finally staying (almost entirely) healthy, Rodriguez didn't make many gains in 2019. His ERA remained in the high-3.00s, his WHIP and walk rate were career worsts, and his strikeout rate dipped. His 19 wins mask what was an otherwise mediocre season. There's plenty of room for Rodriguez on a fantasy staff. But not at the front end.
2 weeks ago
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 39. Shohei Ohtani SP,DH - LAA
Ohtani didn't pitch at all in 2019 and likely won't do so until mid-May in 2020. But his bat looked just fine last year, proving that his 2018 skills he showed as a hitter were not a fluke. He'll likely settle back into a part-time DH role with the Angels, and if you can choose to deploy him as both a pitcher and a hitter in any given week, Ohtani should provide immense value as a fantasy player. Even if not, he should contribute on either end of the spectrum, so draft him with a high degree of confidence.
2 weeks ago
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 40. Ken Giles RP - TOR
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.
2 weeks ago
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 41. Madison Bumgarner SP - ARI
Bumgarner's ERA approached 4.00 last year, but he stayed healthy all year and saw a velocity bump after two injury-plagued years. The move to Arizona is a downgrade considering the park change, but it's not quite as drastic as it would have been without the humidor. Still, Bumgarner's numbers were significantly worse away from Oracle Park last year (2.93 ERA at home, 5.29 away), so it's fair to exercise caution with Bumgarner. But, so long as you recognize him for what he is at this point in his career, he'll likely give you what you expect.
2 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 42. Carlos Carrasco SP,RP - CLE
Carrasco was already dealing with plenty of question marks after losing much of last season to leukemia, and now has been diagnosed with a mild hip flexor. He's day-to-day but it's obviously not the start to the spring that Carrasco owners were hoping for. Continue to monitor his progress but he avoids setbacks, he represents a fairly steep bargain in fantasy drafts, given his past performance and the fact that last year can largely be written off to his illness.
2 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 43. Kyle Hendricks SP - CHC
Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
2 weeks ago
Hyun-Jin Ryu Note
Hyun-Jin Ryu photo 44. Hyun-Jin Ryu SP - TOR
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.
2 weeks ago
Frankie Montas Note
Frankie Montas photo 45. Frankie Montas SP - OAK
Montas was one of the best starters in baseball until his season ended prematurely thanks to a PED suspension. Before then, he had used added velocity and improved control to lower is ERA to 2.63 and tally nine wins in just 16 starts. There's always a question of how a player coming off a PED suspension will perform the following year but, for the most part, they are often able to maintain much of their performance. Draft Montas expecting solid overall numbers, though expect an ERA in the 3.00s, rather than the 2.00s.
2 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 46. Dinelson Lamet SP - SD
Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
2 weeks ago
David Price Note
David Price photo 47. David Price SP - LAD
Although Price's 2019 numbers look ugly, remember that he had a low-3.00 ERA before giving up 20 runs over a four-start stretch after he was bothered by a cyst in his wrist. He had the highest strikeout rate of his career and his lowest FIP and xFIP since 2016. Now in the National League with the Dodgers, Price should have plenty left to give fantasy owners. Just downgrade your innings projections, as the Dodgers will likely look to keep Price's workload in check in preparation for the postseason.
2 weeks ago
Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 48. Zac Gallen SP - ARI
Gallen was so absurdly dominant in Triple-A in 2019 that his MLB performance, while highly impressive, felt slightly disappointing. But his fastball, curveball, and changeup were all plus pitches in the majors, and there's every reason to expect him to continue to grow as a pitcher. There's somehow some question mark around his rotation spot, but cream usually rises to the top, and he should not only be one of the Diamondbacks' five starters, but he should excel. Expect excellent overall numbers and draft him accordingly.
2 weeks ago
Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 49. Max Fried SP,RP - ATL
Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
2 weeks ago
Raisel Iglesias Note
Raisel Iglesias photo 50. Raisel Iglesias RP - CIN
Iglesias walked fewer and struck out more batters than ever, winding up with 34 saves last year. And yet it always felt like he was on the precipice of losing his job as the closer, particularly in light of his whopping 12 losses. Iglesias is still under control for two more seasons and, so long as he can continue to pitch relatively effectively, should be able to hold down the ninth-inning job in 2020. But there should be at least some trepidation among fantasy owners in light of his ups and downs last year.
2 weeks ago
Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 51. Craig Kimbrel RP - CHC
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
2 weeks ago
Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 52. Hector Neris RP - PHI
Neris rebounded from a spotty 2018 to become an incredibly reliable reliever last year and tally 28 saves for the Phillies. His stuff isn't overpowering and his control is mediocre, but his split-finger is elite and he leaned into it more than ever. The resulting increase in ground balls helped stabilize Neris' numbers last year and should again make him a reliable, if unexciting, option in the bullpen in 2020.
2 weeks ago
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 53. Robbie Ray SP - ARI
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
2 weeks ago
Matthew Boyd Note
Matthew Boyd photo 54. Matthew Boyd SP - DET
Armed with a devastating slider into which he leaned heavily, Boyd had an impressive opening to his season, putting up gaudy strikeout numbers with impressive overall stats. Unfortunately, his ERA rose from 3.87 in the first half to 5.51 in the second half, with his WHIP coming along for the ride. An awful .318 BABIP on groundballs didn't help, but that number isn't all that surprising given the defense behind him. With almost no win potential, Boyd is more of a back-end-of-the-rotation fantasy starter.
2 weeks ago
Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 55. Brandon Workman RP - BOS
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
2 weeks ago
Jesus Luzardo Note
Jesus Luzardo photo 56. Jesus Luzardo SP,RP - OAK
It's going to be difficult to find a fantasy player who isn't salivating to draft Luzardo, particularly after an expected breakout season was derailed by injuries last year. Now, purportedly without an innings restriction, Luzardo looks ready to fulfill the potential he has oozed throughout his career. Armed with four elite pitches and the ability to sit at 96 miles per hour, the only thing that looks to be able to hold Luzardo down is health. Absent injury concerns, he should be a monster.
2 weeks ago
Mike Minor Note
Mike Minor photo 57. Mike Minor SP - TEX
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.
2 weeks ago
Nick Anderson Note
Nick Anderson photo 58. Nick Anderson RP - TB
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.
2 weeks ago
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 59. German Marquez SP - COL
Although Marquez seemed like the rare pitcher who could conquer Coors Field, 2019 showed otherwise. Marquez pitched to a 3.67 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP on the road, but a 6.26 ERA and 1.55 WHIP at home. Can he overcome the thin air this year? It's possible, but history is littered with pitchers who managed to buck the trend for one year only to fail to do so again. Marquez has the skill, but his home park make it seem unlikely he can provide quality value.
2 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 60. Kenta Maeda SP,RP - MIN
Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
2 weeks ago
Hansel Robles Note
Hansel Robles photo 61. Hansel Robles RP - LAA
The regression never came for Robles last year, as he somehow managed to avoid walks despite struggling with them his entire career. He'll enter the year as the Angels' closer but it's a big gamble to think lightning will strike twice with such a mercurial pitcher. The safer bet is that Robles' walk and home run rates will return to his career levels, making him a closer unlikely to hold his job all year.
2 weeks ago
Alex Colome Note
Alex Colome photo 62. Alex Colome RP - CWS
Few expected Colome to hold the closer role for the White Sox all season, but he did, totaling 30 saves in the process. His numbers were solid, though his FIP and xFIP were significantly higher than his ERA. The White Sox have big plans for the season so, if they're in contention, don't be surprised if they make a move for a more established reliever. But, in the meantime, Colome should provide plenty of saves in the first half of the season.
2 weeks ago
Sean Manaea Note
Sean Manaea photo 63. Sean Manaea SP - OAK
After various delays, Manaea made a successful return from shoulder surgery, winning four of his five starts and pitching to a sterling 1.21 ERA and 0.78 WHIP with solid strikeout numbers. The sample is too small to know if Manaea really took a step forward, particularly given his significantly higher FIP and xFIP. But it should give fantasy owners confidence that Manaea can contribute all year long to a fantasy rotation.
2 weeks ago
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 64. Andrew Heaney SP - LAA
Heaney's 14.2% swinging strike rate was elite last year. But, as usual, he just couldn't put it all together. There's a monster somewhere inside Heaney - a 3.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 200 strikeout season lurks within. But it's still a mystery as to whether fantasy owners will ever see it. Draft him for his potential and hope to see it this year, but don't bank on the production.
2 weeks ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 65. Julio Urias SP,RP - LAD
Urias will begin the year in the Dodgers rotation, so the biggest hurdle to him having major fantasy value this year has been cleared. His ability to miss bats is elite and although he's struggled with control a bit in the majors, he has all the tools to succeed. There's plenty of upside, so if you have a solid base for your pitching staff, don't hesitate to pull the trigger a little early.
2 weeks ago
Sean Doolittle Note
Sean Doolittle photo 66. Sean Doolittle RP - WSH
Doolittle should likely close for the Nationals again in 2020, though Daniel Hudson's emergence in the late- and post-season last year could throw a wrench in Davey Martinez's plans. More concerning is Doolittle's dip in performance, as his ERA and WHIP were by far the worst of his career. A free agent next year, Doolittle's job security should be minimal, so don't target him as a closer in your fantasy drafts.
2 weeks ago
Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 67. Archie Bradley RP - ARI
Once Greg Holland opened the door for Bradley to take over as the closer, Bradley tiptoed through the opening. Although he held down the role and put up save totals, it wasn't pretty, as he walked about 4.5 batters per nine innings. That's a dangerous recipe for a closer, particularly when the front office hasn't seemed particularly motivated to turn over the role to him. But, entering 2020, the closer's role is Bradley's, and if he can find his control from 2017-2018, he should have success.
2 weeks ago
Jake Odorizzi Note
Jake Odorizzi photo 68. Jake Odorizzi SP - MIN
Odorizzi just refused to fail last year, and he was a reliable pitcher all year long. His continued gains in strikeouts and drop in walks, to go along with his 15 wins, led to a remarkably profitable season. But his xFIP remained at 4.33 and Odorizzi just never felt quite like a pitcher who was going to dominate every time out. Fortunately, you don't have to pay for his 2019 numbers given his ADP, so draft him at his price without much worry.
2 weeks ago
Masahiro Tanaka Note
Masahiro Tanaka photo 69. Masahiro Tanaka SP - NYY
Tanaka had a bizarre year. On the negative side, his ERA soared to 4.45 and his WHIP and strikeout rate went to a career worst 1.24 and 7.37/9, respectively. Yet he slightly lowered his walk rate from the past two years, cut his HR/FB rate, and got batters to swing at pitches outside the zone more than almost any other pitcher in the second half of the season. At this point in his career, given his home park, there's little optimism that Tanaka can ever develop into the ace he appeared to be during his debut. Draft him as a back-end-of-the-rotation starter in deeper leagues but nothing more.
2 weeks ago
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 70. Luke Weaver SP - ARI
Weaver was having an excellent 2019 season before forearm tightness essentially ended his season. He opted to rehab it, which immediately places a cloud over his 2020 outlook given the uncertainty that comes along with such an injury. His best case scenario likely includes some sort of innings limit with solid, but perhaps not league-winning numbers. That's a pitcher to take in the mid-teens rounds and hope everything falls in place.
2 weeks ago
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 71. Lance McCullers Jr. SP - HOU
McCullers missed all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery but he should be ready to go this year. His devastating curveball keeps hitters off balance, and his ability to mix pitches is elite. There's risk from the injury and he may be rusty, but McCullers offers rare upside. He'll likely be on an innings limit this year, but that shouldn't come into play with the postponement of the season.
2 weeks ago
Giovanny Gallegos Note
Giovanny Gallegos photo 72. Giovanny Gallegos RP - STL
There's no denying Gallegos' talent, and if he gets the job as the Cardinals' closer, he has the legitimate upside to be a top-five closer if everything goes right. Unfortunately, we're a long way away from there, as the St. Louis bullpen situation is a giant question mark at the moment given Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes. Draft Gallegos for the ratios and hope for more, but don't yet think you've got a solid closer.
2 weeks ago
Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 73. Mike Foltynewicz SP - ATL
Foltynewicz was on nearly everyone's bust list, and his awful return from an injury only confirmed everyone's intuitions. But he really turned it on in the latter half of the season, pitching to a 2.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in the second half. No, he might not be the 2018 version of himself this year, but he certainly has more to offer than his overall 2019 numbers.
2 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove Note
Joe Musgrove photo 74. Joe Musgrove SP - PIT
Musgrove started out the season hot but cratered in May, pitching to an 8.10 ERA in the month. His overall numbers (4.44 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) won't blow you away, but Musgrove saw major velocity gains on his fastball and cutter over the second half of the season. Wins will always be an issue but if he can continue to build on his velocity increases, he could find his way into being a back-end starter for your fantasy team.
2 weeks ago
James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 75. James Paxton SP - NYY
Paxton will be out until at least early May (and likely longer) after undergoing a microscopic lumbar discectomy with removal of a peridiscal cyst in early February. Although his talent is undeniable, this is yet another in a long list of injuries for Paxton, who has eight injured list stints since the beginning of the 2014 season. While early May is the front end of the three to four month timetable, expect Paxton's absence to last until at least June and possibly longer if he has any setbacks.
2 weeks ago
Keone Kela Note
Keone Kela photo 76. Keone Kela RP - PIT
Kela is an above-average major league reliever and he'll start the year as the Pittsburgh closer. But the Pirates should be awful and he's a free agent at the end of the year. Banking on more than 15-20 saves for the season would be overly optimistic.
2 weeks ago
Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 77. Jose Leclerc SP,RP - TEX
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.
2 weeks ago
Joe Jimenez Note
Joe Jimenez photo 78. Joe Jimenez RP - DET
Although Jimenez's numbers weren't pretty in 2019, he actually performed fairly well once the Tigers turned over the closer role to him. He'll never be a top-tier closer, particularly given that Detroit is unlikely to compete, but considering he's under team control for several more seasons, he should be given every chance to hold the job all year.
2 weeks ago
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 79. Marcus Stroman SP - NYM
Stroman had an excellent 2019 season, though he struggled somewhat after his trade to the Mets. The one thing missing, however, finally arrived, as his strikeout rate popped to over one per inning when he got to New York. After spending all offseason strengthening his core and now in a contract year, Stroman should be in a position to provide plenty of value pitching with a full year in the National League.
2 weeks ago
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 80. Carlos Martinez SP,RP - STL
Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
2 weeks ago
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 81. Caleb Smith SP - MIA
Smith really fell apart over the second half of the season, as his ERA was almost two runs higher than in his first half. His overall numbers seem pedestrian, but his strikeout rate and improving control offer upside. If he can control his home runs allowed, he should be able to provide enough value to warrant placement on a fantasy staff.
2 weeks ago
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 82. Ian Kennedy SP,RP - KC
Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.
2 weeks ago
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 83. Joey Lucchesi SP - SD
Lucchesi's a fine pitcher, but he really only has two pitches - a fine fastball and an above-average changeup. Although he dabbles with a cutter, it's much more of a show-me pitch, and batters hit .291 last year against it anyway with an xBA of 3.10. It's unlikely he'll make many significant gains, but there's room on your roster for a low-4.00 ERA pitcher with nearly a strikeout per inning. Just make sure it's toward the back end of your rotation.
2 weeks ago
Jon Gray Note
Jon Gray photo 84. Jon Gray SP - COL
It would be interesting to see what Gray could do on a team other than the Rockies, but at least we pretty much know what he'll do in Colorado. Pitch to around a 4.00-4.50 ERA, have a WHIP in the 1.35 range, and strike out a batter per inning. Forget about the magical growth we keep waiting for. Draft him at this numbers, which work in an NL-only or deeper mixed league.
2 weeks ago
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 85. Will Smith RP - ATL
Smith somehow stayed in San Francisco all season and held the closer's role all year, putting up his usual terrific numbers. He'll now move to Atlanta where early indications are that he'll set up for Mark Melancon. Smith's numbers and potential opportunity to close down the line make him worth drafting in all formats, though again, don't expect him to close right away.
2 weeks ago
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 86. Mitch Keller SP - PIT
Keller's time in the majors last year was . . . sub-optimal, to say the least. Other than his elite strikeout rate, pretty much nothing went right for the youngster in his brief time with the Pirates. But when your FIP is FOUR runs lower than your ERA, chances are pretty good you're due for a rebound. Keller has an excellent fastball with an above-average slider and a decent curveball, more than enough to succeed in getting major league hitters out. If he can manage to limit his awful first innings of games with more consistency, he could provide plenty of value.
2 weeks ago
Mark Melancon Note
Mark Melancon photo 87. Mark Melancon RP - ATL
Despite Melancon plainly not being the best reliever on his team, he'll likely enter the 2020 season as the Braves' closer. Melancon still has decent control, but the days of being a lockdown option are long gone. Draft him as a back-end closer, and understand that Will Smith will be looking over his shoulder all year.
2 weeks ago
Chris Archer Note
Chris Archer photo 88. Chris Archer SP - PIT
Archer's season was an unmitigated disaster before he was mercifully put on the season ending IL with a shoulder injury. His 5.19 ERA and 1.41 WHIP were entirely earned, as he walked more than four batters per nine innings for the first time in his career. But it is worth noting that Archer made some major gains in the second half, including improving on his FIP by more than 2.5 runs and his ERA by nearly a run. With still plenty of strikeout potential, Archer makes a low-cost, potentially high-reward option for the back of your staff.
2 weeks ago
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 89. Dallas Keuchel SP - CWS
Keuchel moves from the Braves to the White Sox, which, on the surface, seems like a negative move given the change in league and home park. But, he'll be paired with Yasmani Grandal, one of the best framing catchers in all of baseball, and that's a huge boon to a pitcher like Keuchel who relies on movement and called strikes as much as any pitcher. In addition, other than the Twins, the lineups in the AL Central are hardly imposing. Keuchel is more of a matchup-based starter at this point in his career anyway, and fantasy owners should still be able to pick and choose when to deploy him.
2 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 90. Brendan McKay SP - TB
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.
2 weeks ago
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 91. Jose Urquidy SP,RP - HOU
Urquidy seemingly has the fourth starter's role locked down, and he offers and intriguing pitch mix, with an above-average fastball and changeup, with a decent slider.It's unlikely that the soon to be 25-year-old will develop into a consistent fantasy starter given his inconsistency, but he certainly has enough upside, as he showed in the playoffs, to warrant rostering in all fantasy leagues.
2 weeks ago
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 92. Steven Matz SP - NYM
Matz is what is he is at this point. He'll likely give you around a 4.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and short of a strikeout per inning. With the Mets' addition of Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, Matz's rotation spot could be in jeopardy unless he gets traded. For now, assume he'll get a starting spot, and draft him in NL-only formats.
2 weeks ago
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 93. Anthony DeSclafani SP - CIN
Desclafani quietly had a decent season in 2019, with a 3.89 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and more than a strikeout per inning. But his FIP and xFIP suggested he was lucky, and he lacks the upside of other late-round starters. In deeper mixed leagues where your rotation is solid and you just want someone to not hurt you, Desclafani is your guy. Otherwise, go for a higher ceiling.
2 weeks ago
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 94. Ryan Yarbrough SP,RP - TB
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.
2 weeks ago
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 95. Jose Quintana SP - CHC
Quintana went from a solid, low-3.00 ERA pitcher with the White Sox to an unreliable pitcher with over a 4.00 ERA in his time with the Cubs. His strikeout rate continues to trend down, and despite pitching at least 171 innings in each of the past seven seasons, he's never won more than 13 games. A low-upside, low-floor play, Quintana is just NL-only material.
2 weeks ago
Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 96. Dylan Bundy SP - LAA
Sandy Alcantara Note
Sandy Alcantara photo 97. Sandy Alcantara SP - MIA
Alcantara is a weird case. He went on a massive run late in the season in 2019, relying on his outstanding sinker to dominate hitters. His secondary stuff seems good enough to succeed, and yet the Marlins do not seem particularly high on him. He's dealing wth a rough spring, and even at his best, he's never had a season with a WHIP under 1.32. There's upside, but don't necessarily bank on it.
2 weeks ago
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 98. Garrett Richards SP - SD
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 99. Yonny Chirinos SP,RP - TB
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.
2 weeks ago
Mychal Givens Note
Mychal Givens photo 100. Mychal Givens RP - BAL
Givens isn't a special pitcher, pitches for a poor team, and isn't guaranteed to be the closer. Even if he were, he's tallied just 20 saves over the last two seasons. There's no reason to draft Givens, and if you're looking for a Baltimore closer, better to take your chance on Hunter Harvey.
2 weeks ago
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 101. Ross Stripling SP,RP - LAD
When the Dodgers traded Stripling, he soared up draft boards but now that the deal was canceled, he may very well return to the bullpen. We've seen this before though, and he is likely to end up with 100+ great innings regardless. With his pricetag being what it is, fantasy owners are getting a downright steal because of the lofty upside.
2 weeks ago
A.J. Puk Note
A.J. Puk photo 102. A.J. Puk SP,RP - OAK
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 103. Miles Mikolas SP - STL
Mikolas took a step back from his stellar 2018 season, adding more than a run onto his ERA and 0.15 onto his WHIP. With an extremely low strikeout rate, his numbers (4.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) don't warrant a roster spot. Add to that his forearm injury that will likely sideline him into May, and Mikolas can be off the fantasy radar.
2 weeks ago
Michael Kopech Note
Michael Kopech photo 104. Michael Kopech SP - CWS
Kopech missed all of last year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, so even if he broke camp as a starter, he'd likely have a fairly hard innings cap. But he has incredible raw stuff, with a plus fastball, slider, and changeup, and would be an impact starter if he made the rotation. If you draft him, you'll likely need to stash him for at least a month. But it will likely be worth it if you can do so.
2 weeks ago
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 105. Dustin May SP,RP - LAD
May has solid raw stuff and did well in a 34-inning cameo with the Dodgers last year. But he looks like the odd man out with Julio Urias and Alex Wood all but guaranteed rotation spots. He's not a bad stash candidate, but don't expect him to be in the rotation for the foreseeable future.
2 weeks ago
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 106. Emilio Pagan RP - SD
Pagan had a dynamic season with the Rays, racking up 20 saves and offering excellent ratios. But a move to the Padres takes him out of the closer's role behind Kirby Yates. He's still ownable for his pitching numbers and as a handcuff to Yates, but don't expect many saves absent an injury.
2 weeks ago
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 107. Adrian Houser SP,RP - MIL
Houser has an elite fastball, which he relies on heavily and against which batters hit just .203 last season. Whether he can continue to succeed with just one very good pitch is an open question, but considering his FIP and xFIP fully supported his 3.72 ERA, it's entirely possible. Overall, Houser should provide strikeouts without hurting you elsewhere, so he's an ideal late-round add.
2 weeks ago
Cole Hamels Note
Cole Hamels photo 108. Cole Hamels SP - ATL
Hamels kept up his strikeout rate last year with the cubs, but his control waned, and he had the worst walk rate of his career. He's dealing with a shoulder injury in the spring and there's currently no timetable for his return. Add it all up and Hamels is only barely worth drafting until or unless we get some positive news.
2 weeks ago
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 109. Seth Lugo RP - NYM
Lugo has been a quality reliever for two seasons now, and he found his way into the closer's role late last year. Edwin Diaz should have the ninth-inning role for the Mets to start, but if he struggles again, Lugo could sneak back into the job. Lugo is worth drafting for his ratios alone, but the potential for saves makes him an ideal candidate for a late-round selection.
2 weeks ago
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 110. Josh James SP,RP - HOU
James still has legitimate ace upside if he can harness his arsenal and find his way into Houston's rotation. There is a chance this fireballer breaks camp in the rotation and if he does, we may just be looking at 200+ strikeouts in 2020. After all, his on-paper ratios may not seem great from 2019, but his xWOBa was above the likes of Mike Clevinger, Stephen Strasburg, Blake Snell and Walker Buehler. I don't need to tell you that this means he has ace stuff. But folks, he just might be the best pitcher in the Astros rotation this year if they give him the ball in the first inning.
2 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija Note
Jeff Samardzija photo 111. Jeff Samardzija SP - SF
Samardzija had an impressive 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP last year, but that's where the good news ended. His strikeout rate is at the point where it actively hurts fantasy owners, and his win potential is capped by pitching for the Giants. There are better pitchers to consider late in your draft.
2 weeks ago
Ryan Pressly Note
Ryan Pressly photo 112. Ryan Pressly RP - HOU
Pressly has developed into one of the best relievers in baseball. His strikeout rate is pristine, he rarely walks batters, and he limits the damage as well as any pitcher. He won't see saves absent an injury to Roberto Osuna, but his number make him worth owning regardless.
2 weeks ago
Michael Pineda Note
Michael Pineda photo 113. Michael Pineda SP - MIN
Pineda will miss the first 39 games of the 2020 season as he finishes serving his PED suspension. When he does pitch, he'll offer roughly a 4.00 ERA, a decent WHIP, and slightly below average strikeout numbers. On a good Minnesota team, wins may be his best attribute, but he's hardly a pitcher to target in fantasy.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Civale Note
Aaron Civale photo 114. Aaron Civale SP - CLE
Civale's stuff isn't particularly impressive, but he has a good minor league track record and had an impressive 10-start audition last year. He won't wow you with strikeouts, and his ERA is likely to be a run and a half higher than his 2.34 mark from 2019, but he should provide innings that help in AL-only leagues.
2 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 115. Marco Gonzales SP - SEA
Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 116. Pablo Lopez SP - MIA
Lopez pitched better than his 5.09 ERA from last year suggests, and he limits free passes well. But his middling strikeout rate and lack of dominant stuff caps his upside. As a late-round pitcher without a high ceiling, fantasy owners are probably better off looking elsewhere to fill out their pitching staffs.
2 weeks ago
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 117. Scott Oberg RP - COL
Oberg turned in another stellar year despite pitching in Colorado, and took over for Wade Davis as the closer by the end of the year. Davis will enter the 2020 season as the closer, but given his performance last year, his leash is going to be fairly short. Oberg makes one of the better handcuffs to own, though it's more about his opportunity and less about his ratios.
2 weeks ago
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 118. Dylan Cease SP - CWS
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 119. Griffin Canning SP - LAA
Canning has UCL damage, and although Tommy John surgery isn't currently on the table, it certainly seems like a possibility. Despite his upside, with the developments, Canning shouldn't be drafted in fantasy leagues until one of the very last picks, if at all.
2 weeks ago
Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 120. Rick Porcello SP - NYM
Porcello's move to the National League makes him somewhat intriguing. His middling strikeout rate (17.4% career) will likely take a jump, and his overall numbers should improve with a move out of the AL East. Even with improvement, however, there's a long way to go before Porcello is contributing to a fantasy team. His biggest asset - his ability to consistently throw innings - will be far less useful with the postponement of Opening Day. He's a late-round filler for a deep pitching staff but little more.
2 weeks ago
Anibal Sanchez Note
Anibal Sanchez photo 121. Anibal Sanchez SP - WSH
Sanchez couldn't repeat on his surprisingly good 2018 season, but he provided serviceable numbers in 2019, at least on the surface. But his strikeout rate dipped to the lowest it has been in a decade, and the rest of his numbers aren't good enough to make up for it. He's an NL-only filler at this stage.
2 weeks ago
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 122. Reynaldo Lopez SP - CWS
Lopez's overall numbers are abysmal, and he earned them, to be sure. For one glorious month in July, however, Lopez showed his potential, pitchng to a 3.41 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP with a 4.25 K/BB ratio. Unfortunately, his success was short-lived, and he's shown nothing to suggest he's on the verge of figuring things out. In 15-team leagues, fantasy owners can take a shot for a bench role. But otherwise, move on.
2 weeks ago
Chris Bassitt Note
Chris Bassitt photo 123. Chris Bassitt SP - OAK
Johnny Cueto Note
Johnny Cueto photo 124. Johnny Cueto SP - SF
Cueto will get the Opening Day nod for the Giants, but he'll hardly be someone to target in fantasy. Putting aside the almost certin win problems he'll have in San Francisco, it's doubtful that the 34-year-old can contribute meaningfully elsewhere at this stage of his career. His career strikeout rate of 7.54/9 is a detriment in today's game, and at his advanced age, after pitching just 69 innings combined over the last two season, there's little reason to expect a return to peak form.
2 weeks ago
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 125. Rich Hill SP - MIN
Hill is as predictable as they come nowadays. He'll give you outstanding innings with excellent strikeout numbers, but will top out at 135 innings and likely less. He'll likely be sidelined until June with his elbow injury but that may be just in time for the start of the season now. That should move Hill far up your draft boards, from afterthought to late-round sleeper.
2 weeks ago
Brandon Kintzler Note
Brandon Kintzler photo 126. Brandon Kintzler RP - MIA
Kintzler will open the year as the Marlins' closer, and had a fine, bounceback season in 2019 with the Cubs. But his strikeout rate is poor and he'll be a prime candidate to get dealt at the trade deadline. With a shortened season, Kintzler's value is even lower than it otherwise would have been, which is not particularly high anyway.
2 weeks ago
J.A. Happ Note
J.A. Happ photo 127. J.A. Happ SP - NYY
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 128. Dakota Hudson SP,RP - STL
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 129. Alex Wood SP - LAD
Wood will be in the Dodgers' rotation to start the year, and there's some reason for optimism. After an offseason spent with Driveline Baseball, Wood saw a velocity bump in the spring, and that usually portends better things for the veteran throughout his career. Don't go crazy with Wood, but he's fine as a late-round pick with upside.
2 weeks ago
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 130. Nathan Eovaldi SP,RP - BOS
Dellin Betances Note
Dellin Betances photo 131. Dellin Betances RP - NYM
John Means Note
John Means photo 132. John Means SP - BAL
Daniel Hudson Note
Daniel Hudson photo 133. Daniel Hudson RP - WSH
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 134. Kyle Gibson SP,RP - TEX
Adam Ottavino Note
Adam Ottavino photo 135. Adam Ottavino RP - NYY
Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 136. Kevin Gausman SP,RP - SF
Julio Teheran Note
Julio Teheran photo 137. Julio Teheran SP - LAA
Wade Davis Note
Wade Davis photo 138. Wade Davis RP - COL
Davis had a disastrous 2019 season, pitching to an 8.65 ERA and losing his closer's job. He'll enter 2020 back in the ninth-inning role but his leash will certainly be short with Scott Oberg waiting in the wings. Davis should likely be the last "closer" drafted.
2 weeks ago
Tony Watson Note
Tony Watson photo 139. Tony Watson RP - SF
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 140. Josh Lindblom SP,RP - MIL
Andres Munoz Note
Andres Munoz photo 141. Andres Munoz RP - SD
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 142. Jon Lester SP - CHC
Domingo German Note
Domingo German photo 143. Domingo German SP - NYY
Mike Fiers Note
Mike Fiers photo 144. Mike Fiers SP - OAK
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 145. Diego Castillo SP,RP - TB
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 146. Jordan Montgomery SP - NYY
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 147. Chad Green SP,RP - NYY
Spencer Turnbull Note
Spencer Turnbull photo 148. Spencer Turnbull SP - DET
Blake Treinen Note
Blake Treinen photo 149. Blake Treinen RP - LAD
Matt Barnes Note
Matt Barnes photo 150. Matt Barnes RP - BOS
Matt Magill Note
Matt Magill photo 151. Matt Magill RP - SEA
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 152. Jose Alvarado RP - TB
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 153. Jordan Yamamoto SP - MIA
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 154. Freddy Peralta SP,RP - MIL
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 155. MacKenzie Gore SP - SD
Yusmeiro Petit Note
Yusmeiro Petit photo 156. Yusmeiro Petit RP - OAK
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 157. Matt Shoemaker SP - TOR
Hunter Harvey Note
Hunter Harvey photo 158. Hunter Harvey SP,RP - BAL
Harvey quietly dominated in his cup of coffee last year, hitting triple digits with his fastball and striking out batters with ease. Now, Brandon Hyde has all but said he'd like him to be in the closer's role, after starting out the spring strong. The Orioles will never provide a ton of save chances and, at this point, it's too early to know if Harvey will be the closer. But, he's certainly worth drafting for the potential at the end of your drafts.
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Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 159. Nate Pearson SP - TOR
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 160. Forrest Whitley SP - HOU
Zach Plesac Note
Zach Plesac photo 161. Zach Plesac SP - CLE
James Karinchak Note
James Karinchak photo 162. James Karinchak RP - CLE
Andrew Miller Note
Andrew Miller photo 163. Andrew Miller RP - STL
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 164. Drew Pomeranz SP,RP - SD
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 165. Tanner Roark SP - TOR
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 166. Ty Buttrey RP - LAA
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 167. Justus Sheffield SP - SEA
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 168. Wade Miley SP - CIN
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 169. Merrill Kelly SP - ARI
Yoshihisa Hirano Note
Yoshihisa Hirano photo 170. Yoshihisa Hirano RP - SEA
Brad Keller Note
Brad Keller photo 171. Brad Keller SP - KC
Jakob Junis Note
Jakob Junis photo 172. Jakob Junis SP - KC
Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 173. Tyler Mahle SP - CIN
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 174. Matt Strahm SP,RP - SD
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 175. Jordan Lyles SP,RP - TEX
Gio Gonzalez Note
Gio Gonzalez photo 176. Gio Gonzalez SP - CWS
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 177. Chase Anderson SP,RP - TOR
Michael Lorenzen Note
Michael Lorenzen photo 178. Michael Lorenzen CF,RP - CIN
Will Harris Note
Will Harris photo 179. Will Harris RP - WSH
Yusei Kikuchi Note
Yusei Kikuchi photo 180. Yusei Kikuchi SP - SEA
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 181. Tommy Kahnle RP - NYY
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 182. Aaron Bummer RP - CWS
Mike Leake Note
Mike Leake photo 183. Mike Leake SP - ARI
Danny Duffy Note
Danny Duffy photo 184. Danny Duffy SP - KC
Trevor May Note
Trevor May photo 185. Trevor May RP - MIN
Luke Jackson Note
Luke Jackson photo 186. Luke Jackson RP - ATL
Corey Knebel Note
Corey Knebel photo 187. Corey Knebel RP - MIL
Pedro Baez Note
Pedro Baez photo 188. Pedro Baez RP - LAD
Jake Arrieta Note
Jake Arrieta photo 189. Jake Arrieta SP - PHI
Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 190. Corbin Burnes SP,RP - MIL
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 191. Brad Peacock SP,RP - HOU
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 192. Zach Davies SP - SD
Emmanuel Clase Note
Emmanuel Clase photo 193. Emmanuel Clase RP - CLE
Seranthony Dominguez Note
Seranthony Dominguez photo 194. Seranthony Dominguez RP - PHI
Zack Britton Note
Zack Britton photo 195. Zack Britton RP - NYY
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 196. Colin Poche RP - TB
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 197. Zach Eflin SP - PHI
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 198. Sean Newcomb SP,RP - ATL
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 199. Ryne Stanek SP,RP - MIA
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 200. Vince Velasquez SP,RP - PHI
Kwang-Hyun Kim Note
Kwang-Hyun Kim photo 201. Kwang-Hyun Kim RP - STL
Shane Greene Note
Shane Greene photo 202. Shane Greene RP - ATL
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 203. Eric Lauer SP - MIL
Casey Mize Note
Casey Mize photo 204. Casey Mize SP - DET
Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 205. Kevin Ginkel RP - ARI
Joakim Soria Note
Joakim Soria photo 206. Joakim Soria RP - OAK
Sergio Romo Note
Sergio Romo photo 207. Sergio Romo RP - MIN
Pedro Strop Note
Pedro Strop photo 208. Pedro Strop RP - CIN
Homer Bailey Note
Homer Bailey photo 209. Homer Bailey SP - MIN
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 210. Austin Voth SP - WSH
Elieser Hernandez Note
Elieser Hernandez photo 211. Elieser Hernandez SP,RP - MIA
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 212. Craig Stammen RP - SD
Collin McHugh Note
Collin McHugh photo 213. Collin McHugh SP,RP - BOS
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 214. Trevor Williams SP - PIT
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 215. Jonathan Loaisiga SP,RP - NYY
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 216. Drew Smyly SP - SF
Nick Wittgren Note
Nick Wittgren photo 217. Nick Wittgren RP - CLE
Amir Garrett Note
Amir Garrett photo 218. Amir Garrett RP - CIN
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 219. Alex Reyes SP,RP - STL
With Miles Mikolas now dealing with a forearm injury, it seems likely that he will miss some time or even be shut down. That leaves the final spot up for grabs between Kwang-Hyun Kim, Reyes, and Daniel Ponce de Leon. Among them, Kim is considered the frontrunner, but Reyes is far and away the most talented. In fact, he has been receiving rave reviews from the coaching staff already and they've said all winter that they'd love to have him in the rotation if he was healthy and his velocity was back to where it should be. If Reyes wins this job, he could be the breakout ace of the year for fantasy teams.
2 weeks ago
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 220. Tony Gonsolin SP,RP - LAD
Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 221. Adam Wainwright SP - STL
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 222. Kyle Crick RP - PIT
Chris Martin Note
Chris Martin photo 223. Chris Martin RP - ATL
Ryan Helsley Note
Ryan Helsley photo 224. Ryan Helsley SP,RP - STL
Jose Urena Note
Jose Urena photo 225. Jose Urena SP,RP - MIA
John Brebbia Note
John Brebbia photo 226. John Brebbia RP - STL
Sam Tuivailala Note
Sam Tuivailala photo 227. Sam Tuivailala RP - FA
Steve Cishek Note
Steve Cishek photo 228. Steve Cishek RP - CWS
Sixto Sanchez Note
Sixto Sanchez photo 229. Sixto Sanchez SP - MIA
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 230. Brent Suter SP,RP - MIL
Tyler Duffey Note
Tyler Duffey photo 231. Tyler Duffey RP - MIN
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 232. Trent Thornton SP - TOR
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 233. Rowan Wick RP - CHC
Spencer Howard Note
Spencer Howard photo 234. Spencer Howard SP - PHI
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 235. Randy Dobnak SP,RP - MIN
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 236. Kyle Wright SP - ATL
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 237. Nick Pivetta SP,RP - PHI
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 238. Robert Stephenson SP,RP - CIN
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 239. Daniel Ponce de Leon SP,RP - STL
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 240. Taijuan Walker SP - SEA
Matt Manning Note
Matt Manning photo 241. Matt Manning SP - DET
Justin Wilson Note
Justin Wilson photo 242. Justin Wilson RP - NYM
Shun Yamaguchi Note
Shun Yamaguchi photo 243. Shun Yamaguchi SP,RP - TOR
Rafael Montero Note
Rafael Montero photo 244. Rafael Montero RP - TEX
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 245. Brent Honeywell Jr. SP - TB
Martin Perez Note
Martin Perez photo 246. Martin Perez SP - BOS
Joe Ross Note
Joe Ross photo 247. Joe Ross SP,RP - WSH
Bryse Wilson Note
Bryse Wilson photo 248. Bryse Wilson SP - ATL
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 249. Patrick Sandoval SP - LAA
John Gant Note
John Gant photo 250. John Gant SP,RP - STL
Oliver Drake Note
Oliver Drake photo 251. Oliver Drake RP - TB
Cam Bedrosian Note
Cam Bedrosian photo 252. Cam Bedrosian SP,RP - LAA
Daniel Norris Note
Daniel Norris photo 253. Daniel Norris SP - DET
Tyler Anderson Note
Tyler Anderson photo 254. Tyler Anderson SP - SF
Jairo Diaz Note
Jairo Diaz photo 255. Jairo Diaz RP - COL
Andrew Chafin Note
Andrew Chafin photo 256. Andrew Chafin RP - ARI
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 257. Shaun Anderson SP,RP - SF
Yimi Garcia Note
Yimi Garcia photo 258. Yimi Garcia RP - MIA
Jordan Hicks Note
Jordan Hicks photo 259. Jordan Hicks RP - STL
Ian Anderson Note
Ian Anderson photo 260. Ian Anderson SP - ATL
Tyler Rogers Note
Tyler Rogers photo 261. Tyler Rogers RP - SF
Chris Devenski Note
Chris Devenski photo 262. Chris Devenski RP - HOU
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 263. Alex Young SP - ARI
Joe Kelly Note
Joe Kelly photo 264. Joe Kelly RP - LAD
Kyle Finnegan Note
Kyle Finnegan photo 265. Kyle Finnegan RP - WSH
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 266. Trevor Richards SP,RP - TB
Luis Patino Note
Luis Patino photo 267. Luis Patino SP - SD
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 268. Tyler Clippard SP,RP - MIN
Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 269. Framber Valdez SP,RP - HOU
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 270. Cal Quantrill SP,RP - SD
Scott Barlow Note
Scott Barlow photo 271. Scott Barlow SP,RP - KC
Felipe Vazquez Note
Felipe Vazquez photo 272. Felipe Vazquez RP - PIT
Jeremy Jeffress Note
Jeremy Jeffress photo 273. Jeremy Jeffress RP - CHC
Brusdar Graterol Note
Brusdar Graterol photo 274. Brusdar Graterol SP,RP - LAD
Michael Feliz Note
Michael Feliz photo 275. Michael Feliz RP - PIT
Justin Dunn Note
Justin Dunn photo 276. Justin Dunn SP - SEA
Oliver Perez Note
Oliver Perez photo 277. Oliver Perez RP - CLE
Lou Trivino Note
Lou Trivino photo 278. Lou Trivino RP - OAK
Harold Ramirez Note
Harold Ramirez photo 279. Harold Ramirez SP - FA
Darren O'Day Note
Darren O'Day photo 280. Darren O'Day RP - ATL
Wander Suero Note
Wander Suero photo 281. Wander Suero RP - WSH
Jake Diekman Note
Jake Diekman photo 282. Jake Diekman RP - OAK
Keynan Middleton Note
Keynan Middleton photo 283. Keynan Middleton RP - LAA
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 284. Erik Swanson SP,RP - SEA
Adam Kolarek Note
Adam Kolarek photo 285. Adam Kolarek RP - LAD
Josh Taylor Note
Josh Taylor photo 286. Josh Taylor RP - BOS
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 287. Michael Wacha SP,RP - NYM
Michael Fulmer Note
Michael Fulmer photo 288. Michael Fulmer SP - DET
Jeurys Familia Note
Jeurys Familia photo 289. Jeurys Familia RP - NYM
Tarik Skubal Note
Tarik Skubal photo 290. Tarik Skubal SP - DET
Anthony Kay Note
Anthony Kay photo 291. Anthony Kay SP - TOR
Roenis Elias Note
Roenis Elias photo 292. Roenis Elias RP - WSH
Alex Claudio Note
Alex Claudio photo 293. Alex Claudio RP - MIL
Yoan Lopez Note
Yoan Lopez photo 294. Yoan Lopez RP - ARI
Greg Holland Note
Greg Holland photo 295. Greg Holland RP - KC
Trevor Rosenthal Note
Trevor Rosenthal photo 296. Trevor Rosenthal RP - KC
Drew Steckenrider Note
Drew Steckenrider photo 297. Drew Steckenrider RP - MIA
Noe Ramirez Note
Noe Ramirez photo 298. Noe Ramirez SP,RP - LAA
Matt Andriese Note
Matt Andriese photo 299. Matt Andriese RP - LAA
David Robertson Note
David Robertson photo 300. David Robertson RP - PHI
Trevor Gott Note
Trevor Gott photo 301. Trevor Gott RP - SF
Andrew Kittredge Note
Andrew Kittredge photo 302. Andrew Kittredge SP,RP - TB
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 303. Kyle Freeland SP - COL
Arodys Vizcaino Note
Arodys Vizcaino photo 304. Arodys Vizcaino RP - FA
Jose Alvarez Note
Jose Alvarez photo 305. Jose Alvarez RP - PHI
Joe Smith Note
Joe Smith photo 306. Joe Smith RP - HOU
Hunter Strickland Note
Hunter Strickland photo 307. Hunter Strickland RP - FA
Hector Velazquez Note
Hector Velazquez photo 308. Hector Velazquez SP,RP - BAL
Junior Guerra Note
Junior Guerra photo 309. Junior Guerra SP,RP - ARI
Darwinzon Hernandez Note
Darwinzon Hernandez photo 310. Darwinzon Hernandez SP,RP - BOS
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 311. Pierce Johnson RP - SD
Wade LeBlanc Note
Wade LeBlanc photo 312. Wade LeBlanc SP,RP - BAL
Brandon Morrow Note
Brandon Morrow photo 313. Brandon Morrow RP - CHC
A.J. Minter Note
A.J. Minter photo 314. A.J. Minter RP - ATL
Jimmy Nelson Note
Jimmy Nelson photo 315. Jimmy Nelson SP,RP - LAD
Buck Farmer Note
Buck Farmer photo 316. Buck Farmer RP - DET
Richard Bleier Note
Richard Bleier photo 317. Richard Bleier RP - BAL
Hector Rondon Note
Hector Rondon photo 318. Hector Rondon RP - ARI
Asher Wojciechowski Note
Asher Wojciechowski photo 319. Asher Wojciechowski SP - BAL
Carlos Estevez Note
Carlos Estevez photo 320. Carlos Estevez RP - COL
Braden Shipley Note
Braden Shipley photo 321. Braden Shipley SP,RP - KC
Tanner Rainey Note
Tanner Rainey photo 322. Tanner Rainey RP - WSH
Logan Webb Note
Logan Webb photo 323. Logan Webb SP - SF
Jarlin Garcia Note
Jarlin Garcia photo 324. Jarlin Garcia RP - SF
Brandon Brennan Note
Brandon Brennan photo 325. Brandon Brennan RP - SEA
Adam Morgan Note
Adam Morgan photo 326. Adam Morgan RP - PHI
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 327. Jhoulys Chacin SP - MIN
Carlos Rodon Note
Carlos Rodon photo 328. Carlos Rodon SP - CWS
Mike Montgomery Note
Mike Montgomery photo 329. Mike Montgomery SP,RP - KC
Lewis Thorpe Note
Lewis Thorpe photo 330. Lewis Thorpe SP,RP - MIN
Tyler Alexander Note
Tyler Alexander photo 331. Tyler Alexander SP,RP - DET
Adam Cimber Note
Adam Cimber photo 332. Adam Cimber RP - CLE
Ryan Buchter Note
Ryan Buchter photo 333. Ryan Buchter RP - LAA
Marcus Walden Note
Marcus Walden photo 334. Marcus Walden RP - BOS
Brett Anderson Note
Brett Anderson photo 335. Brett Anderson SP - MIL
Cody Allen Note
Cody Allen photo 336. Cody Allen RP - TEX
Shawn Armstrong Note
Shawn Armstrong photo 337. Shawn Armstrong RP - BAL
James Pazos Note
James Pazos photo 338. James Pazos RP - COL
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 339. Kolby Allard SP - TEX
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 340. Austin Gomber SP,RP - STL
Deivi Garcia Note
Deivi Garcia photo 341. Deivi Garcia SP - NYY
Chaz Roe Note
Chaz Roe photo 342. Chaz Roe RP - TB
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 343. Tyler Chatwood SP,RP - CHC
Pat Neshek Note
Pat Neshek photo 344. Pat Neshek RP - FA
Kelvin Herrera Note
Kelvin Herrera photo 345. Kelvin Herrera RP - CWS
J.B. Wendelken Note
J.B. Wendelken photo 346. J.B. Wendelken RP - OAK
Hunter Wood Note
Hunter Wood photo 347. Hunter Wood RP - CLE
Ryan Weber Note
Ryan Weber photo 348. Ryan Weber SP,RP - BOS
Joshua Javier Note
Joshua Javier photo 349. Joshua Javier P - TEX
Alex Cobb Note
Alex Cobb photo 350. Alex Cobb SP - BAL
Jace Fry Note
Jace Fry photo 351. Jace Fry RP - CWS
Blake Parker Note
Blake Parker photo 352. Blake Parker RP - PHI
Adam Plutko Note
Adam Plutko photo 353. Adam Plutko SP - CLE
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 354. Jesse Chavez SP,RP - TEX
Tim Hill Note
Tim Hill photo 355. Tim Hill RP - KC
Caleb Ferguson Note
Caleb Ferguson photo 356. Caleb Ferguson RP - LAD
Heath Hembree Note
Heath Hembree photo 357. Heath Hembree RP - BOS
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 358. Jon Duplantier SP,RP - ARI
Cody Reed Note
Cody Reed photo 359. Cody Reed RP - CIN
Brad Boxberger Note
Brad Boxberger photo 360. Brad Boxberger RP - MIA
Sam Gaviglio Note
Sam Gaviglio photo 361. Sam Gaviglio SP,RP - TOR
Austin Pruitt Note
Austin Pruitt photo 362. Austin Pruitt RP - HOU
Logan Allen Note
Logan Allen photo 363. Logan Allen SP,RP - CLE
Clarke Schmidt Note
Clarke Schmidt photo 364. Clarke Schmidt SP - NYY
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 365. Lucas Sims SP,RP - CIN
Brad Wieck Note
Brad Wieck photo 366. Brad Wieck RP - CHC
Peter Lambert Note
Peter Lambert photo 367. Peter Lambert SP - COL
Ray Black Note
Ray Black photo 368. Ray Black RP - MIL
Anthony Bass Note
Anthony Bass photo 369. Anthony Bass RP - TOR
Felix Hernandez Note
Felix Hernandez photo 370. Felix Hernandez SP - ATL
Adam Warren Note
Adam Warren photo 371. Adam Warren RP - NYY
Nick Goody Note
Nick Goody photo 372. Nick Goody RP - TEX
Rogelio Armenteros Note
Rogelio Armenteros photo 373. Rogelio Armenteros SP,RP - HOU
Dereck Rodriguez Note
Dereck Rodriguez photo 374. Dereck Rodriguez SP,RP - SF
Austin Brice Note
Austin Brice photo 375. Austin Brice RP - BOS
Richard Rodriguez Note
Richard Rodriguez photo 376. Richard Rodriguez RP - PIT
Antonio Senzatela Note
Antonio Senzatela photo 377. Antonio Senzatela SP - COL
Miguel Castro Note
Miguel Castro photo 378. Miguel Castro RP - BAL
Jerad Eickhoff Note
Jerad Eickhoff photo 379. Jerad Eickhoff SP - SD
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 380. Robert Gsellman RP - NYM
Jonathan Holder Note
Jonathan Holder photo 381. Jonathan Holder RP - NYY
Devin Smeltzer Note
Devin Smeltzer photo 382. Devin Smeltzer SP,RP - MIN
Brady Singer Note
Brady Singer photo 383. Brady Singer SP - KC
Derek Holland Note
Derek Holland photo 384. Derek Holland SP,RP - PIT
Jose Suarez Note
Jose Suarez photo 385. Jose Suarez SP - LAA
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 386. Austin Adams RP - SEA
Jimmy Cordero Note
Jimmy Cordero photo 387. Jimmy Cordero RP - CWS
Zack Littell Note
Zack Littell photo 388. Zack Littell SP,RP - MIN
Dany Jimenez Note
Dany Jimenez photo 389. Dany Jimenez RP - SF
Daniel Mengden Note
Daniel Mengden photo 390. Daniel Mengden SP - OAK
Jose Castillo Note
Jose Castillo photo 391. Jose Castillo RP - SD
Ranger Suarez Note
Ranger Suarez photo 392. Ranger Suarez SP,RP - PHI
Cristian Javier Note
Cristian Javier photo 393. Cristian Javier SP - HOU
Dylan Floro Note
Dylan Floro photo 394. Dylan Floro RP - LAD
Ivan Nova Note
Ivan Nova photo 395. Ivan Nova SP - DET
Logan Gilbert Note
Logan Gilbert photo 396. Logan Gilbert SP - SEA
Brad Brach Note
Brad Brach photo 397. Brad Brach RP - NYM
Thomas Pannone Note
Thomas Pannone photo 398. Thomas Pannone SP,RP - TOR
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 399. Felix Pena SP,RP - LAA
Jake McGee Note
Jake McGee photo 400. Jake McGee RP - COL
Tyler Webb Note
Tyler Webb photo 401. Tyler Webb RP - STL
Sterling Sharp Note
Sterling Sharp photo 402. Sterling Sharp SP - MIA
Touki Toussaint Note
Touki Toussaint photo 403. Touki Toussaint SP,RP - ATL
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 404. Julian Merryweather SP - TOR
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 405. Jeff Hoffman SP - COL
Jordan Zimmermann Note
Jordan Zimmermann photo 406. Jordan Zimmermann SP - DET
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 407. Duane Underwood Jr. SP,RP - CHC
Triston McKenzie Note
Triston McKenzie photo 408. Triston McKenzie SP - CLE
Dan Altavilla Note
Dan Altavilla photo 409. Dan Altavilla RP - SEA
James Hoyt Note
James Hoyt photo 410. James Hoyt RP - CLE
Grant Holmes Note
Grant Holmes photo 411. Grant Holmes SP - OAK
T.J. McFarland Note
T.J. McFarland photo 412. T.J. McFarland RP - OAK
Wilmer Font Note
Wilmer Font photo 413. Wilmer Font SP,RP - TOR
Dean Kremer Note
Dean Kremer photo 414. Dean Kremer SP - BAL
Tyler Ivey Note
Tyler Ivey photo 415. Tyler Ivey SP - HOU
Casey Sadler Note
Casey Sadler photo 416. Casey Sadler RP - CHC
Kendall Graveman Note
Kendall Graveman photo 417. Kendall Graveman SP - SEA
Anderson Espinoza Note
Anderson Espinoza photo 418. Anderson Espinoza SP - SD
Paul Fry Note
Paul Fry photo 419. Paul Fry RP - BAL
Andrew Suarez Note
Andrew Suarez photo 420. Andrew Suarez SP,RP - SF
Steven Brault Note
Steven Brault photo 421. Steven Brault SP,RP - PIT
Josiah Gray Note
Josiah Gray photo 422. Josiah Gray SP - LAD
Carl Edwards Jr. Note
Carl Edwards Jr. photo 423. Carl Edwards Jr. RP - SEA
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 424. Taylor Widener SP - ARI
Chasen Bradford Note
Chasen Bradford photo 425. Chasen Bradford RP - SEA
Bryan Shaw Note
Bryan Shaw photo 426. Bryan Shaw RP - COL
Ryan Borucki Note
Ryan Borucki photo 427. Ryan Borucki SP - TOR
Daulton Jefferies Note
Daulton Jefferies photo 428. Daulton Jefferies SP - OAK
Ryan Brasier Note
Ryan Brasier photo 429. Ryan Brasier RP - BOS
Ryan Burr Note
Ryan Burr photo 430. Ryan Burr RP - CWS
Evan Marshall Note
Evan Marshall photo 431. Evan Marshall RP - CWS
Matt Hall Note
Matt Hall photo 432. Matt Hall RP - BOS
Colten Brewer Note
Colten Brewer photo 433. Colten Brewer RP - BOS
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 434. Joe Palumbo SP - TEX
Stephen Tarpley Note
Stephen Tarpley photo 435. Stephen Tarpley RP - MIA
Tyson Ross Note
Tyson Ross photo 436. Tyson Ross SP - SF
Austin Davis Note
Austin Davis photo 437. Austin Davis RP - PHI
Patrick Weigel Note
Patrick Weigel photo 438. Patrick Weigel SP,RP - ATL
Tanner Scott Note
Tanner Scott photo 439. Tanner Scott RP - BAL
Bo Takahashi Note
Bo Takahashi photo 440. Bo Takahashi SP,RP - ARI
Adam Conley Note
Adam Conley photo 441. Adam Conley RP - MIA
Ricardo Sanchez Note
Ricardo Sanchez photo 442. Ricardo Sanchez SP - STL
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 443. Alec Mills SP,RP - CHC
Jorge Lopez Note
Jorge Lopez photo 444. Jorge Lopez SP,RP - KC
Josh Rogers Note
Josh Rogers photo 445. Josh Rogers SP,RP - BAL
Randy Rosario Note
Randy Rosario photo 446. Randy Rosario RP - KC
Mike Mayers Note
Mike Mayers photo 447. Mike Mayers RP - LAA
Jacob Nix Note
Jacob Nix photo 448. Jacob Nix SP - SD
Dovydas Neverauskas Note
Dovydas Neverauskas photo 449. Dovydas Neverauskas RP - PIT
Nick Margevicius Note
Nick Margevicius photo 450. Nick Margevicius SP,RP - SEA
Chad Kuhl Note
Chad Kuhl photo 451. Chad Kuhl SP - PIT
Brandon Bailey Note
Brandon Bailey photo 452. Brandon Bailey RP - HOU
Bernardo Flores Jr. Note
Bernardo Flores Jr. photo 453. Bernardo Flores Jr. SP - CWS
Glenn Sparkman Note
Glenn Sparkman photo 454. Glenn Sparkman SP,RP - KC
Clay Buchholz Note
Clay Buchholz photo 455. Clay Buchholz SP - FA
Trevor Cahill Note
Trevor Cahill photo 456. Trevor Cahill SP,RP - SF
Jameson Taillon Note
Jameson Taillon photo 457. Jameson Taillon SP - PIT
Nate Karns Note
Nate Karns photo 458. Nate Karns SP - BAL
Brett Martin Note
Brett Martin photo 459. Brett Martin SP,RP - TEX
Andrew Cashner Note
Andrew Cashner photo 460. Andrew Cashner SP,RP - FA
Zack Brown Note
Zack Brown photo 461. Zack Brown SP - MIL
Tony Cingrani Note
Tony Cingrani photo 462. Tony Cingrani SP,RP - FA
Jose Soriano Note
Jose Soriano photo 463. Jose Soriano SP - LAA
Sam Dyson Note
Sam Dyson photo 464. Sam Dyson RP - FA
Cody Ponce Note
Cody Ponce photo 465. Cody Ponce SP,RP - PIT
Marco Estrada Note
Marco Estrada photo 466. Marco Estrada SP - OAK
Tyler Skaggs Note
Tyler Skaggs photo 467. Tyler Skaggs SP - FA
Zach Pop Note
Zach Pop photo 468. Zach Pop P - BAL
Jeremy Hellickson Note
Jeremy Hellickson photo 469. Jeremy Hellickson SP - FA
Jorge Guzman Note
Jorge Guzman photo 470. Jorge Guzman SP - MIA
Hunter Schryver Note
Hunter Schryver photo 471. Hunter Schryver P - CWS
Matt Festa Note
Matt Festa photo 472. Matt Festa RP - SEA
Shawn Kelley Note
Shawn Kelley photo 473. Shawn Kelley RP - FA
Mitchell White Note
Mitchell White photo 474. Mitchell White SP - LAD
Shelby Miller Note
Shelby Miller photo 475. Shelby Miller SP,RP - MIL
Eric Pardinho Note
Eric Pardinho photo 476. Eric Pardinho SP - TOR
Jake Woodford Note
Jake Woodford photo 477. Jake Woodford SP - STL
Zack Godley Note
Zack Godley photo 478. Zack Godley SP,RP - FA
Fernando Rodney Note
Fernando Rodney photo 479. Fernando Rodney RP - FA
Hunter Greene Note
Hunter Greene photo 480. Hunter Greene SP - CIN
Brandon Bielak Note
Brandon Bielak photo 481. Brandon Bielak SP - HOU
Jharel Cotton Note
Jharel Cotton photo 482. Jharel Cotton SP - CHC
Aaron Sanchez Note
Aaron Sanchez photo 483. Aaron Sanchez SP - FA
Pedro Avila Note
Pedro Avila photo 484. Pedro Avila SP - SD
Alexander Guillen Note
Alexander Guillen photo 485. Alexander Guillen P - COL
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 486. Jaime Barria SP,RP - LAA
Jose Cisnero Note
Jose Cisnero photo 487. Jose Cisnero RP - DET
Bryan Garcia Note
Bryan Garcia photo 488. Bryan Garcia RP - DET
Stephen Gonsalves Note
Stephen Gonsalves photo 489. Stephen Gonsalves SP - NYM
David McKay Note
David McKay photo 490. David McKay RP - DET
John Schreiber Note
John Schreiber photo 491. John Schreiber RP - DET
Gregory Soto Note
Gregory Soto photo 492. Gregory Soto SP,RP - DET
Kyle Ryan Note
Kyle Ryan photo 493. Kyle Ryan RP - CHC
Angel Perdomo Note
Angel Perdomo photo 494. Angel Perdomo SP - MIL
David Phelps Note
David Phelps photo 495. David Phelps RP - MIL
Franklyn Kilome Note
Franklyn Kilome photo 496. Franklyn Kilome SP - NYM
Jesse Hahn Note
Jesse Hahn photo 497. Jesse Hahn SP,RP - KC
Nick Neidert Note
Nick Neidert photo 498. Nick Neidert SP - MIA
Cody Stashak Note
Cody Stashak photo 499. Cody Stashak RP - MIN
Michael Baumann Note
Michael Baumann photo 500. Michael Baumann SP - BAL
Brian Howard Note
Brian Howard photo 501. Brian Howard P - OAK
Trey Wingenter Note
Trey Wingenter photo 502. Trey Wingenter RP - SD
Ben Heller Note
Ben Heller photo 503. Ben Heller RP - NYY
Dario Agrazal Note
Dario Agrazal photo 504. Dario Agrazal SP - DET
Danny Salazar Note
Danny Salazar photo 505. Danny Salazar SP - FA
Taylor Guilbeau Note
Taylor Guilbeau photo 506. Taylor Guilbeau RP - SEA
James Marvel Note
James Marvel photo 507. James Marvel SP - PIT
Damon Jones Note
Damon Jones photo 508. Damon Jones P - PHI
Pedro Payano Note
Pedro Payano photo 509. Pedro Payano SP - NYM
Peter Fairbanks Note
Peter Fairbanks photo 510. Peter Fairbanks RP - TB
Beau Burrows Note
Beau Burrows photo 511. Beau Burrows SP - DET
Andrew Moore Note
Andrew Moore photo 512. Andrew Moore SP - SEA
Joely Rodriguez Note
Joely Rodriguez photo 513. Joely Rodriguez RP - TEX
Tony Santillan Note
Tony Santillan photo 514. Tony Santillan SP - CIN
Stefan Crichton Note
Stefan Crichton photo 515. Stefan Crichton RP - ARI
Rafael Dolis Note
Rafael Dolis photo 516. Rafael Dolis RP - TOR
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 517. David Peterson SP,RP - NYM
Jordan Romano Note
Jordan Romano photo 518. Jordan Romano SP,RP - TOR
Manny Banuelos Note
Manny Banuelos photo 519. Manny Banuelos SP,RP - SEA
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 520. JT Brubaker SP - PIT
Grant Dayton Note
Grant Dayton photo 521. Grant Dayton RP - ATL
Jackson Kowar Note
Jackson Kowar photo 522. Jackson Kowar SP - KC
Blake Taylor Note
Blake Taylor photo 523. Blake Taylor SP,RP - HOU
Trevor Megill Note
Trevor Megill photo 524. Trevor Megill RP - CHC
Victor Arano Note
Victor Arano photo 525. Victor Arano RP - PHI
James Shields Note
James Shields photo 526. James Shields SP - FA
Bryan Abreu Note
Bryan Abreu photo 527. Bryan Abreu SP,RP - HOU
Matt Moore Note
Matt Moore photo 528. Matt Moore SP,RP - FA
Corbin Martin Note
Corbin Martin photo 529. Corbin Martin SP - ARI
Jose Mujica Note
Jose Mujica photo 530. Jose Mujica SP,RP - COL
Nick Burdi Note
Nick Burdi photo 531. Nick Burdi RP - PIT
Trevor Oaks Note
Trevor Oaks photo 532. Trevor Oaks SP - SF
Edgar Santana Note
Edgar Santana photo 533. Edgar Santana RP - PIT
Daniel Gossett Note
Daniel Gossett photo 534. Daniel Gossett SP - OAK
Foster Griffin Note
Foster Griffin photo 535. Foster Griffin SP - KC
Brett Cecil Note
Brett Cecil photo 536. Brett Cecil RP - STL
Tanner Anderson Note
Tanner Anderson photo 537. Tanner Anderson SP,RP - OAK
Jandel Gustave Note
Jandel Gustave photo 538. Jandel Gustave RP - SF
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 539. Taylor Clarke SP,RP - ARI
Matt Carasiti Note
Matt Carasiti photo 540. Matt Carasiti SP,RP - SEA
Sam Coonrod Note
Sam Coonrod photo 541. Sam Coonrod RP - SF
Jeffrey Springs Note
Jeffrey Springs photo 542. Jeffrey Springs RP - BOS
Alvaro Seijas Note
Alvaro Seijas photo 543. Alvaro Seijas SP,RP - STL
Luis Cessa Note
Luis Cessa photo 544. Luis Cessa RP - NYY
Scott Moss Note
Scott Moss photo 545. Scott Moss SP - CLE
James Kaprielian Note
James Kaprielian photo 546. James Kaprielian SP - OAK
Parker Dunshee Note
Parker Dunshee photo 547. Parker Dunshee P - OAK
Luis Ortiz Note
Luis Ortiz photo 548. Luis Ortiz SP - BAL
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 549. Jalen Beeks SP,RP - TB
Odrisamer Despaigne Note
Odrisamer Despaigne photo 550. Odrisamer Despaigne SP,RP - FA
Anthony Castro Note
Anthony Castro photo 551. Anthony Castro SP - DET
Jeff Brigham Note
Jeff Brigham photo 552. Jeff Brigham SP,RP - MIA
Dan Straily Note
Dan Straily photo 553. Dan Straily SP - FA
Justin Anderson Note
Justin Anderson photo 554. Justin Anderson RP - LAA
Ashton Goudeau Note
Ashton Goudeau photo 555. Ashton Goudeau SP,RP - COL
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 556. Jacob Waguespack SP - TOR
Tim Melville Note
Tim Melville photo 557. Tim Melville SP,RP - COL
Tom Hatch Note
Tom Hatch photo 558. Tom Hatch SP - TOR
Ronald Bolanos Note
Ronald Bolanos photo 559. Ronald Bolanos P - SD
Yohan Ramirez Note
Yohan Ramirez photo 560. Yohan Ramirez RP - SEA
Jose De Leon Note
Jose De Leon photo 561. Jose De Leon SP,RP - CIN
Ryan Merritt Note
Ryan Merritt photo 562. Ryan Merritt SP,RP - TB
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 563. Dillon Peters SP,RP - LAA
Matt Reynolds Note
Matt Reynolds photo 564. Matt Reynolds RP - FA
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 565. Adrian Morejon SP,RP - SD
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 566. Austin Adams SP,RP - FA
J.B. Bukauskas Note
J.B. Bukauskas photo 567. J.B. Bukauskas SP - ARI
Matt Wisler Note
Matt Wisler photo 568.