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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 42. Madison Bumgarner SP
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.
26 weeks ago
Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 44. Zac Gallen SP
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.
26 weeks ago
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 73. Luke Weaver SP
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.
26 weeks ago
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 80. Caleb Smith SP
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.
26 weeks ago
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 181. Merrill Kelly SP
Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 213. Kevin Ginkel RP
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 274. Alex Young SP,RP
Miller Diaz Note
Miller Diaz photo 290. Miller Diaz RP
Junior Guerra Note
Junior Guerra photo 312. Junior Guerra RP
Rogelio Armenteros Note
Rogelio Armenteros photo 322. Rogelio Armenteros SP
Yoan Lopez Note
Yoan Lopez photo 332. Yoan Lopez RP
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 361. Jon Duplantier RP
Corbin Martin Note
Corbin Martin photo 377. Corbin Martin SP
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 494. Taylor Widener SP,RP
Stefan Crichton Note
Stefan Crichton photo 508. Stefan Crichton RP
Taylor Guilbeau Note
Taylor Guilbeau photo 550. Taylor Guilbeau RP
J.B. Bukauskas Note
J.B. Bukauskas photo 580. J.B. Bukauskas SP
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 599. Taylor Clarke SP,RP
Joel Payamps Note
Joel Payamps photo 686. Joel Payamps SP
Edwin Jackson Note
Edwin Jackson photo 727. Edwin Jackson SP
Matt Grace Note
Matt Grace photo 756. Matt Grace RP
Travis Bergen Note
Travis Bergen photo 829. Travis Bergen RP
Keury Mella Note
Keury Mella photo 832. Keury Mella SP,RP
Silvino Bracho Note
Silvino Bracho photo 851. Silvino Bracho RP
Matt Koch Note
Matt Koch photo 865. Matt Koch RP
Sam Moll Note
Sam Moll photo 889. Sam Moll RP
Joe Mantiply Note
Joe Mantiply photo 914. Joe Mantiply SP,RP