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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 56. Zac Gallen SP
Gallen took a major step back last year, but it's tough not to blame the injuries. He missed time with forearm, elbow, and hamstring injuries and the quality of nearly every one of his pitches declined. He looked like a prime bounce-back candidate, but he's already behind schedule because of bursitis in his shoulder. If you believe that Gallen's decline last year was due to his injuries and that he won't miss much time this year, then he should be drafted as a low-end No. 2 starter. When he's right, his fastball, changeup, and curveball are all outstanding, and he can pile on the strikeouts with ease. But you'd be foolish not to acknowledge the injury risks, and if you do draft Gallen, make sure you have a deep staff behind him.
8 weeks ago
Mark Melancon Note
Mark Melancon photo 61. Mark Melancon RP
If you saw 39 saves coming from Melancon last year, you're a fibber. He emerged from a crowded San Diego bullpen to become one of the most reliable closing options in the game. Yes, he's old for a closer and no, his strikeout numbers won't help you. But he'll be the undisputed closer for the Diamondbacks this year, and job security is more than half the battle. You have to knock a ton of saves off his projections given that he'll be pitching for a poor Arizona team, but 25-30 should be in the cards, and the guy did have a 2.23 ERA last season. His contract should keep him in Arizona for the full year, so grit your teeth and draft him as a fairly reliable option in the bullpen.
8 weeks ago
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 151. Madison Bumgarner SP
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 176. Ian Kennedy RP
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 190. Merrill Kelly SP
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 243. Luke Weaver SP
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 300. Caleb Smith SP,RP
Humberto Castellanos Note
Humberto Castellanos photo 323. Humberto Castellanos SP,RP
J.B. Bukauskas Note
J.B. Bukauskas photo 335. J.B. Bukauskas RP
Corbin Martin Note
Corbin Martin photo 338. Corbin Martin SP,RP
J.B. Wendelken Note
J.B. Wendelken photo 383. J.B. Wendelken RP
Noe Ramirez Note
Noe Ramirez photo 477. Noe Ramirez RP
Ryne Nelson Note
Ryne Nelson photo 498. Ryne Nelson SP
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 499. Zach Davies SP
Humberto Mejia Note
Humberto Mejia photo 540. Humberto Mejia SP
Tyler Gilbert Note
Tyler Gilbert photo 554. Tyler Gilbert SP
Joe Mantiply Note
Joe Mantiply photo 585. Joe Mantiply RP
Keone Kela Note
Keone Kela photo 589. Keone Kela RP
Jacob Webb Note
Jacob Webb photo 590. Jacob Webb RP
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 623. Taylor Widener SP,RP
Dan Straily Note
Dan Straily photo 665. Dan Straily SP
Sean Poppen Note
Sean Poppen photo 674. Sean Poppen RP
Luis Frias Note
Luis Frias photo 695. Luis Frias RP
Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 713. Kevin Ginkel RP
Mitchell Stumpo Note
Mitchell Stumpo photo 715. Mitchell Stumpo
Ryan Weiss Note
Ryan Weiss photo 772. Ryan Weiss RP
Chris Devenski Note
Chris Devenski photo 797. Chris Devenski RP
Edwin Uceta Note
Edwin Uceta photo 809. Edwin Uceta RP
Keynan Middleton Note
Keynan Middleton photo 836. Keynan Middleton RP
Caleb Baragar Note
Caleb Baragar photo 871. Caleb Baragar RP
Brett de Geus Note
Brett de Geus photo 885. Brett de Geus RP