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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Spencer Strider Note
Spencer Strider photo 1. Spencer Strider SP
Spencer Strider performed as advertised in 2023. He struck out a ridiculous 281 batters in 186 2/3 innings for a 13.55 K/9. His walk rate dropped for the third straight season, and his xBAA was .205. His outlier was a 3.86 ERA, but don't let this stop you from drafting him, as his xERA was 3.09. Strider is currently the first pitcher off the board in NFBC drafts. He is neck-and-neck with Gerrit Cole for best fantasy SP1.
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Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 18. Max Fried SP
Max Fried dealt with a couple of injuries in 2023, which limited him to 14 starts and 77 2/3 innings. He made the most of those innings, though, with a 2.55 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. While fantasy managers shouldn't chase wins, Fried's 8-1 record is notable because of the team he plays for. If he continues with his current pitching profile (Pitching Run-Value of 88, according to Statcast), the wins should come thanks to the prolific Braves offense. Fried does not give up much in the way of hard hits, and his ground ball percentage of 59.2 lands in the 97th percentile. He will be a solid SP1 if you wait until the fifth or sixth round to start your pitching staff.
9 weeks ago
Raisel Iglesias Note
Raisel Iglesias photo 27. Raisel Iglesias RP
Raisel Iglesias finished in the Top 10 in saves with 33 last season. This number might seem low, but the Atlanta Braves didn't have many save opportunities while routinely blowing out opponents. Iglesias remains elite in Chase% (35.4), but batters lit up his fastball and sinker more than in past seasons. Iglesias will remain a Tier 2 closer because of the team he plays for, but look out for that to continue to be a double-edged sword when it comes to saves. There are other relievers with more ratio upside later in the draft.
9 weeks ago
Chris Sale Note
Chris Sale photo 44. Chris Sale SP
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 75. Charlie Morton SP
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 172. Reynaldo Lopez SP,RP
A.J. Minter Note
A.J. Minter photo 183. A.J. Minter RP
Bryce Elder Note
Bryce Elder photo 194. Bryce Elder SP
AJ Smith-Shawver Note
AJ Smith-Shawver photo 197. AJ Smith-Shawver SP
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 267. Pierce Johnson RP
Joe Jimenez Note
Joe Jimenez photo 273. Joe Jimenez RP
Hurston Waldrep Note
Hurston Waldrep photo 280. Hurston Waldrep SP
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 296. Aaron Bummer RP
Dylan Lee Note
Dylan Lee photo 363. Dylan Lee RP
Allan Winans Note
Allan Winans photo 372. Allan Winans SP
Huascar Ynoa Note
Huascar Ynoa photo 427. Huascar Ynoa SP
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 460. Jesse Chavez RP
Ray Kerr Note
Ray Kerr photo 501. Ray Kerr RP
Daysbel Hernandez Note
Daysbel Hernandez photo 542. Daysbel Hernandez RP
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 547. Ken Giles RP
Angel Perdomo Note
Angel Perdomo photo 551. Angel Perdomo RP
Tyler Matzek Note
Tyler Matzek photo 591. Tyler Matzek RP
Jimmy Herget Note
Jimmy Herget photo 607. Jimmy Herget RP
Darius Vines Note
Darius Vines photo 608. Darius Vines RP
Jackson Stephens Note
Jackson Stephens photo 624. Jackson Stephens RP
Dylan Dodd Note
Dylan Dodd photo 650. Dylan Dodd SP
Ian Anderson Note
Ian Anderson photo 712. Ian Anderson SP
Grant Holmes Note
Grant Holmes photo 760. Grant Holmes SP
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 796. Taylor Widener RP
Zach Logue Note
Zach Logue photo 965. Zach Logue RP