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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

John Means Note
John Means photo 75. John Means SP
Means's 4.53 ERA and grotesque home run rate are probably going to scare the casual fantasy manager away, but there is a ton to like about him heading into 2021. First, Means had a weird year last season, as he dealt with arm fatigue early and then his father passed away, so his schedule was certainly thrown up into the air at the start. Probably because of those difficulties, his outstanding changeup wasn't effective earlier in the season, but it was back to being his money pitch by season's end. Add to that Means' increase in velocity, his strong finish (1.52 ERA, 30 strikeouts over his last four starts), and his excellent command, and there's a breakout waiting to happen, despite the tough division.
19 weeks ago
Tanner Scott Note
Tanner Scott photo 137. Tanner Scott RP
Dean Kremer Note
Dean Kremer photo 209. Dean Kremer SP
Keegan Akin Note
Keegan Akin photo 234. Keegan Akin RP,SP
Cesar Valdez Note
Cesar Valdez photo 239. Cesar Valdez RP
Hunter Harvey Note
Hunter Harvey photo 246. Hunter Harvey RP
Harvey strained his oblique in spring training and was placed on the 60-day IL, meaning he's unlikely to contribute as the Orioles' designated closer, which was unlikely anyway with Brandon Hyde as the manager. Harvey had a ton of buzz heading into last season, but a strained forearm ultimately limited him to just 8 2/3 innings. He's got a dominant fastball that can reach triple digits, but his injury history has been a roadblock to him becoming a regular and reliable reliever. Hyde likes to go by committee anyway, and Harvey's injury should give him the chance to do just that again. Perhaps spend a last-round pick on Harvey, but better yet, leave him undrafted.
19 weeks ago
Dillon Tate Note
Dillon Tate photo 306. Dillon Tate RP
Bruce Zimmermann Note
Bruce Zimmermann photo 335. Bruce Zimmermann SP
Shawn Armstrong Note
Shawn Armstrong photo 346. Shawn Armstrong RP
Cole Sulser Note
Cole Sulser photo 357. Cole Sulser RP
Paul Fry Note
Paul Fry photo 359. Paul Fry RP
Grayson Rodriguez Note
Grayson Rodriguez photo 378. Grayson Rodriguez SP
DL Hall Note
DL Hall photo 382. DL Hall SP
Adam Plutko Note
Adam Plutko photo 450. Adam Plutko SP,RP
Jorge Lopez Note
Jorge Lopez photo 518. Jorge Lopez SP,RP
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 525. Shaun Anderson SP,RP
Alex Wells Note
Alex Wells photo 537. Alex Wells SP
Zac Lowther Note
Zac Lowther photo 548. Zac Lowther SP
Tyler Wells Note
Tyler Wells photo 572. Tyler Wells RP,SP
Mickey Jannis Note
Mickey Jannis photo 587. Mickey Jannis RP,SP
Conner Greene Note
Conner Greene photo 623. Conner Greene SP
Travis Lakins Sr. Note
Travis Lakins Sr. photo 636. Travis Lakins Sr. SP,RP
Evan Phillips Note
Evan Phillips photo 638. Evan Phillips RP
Gray Fenter Note
Gray Fenter photo 643. Gray Fenter SP
Mike Baumann Note
Mike Baumann photo 651. Mike Baumann SP
Matt Harvey Note
Matt Harvey photo 655. Matt Harvey SP
Fernando Abad Note
Fernando Abad photo 729. Fernando Abad RP
Cody Carroll Note
Cody Carroll photo 792. Cody Carroll RP
Isaac Mattson Note
Isaac Mattson photo 822. Isaac Mattson RP
Thomas Eshelman Note
Thomas Eshelman photo 880. Thomas Eshelman SP,RP