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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 62. James Paxton SP
Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
37 weeks ago
Matt Barnes Note
Matt Barnes photo 89. Matt Barnes RP
Barnes may begin the year as the closer, but it's hardly a guarantee that he'll keep the role. His walk rate has been above 13% for each of the last two seasons, and his WHIP is 1.38 over that span. Adam Ottavino, Darwinzon Hernandez, and Hirokazu Sawamura are in play to take over for Barnes if he struggles. For now, consider Barnes on the very tail end of draftable relievers in fantasy.
36 weeks ago
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 94. Nathan Eovaldi SP,RP
Chris Sale Note
Chris Sale photo 105. Chris Sale SP
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 160. Rich Hill SP
Tanner Houck Note
Tanner Houck photo 187. Tanner Houck RP,SP
Ryan Brasier Note
Ryan Brasier photo 263. Ryan Brasier RP
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 266. Michael Wacha SP,RP
Darwinzon Hernandez Note
Darwinzon Hernandez photo 277. Darwinzon Hernandez RP
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 280. Nick Pivetta SP,RP
Michael Feliz Note
Michael Feliz photo 339. Michael Feliz RP
Brandon Brennan Note
Brandon Brennan photo 417. Brandon Brennan RP
Josh Taylor Note
Josh Taylor photo 422. Josh Taylor RP
Alex Claudio Note
Alex Claudio photo 424. Alex Claudio RP
Hector Rondon Note
Hector Rondon photo 472. Hector Rondon RP
Hirokazu Sawamura Note
Hirokazu Sawamura photo 534. Hirokazu Sawamura RP
Phillips Valdez Note
Phillips Valdez photo 583. Phillips Valdez RP
Garrett Whitlock Note
Garrett Whitlock photo 589. Garrett Whitlock RP,SP
Connor Seabold Note
Connor Seabold photo 628. Connor Seabold SP
Kyle Hart Note
Kyle Hart photo 632. Kyle Hart SP
John Schreiber Note
John Schreiber photo 747. John Schreiber RP
Eduard Bazardo Note
Eduard Bazardo photo 777. Eduard Bazardo RP
Durbin Feltman Note
Durbin Feltman photo 797. Durbin Feltman RP
Austin Davis Note
Austin Davis photo 811. Austin Davis RP
Dylan Covey Note
Dylan Covey photo 831. Dylan Covey SP,RP
Geoff Hartlieb Note
Geoff Hartlieb photo 842. Geoff Hartlieb RP