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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 63. Marcus Stroman SP
Stroman had some of the best surface numbers of his career with a 3.02 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, as a stronger Mets infield defense helped to normalize his BABIP against just a bit. But even though he had the highest strikeout rate of his career, the new splitter he introduced didn't generate enough whiffs to make a difference. He remained an overall negative in the category (7.94/9), and he'll now pitch for a mediocre Cubs team in 2022. Stroman won't hurt you, and drafting a pitcher with little downside can be a plus if you have a deep rotation. But at this point in his career, there's equally little upside, so whether you take the shot on him depends entirely on how the rest of your staff looks.
28 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 102. Kyle Hendricks SP
Hendricks won the "most underrated starter" award for five years in a row or so because fantasy managers liked to ignore his excellent numbers due to his low velocity and strikeout rate. But the bill came due last eason, and he had, by far, the worst season of his career. His ERA pushed 5.00, his WHIP was two tenths of a point higher than his career mark, and his already low strikeout rate dipped further. There's hope for a rebound, of course. Hendricks is just 32, his home run rate seemed unsustainably high, and through it all, he still got to 14 wins. But this already feels like fantasy manager missed the opportunity to jump off the Hendricks ship a year too early rather than a year too late. Hendricks needs to have pristine ratios to justify the strikeout rate, and pitching in front of a mediocre defense, it seems highly unlikely he'll get there. There are better places to spend your late-round investment.
27 weeks ago
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 129. Rowan Wick RP
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 177. Adbert Alzolay SP,RP
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 182. Wade Miley SP
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 279. Drew Smyly SP,RP
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 352. Sean Newcomb RP
Mark Leiter Jr. Note
Mark Leiter Jr. photo 358. Mark Leiter Jr. RP,SP
Kervin Castro Note
Kervin Castro photo 363. Kervin Castro RP
Stephen Gonsalves Note
Stephen Gonsalves photo 409. Stephen Gonsalves RP
Brad Wieck Note
Brad Wieck photo 431. Brad Wieck RP
Justin Steele Note
Justin Steele photo 436. Justin Steele SP,RP
Michael Rucker Note
Michael Rucker photo 458. Michael Rucker RP
Anderson Espinoza Note
Anderson Espinoza photo 491. Anderson Espinoza RP,SP
Keegan Thompson Note
Keegan Thompson photo 530. Keegan Thompson SP,RP
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 546. Alec Mills SP,RP
Steven Brault Note
Steven Brault photo 557. Steven Brault RP,SP
Alexander Vizcaino Note
Alexander Vizcaino photo 565. Alexander Vizcaino SP
Manuel Rodriguez Note
Manuel Rodriguez photo 568. Manuel Rodriguez RP
Adrian Sampson Note
Adrian Sampson photo 651. Adrian Sampson SP,RP
Ben Leeper Note
Ben Leeper photo 701. Ben Leeper RP
Codi Heuer Note
Codi Heuer photo 710. Codi Heuer RP
Ethan Roberts Note
Ethan Roberts photo 711. Ethan Roberts RP
Jonathan Holder Note
Jonathan Holder photo 718. Jonathan Holder SP,RP
Brailyn Marquez Note
Brailyn Marquez photo 792. Brailyn Marquez RP