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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Yu Darvish Note
Yu Darvish photo 20. Yu Darvish SP
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
17 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 43. Kyle Hendricks SP
Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
17 weeks ago
Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 47. Craig Kimbrel RP
Kimbrel waited to sign until months into the season, and the results weren't pretty. He battled injury and was entirely ineffective, pitching to an 8.10 ERA and walking more than five batters per nine innings. Whether the complete lack of control was a continuing trend or just due to rust/injuries. But, either way, the price on Kimbrel should be the cheapest in years, and if you're waiting on saves, he's as good an option to take a chance on as anyone.
17 weeks ago
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 110. Jose Quintana SP
Quintana went from a solid, low-3.00 ERA pitcher with the White Sox to an unreliable pitcher with over a 4.00 ERA in his time with the Cubs. His strikeout rate continues to trend down, and despite pitching at least 171 innings in each of the past seven seasons, he's never won more than 13 games. A low-upside, low-floor play, Quintana is just NL-only material.
17 weeks ago
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 140. Jon Lester SP
Pedro Strop Note
Pedro Strop photo 214. Pedro Strop RP
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 228. Rowan Wick RP
Andrew Chafin Note
Andrew Chafin photo 262. Andrew Chafin RP
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 269. Alec Mills SP,RP
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 304. Tyler Chatwood SP,RP
Brad Wieck Note
Brad Wieck photo 319. Brad Wieck RP
Jeremy Jeffress Note
Jeremy Jeffress photo 366. Jeremy Jeffress RP
Kyle Ryan Note
Kyle Ryan photo 417. Kyle Ryan RP
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 422. Duane Underwood Jr. RP
Trevor Megill Note
Trevor Megill photo 463. Trevor Megill RP
Dillon Maples Note
Dillon Maples photo 519. Dillon Maples RP
Ryan Tepera Note
Ryan Tepera photo 533. Ryan Tepera RP
Colin Rea Note
Colin Rea photo 619. Colin Rea SP
Josh Osich Note
Josh Osich photo 624. Josh Osich RP
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 647. Adbert Alzolay SP
Tyler Olson Note
Tyler Olson photo 673. Tyler Olson RP
Jason Adam Note
Jason Adam photo 702. Jason Adam RP
Dan Winkler Note
Dan Winkler photo 708. Dan Winkler RP
James Norwood Note
James Norwood photo 736. James Norwood RP
Danny Hultzen Note
Danny Hultzen photo 755. Danny Hultzen RP
Rex Brothers Note
Rex Brothers photo 812. Rex Brothers RP
CD Pelham Note
CD Pelham photo 815. CD Pelham RP
Manuel Rodriguez Note
Manuel Rodriguez photo 818. Manuel Rodriguez RP