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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 63. German Marquez SP
Although Marquez seemed like the rare pitcher who could conquer Coors Field, 2019 showed otherwise. Marquez pitched to a 3.67 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP on the road, but a 6.26 ERA and 1.55 WHIP at home. Can he overcome the thin air this year? It's possible, but history is littered with pitchers who managed to buck the trend for one year only to fail to do so again. Marquez has the skill, but his home park make it seem unlikely he can provide quality value.
26 weeks ago
Jon Gray Note
Jon Gray photo 84. Jon Gray SP
It would be interesting to see what Gray could do on a team other than the Rockies, but at least we pretty much know what he'll do in Colorado. Pitch to around a 4.00-4.50 ERA, have a WHIP in the 1.35 range, and strike out a batter per inning. Forget about the magical growth we keep waiting for. Draft him at this numbers, which work in an NL-only or deeper mixed league.
26 weeks ago
Mychal Givens Note
Mychal Givens photo 100. Mychal Givens RP
Givens isn't a special pitcher, pitches for a poor team, and isn't guaranteed to be the closer. Even if he were, he's tallied just 20 saves over the last two seasons. There's no reason to draft Givens, and if you're looking for a Baltimore closer, better to take your chance on Hunter Harvey.
26 weeks ago
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 118. Scott Oberg RP
Oberg turned in another stellar year despite pitching in Colorado, and took over for Wade Davis as the closer by the end of the year. Davis will enter the 2020 season as the closer, but given his performance last year, his leash is going to be fairly short. Oberg makes one of the better handcuffs to own, though it's more about his opportunity and less about his ratios.
26 weeks ago
Wade Davis Note
Wade Davis photo 131. Wade Davis RP
Davis had a disastrous 2019 season, pitching to an 8.65 ERA and losing his closer's job. He'll enter 2020 back in the ninth-inning role but his leash will certainly be short with Scott Oberg waiting in the wings. Davis should likely be the last "closer" drafted.
26 weeks ago
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 243. Kyle Freeland SP
Jairo Diaz Note
Jairo Diaz photo 245. Jairo Diaz RP
Carlos Estevez Note
Carlos Estevez photo 281. Carlos Estevez RP
Antonio Senzatela Note
Antonio Senzatela photo 329. Antonio Senzatela SP
James Pazos Note
James Pazos photo 394. James Pazos RP
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 456. Jeff Hoffman SP,RP
Jose Mujica Note
Jose Mujica photo 481. Jose Mujica RP
Dereck Rodriguez Note
Dereck Rodriguez photo 509. Dereck Rodriguez SP,RP
Ashton Goudeau Note
Ashton Goudeau photo 554. Ashton Goudeau RP
Peter Lambert Note
Peter Lambert photo 572. Peter Lambert SP
Chi Chi Gonzalez Note
Chi Chi Gonzalez photo 605. Chi Chi Gonzalez SP
Ryan Castellani Note
Ryan Castellani photo 633. Ryan Castellani SP
Ben Bowden Note
Ben Bowden photo 739. Ben Bowden RP
Yency Almonte Note
Yency Almonte photo 769. Yency Almonte RP
Phillip Diehl Note
Phillip Diehl photo 783. Phillip Diehl RP
Tyler Kinley Note
Tyler Kinley photo 790. Tyler Kinley RP
Jesus Tinoco Note
Jesus Tinoco photo 816. Jesus Tinoco RP
Daniel Bard Note
Daniel Bard photo 817. Daniel Bard SP,RP
Harrison Musgrave Note
Harrison Musgrave photo 844. Harrison Musgrave RP
Connor Joe Note
Connor Joe photo 897. Connor Joe LF