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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 9. Lucas Giolito SP
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 18. Lance Lynn SP
Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
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Liam Hendriks Note
Liam Hendriks photo 26. Liam Hendriks RP
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 72. Dallas Keuchel SP
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 95. Aaron Bummer RP
Michael Kopech Note
Michael Kopech photo 114. Michael Kopech SP
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 171. Dylan Cease SP
Garrett Crochet Note
Garrett Crochet photo 208. Garrett Crochet RP
Matt Foster Note
Matt Foster photo 213. Matt Foster RP
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 271. Reynaldo Lopez SP