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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Raisel Iglesias Note
Raisel Iglesias photo 35. Raisel Iglesias RP
Iglesias bounced back from a sub-par 2019 to post an excellent 2020 season, with a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and the lowest walk rate of his career. He'll now move to the Angels where he'll keep his role as a closer. Iglesias's numbers should be solid as usual, and his precise value should hinge on whether the Angels use him in more of a multi-inning role like the Reds historically did (which limited Iglesias's save totals), or deploy him as a more traditional ninth-inning option. Either way, Iglesias will be the Angels' stopper, and hence, should be drafted as a strong top-10 RP option.
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Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 47. Dylan Bundy SP
Bundy largely made good on the enormous amount of buzz that surrounded him after he moved from the Orioles to the Angels. He set career bests in ERA (3.29), WHIP (1.04), strikeout rate (27%), and walk rate (6.4%). Bundy's fastball, though it continued to trend down in velocity, was more effective than in years' past, in part because he cut way down on his usage of the pitch (just 33.6%, after throwing it at least 42.4% of the time in every previous season). His slider remained one of the best pitches in the game, and his remaining secondary pitches improved, too. At some point, Bundy's fastball velocity is going to become an issue, but there's little reason to expect that to come in 2021. Draft him as as an SP3.
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Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 65. Andrew Heaney SP
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 69. Shohei Ohtani DH,SP
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 97. Griffin Canning SP
It's mostly about health with Canning, who offers a great deal of stability when he's on the mound. You can expect at worst a low 4.00 ERA, about a 1.30 WHIP, and roughly a strikeout per inning. But he did close last season notably strong, pitching to a 3.14 ERA, and a 1.19 WHIP, with a 14.5% swinging strike rate and a 10.4 K/9 mark over his final five starts. That's probably his ceiling, but it shows what he's capable of when he is healthy and gets into a groove. He's a fine pick at his cost (which is minimal), but bake in some injury risk.
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Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 170. Jose Quintana RP
Mike Mayers Note
Mike Mayers photo 196. Mike Mayers RP
Alex Cobb Note
Alex Cobb photo 228. Alex Cobb SP
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 314. Ty Buttrey RP
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 331. Patrick Sandoval SP
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 351. Felix Pena RP
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 363. Jaime Barria SP
Alex Claudio Note
Alex Claudio photo 366. Alex Claudio RP
Junior Guerra Note
Junior Guerra photo 394. Junior Guerra RP
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 426. Dillon Peters SP
Packy Naughton Note
Packy Naughton photo 450. Packy Naughton SP
Jose Suarez Note
Jose Suarez photo 489. Jose Suarez SP
Gerardo Reyes Note
Gerardo Reyes photo 528. Gerardo Reyes RP
Kyle Keller Note
Kyle Keller photo 611. Kyle Keller RP
Jose Quijada Note
Jose Quijada photo 640. Jose Quijada RP
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 651. Jesse Chavez RP
Brendan McCurry Note
Brendan McCurry photo 654. Brendan McCurry RP
Aaron Slegers Note
Aaron Slegers photo 690. Aaron Slegers RP
Jake Faria Note
Jake Faria photo 727. Jake Faria RP
Luke Bard Note
Luke Bard photo 749. Luke Bard RP