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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 4. Walker Buehler SP
The West Coast bias rears its ugly head again. If the Dodgers' ace pitched in Boston, New York or Chicago, headlines would call him Cy Buehler. If you play in a QS league, Walker is as sure a thing as a traffic jam on the 405. He went six or more innings in all but one of his first 27 starts last year. He'll give you a strikeout an inning, a sub-1.00 WHIP and have you feeling calm, cool and collected as a manager every fifth night. Pitching for a great Dodgers team, Buehler could top 20 wins.
12 weeks ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 8. Julio Urias SP
You won't be able to sneak Urias past the rest of your league again after his 20-win campaign in 2021. He's primed to join the ranks of the true aces. The Dodgers will win 100 games, with a top-10 defense. Urias is ready to pitch 200 innings and have a top-10 K/BB ratio. The Dodgers always seem to score in bunches when he's on the hill, so Urias might get 20 wins again. After bringing Urias along slowly, the Dodgers will finally unleash the young star. If he throws 210 innings, Urias will far outperform his fourth-round draft projection.
12 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 36. Clayton Kershaw SP
Kershaw isn't the same pitcher he was at his peak, but he's still really, really good. His curveball doesn't have quite the same bite and his fastball has fallen off a bit, but his slider is one of the best in baseball. Kershaw really leaned into that pitch last year (he used it 47.6% of the time), so it's no surprise that he dealt with forearm issues at the end of the season. And injuries are now unfortunately a common thing for the veteran, as he's dealt with back, shoulder, and now elbow injuries over the past several years. He's back with the Dodgers on a one-year deal and is reportedly healthy. There's still a ton of room for profit with him, but you shouldn't count on much more than 120 innings.
10 weeks ago
Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 49. Craig Kimbrel RP
Kimbrel bounced back in a huge way last season, cutting his walk rate to 9.8%, his lowest since 2017. He was vintage Kimbrel, piling up the strikeouts and saves until a mid-season trade to the White Sox where he became the setup man to Liam Hendriks. He was slated to be a late-round pick with Chicago, but with the trade to the Dodgers, he immediately becomes a top-5 closer. Expect 35-plus saves and elite ratios.
8 weeks ago
Blake Treinen Note
Blake Treinen photo 97. Blake Treinen RP
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 109. Tony Gonsolin SP
Trevor Bauer Note
Trevor Bauer photo 121. Trevor Bauer SP
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 135. Andrew Heaney SP
Brusdar Graterol Note
Brusdar Graterol photo 172. Brusdar Graterol RP
Daniel Hudson Note
Daniel Hudson photo 173. Daniel Hudson RP
Alex Vesia Note
Alex Vesia photo 209. Alex Vesia RP
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 210. Dustin May SP
David Price Note
David Price photo 234. David Price SP,RP
Tyler Anderson Note
Tyler Anderson photo 251. Tyler Anderson SP
Phil Bickford Note
Phil Bickford photo 253. Phil Bickford RP
Danny Duffy Note
Danny Duffy photo 264. Danny Duffy SP
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 293. Tommy Kahnle RP
Caleb Ferguson Note
Caleb Ferguson photo 309. Caleb Ferguson RP
Mitch White Note
Mitch White photo 346. Mitch White RP
Shane Greene Note
Shane Greene photo 398. Shane Greene RP
Evan Phillips Note
Evan Phillips photo 439. Evan Phillips RP
Pedro Baez Note
Pedro Baez photo 528. Pedro Baez RP
Justin Bruihl Note
Justin Bruihl photo 588. Justin Bruihl RP
Victor Gonzalez Note
Victor Gonzalez photo 608. Victor Gonzalez RP
Dellin Betances Note
Dellin Betances photo 633. Dellin Betances RP
Yency Almonte Note
Yency Almonte photo 638. Yency Almonte RP
Garrett Cleavinger Note
Garrett Cleavinger photo 664. Garrett Cleavinger RP
Reyes Moronta Note
Reyes Moronta photo 761. Reyes Moronta RP
Mike Wright Jr. Note
Mike Wright Jr. photo 778. Mike Wright Jr. RP
Beau Burrows Note
Beau Burrows photo 813. Beau Burrows RP
Carson Fulmer Note
Carson Fulmer photo 872. Carson Fulmer RP
Andre Jackson Note
Andre Jackson photo 886. Andre Jackson RP
Ryan Pepiot Note
Ryan Pepiot photo 931. Ryan Pepiot SP