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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 15. Brandon Woodruff SP,RP
There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
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Josh Hader Note
Josh Hader photo 16. Josh Hader RP
Hader wasn't quite as dominant as he had been the previous two years, largely due to a spike in walk rate and the slightest of declines in strikeout rate. But he still tallied 13 saves, third-best in baseball, and had a miniscule 0.95 WHIP. If you parse it closely, it was just a bizarre season for Hader, who didn't give up a run through his first nine appearances, but subsequently allowed four runs in an inning. He walked five batters in a game, but didn't allow a single walk in any game after that, a span of 11 appearances. In other words, there seems to be a lot of noise in Hader's "decline," which likely would have been ironed out over the course of a full season. Draft him as the top closer off the board with few concerns.
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Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 27. Corbin Burnes SP,RP
Devin Williams Note
Devin Williams photo 64. Devin Williams SP,RP
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 136. Freddy Peralta SP,RP
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 145. Josh Lindblom SP,RP
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 184. Adrian Houser SP,RP
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 224. Brent Suter SP,RP
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 350. Eric Lauer SP