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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Jose Berrios Note
Jose Berrios photo 23. Jose Berrios SP
Berrios reached 200 innings but didn't really take the step forward that most fantasy owners had hoped for. His strikeout rate dropped, his WHIP increased, and batters made better contact. Still, Berrios was a pitcher who fantasy owners could start each and every time out, contributed well in wins, and rarely walked batters. When you add it all up, Berrios remains a starter that fantasy owners should covet, but perhaps temper expectations until he shows that he's ready to take that next step.
21 weeks ago
Taylor Rogers Note
Taylor Rogers photo 35. Taylor Rogers RP
Rogers didn't have the Twins' closer role at the outset of the season, but he proved himself as Minnesota's best reliever pretty quickly. He built on his strong gains in 2018, further upping his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He likely won't see all of the save chances this year for the Twins, but he should lead the way in opportunities. That, along with his strong overall numbers, makes him a reliever to target in fantasy.
21 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 58. Kenta Maeda SP,RP
Maeda should be the rare pitcher who benefits from a move to the American League. The Dodgers have moved him back and forth from the bullpen to the starting rotation to manipulate his innings and avoid paying him bonuses for years. Now, he should stick in the Twins' rotation, and approach the 175 innings he threw in 2016. Given that he had the highest swinging strike rate (14.6%) and chase rate (34.8%) of his career last year and will be moving to a division that saw three of the other four teams rank in the bottom seven in runs scored in 2019, consider the needle on Maeda moving up.
21 weeks ago
Jake Odorizzi Note
Jake Odorizzi photo 67. Jake Odorizzi SP
Odorizzi just refused to fail last year, and he was a reliable pitcher all year long. His continued gains in strikeouts and drop in walks, to go along with his 15 wins, led to a remarkably profitable season. But his xFIP remained at 4.33 and Odorizzi just never felt quite like a pitcher who was going to dominate every time out. Fortunately, you don't have to pay for his 2019 numbers given his ADP, so draft him at his price without much worry.
21 weeks ago
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 93. Rich Hill SP
Hill is as predictable as they come nowadays. He'll give you outstanding innings with excellent strikeout numbers, but will top out at 135 innings and likely less. He'll likely be sidelined until June with his elbow injury but that may be just in time for the start of the season now. That should move Hill far up your draft boards, from afterthought to late-round sleeper.
21 weeks ago
Michael Pineda Note
Michael Pineda photo 126. Michael Pineda SP
Pineda will miss the first 39 games of the 2020 season as he finishes serving his PED suspension. When he does pitch, he'll offer roughly a 4.00 ERA, a decent WHIP, and slightly below average strikeout numbers. On a good Minnesota team, wins may be his best attribute, but he's hardly a pitcher to target in fantasy.
21 weeks ago
Trevor May Note
Trevor May photo 172. Trevor May RP
Tyler Duffey Note
Tyler Duffey photo 191. Tyler Duffey RP
Sergio Romo Note
Sergio Romo photo 203. Sergio Romo RP
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 248. Randy Dobnak SP
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 276. Tyler Clippard RP,SP
Zack Littell Note
Zack Littell photo 364. Zack Littell RP
Devin Smeltzer Note
Devin Smeltzer photo 374. Devin Smeltzer SP,RP
Lewis Thorpe Note
Lewis Thorpe photo 408. Lewis Thorpe RP
Cody Stashak Note
Cody Stashak photo 526. Cody Stashak RP
Matt Wisler Note
Matt Wisler photo 548. Matt Wisler SP,RP
Fernando Romero Note
Fernando Romero photo 568. Fernando Romero RP
Cory Gearrin Note
Cory Gearrin photo 689. Cory Gearrin RP
Blaine Hardy Note
Blaine Hardy photo 729. Blaine Hardy RP
Jorge Alcala Note
Jorge Alcala photo 737. Jorge Alcala SP,RP
Juan Minaya Note
Juan Minaya photo 884. Juan Minaya RP
Gabriel Moya Note
Gabriel Moya photo 924. Gabriel Moya RP
Andrew Vasquez Note
Andrew Vasquez photo 929. Andrew Vasquez SP
Preston Guilmet Note
Preston Guilmet photo 935. Preston Guilmet RP