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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 48. Tyler Mahle SP
Mahle is your quintessential fantasy rotation filler. His ERA (3.75) and WHIP (1.23) won't really hurt you and he'll throw enough innings, but because he's primarily a fastball pitcher with little else in his arsenal, there's so little upside. That's especially true because he pitches in a hitter-friendly environment and for a team that has traded nearly every decent offensive piece. That means wins should be hard to come by and with Mahle's upside cap, make sure not to draft him too early.
38 weeks ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 52. Sonny Gray SP
Gray can be maddening at time with his inconsistency. When his breaking stuff is on and getting strikes, he's borderline unhittable. When it's not, things often get ugly, and there's little rhyme or reason to which Gray you're going to see on any given day. His home-run rate spiked last year and a move to Minnesota should help get that under control. And he started throwing a cutter last year that had a lot of success, and if he continues to develop it, it could be a game-changer. But in the end, Gray has essentially put it all together just once in his last six seasons, so keep your expectations in check.
38 weeks ago
Joe Ryan Note
Joe Ryan photo 80. Joe Ryan SP
Ryan had a nice cup of coffee in the majors last year until the Tigers beat him up to inflate his overall numbers. There's been a lot of hype around the youngster but his stuff isn't overwhelming. His fastball is an enigma, in that it sits at just 91 MPH but batters just can't hit it (.172 BAA). If he can sustain that, along with his better than average slider, then there could be success for the full year, especially with his control. But more than likely, you're looking at a league average fantasy starter, one who will have more perceived than actual value.
37 weeks ago
Bailey Ober Note
Bailey Ober photo 98. Bailey Ober SP
Ober is a really intriguing name to watch this year, as his strikeout rate and elite command have all the makings of an impact fantasy starter. He gave up way too many homers last year (1.95/9 innings), but that's due for regression given his minor-league track record. His stuff isn't overwhelming, and he sits at just about 92 MPH on his fastball. But his pedigree and performance last year are good enough for you to take a shot on late in your drafts.
36 weeks ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 116. Chris Paddack SP
Jorge Alcala Note
Jorge Alcala photo 166. Jorge Alcala RP
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 190. Emilio Pagan RP
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 213. Kenta Maeda SP
Caleb Thielbar Note
Caleb Thielbar photo 222. Caleb Thielbar RP
Jorge Lopez Note
Jorge Lopez photo 243. Jorge Lopez SP,RP
Jhoan Duran Note
Jhoan Duran photo 267. Jhoan Duran SP,RP
Hunter Wood Note
Hunter Wood photo 390. Hunter Wood RP
Josh Winder Note
Josh Winder photo 391. Josh Winder SP
Cody Stashak Note
Cody Stashak photo 399. Cody Stashak RP
Trevor Megill Note
Trevor Megill photo 401. Trevor Megill RP
Jovani Moran Note
Jovani Moran photo 473. Jovani Moran RP
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 505. Randy Dobnak SP,RP
Simeon Woods Richardson Note
Simeon Woods Richardson photo 513. Simeon Woods Richardson SP
Jordan Balazovic Note
Jordan Balazovic photo 605. Jordan Balazovic SP
Griffin Jax Note
Griffin Jax photo 629. Griffin Jax SP,RP
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 853. Brad Peacock P
Michael Feliz Note
Michael Feliz photo 890. Michael Feliz RP