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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Gerrit Cole Note
Gerrit Cole photo 1. Gerrit Cole SP
Consistency and durability make Cole the most bankable starting pitcher in fantasy baseball. He ranked third in MLB in strikeouts (243) last season and tied for third in wins (16). The last time Cole made fewer than 30 starts in a full season was 2016. His 3.23 ERA and 1.06 WHIP last season were actually high by his standards - his worst numbers in those categories since 2017 - which illustrates just how brilliant he's been in recent years. Cole had an ERA above 4.00 after the All-Star break last season, but his 0.51 ERA in three August starts leaves the impression that his second-half ups and downs were random variance. This is an ace at the height of his powers and a worthy first-round pick.
12 weeks ago
Aroldis Chapman Note
Aroldis Chapman photo 35. Aroldis Chapman RP
Chapman struggled with his control last year, walking 15.8% of the batters he faced and struggling with a 1.31 WHIP. But that was mostly window dressing on what was just another dominant season for the Yankees closer. As usual, his strikeout rate hovered at around 40% and he reached the 30-save mark for the eighth time in his last nine full seasons. Yes, he's getting up there in age and he's not nearly as dominant as he once was. But his job security remains high and his strikeouts continue to be elite for a reliever. Draft him with confidence.
9 weeks ago
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 66. Jordan Montgomery SP
Montgomery was fine last year (3.83 ERA, 1.28 WHIP), but he didn't take the step forward that many had envisioned. His curveball is an elite pitch, and his changeup isn't far behind, but his sinker (.412 wOBA against) just gets crushed. If he leans further into his changeup and curve, you could see a giant step forward, especially since his whiff rate is already solid and his walk rate is above average. But if not, it's probably going to be yet another mediocre season for him, particularly with the tough lineups he'll face routinely.
8 weeks ago
Luis Severino Note
Luis Severino photo 76. Luis Severino RP,SP
It's hard to properly assess a pitcher who has thrown 18 innings combined over the last three seasons, even one as talented as Severino. In his last two full seasons, he was a fantasy ace, pitching to a 3.18 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9 rate. He's purportedly healthy now, but you can't expect him to return to his old form after such a long layoff. Be conservative with your projections, including both his ratio stats and innings, but he's obviously got the potentuial to be a mainstay in your rotation if everything breaks right.
8 weeks ago
Jameson Taillon Note
Jameson Taillon photo 107. Jameson Taillon SP
Nestor Cortes Jr. Note
Nestor Cortes Jr. photo 128. Nestor Cortes Jr. SP,RP
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 136. Chad Green RP
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 142. Jonathan Loaisiga RP
Domingo German Note
Domingo German photo 205. Domingo German SP
Luis Gil Note
Luis Gil photo 216. Luis Gil SP
Clay Holmes Note
Clay Holmes photo 277. Clay Holmes RP
Michael King Note
Michael King photo 332. Michael King SP,RP
Miguel Castro Note
Miguel Castro photo 336. Miguel Castro RP
Deivi Garcia Note
Deivi Garcia photo 359. Deivi Garcia SP
Wandy Peralta Note
Wandy Peralta photo 361. Wandy Peralta RP
JP Sears Note
JP Sears photo 382. JP Sears RP,SP
Lucas Luetge Note
Lucas Luetge photo 388. Lucas Luetge RP
Manny Banuelos Note
Manny Banuelos photo 541. Manny Banuelos SP,RP
Stephen Ridings Note
Stephen Ridings photo 693. Stephen Ridings RP
Jimmy Cordero Note
Jimmy Cordero photo 736. Jimmy Cordero RP
Clarke Schmidt Note
Clarke Schmidt photo 753. Clarke Schmidt RP,SP
Zack Britton Note
Zack Britton photo 759. Zack Britton RP
Matt Bowman Note
Matt Bowman photo 765. Matt Bowman RP
Ryan Weber Note
Ryan Weber photo 788. Ryan Weber RP
Shelby Miller Note
Shelby Miller photo 873. Shelby Miller RP