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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 19. Aaron Nola SP
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
22 weeks ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 39. Zack Wheeler SP
Wheeler's numbers declined from his breakout 2018 season but, overall, there were plenty of gains. He upped his strikeout rate and velocity, cut his walk rate, and set a career high in innings. Now with the Phillies, he'll see a downgrade in park, but because he's been able to avoid home runs over the last two seasons, the move should not have too much of an impact. Wheeler probably won't develop into a fantasy ace, but he's, at worst, a strong third fantasy starter.
22 weeks ago
Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 54. Brandon Workman RP
Workman was never the guy for the Red Sox . . . until one day he just was. When he finally locked down the closer's role, he was fantastic, striking out batters at will and pitching to a 1.88 ERA. His WHIP hovered near 1.00 despite the fact that he walked more than 5.5 batters per nine innings, a feat which he's unlikely to duplicate. In short, while Workman will close for the Red Sox, he'll need to improve his control in order to hold the job for the whole year.
22 weeks ago
Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 59. Hector Neris RP
Neris tested positive for COVID-19 but is back in camp and looks good to go for the regular season. He morphed into a reliable option in the ninth inning for the Phillies last year, and should be so again assuming his health permits.
15 weeks ago
Spencer Howard Note
Spencer Howard photo 158. Spencer Howard SP
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 174. Vince Velasquez SP,RP
Jake Arrieta Note
Jake Arrieta photo 189. Jake Arrieta SP
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 195. Zach Eflin SP
David Robertson Note
David Robertson photo 282. David Robertson RP
Blake Parker Note
Blake Parker photo 315. Blake Parker RP
Tommy Hunter Note
Tommy Hunter photo 340. Tommy Hunter RP
Jose Alvarez Note
Jose Alvarez photo 342. Jose Alvarez RP
Adam Morgan Note
Adam Morgan photo 355. Adam Morgan RP
Enyel De Los Santos Note
Enyel De Los Santos photo 385. Enyel De Los Santos SP,RP
Heath Hembree Note
Heath Hembree photo 413. Heath Hembree RP
Ranger Suarez Note
Ranger Suarez photo 432. Ranger Suarez SP,RP
David Phelps Note
David Phelps photo 487. David Phelps RP
Victor Arano Note
Victor Arano photo 523. Victor Arano RP
David Hale Note
David Hale photo 581. David Hale SP,RP
Deolis Guerra Note
Deolis Guerra photo 610. Deolis Guerra RP
Anthony Swarzak Note
Anthony Swarzak photo 632. Anthony Swarzak RP
Cole Irvin Note
Cole Irvin photo 636. Cole Irvin SP,RP
Garrett Cleavinger Note
Garrett Cleavinger photo 728. Garrett Cleavinger RP
Reggie McClain Note
Reggie McClain photo 735. Reggie McClain SP,RP
JD Hammer Note
JD Hammer photo 791. JD Hammer RP
Trevor Kelley Note
Trevor Kelley photo 809. Trevor Kelley RP
Damon Jones Note
Damon Jones photo 848. Damon Jones P
Mark Appel Note
Mark Appel photo 879. Mark Appel SP
Christian Bethancourt Note
Christian Bethancourt photo 896. Christian Bethancourt 2B,RP