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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 9. Mike Clevinger SP
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
21 weeks ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 15. Chris Paddack SP
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
21 weeks ago
Kirby Yates Note
Kirby Yates photo 21. Kirby Yates RP
Yate led the league in saves last year with 41, and continued to lower his already impressive ERA and WHIP. He has an elite strikeout rate and is outstanding at limiting home runs, which is everything you want in a closer. Josh Hader should be the first reliever taken but Yates should be a close second.
21 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 49. Dinelson Lamet SP
Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
21 weeks ago
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 87. Joey Lucchesi SP
Lucchesi's a fine pitcher, but he really only has two pitches - a fine fastball and an above-average changeup. Although he dabbles with a cutter, it's much more of a show-me pitch, and batters hit .291 last year against it anyway with an xBA of 3.10. It's unlikely he'll make many significant gains, but there's room on your roster for a low-4.00 ERA pitcher with nearly a strikeout per inning. Just make sure it's toward the back end of your rotation.
21 weeks ago
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 89. Garrett Richards SP,RP
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 99. Emilio Pagan RP
Pagan had a dynamic season with the Rays, racking up 20 saves and offering excellent ratios. But a move to the Padres takes him out of the closer's role behind Kirby Yates. He's still ownable for his pitching numbers and as a handcuff to Yates, but don't expect many saves absent an injury.
21 weeks ago
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 143. MacKenzie Gore SP
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 162. Drew Pomeranz SP,RP
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 193. Matt Strahm SP,RP
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 202. Zach Davies SP
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 208. Craig Stammen RP
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 223. Austin Adams RP
Trevor Rosenthal Note
Trevor Rosenthal photo 236. Trevor Rosenthal RP
Jose Castillo Note
Jose Castillo photo 275. Jose Castillo SP
Luis Patino Note
Luis Patino photo 307. Luis Patino SP,RP
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 343. Pierce Johnson RP
Tim Hill Note
Tim Hill photo 381. Tim Hill RP
Dan Altavilla Note
Dan Altavilla photo 386. Dan Altavilla RP
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 419. Adrian Morejon SP,RP
Pedro Avila Note
Pedro Avila photo 535. Pedro Avila SP
Luis Perdomo Note
Luis Perdomo photo 553. Luis Perdomo RP
Trey Wingenter Note
Trey Wingenter photo 559. Trey Wingenter RP
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 611. Michel Baez RP
David Bednar Note
David Bednar photo 644. David Bednar RP
Taylor Williams Note
Taylor Williams photo 716. Taylor Williams RP
Miguel Diaz Note
Miguel Diaz photo 819. Miguel Diaz RP
Anderson Espinoza Note
Anderson Espinoza photo 869. Anderson Espinoza SP
Jacob Nix Note
Jacob Nix photo 871. Jacob Nix SP