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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 15. Robbie Ray SP
This is one of the riskiest bets in fantasy baseball for 2022. Ray tamed his chronic wildness in 2021, pounding the strike zone with his electric stuff and turning in a Cy Young season. But do you really want to wager that the control problems won't return? Ray walked 2.4 batter per 9 innings last year. His career average is 3.9 walks per 9 innings. Ray yielded a career-low BABIP of .269 last year. If there's regression in Ray's hit and walk rates, the results could be toxic. There's an enormous range of outcomes here. We saw the best of Ray last year, and he was immensely valuable. In his bad seasons, he's been a negative-value player. Where on the spectrum he lands this year is anyone's guess. Invest at your own risk.
12 weeks ago
Logan Gilbert Note
Logan Gilbert photo 53. Logan Gilbert SP
Gilbert pitched better than his 4.68 ERA, and became a fairly reliable starter by the end of the season. He's got two major assets - an elite fastball that sits at about 95 MPH and outstanding command. His home park helps, too, but he'll need to continue to develop a second pitch (his slider is good but inconsistent) if he wants to take a step forward. He's an ideal back-end-of-the-rotation arm for your fantasy team - he'll give you innings and strikeouts and rarely get crushed, but things will need to break right for him to finish with under a 3.80 ERA.
9 weeks ago
Paul Sewald Note
Paul Sewald photo 86. Paul Sewald RP
Sewald is a fine reliever and he upped his strikeout rate to an impressive 39.4% last year, one of the best marks in the majors. His expected stats (.182 xBA, .262 xWOBA) were pristine, and he offered plenty of hope that he could hold the Mariners' closer job if given the opportunity. That last part is the operative phrase, however, as Seattle is likely looking at some form of committee between Sewald, Drew Steckenrider, Diego Castillo, and Ken Giles. Sewald isn't a bad late-round candidate for his ratios alone, and he should add on at least a few saves even if he doesn't win the job outright.
7 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 130. Marco Gonzales SP
Matt Brash Note
Matt Brash photo 144. Matt Brash SP
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 145. Diego Castillo RP
Drew Steckenrider Note
Drew Steckenrider photo 147. Drew Steckenrider RP
Chris Flexen Note
Chris Flexen photo 153. Chris Flexen SP
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 158. Ken Giles RP
Andres Munoz Note
Andres Munoz photo 235. Andres Munoz RP
George Kirby Note
George Kirby photo 308. George Kirby SP
Casey Sadler Note
Casey Sadler photo 316. Casey Sadler RP
Anthony Misiewicz Note
Anthony Misiewicz photo 331. Anthony Misiewicz RP
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 369. Justus Sheffield SP
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 374. Erik Swanson RP
Sergio Romo Note
Sergio Romo photo 417. Sergio Romo RP
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 420. Daniel Ponce de Leon RP
Nick Margevicius Note
Nick Margevicius photo 506. Nick Margevicius SP
Andrew Albers Note
Andrew Albers photo 561. Andrew Albers SP
Riley O'Brien Note
Riley O'Brien photo 584. Riley O'Brien SP
Asher Wojciechowski Note
Asher Wojciechowski photo 594. Asher Wojciechowski SP
Wyatt Mills Note
Wyatt Mills photo 621. Wyatt Mills RP
Adrian Sampson Note
Adrian Sampson photo 651. Adrian Sampson SP
Devin Sweet Note
Devin Sweet photo 679. Devin Sweet SP
Matt Festa Note
Matt Festa photo 714. Matt Festa RP
Nick Ramirez Note
Nick Ramirez photo 745. Nick Ramirez RP
Joey Gerber Note
Joey Gerber photo 752. Joey Gerber RP
Jairo Diaz Note
Jairo Diaz photo 764. Jairo Diaz RP
Roenis Elias Note
Roenis Elias photo 774. Roenis Elias RP
Fernando Abad Note
Fernando Abad photo 835. Fernando Abad RP
Patrick Weigel Note
Patrick Weigel photo 879. Patrick Weigel RP
Emerson Hancock Note
Emerson Hancock photo 921. Emerson Hancock SP