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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 11. Blake Snell SP
Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
17 weeks ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 12. Charlie Morton SP
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
17 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 22. Tyler Glasnow SP
Glasnow was limited to just 60 innings in 2019, but they were pretty glorious ones! His control, which had plagued him since coming to the majors, improved significantly, and his WHIP dropped to an impressive 0.89. He should be fully recovered from his forearm injury heading into the season and has the raw stuff to be a fantasy ace if he can avoid injury. There's risk with Glasnow, but it is worth taking.
17 weeks ago
Nick Anderson Note
Nick Anderson photo 52. Nick Anderson RP
Anderson was exceptional with the Rays, though Emilio Pagan got the vast majority of the save chances. With Pagan now out of the way, Anderson may have the chance to lead a committee of Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado. Even if he doesn't get the majority of the save chances, if Anderson pitches like he did with the Rays last year (52.6% strikeout rate), he'll be worth owning no matter what.
17 weeks ago
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 97. Ryan Yarbrough SP,RP
Yarbrough relied on an opener plenty of times last year, and it helped his win potential, as he tallied 11 despite making just 14 starts. He greatly improved his control last year, leading to just a 1.00 WHIP, but his lack of strikeout upside and mediocre ERA should keep him as an option only in deeper mixed or AL-only leagues.
17 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 98. Brendan McKay DH,SP
McKay had a dominant, albeit brief, minor-league career, but struggled somewhat in his brief time in the majors last year. His solid control and excellent strikeout rate suggests he could eventually do big things in the majors, but considering he's battling a shoulder injury in the spring that stems from last year, he's highly unlikely to make the Rays' rotation out of camp. He's rosterable only in deeper and AL-only leagues.
17 weeks ago
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 106. Yonny Chirinos SP
Chirinos' strikeout numbers won't help you, but his solid control allows him to limit the damage and keep his ERA and WHIP under control. He'll have a spot in the Rays' rotation once again, and is an unexciting, but fairly reliable option, for deeper and AL-only leagues.
17 weeks ago
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 139. Diego Castillo SP,RP
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 153. Jose Alvarado RP
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 220. Colin Poche RP
Oliver Drake Note
Oliver Drake photo 244. Oliver Drake RP
Chaz Roe Note
Chaz Roe photo 266. Chaz Roe RP
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 267. Trevor Richards SP
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 321. Jalen Beeks RP
Andrew Kittredge Note
Andrew Kittredge photo 325. Andrew Kittredge SP,RP
Cody Reed Note
Cody Reed photo 339. Cody Reed RP
Pete Fairbanks Note
Pete Fairbanks photo 349. Pete Fairbanks RP
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 362. Brent Honeywell Jr. SP
Sean Gilmartin Note
Sean Gilmartin photo 552. Sean Gilmartin SP
Ryan Merritt Note
Ryan Merritt photo 560. Ryan Merritt SP
Sam McWilliams Note
Sam McWilliams photo 594. Sam McWilliams SP
Edgar Garcia Note
Edgar Garcia photo 618. Edgar Garcia RP
Aaron Loup Note
Aaron Loup photo 656. Aaron Loup RP
Ryan Sherriff Note
Ryan Sherriff photo 781. Ryan Sherriff RP
Aaron Slegers Note
Aaron Slegers photo 805. Aaron Slegers RP
John Curtiss Note
John Curtiss photo 814. John Curtiss RP