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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.
26 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.
26 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.
26 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.
26 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 98. Brendan McKay 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.
26 weeks ago
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 106. Yonny Chirinos SP,RP
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.
26 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
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 267. Trevor Richards SP,RP
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 321. Jalen Beeks RP
Cody Reed Note
Cody Reed photo 339. Cody Reed RP
Pete Fairbanks Note
Pete Fairbanks photo 349. Pete Fairbanks RP,SP
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 362. Brent Honeywell Jr. SP
Ryan Merritt Note
Ryan Merritt photo 560. Ryan Merritt SP
Edgar Garcia Note
Edgar Garcia photo 618. Edgar Garcia RP
Ryan Sherriff Note
Ryan Sherriff photo 781. Ryan Sherriff SP,RP
Aaron Slegers Note
Aaron Slegers photo 805. Aaron Slegers SP,RP
John Curtiss Note
John Curtiss photo 814. John Curtiss SP,RP