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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 37. Ken Giles RP
Giles may have had the quietest 1.87 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in the history of baseball. Add to that a a 14.09/9 strikeout rate and Giles was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2019. He'll be a free agent after this year so it seems unlikely he holds down the closer's role in Toronto all year. But he'll certainly help your overall numbers in the first half of the season at least.
21 weeks ago
Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 41. Hyun Jin Ryu SP
When healthy, Ryu has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball since his 2013 debut. But his preposterous year last season was surprising even for him. Ryu had the lowest BABIP-allowed on groundballs (just .162) of any pitcher in baseball in 2019, which led to just a 1.01 WHIP. Now in Toronto, that number is sure to rise precipitously and obviously have a negative impact on Ryu's 2020 numbers. That impact has been baked into Ryu's ADP at this point, so you won't have to buy him at his 2019 numbers. Just be prepared for regression.
21 weeks ago
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 55. Robbie Ray SP
While the overall numbers fluctuate, Ray is largely the same guy he's always been. He's going to amass a ton of strikeouts and he's going to hand out free passes like a doctor handing out lollipops. It is just impossible to rely on a starter who can't top 175 innings or keep his WHIP below 1.33. Ray is certainly rosterable but close your eyes when he's pitching.
21 weeks ago
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 91. Ross Stripling SP,RP
Stripling may find his usual odd way into the Dodgers' rotation with David Price opting out. It's unclear whether he or Dustin May will grab the final spot, but given how he's performed when given the chance over the past several years, he's worth a shot as a late-round pick.
14 weeks ago
Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 134. Nate Pearson SP
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 156. Matt Shoemaker SP
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 171. Tanner Roark SP
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 204. Chase Anderson SP,RP
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 209. Trent Thornton SP
Shun Yamaguchi Note
Shun Yamaguchi photo 221. Shun Yamaguchi RP,SP
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 232. Taijuan Walker SP
Anthony Bass Note
Anthony Bass photo 277. Anthony Bass RP
A.J. Cole Note
A.J. Cole photo 300. A.J. Cole RP
Rafael Dolis Note
Rafael Dolis photo 373. Rafael Dolis RP
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 391. Julian Merryweather SP,RP
Jordan Romano Note
Jordan Romano photo 402. Jordan Romano RP
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 406. Sean Reid-Foley SP,RP
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 424. Jacob Waguespack SP,RP
Ryan Borucki Note
Ryan Borucki photo 431. Ryan Borucki SP,RP
Anthony Kay Note
Anthony Kay photo 444. Anthony Kay SP,RP
Thomas Pannone Note
Thomas Pannone photo 455. Thomas Pannone SP,RP
Eric Pardinho Note
Eric Pardinho photo 531. Eric Pardinho SP
Tom Hatch Note
Tom Hatch photo 532. Tom Hatch SP,RP
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 542. T.J. Zeuch SP
Elvis Luciano Note
Elvis Luciano photo 765. Elvis Luciano RP
Tim Mayza Note
Tim Mayza photo 792. Tim Mayza RP
Buddy Boshers Note
Buddy Boshers photo 796. Buddy Boshers RP
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 798. Yennsy Diaz SP
Ryan Dull Note
Ryan Dull photo 799. Ryan Dull RP
Mark Leiter Jr. Note
Mark Leiter Jr. photo 820. Mark Leiter Jr. RP
Marc Rzepczynski Note
Marc Rzepczynski photo 842. Marc Rzepczynski RP
Hector Perez Note
Hector Perez photo 876. Hector Perez SP