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2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Josh Hader Note
Josh Hader photo 1. Josh Hader MIL
Hader wasn't quite as dominant as he had been the previous two years, largely due to a spike in walk rate and the slightest of declines in strikeout rate. But he still tallied 13 saves, third-best in baseball, and had a miniscule 0.95 WHIP. If you parse it closely, it was just a bizarre season for Hader, who didn't give up a run through his first nine appearances, but subsequently allowed four runs in an inning. He walked five batters in a game, but didn't allow a single walk in any game after that, a span of 11 appearances. In other words, there seems to be a lot of noise in Hader's "decline," which likely would have been ironed out over the course of a full season. Draft him as the top closer off the board with few concerns.
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Liam Hendriks Note
Liam Hendriks photo 2. Liam Hendriks CWS
Hendriks showed last year that his 2019 breakout season was not a fluke, as he improved on just about all of his numbers. Not only did he put up 14 saves in the shortened season, but he dropped his ERA to 1.78, his WHIP to 0.67, and his walk rate to just 3.3%. In short, there's nothing negative you can possibly take away from his 2020 season. Despite moving to a worse park with the White Sox, Hendriks is, without question one of the top closers in fantasy, and should be either the first or second (behind only Josh Hader) relief pitcher drafted.
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Aroldis Chapman Note
Aroldis Chapman photo 3. Aroldis Chapman NYY
Chapman missed time last year because he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but he was largely the same pitcher as always when he was on the mount. He struck out 22 batters in his 11 2/3 innings pitched and allowed just six hits. His velocity may be slightly below what it was at its peak, but it's still elite, and he appears to have plenty left in the tank heading into his age-33 season. He'll again close for one of the best teams in baseball, and although he's never had a 40-save season, he should easily surpass 30 and be one of the top closers drafted in fantasy.
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Edwin Diaz Note
Edwin Diaz photo 4. Edwin Diaz NYM
Diaz's overall numbers bounced back in a monstrous way last season. He dropped his ERA from a bloated 5.59 in 2019 to a 1.75, and upped his strikeout rate to a career-best 45.5%. He was among the league leaders in nearly every expected statistic (batting average, slugging percentage wOBA, and ERA), and he cut his HR/9 rate from 2.33 to just 0.70. Diaz's walk rate actually regressed, however, as he issued free passes to nearly five batters per nine innings. That's not often a recipe for success from a closer, but Diaz can survive at that rate if he continues to keep the strikeouts up and limit the long balls. In the end, Diaz does carry some risk given his history, but he should be drafted as one of the upper echelon closers in the game, if not a touch behind the truly elite options.
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James Karinchak Note
James Karinchak photo 5. James Karinchak CLE
Karinchak is expected to be Cleveland's closer after Brad Hand moved on to the Nationals, though it's not a sure thing yet. Yes, he walks too many batters (5.33 per nine innings), but you can get away with it when you strike out nearly half the batters you face and hitters bat .151 against you overall. Karinchak has two absolutely devastating pitches: a mid-90's fastball (.184 batting average against, .151 xBA) and a power curveball (.140 batting average against, .114 xBA). Cleveland may not have a ton of success this year and hence save opportunities may be limited, but Karinchak can be a dominant fantasy reliever if he gets the job. Monitor reports out of the spring to see when and if Terry Francona formerly anoints him as the closer. If he does, he should vault to being a top-6 or 7 reliever.
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Raisel Iglesias Note
Raisel Iglesias photo 6. Raisel Iglesias LAA
Iglesias bounced back from a sub-par 2019 to post an excellent 2020 season, with a 2.74 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and the lowest walk rate of his career. He'll now move to the Angels where he'll keep his role as a closer. Iglesias's numbers should be solid as usual, and his precise value should hinge on whether the Angels use him in more of a multi-inning role like the Reds historically did (which limited Iglesias's save totals), or deploy him as a more traditional ninth-inning option. Either way, Iglesias will be the Angels' stopper, and hence, should be drafted as a strong top-10 RP option.
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Kenley Jansen Note
Kenley Jansen photo 7. Kenley Jansen LAD
It feels like Jansen has been on the verge of losing his job at several points over the last two seasons, but he continues to receive nearly every save opportunity for the Dodgers. But Jansen is far from the dominant reliever he was in his prime, as his patented cutter has gone from 94 MPH in 2016 to just 90.9 MPH last year. The Dodgers have plenty of depth behind Jansen, including Blake Treinen, Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, and Corey Knebel, so Jansen's leash probably won't be all that long. At the same time, Jansen will certainly be the closer coming into the season and has a lengthy track record and a large contract. In today's day and age, that makes him a fairly desirable fantasy closer, despite the concerns.
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Ryan Pressly Note
Ryan Pressly photo 8. Ryan Pressly HOU
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
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Brad Hand Note
Brad Hand photo 9. Brad Hand WSH
Hand joins the Nationals on a one-year deal after Cleveland declined his option. His velocity declined a bit last season, but the league's collective lack of interest in Hand is surprising, given that he's coming off one of the best seasons of his career, led the league in saves, has been a top-10 reliever over the last five seasons, and is a lefty. Dave Martinez wants Hand to be the Nationals' closer based on his comments, but it's unclear whether he'll be the sole option. The Nationals barely have another lefty reliever in their bullpen, let alone a reliable one, so chances are that Hand will be deployed earlier in the game if the opposing team has multiple left-handed hitters due up. All that to say that Hand is a reliable reliever who you should draft for his overall numbers, but he may provide fewer saves than most traditional closers.
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Kirby Yates Note
Kirby Yates photo 10. Kirby Yates TOR
Yates was one of the most dominant relievers in the game in 2019, but missed almost the entire 2020 season and had surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow. He'll now head to the Blue Jays where he'll serve as their closer. Yates is older than you think - he'll be 34 years old by Opening Day - and any pitcher coming off elbow surgery is a risk. But given that he had a 42% strikeout rate and excellent control before his lost 2020 season, he offers plenty of upside. With few reliable closers outside of a handful of top options, Yates makes an intriguing RP pick who could offer a major return on investment if he shows he's back to form in the spring.
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Nick Anderson Note
Nick Anderson photo 11. Nick Anderson TB
Anderson more than lived up to the hype during the regular season in 2020, locking down six saves while putting up a silly 0.55 ERA, 0.49 WHIP, and a 44.8% strikeout rate. But he fell apart during the playoffs, pitching to a 5.52 ERA with a meager 14.2% strikeout rate, and allowing at least one run in each of his last seven appearances. Instead, Pete Fairbanks, who had nary a save in the regular season, saved three games in the postseason. Anderson spoke openly of his fatigue, both mental and physical, after the playoffs, and it seems that there's little reason to pay his poor performance much mind. Draft him for his strong ratios and his handful of saves, though don't expect him to operate like a traditional closer given how Tampa Bay generally operates.
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Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 12. Craig Kimbrel CHC
As a whole, Kimbrel's 2020 numbers were abysmal. A 5.28 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a walk rate of 17.4%. And yet, there were some encouraging signs. Not only did his strikeout rate bounce back to 40.6%, but he was actually an elite pitcher after his first four outings. How elite? He pitched to a 1.42 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, and stuck out 53.1% of the batters he faced. It wasn't perfect, as Kimbrel still walked five batters per nine innings over that stretch. But he showed that he still has some has left in the tank. Although he never reclaimed the closer's job despite his strong finish, it's a good bet that the Cubs hand him the ninth-inning role to start, as they try to rebuild his trade value in the final year of his deal. That means Kimbrel should at least get save chances for the first several weeks of the season, and, as such, should be drafted as low-end second closer with just a modicum of upside.
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Devin Williams Note
Devin Williams photo 13. Devin Williams MIL
You have to hand it to the Brewers - they produce relievers who put up historically great seasons. Williams wasn't just good in 2020 - he was truly beyond belief. A 0.33 ERA. One run and eight hits allowed in 27 innings. A 44% K-BB%. Williams has battled injuries for much of his career, but given what he did last year, he should be drafted among the elite fantasy relievers in the game. Even if he never gets a save chance with Josh Hader in front of him, his ratios make him more than worth it.
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Trevor Rosenthal Note
Trevor Rosenthal photo 14. Trevor Rosenthal OAK
After missing the 2018 season and most of the 2019 season, Rosenthal bounced back in a huge way last year. He stepped in as the Royals' closer, notching seven saves, and then was unhittable with the Padres after a mid-year trade. He parlayed his success into a one-year contract with the A's, where all signs point to him being the undisputed closer. Rosenthal was an outstanding reliever in his prime and once had back-to-back 45-save (or better) seasons. And his raw stuff looked excellent last year, as he totaled the best strikeout rate of his career. If he stays healthy, he has a shot at being a top-5 closer, but you can draft him a little later than that and likely make a profit.
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Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 15. Kenta Maeda MIN
Fantasy managers rejoiced when Maeda was traded from the Dodgers to the Twins, but he surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. In the short season, Maeda went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA, a 0.73 WHIP, and a 32.3% strikeout rate. In addition to simply being let loose with his innings, Maeda made a tangible change to his pitch mix, throwing far fewer fastball and more sliders and changeups (though his fastball was as effective as it had ever been last year, too). Maeda surely won't be able to repeat his numbers from 2020, as he allowed just a .208 BABIP, had an 80.2% LOB rate, and benefited from being able to feast on solely the NL and AL Central lineups. But even with some regression, he should still be a rock solid SP2, and should be drafted as such.
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Taylor Rogers Note
Taylor Rogers photo 16. Taylor Rogers MIN
Rogers has been the reliever to roster in Minnesota for the past two seasons, but he's totaled just 39 saves over that span. Even with the shortened 2020 season, that's just not the total you want to see from a reliever if you're relying on him as an RP1, especially when the Twins as a team have totaled 92 saves over the last two years. Rogers's lack of saves is all about Rocco Baldelli's philosophy, rather than Rogers's lack of effectiveness (he's totaled a 2.80 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 10.8 K/9 over the last three years). Unfortunately, Baldelli is unlikely to abandon his committee approach with the additions of Alex Colome and Hansel Robles. Rogers is still a fine RP2, but certainly don't expect him to get every save chance in Minnesota.
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Rafael Montero Note
Rafael Montero photo 17. Rafael Montero SEA
Montero wound up closing for the Rangers and totaling eight saves in 2020, but it wasn't a particularly special season. His hard-hit rate and walk-rate increased from his strong 2019 season, and he totaled a 4.08 ERA. Now with Seattle, Montero's best asset may be his lack of competition for the closer's role, as Seattle has struggled for several seasons to find a reliable ninth-inning option. Draft Montero as a mid-tier closer, who you're taking more for his job security than his spectacular numbers.
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Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 18. Corbin Burnes MIL
Burnes's raw stuff was apparent to anyone who saw him pitch in 2019, but he simply couldn't stop giving up home runs (17 in 49 innings). The culprit was largely his four-seam fastball, which he threw more than half of the time and against which batters hit .425 with an .823 slugging percentage. In 2020, however, Corbin cut his four-seam fastball usage from 52.5% to just 2.5%. In its place, he relied heavily on a sinker and cutter, both of which worked better for the natural action on his pitches and which were highly effective. Considering that his slider, changeup, and curveball are also huge swing and miss pitches, Burnes's 36.7% strikeout rate from last year shouldn't be considered fluky. Even coming off a Cy Young-caliber season, there's still upside for the 26-year-old, and you should ignore entirely his 2019 disaster.
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Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 19. Drew Pomeranz SD
Pomeranz likely would have, at the very least, factored into the closer's mix for San Diego prior to the Mark Melancon and Keone Kela signings. After finally switching into a full-time reliever role last year, Pomeranz shined, with a 1.45 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 39.7% strikeout rate. Although he may still be in line for save opportunities, the presence of Melancon, Kela, and Emilio Pagan muddy the waters. That's especially true given that Pomeranz is currently the only healthy and reliable left-hander in the bullpen. Pomeranz is worth a late selection until and unless Jayce Tingler declares that he's not an option for the ninth inning.
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Matt Barnes Note
Matt Barnes photo 20. Matt Barnes BOS
Barnes should be considered the clubhouse leader for the closer's role in Boston after he tallied nine saves last season, but it's hardly a given that he'll keep the role. His walk rate has been above 13% for each of the last two seasons, and his WHIP is 1.38 over that span. Adam Ottavino, Darwinzon Hernandez, and Hirokazu Sawamura are in play to take over for Barnes if he struggles. For now, particularly because he hasn't yet been named the closer, consider Barnes on the very tail end of draftable relievers in fantasy.
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Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 21. Carlos Carrasco NYM
Carrasco returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. Pretty much everything was back to normal with Carrasco's production other than his walk rate, where he went from several years under 6% to a 9.6% mark in 2020. That's likely just the oddities of a shortened season, however, and now that Carrasco is with the Mets, his stock should only go up. Not only should the Mets provide him with a better chance at wins, but their infield defense should be above average and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. In other words, it's all gravy for Carrasco, and he can be drafted as an SP2.
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Richard Rodriguez Note
Richard Rodriguez photo 22. Richard Rodriguez PIT
So long as he remains with the Pirates, Rodriguez is likely to be the closer after locking down four saves last year. He's been a quality reliever for a few years in a row now, including last year when he put up a 2.70 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP with plenty of strikeouts. There's been speculation that the Pirates will look to deal Rodriguez before the season begins. But until and unless they do, he's a decent late-round selection who will likely total a handful of saves until he's inevitably dealt mid-season.
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Alex Colome Note
Alex Colome photo 23. Alex Colome MIN
Colome has been a quality major league reliever for year, but last year, managed to drop his ERA down to a silly 0.81 and his WHIP below 1.00 for the first time in his career. His success was largely on the back of increased movement on his cutter (which induced a ton of weak contact, but which was also less of a strikeout pitch, leading to a drop in strikeouts), as well as Yasmani Grandal's pitch-framing skills. He'll now move to Minnesota where he'll likely form some sort of committee with Taylor Rogers. He's worth drafting, but only very late, and with the expectation that he won't pile on a ton of saves.
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Jesus Luzardo Note
Jesus Luzardo photo 24. Jesus Luzardo OAK
Luzardo's 2020 campaign wasn't terrible, but it certainly left fantasy managers wanting more. The strikeouts were there, but not quite at the level that was expected. He rarely went deep into games. And he was just more hittable than he ever was in the minors or in his brief time as a reliever in 2019. Luzardo throws four quality pitches and is working to improve his arsenal as we head into the 2021 season, so there's little reason to downgrade your opinion of him too much from where it was prior to the 2020 campaign because of one nine-start stretch. He's an incredibly high-upside pitcher who carries with him plenty of injury risk, and the combination leaves him as a solid SP3 for fantasy leagues.
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Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 25. Kevin Gausman SF
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 26. Julio Urias LAD
Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
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Amir Garrett Note
Amir Garrett photo 27. Amir Garrett CIN
Garrett cut way down on his walks in 2020 and had the best season of his career, striking out 37.7% of the batters he faced. He also retired the first batter he faced in every inning, and completely dominated against left-handed hitters. He's in the mix to be the Reds' closer with Lucas Sims and Sean Doolittle, and he's been vocal about wanting the job. He's probably the first reliever to draft out of Cincinnati until there's some clarity, but it's far from a sure thing that he'll be the everyday closer.
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Giovanny Gallegos Note
Giovanny Gallegos photo 28. Giovanny Gallegos STL
Gallegos pitched well last year with the Cardinals despite seeing limited innings because of his difficulty in getting to the states in the middle of a pandemic. But he was effective when he pithed, and owns a career 3.06 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 31.6% strikeout rate. The Cardinals want Jordan Hicks to be their closer, but Gallegos will undoubtedly be in the mix should Hick prove ineffective or suffer a setback in his return from Tommy John surgery.
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Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 29. Will Smith ATL
Smith had a rough 2020 season, losing several weeks to a bout with COVID-19 and being far less effective than usual when he did pitch. His dominant slider just wasn't the same, as batters hit .263 (after never hitting better than .193) and tallied a .398 wOBA (after never totaling higher than .282) against it. But Brian Snitker appears to be willing to throw out Smith's poor season almost entirely. Although he hasn't named Smith the closer, he has professed his confidence in him, and there's been speculation from beat writers that Smith will ultimately win the role after a battle with Chris Martin and A.J. Minter. Draft Smith as the presumptive closer unless you hear otherwise from Braves camp.
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Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 30. Hector Neris PHI
Neris has been the Phillies' primary closer for the past four seasons, but he's hardly been the model of efficiency. His ERA over those seasons is 3.01, 5.10, 2.93, and 4.57. And he surprisingly struggled with his control last year, seeking his BB/9 rate jump to 5.40 and his WHIP to 1.71. Neris's splitter is outstanding when it's on, but he has the tendency to get hit hard when it's not. With Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado in tow, and Brandon Kintzler with the team on a minor league deal, Neris's leash will be short if he wins the job out of spring training, which is still a big if. Draft him as the first Phillies reliever, but don't rush to do so.
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Jordan Hicks Note
Jordan Hicks photo 31. Jordan Hicks STL
Hicks is likely to serve as the Cardinals' closer this year if he can show that he has fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. He totaled 20 saves from 2018-2019 before hurting his elbow, and then opted out of last season, in part because of setbacks in his recovery. Early reports from the spring are promising, and it seems that the Cardinals want him and his 100+ MPH fastball to lead the way in the ninth inning. Monitor his health in the spring, but draft him late for now and expect saves so long as he is healthy.
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Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 32. Archie Bradley PHI
Bradley joined the Phillies on a one-year deal after a successful 2020 season with Arizona and Philadelphia. He performed admirably over the past two seasons as the Diamondbacks' closer, and last year put up a very solid 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 24.7% strikeout rate. The Phillies were open about their desire to add some velocity to their bullpen and Bradley does just that. But although Joe Girardi has indicated he'd like set roles for the Phillies' bullpen, those roles may not be decided until close to the end of spring training. Bradley is worth drafting, but only late, as he may go back to his former role as a setup man.
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Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 33. Jose Leclerc TEX
Leclerc looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. But his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, Leclerc lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. He's the favorite for saves now in Texas, though Chris Woodward specifically did not name him the closer at the outset of spring training. Draft him as one of the final reliever off the board, but understand that even if he wins the job at first, his leash will undoubtedly be short.
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Greg Holland Note
Greg Holland photo 34. Greg Holland KC
Holland re-signed with the Royals after an outstanding season, during which he put up an ERA under 2.00 and a WHIP below 1.00 for the first time since 2014. He'll almost certainly begin the year as the closer, but he's unlikely to stay in the role for the entire season. Even if he's not dealt to a contender by the trade deadline, his walk rate is surely to be closer to the 5.3/9 innings that he put up his previous four seasons, rather than the 2.22 he managed last year. Draft Holland late as someone who can chip in saves early, but be prepared to hit the waiver wire later in the year.
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Mark Melancon Note
Mark Melancon photo 35. Mark Melancon SD
Melancon had another fine year as the Braves' closer, and now joins the back end of the Padres bullpen. It's unclear if he'll serve as the closer, a Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also may have a claim to the role. Melancon is entering his age-36 season and his strikeout rate is mediocre at best. Although he is still performing well, his lack of pure stuff suggests that the wheels could come off at any moment. That said, he'll have plenty of value if he can earn the ninth-inning role, so monitor the reports out of spring, and draft him late until and unless he's officially ruled out for the role.
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Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 36. Dustin May LAD
Chris Martin Note
Chris Martin photo 37. Chris Martin ATL
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 38. Diego Castillo TB
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 39. Nathan Eovaldi BOS
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 40. Tony Gonsolin LAD
Gonsolin doesn't have a guaranteed spot in the Dodgers' rotation to start the season, and with the team signing Trevor Bauer, it's unclear just how much he'll start this season. His stuff doesn't blow you away, but he's got a 2.60 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 86.2 big league innings. And there were gains last year, as he cut his walk rate down and upped his strikeout rate. Gonsolin is an ideal candidate to have on your bench, because if he does get a spot in the rotation, he'll be a popular waiver wire add, and he can add value as a reliever in the meantime. So draft him late, and likely reap the rewards.
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Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 41. Ryan Yarbrough TB
Yarbrough doesn't get a ton of respect in the fantasy community because he doesn't strike out a ton of batters, but he's quietly put together an excellent career. He's practically a wizard at limiting hard contact (he has allowed an average exit velocity of 84.8 MPH and an average hard hit rate of 26.3%, both remarkably low numbers), and he rarely issues free passes or home runs. In other words, it's really difficult to string together big innings against Yarbrough, especially as he's continued to use his excellent changeup more and more. The Rays will probably let him go a little more this year with their rotation, but even if they keep his usage the same, he'll be an excellent addition to the back end of a fantasy staff.
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Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 42. Framber Valdez HOU
Valdez was shaping up to be a fine sleeper this year, after he had a highly successful stint in the Astros rotation last year. But he fractured his finger early in spring training and the expectation is that he'll miss significant time, and possibly the season. Until you hear he's out for the year, draft him late as a potential stash candidate. But based on the early prognosis, he's a bench option at best, who you'll need to stash in an IL spot for most of the year.
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Joakim Soria Note
Joakim Soria photo 43. Joakim Soria ARI
The Diamondbacks gave Soria a one-year, $3.5 million deal after his successful stint with the A's. Soria fixed his home run problem from 2019, which was an outlier for his career anyway, and his 2020 numbers looked much more in line with his typical output. Soria hasn't been named the closer, but given that he has totaled at least 16 saves in eight separate seasons, it's a strong bet that he'll begin the year in the ninth inning. The Diamondbacks aren't expected to be competitive, so if you do draft him, bank on him being traded to another team, and into another role, by mid-season.
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Daniel Bard Note
Daniel Bard photo 44. Daniel Bard COL
Bard comes into 2021 as the Rockies' presumptive closer, after he came out of a two-year retirement to pitch in the majors for the first time since 2013. Bard's control problems, which derailed his career, were largely solved, and his 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP were more than passable for a Colorado closer. Mychal Givens remains, and Scott Oberg will try to pitch effectively after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery, but if Bard can maintain his control, he'll likely earn and hold the closer's job.
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Jordan Romano Note
Jordan Romano photo 45. Jordan Romano TOR
Yimi Garcia Note
Yimi Garcia photo 46. Yimi Garcia MIA
Garcia was the favorite for saves in Miami until the team signed Anthony Bass, and now his exact role in the bullpen is unclear. He struck out 31.7% of the batter he faced last year, and put up a 0.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He's got more prototypical "closer's stuff" than Bass does, and he has a lengthy relationship with Don Mattingly dating back to their Dodgers days. Draft Garcia late and hope he wins the job, but make sure you have other options.
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Stefan Crichton Note
Stefan Crichton photo 47. Stefan Crichton ARI
Crichton filled in admirably for Archie Bradley after Bradley was traded last season. His strikeout numbers weren't particularly impressive, but he had a 2.42 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, and tallied five saves. He doesn't have prototypical "closer's stuff," but he's more than capable of getting major league hitters out. The Diamondbacks signed Joakim Soria to a one-year deal (and added Tyler Clippard, too), so Crichton seems unlikely to begin the year as the closer, even though it's an open competition at the moment. He's not worth anything other than an extremely late-round pick as a speculative ninth-inning option.
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Elieser Hernandez Note
Elieser Hernandez photo 48. Elieser Hernandez MIA
Anthony Bass Note
Anthony Bass photo 49. Anthony Bass MIA
Bass will likely be in the mix for saves with Yimi Garcia (and possibly Dylan Floro) after he signed a two-year deal with the Marlins. He lacks the typical strikeout stuff of most closers, but he's totaled 12 saves, a 3.54 ERA, and a 0.99 WHIP over the past two years. Bass is an extreme ground ball pitcher (62.3% ground ball rate last year), which is how he's able to survive without big time stuff. But Don Mattingly likely won't name a closer until the end of spring training, so draft Bass late for now, but have plenty of other bullpen options.
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Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 50. Seth Lugo NYM
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 51. Freddy Peralta MIL
Jake Diekman Note
Jake Diekman photo 52. Jake Diekman OAK
Aaron Bummer Note
Aaron Bummer photo 53. Aaron Bummer CWS
A.J. Puk Note
A.J. Puk photo 54. A.J. Puk OAK
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 55. Lucas Sims CIN
Sims had a fine 2020, going 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA a 0.94 WHIP, and plenty of strikeouts. He'll be in the mix for the Reds' closer job with Amir Garrett and Sean Doolittle, though his early bout with elbow soreness this spring doesn't help him. Monitor the reports out of spring training, but he's a late-round speculative draft pick at best at the moment.
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Pete Fairbanks Note
Pete Fairbanks photo 56. Pete Fairbanks TB
Hunter Harvey Note
Hunter Harvey photo 57. Hunter Harvey BAL
Harvey had a ton of buzz heading into last season, but a strained forearm ultimately limited him to just 8 2/3 innings. He's got a dominant fastball that can reach triple digits, but his injury history has been a roadblock to him becoming a regular and reliable reliever. Brandon Hyde hasn't named a closer yet and may in fact go by committee with Harvey, Tanner Scott, and Cesar Valdez. But the uncertainty makes Harvey basically free in drafts, and he's worth an extremely late round pick in deeper leagues in case he wins the job.
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Tejay Antone Note
Tejay Antone photo 58. Tejay Antone CIN
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 59. Alex Reyes STL
Tanner Rainey Note
Tanner Rainey photo 60. Tanner Rainey WSH
Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 61. Emilio Pagan SD
Blake Treinen Note
Blake Treinen photo 62. Blake Treinen LAD
Michael Lorenzen Note
Michael Lorenzen photo 63. Michael Lorenzen CIN
Jake McGee Note
Jake McGee photo 64. Jake McGee SF
Trevor May Note
Trevor May photo 65. Trevor May NYM
Zack Britton Note
Zack Britton photo 66. Zack Britton NYY
Brandon Kintzler Note
Brandon Kintzler photo 67. Brandon Kintzler PHI
Josh Staumont Note
Josh Staumont photo 68. Josh Staumont KC
Adam Ottavino Note
Adam Ottavino photo 69. Adam Ottavino BOS
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 70. Chad Green NYY
Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 71. Brandon Workman CHC
Reyes Moronta Note
Reyes Moronta photo 72. Reyes Moronta SF
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 73. Carlos Martinez STL
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 74. David Peterson NYM
Sean Doolittle Note
Sean Doolittle photo 75. Sean Doolittle CIN
After missing most of 2020 with various injuries, Doolittle took a small one-year deal from the Reds in his hope of a bounceback season. He's been trending the wrong way for a couple of seasons now, but he did tally at least 24 saves in each season between 2017 and 2019. Doolittle is the only one in the Reds bullpen with much closing experience, so if he performs well this spring, he could win the ninth-inning job. But there's a ton of uncertainty, and given Doolittle's small contract, it's far from a sure thing that he sees any save opportunities in 2021.
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Bryan Garcia Note
Bryan Garcia photo 76. Bryan Garcia DET
Garcia is the favorite for the closer's role in Detroit, but don't be fooled by his 1.66 ERA last year, as it came with a 5.74 xFIP and a 4.98 K/9 mark. His minor league career has been fairly stellar (2.50 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 11.5 K/9), and he has extensive experience as a closer from both college and the minors. If you're drafting a Tigers reliever, it should be Garcia, but only at a bargain-basement price.
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Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 77. Jose Quintana LAA
Jonathan Hernandez Note
Jonathan Hernandez photo 78. Jonathan Hernandez TEX
Gregory Soto Note
Gregory Soto photo 79. Gregory Soto DET
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 80. Alex Wood SF
Brusdar Graterol Note
Brusdar Graterol photo 81. Brusdar Graterol LAD
Tyler Rogers Note
Tyler Rogers photo 82. Tyler Rogers SF
Matt Wisler Note
Matt Wisler photo 83. Matt Wisler SF
Roberto Osuna Note
Roberto Osuna photo 84. Roberto Osuna FA
Daniel Hudson Note
Daniel Hudson photo 85. Daniel Hudson WSH
Tyler Matzek Note
Tyler Matzek photo 86. Tyler Matzek ATL
Mike Mayers Note
Mike Mayers photo 87. Mike Mayers LAA
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 88. Ross Stripling TOR
Tyler Duffey Note
Tyler Duffey photo 89. Tyler Duffey MIN
Emmanuel Clase Note
Emmanuel Clase photo 90. Emmanuel Clase CLE
Garrett Crochet Note
Garrett Crochet photo 91. Garrett Crochet CWS
J.B. Wendelken Note
J.B. Wendelken photo 92. J.B. Wendelken OAK
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 93. Alec Mills CHC
Rafael Dolis Note
Rafael Dolis photo 94. Rafael Dolis TOR
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 95. Adrian Morejon SD
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 96. Kyle Gibson TEX
Keone Kela Note
Keone Kela photo 97. Keone Kela SD
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 98. Adrian Houser MIL
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 99. Jose Alvarado PHI
Jairo Diaz Note
Jairo Diaz photo 100. Jairo Diaz COL
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 101. Cal Quantrill CLE
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 102. Rowan Wick CHC
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 103. Vince Velasquez PHI
Andrew Miller Note
Andrew Miller photo 104. Andrew Miller STL
Mychal Givens Note
Mychal Givens photo 105. Mychal Givens COL
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 106. Scott Oberg COL
Tanner Scott Note
Tanner Scott photo 107. Tanner Scott BAL
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 108. Daniel Ponce de Leon STL
Scott Barlow Note
Scott Barlow photo 109. Scott Barlow KC
Nick Wittgren Note
Nick Wittgren photo 110. Nick Wittgren CLE
Codi Heuer Note
Codi Heuer photo 111. Codi Heuer CWS
Joe Jimenez Note
Joe Jimenez photo 112. Joe Jimenez DET
Victor Gonzalez Note
Victor Gonzalez photo 113. Victor Gonzalez LAD
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 114. Jonathan Loaisiga NYY
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 115. Trevor Richards TB
Dellin Betances Note
Dellin Betances photo 116. Dellin Betances NYM
Jeremy Jeffress Note
Jeremy Jeffress photo 117. Jeremy Jeffress WSH
A.J. Minter Note
A.J. Minter photo 118. A.J. Minter ATL
Lou Trivino Note
Lou Trivino photo 119. Lou Trivino OAK
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 120. Ken Giles SEA
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 121. Brent Suter MIL
Yusmeiro Petit Note
Yusmeiro Petit photo 122. Yusmeiro Petit OAK
Chris Flexen Note
Chris Flexen photo 123. Chris Flexen SEA
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 124. Nick Pivetta BOS
Luis Patino Note
Luis Patino photo 125. Luis Patino TB
Shane Greene Note
Shane Greene photo 126. Shane Greene FA
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 127. Austin Adams SD
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 128. Pierce Johnson SD
Joely Rodriguez Note
Joely Rodriguez photo 129. Joely Rodriguez TEX
Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 130. Kevin Ginkel ARI
Darwinzon Hernandez Note
Darwinzon Hernandez photo 131. Darwinzon Hernandez BOS
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 132. Josh James HOU
Pedro Baez Note
Pedro Baez photo 133. Pedro Baez HOU
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 134. Brad Peacock FA
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 135. Michael Wacha TB
Tony Watson Note
Tony Watson photo 136. Tony Watson PHI
Ryan Brasier Note
Ryan Brasier photo 137. Ryan Brasier BOS
Hansel Robles Note
Hansel Robles photo 138. Hansel Robles MIN
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 139. Matt Strahm SD
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 140. Austin Gomber COL
Corey Knebel Note
Corey Knebel photo 141. Corey Knebel LAD
Jesse Hahn Note
Jesse Hahn photo 142. Jesse Hahn KC
Darren O'Day Note
Darren O'Day photo 143. Darren O'Day NYY
Matt Foster Note
Matt Foster photo 144. Matt Foster CWS
Chris Stratton Note
Chris Stratton photo 145. Chris Stratton PIT
Enoli Paredes Note
Enoli Paredes photo 146. Enoli Paredes HOU
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 147. Chase Anderson PHI
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 148. Yonny Chirinos TB
Andres Munoz Note
Andres Munoz photo 149. Andres Munoz SEA
Will Harris Note
Will Harris photo 150. Will Harris WSH
Kendall Graveman Note
Kendall Graveman photo 151. Kendall Graveman SEA
Bryse Wilson Note
Bryse Wilson photo 152. Bryse Wilson ATL
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 153. Tyler Clippard ARI
Sergio Romo Note
Sergio Romo photo 154. Sergio Romo OAK
Phil Maton Note
Phil Maton photo 155. Phil Maton CLE
Cesar Valdez Note
Cesar Valdez photo 156. Cesar Valdez BAL
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 157. Ian Kennedy TEX
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 158. Craig Stammen SD
Caleb Ferguson Note
Caleb Ferguson photo 159. Caleb Ferguson LAD
Aaron Sanchez Note
Aaron Sanchez photo 160. Aaron Sanchez SF
Pedro Strop Note
Pedro Strop photo 161. Pedro Strop CHC
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 162. Tommy Kahnle LAD
Evan Marshall Note
Evan Marshall photo 163. Evan Marshall CWS
Clarke Schmidt Note
Clarke Schmidt photo 164. Clarke Schmidt NYY
Bud Norris Note
Bud Norris photo 165. Bud Norris FA
Ryan Helsley Note
Ryan Helsley photo 166. Ryan Helsley STL
Connor Brogdon Note
Connor Brogdon photo 167. Connor Brogdon PHI
Steve Cishek Note
Steve Cishek photo 168. Steve Cishek HOU
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 169. Kyle Crick PIT
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 170. Felix Pena LAA
Cam Bedrosian Note
Cam Bedrosian photo 171. Cam Bedrosian CIN
Jose Urena Note
Jose Urena photo 172. Jose Urena DET
Genesis Cabrera Note
Genesis Cabrera photo 173. Genesis Cabrera STL
Ty Buttrey Note
Ty Buttrey photo 174. Ty Buttrey LAA
John Curtiss Note
John Curtiss photo 175. John Curtiss MIA
Steven Brault Note
Steven Brault photo 176. Steven Brault PIT
Yohan Ramirez Note
Yohan Ramirez photo 177. Yohan Ramirez SEA
Joe Smith Note
Joe Smith photo 178. Joe Smith HOU
Bryan Abreu Note
Bryan Abreu photo 179. Bryan Abreu HOU
Cole Sulser Note
Cole Sulser photo 180. Cole Sulser BAL
Luke Jackson Note
Luke Jackson photo 181. Luke Jackson ATL
John Gant Note
John Gant photo 182. John Gant STL
Collin McHugh Note
Collin McHugh photo 183. Collin McHugh TB
Tom Hatch Note
Tom Hatch photo 184. Tom Hatch TOR
Jeurys Familia Note
Jeurys Familia photo 185. Jeurys Familia NYM
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 186. Tyler Chatwood TOR
Cody Stashak Note
Cody Stashak photo 187. Cody Stashak MIN
Matt Magill Note
Matt Magill photo 188. Matt Magill SEA
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 189. Jaime Barria LAA
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 190. Taylor Widener ARI
Daniel Norris Note
Daniel Norris photo 191. Daniel Norris DET
Jose Cisnero Note
Jose Cisnero photo 192. Jose Cisnero DET
Alex Claudio Note
Alex Claudio photo 193. Alex Claudio LAA
Demarcus Evans Note
Demarcus Evans photo 194. Demarcus Evans TEX
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 195. Ryne Stanek HOU
Jorge Alcala Note
Jorge Alcala photo 196. Jorge Alcala MIN
Adam Plutko Note
Adam Plutko photo 197. Adam Plutko CLE
Justin Wilson Note
Justin Wilson photo 198. Justin Wilson NYY
Lewis Thorpe Note
Lewis Thorpe photo 199. Lewis Thorpe MIN
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 200. Sean Newcomb ATL
Hector Rondon Note
Hector Rondon photo 201. Hector Rondon PHI
Rogelio Armenteros Note
Rogelio Armenteros photo 202. Rogelio Armenteros WSH
Tim Hill Note
Tim Hill photo 203. Tim Hill SD
Tyler Ivey Note
Tyler Ivey photo 204. Tyler Ivey HOU
Touki Toussaint Note
Touki Toussaint photo 205. Touki Toussaint ATL
Wade Davis Note
Wade Davis photo 206. Wade Davis KC
Sam Selman Note
Sam Selman photo 207. Sam Selman SF
Aaron Loup Note
Aaron Loup photo 208. Aaron Loup NYM
Seranthony Dominguez Note
Seranthony Dominguez photo 209. Seranthony Dominguez PHI
Shane McClanahan Note
Shane McClanahan photo 210. Shane McClanahan TB
Joe Ross Note
Joe Ross photo 211. Joe Ross WSH
David Phelps Note
David Phelps photo 212. David Phelps TOR
David Robertson Note
David Robertson photo 213. David Robertson FA
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 214. Alex Young ARI
Edward Cabrera Note
Edward Cabrera photo 215. Edward Cabrera MIA
Ryan Weber Note
Ryan Weber photo 216. Ryan Weber BOS
Dennis Santana Note
Dennis Santana photo 217. Dennis Santana LAD
Joe Kelly Note
Joe Kelly photo 218. Joe Kelly LAD
Jace Fry Note
Jace Fry photo 219. Jace Fry CWS
Anthony Misiewicz Note
Anthony Misiewicz photo 220. Anthony Misiewicz SEA
Tyler Alexander Note
Tyler Alexander photo 221. Tyler Alexander DET
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 222. Jon Duplantier ARI
Jason Vargas Note
Jason Vargas photo 223. Jason Vargas FA
Junior Guerra Note
Junior Guerra photo 224. Junior Guerra LAA
Artie Lewicki Note
Artie Lewicki photo 225. Artie Lewicki FA
Ariel Jurado Note
Ariel Jurado photo 226. Ariel Jurado FA
Brandon Brennan Note
Brandon Brennan photo 227. Brandon Brennan SEA
Trevor Cahill Note
Trevor Cahill photo 228. Trevor Cahill FA
Michael King Note
Michael King photo 229. Michael King NYY
Phil Pfeifer Note
Phil Pfeifer photo 230. Phil Pfeifer ATL
Gio Gonzalez Note
Gio Gonzalez photo 231. Gio Gonzalez MIA
Clayton Richard Note
Clayton Richard photo 232. Clayton Richard FA
Cody Reed Note
Cody Reed photo 233. Cody Reed TB
Shun Yamaguchi Note
Shun Yamaguchi photo 234. Shun Yamaguchi SF
Riley O'Brien Note
Riley O'Brien photo 235. Riley O'Brien CIN
Nick Margevicius Note
Nick Margevicius photo 236. Nick Margevicius SEA
Paul Campbell Note
Paul Campbell photo 237. Paul Campbell MIA
Dylan Covey Note
Dylan Covey photo 238. Dylan Covey BOS
Devin Smeltzer Note
Devin Smeltzer photo 239. Devin Smeltzer MIN
Drew Rasmussen Note
Drew Rasmussen photo 240. Drew Rasmussen MIL
Adam Kolarek Note
Adam Kolarek photo 241. Adam Kolarek OAK
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 242. Dillon Peters LAA
Jarlin Garcia Note
Jarlin Garcia photo 243. Jarlin Garcia SF
Jasseel De La Cruz Note
Jasseel De La Cruz photo 244. Jasseel De La Cruz ATL
Jimmy Nelson Note
Jimmy Nelson photo 245. Jimmy Nelson LAD
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 246. Robert Gsellman NYM
Wes Benjamin Note
Wes Benjamin photo 247. Wes Benjamin TEX
Chaz Roe Note
Chaz Roe photo 248. Chaz Roe TB
Matt Andriese Note
Matt Andriese photo 249. Matt Andriese BOS
Andrew Chafin Note
Andrew Chafin photo 250. Andrew Chafin CHC
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 251. Jhoulys Chacin NYY
Justin Topa Note
Justin Topa photo 252. Justin Topa MIL
Ryan Borucki Note
Ryan Borucki photo 253. Ryan Borucki TOR
Tommy Hunter Note
Tommy Hunter photo 254. Tommy Hunter NYM
Yoshi Hirano Note
Yoshi Hirano photo 255. Yoshi Hirano FA
Kelvin Herrera Note
Kelvin Herrera photo 256. Kelvin Herrera FA
Ryan Thompson Note
Ryan Thompson photo 257. Ryan Thompson TB
Daniel Mengden Note
Daniel Mengden photo 258. Daniel Mengden OAK
Colin Rea Note
Colin Rea photo 259. Colin Rea FA
Brett Martin Note
Brett Martin photo 260. Brett Martin TEX
Caleb Thielbar Note
Caleb Thielbar photo 261. Caleb Thielbar MIN
Dylan Floro Note
Dylan Floro photo 262. Dylan Floro MIA
Miguel Castro Note
Miguel Castro photo 263. Miguel Castro NYM
Oliver Perez Note
Oliver Perez photo 264. Oliver Perez CLE
Blake Parker Note
Blake Parker photo 265. Blake Parker CLE
Noe Ramirez Note
Noe Ramirez photo 266. Noe Ramirez CIN
Jose Castillo Note
Jose Castillo photo 267. Jose Castillo SD
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 268. Julian Merryweather TOR
Brandon Bielak Note
Brandon Bielak photo 269. Brandon Bielak HOU
Jason Adam Note
Jason Adam photo 270. Jason Adam CHC
Wander Suero Note
Wander Suero photo 271. Wander Suero WSH
Richard Bleier Note
Richard Bleier photo 272. Richard Bleier MIA
Blake Taylor Note
Blake Taylor photo 273. Blake Taylor HOU
Josh Taylor Note
Josh Taylor photo 274. Josh Taylor BOS
Grant Dayton Note
Grant Dayton photo 275. Grant Dayton ATL
Jacob Webb Note
Jacob Webb photo 276. Jacob Webb ATL
Keynan Middleton Note
Keynan Middleton photo 277. Keynan Middleton SEA
Brad Wieck Note
Brad Wieck photo 278. Brad Wieck CHC
Dan Altavilla Note
Dan Altavilla photo 279. Dan Altavilla SD
Chris Mazza Note
Chris Mazza photo 280. Chris Mazza TB
Ryan Tepera Note
Ryan Tepera photo 281. Ryan Tepera CHC
Oliver Drake Note
Oliver Drake photo 282. Oliver Drake TB
Kyle Finnegan Note
Kyle Finnegan photo 283. Kyle Finnegan WSH
Andrew Cashner Note
Andrew Cashner photo 284. Andrew Cashner FA
James Kaprielian Note
James Kaprielian photo 285. James Kaprielian OAK
Andrew Kittredge Note
Andrew Kittredge photo 286. Andrew Kittredge TB
Tyler Webb Note
Tyler Webb photo 287. Tyler Webb STL
Ryan Sherriff Note
Ryan Sherriff photo 288. Ryan Sherriff TB
Zack Godley Note
Zack Godley photo 289. Zack Godley FA
Michael Feliz Note
Michael Feliz photo 290. Michael Feliz PIT
Dillon Tate Note
Dillon Tate photo 291. Dillon Tate BAL
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 292. Duane Underwood Jr. CHC
Kyle McGowin Note
Kyle McGowin photo 293. Kyle McGowin WSH
Jefry Rodriguez Note
Jefry Rodriguez photo 294. Jefry Rodriguez WSH
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 295. Erik Swanson SEA
Scott Alexander Note
Scott Alexander photo 296. Scott Alexander LAD
Gerardo Reyes Note
Gerardo Reyes photo 297. Gerardo Reyes LAA
James Hoyt Note
James Hoyt photo 298. James Hoyt MIA
Sam Howard Note
Sam Howard photo 299. Sam Howard PIT
Jose Alvarez Note
Jose Alvarez photo 300. Jose Alvarez SF
Buck Farmer Note
Buck Farmer photo 301. Buck Farmer DET
Jacob Barnes Note
Jacob Barnes photo 302. Jacob Barnes NYM
Tommy Milone Note
Tommy Milone photo 303. Tommy Milone TOR
Kyle Nelson Note
Kyle Nelson photo 304. Kyle Nelson CLE
Burch Smith Note
Burch Smith photo 305. Burch Smith OAK
Ray Black Note
Ray Black photo 306. Ray Black MIL
Sam Delaplane Note
Sam Delaplane photo 307. Sam Delaplane SEA
Conner Menez Note
Conner Menez photo 308. Conner Menez SF
J.P. Feyereisen Note
J.P. Feyereisen photo 309. J.P. Feyereisen MIL
Joel Kuhnel Note
Joel Kuhnel photo 310. Joel Kuhnel CIN
Kyle Zimmer Note
Kyle Zimmer photo 311. Kyle Zimmer KC
Ryan Hendrix Note
Ryan Hendrix photo 312. Ryan Hendrix CIN
Trevor Gott Note
Trevor Gott photo 313. Trevor Gott SF
Eric Yardley Note
Eric Yardley photo 314. Eric Yardley MIL
Casey Sadler Note
Casey Sadler photo 315. Casey Sadler SEA
Nate Jones Note
Nate Jones photo 316. Nate Jones ATL
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 317. Joe Palumbo TEX
Chasen Shreve Note
Chasen Shreve photo 318. Chasen Shreve PIT
Taylor Williams Note
Taylor Williams photo 319. Taylor Williams SD
Tyler Zuber Note
Tyler Zuber photo 320. Tyler Zuber KC
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 321. Corey Oswalt NYM
Jonathan Holder Note
Jonathan Holder photo 322. Jonathan Holder CHC
Hunter Wood Note
Hunter Wood photo 323. Hunter Wood TEX
Chris Devenski Note
Chris Devenski photo 324. Chris Devenski ARI
Austin Brice Note
Austin Brice photo 325. Austin Brice BOS
Kent Emanuel Note
Kent Emanuel photo 326. Kent Emanuel HOU
Shawn Armstrong Note
Shawn Armstrong photo 327. Shawn Armstrong BAL
Ben Heller Note
Ben Heller photo 328. Ben Heller ARI
Riley Smith Note
Riley Smith photo 329. Riley Smith ARI
Patrick Murphy Note
Patrick Murphy photo 330. Patrick Murphy TOR
Ryan Buchter Note
Ryan Buchter photo 331. Ryan Buchter ARI
John Schreiber Note
John Schreiber photo 332. John Schreiber BOS
Jeff Brigham Note
Jeff Brigham photo 333. Jeff Brigham MIA
Cam Hill Note
Cam Hill photo 334. Cam Hill CLE
Alex Vesia Note
Alex Vesia photo 335. Alex Vesia LAD
Josh Sborz Note
Josh Sborz photo 336. Josh Sborz TEX
Caleb Baragar Note
Caleb Baragar photo 337. Caleb Baragar SF
Tim Mayza Note
Tim Mayza photo 338. Tim Mayza TOR
Heath Hembree Note
Heath Hembree photo 339. Heath Hembree CLE
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 340. Michel Baez SD
Tony Cingrani Note
Tony Cingrani photo 341. Tony Cingrani FA
Adam Morgan Note
Adam Morgan photo 342. Adam Morgan FA
John Brebbia Note
John Brebbia photo 343. John Brebbia SF
Colin Poche Note
Colin Poche photo 344. Colin Poche TB
Matt Bush Note
Matt Bush photo 345. Matt Bush TEX
Luis Cessa Note
Luis Cessa photo 346. Luis Cessa NYY
Drew Steckenrider Note
Drew Steckenrider photo 347. Drew Steckenrider SEA
Silvino Bracho Note
Silvino Bracho photo 348. Silvino Bracho SF
Edubray Ramos Note
Edubray Ramos photo 349. Edubray Ramos TEX
Cionel Perez Note
Cionel Perez photo 350. Cionel Perez CIN
A.J. Cole Note
A.J. Cole photo 351. A.J. Cole FA
Austin Pruitt Note
Austin Pruitt photo 352. Austin Pruitt HOU
Brandon Waddell Note
Brandon Waddell photo 353. Brandon Waddell MIN
Zack Littell Note
Zack Littell photo 354. Zack Littell SF
Richard Lovelady Note
Richard Lovelady photo 355. Richard Lovelady KC
Dillon Maples Note
Dillon Maples photo 356. Dillon Maples CHC
Matt Peacock Note
Matt Peacock photo 357. Matt Peacock ARI
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 358. Taylor Clarke ARI
Brandon Morrow Note
Brandon Morrow photo 359. Brandon Morrow LAD
Arodys Vizcaino Note
Arodys Vizcaino photo 360. Arodys Vizcaino NYM
Wyatt Mills Note
Wyatt Mills photo 361. Wyatt Mills SEA
Josh Tomlin Note
Josh Tomlin photo 362. Josh Tomlin ATL
Carlos Estevez Note
Carlos Estevez photo 363. Carlos Estevez COL
Anthony Kay Note
Anthony Kay photo 364. Anthony Kay TOR
Jerry Blevins Note
Jerry Blevins photo 365. Jerry Blevins NYM
Drew Smith Note
Drew Smith photo 366. Drew Smith NYM
Joey Gerber Note
Joey Gerber photo 367. Joey Gerber SEA
Joel Payamps Note
Joel Payamps photo 368. Joel Payamps TOR
Kyle Keller Note
Kyle Keller photo 369. Kyle Keller LAA
Nick Tropeano Note
Nick Tropeano photo 370. Nick Tropeano SF
Juan Minaya Note
Juan Minaya photo 371. Juan Minaya MIN
David Hess Note
David Hess photo 372. David Hess TB
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 373. Jalen Beeks TB
Bobby Wahl Note
Bobby Wahl photo 374. Bobby Wahl MIL
Jeffrey Springs Note
Jeffrey Springs photo 375. Jeffrey Springs TB
Jeremy Walker Note
Jeremy Walker photo 376. Jeremy Walker SF
David Bednar Note
David Bednar photo 377. David Bednar PIT
Nik Turley Note
Nik Turley photo 378. Nik Turley OAK
Dominic Leone Note
Dominic Leone photo 379. Dominic Leone SF
Aaron Fletcher Note
Aaron Fletcher photo 380. Aaron Fletcher SEA
Pat Venditte Note
Pat Venditte photo 381. Pat Venditte MIA
Brady Lail Note
Brady Lail photo 382. Brady Lail SEA
Luis Avilan Note
Luis Avilan photo 383. Luis Avilan WSH
Adam Cimber Note
Adam Cimber photo 384. Adam Cimber MIA
Nick Vincent Note
Nick Vincent photo 385. Nick Vincent TEX
Seth Elledge Note
Seth Elledge photo 386. Seth Elledge STL
Andrew Triggs Note
Andrew Triggs photo 387. Andrew Triggs FA
Deolis Guerra Note
Deolis Guerra photo 388. Deolis Guerra OAK
Nick Ramirez Note
Nick Ramirez photo 389. Nick Ramirez SD
Isaac Mattson Note
Isaac Mattson photo 390. Isaac Mattson BAL
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 391. Robert Stephenson COL
Roenis Elias Note
Roenis Elias photo 392. Roenis Elias SEA
Ian Hamilton Note
Ian Hamilton photo 393. Ian Hamilton MIN
Ryne Harper Note
Ryne Harper photo 394. Ryne Harper WSH
Garrett Cleavinger Note
Garrett Cleavinger photo 395. Garrett Cleavinger LAD
Jose Quijada Note
Jose Quijada photo 396. Jose Quijada LAA
Fernando Abad Note
Fernando Abad photo 397. Fernando Abad BAL
Daniel Zamora Note
Daniel Zamora photo 398. Daniel Zamora NYM
Cole Irvin Note
Cole Irvin photo 399. Cole Irvin OAK
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 400. Sean Reid-Foley NYM
Carl Edwards Jr. Note
Carl Edwards Jr. photo 401. Carl Edwards Jr. ATL
Stephen Tarpley Note
Stephen Tarpley photo 402. Stephen Tarpley NYM
Jared Hughes Note
Jared Hughes photo 403. Jared Hughes FA
Taylor Hearn Note
Taylor Hearn photo 404. Taylor Hearn TEX
Edgar Santana Note
Edgar Santana photo 405. Edgar Santana PIT
Ranger Suarez Note
Ranger Suarez photo 406. Ranger Suarez PHI
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 407. Jesse Chavez LAA
Ty Tice Note
Ty Tice photo 408. Ty Tice TOR
Brendan McCurry Note
Brendan McCurry photo 409. Brendan McCurry LAA
Steven Fuentes Note
Steven Fuentes photo 410. Steven Fuentes WSH
Nabil Crismatt Note
Nabil Crismatt photo 411. Nabil Crismatt SD
JoJo Romero Note
JoJo Romero photo 412. JoJo Romero PHI
John King Note
John King photo 413. John King TEX
Josh D. Smith Note
Josh D. Smith photo 414. Josh D. Smith FA
Dan Otero Note
Dan Otero photo 415. Dan Otero FA
Kodi Whitley Note
Kodi Whitley photo 416. Kodi Whitley STL
Jay Jackson Note
Jay Jackson photo 417. Jay Jackson SF
Art Warren Note
Art Warren photo 418. Art Warren CIN
Derek Law Note
Derek Law photo 419. Derek Law MIN
Adam Warren Note
Adam Warren photo 420. Adam Warren NYY
Nick Nelson Note
Nick Nelson photo 421. Nick Nelson NYY
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 422. Luke Farrell MIN
Danny Coulombe Note
Danny Coulombe photo 423. Danny Coulombe MIN
Francis Martes Note
Francis Martes photo 424. Francis Martes HOU
Nick Sandlin Note
Nick Sandlin photo 425. Nick Sandlin CLE
Geoff Hartlieb Note
Geoff Hartlieb photo 426. Geoff Hartlieb PIT
Nivaldo Rodriguez Note
Nivaldo Rodriguez photo 427. Nivaldo Rodriguez HOU
Victor Arano Note
Victor Arano photo 428. Victor Arano ATL
Miguel Romero Note
Miguel Romero photo 429. Miguel Romero OAK
R.J. Alaniz Note
R.J. Alaniz photo 430. R.J. Alaniz CIN
Humberto Castellanos Note
Humberto Castellanos photo 431. Humberto Castellanos ARI
Glenn Sparkman Note
Glenn Sparkman photo 432. Glenn Sparkman MIN
Bernardo Flores Jr. Note
Bernardo Flores Jr. photo 433. Bernardo Flores Jr. CWS
Robert Stock Note
Robert Stock photo 434. Robert Stock CHC
Edwar Colina Note
Edwar Colina photo 435. Edwar Colina MIN
Ian Krol Note
Ian Krol photo 436. Ian Krol DET
Ben Bowden Note
Ben Bowden photo 437. Ben Bowden COL
Manuel Rodriguez Note
Manuel Rodriguez photo 438. Manuel Rodriguez CHC
Edinson Volquez Note
Edinson Volquez photo 439. Edinson Volquez FA
Gabriel Ynoa Note
Gabriel Ynoa photo 440. Gabriel Ynoa FA
Nolan Blackwood Note
Nolan Blackwood photo 441. Nolan Blackwood DET
Nick Mears Note
Nick Mears photo 442. Nick Mears PIT
Wandisson Charles Note
Wandisson Charles photo 443. Wandisson Charles OAK
Reggie McClain Note
Reggie McClain photo 444. Reggie McClain NYY
Aaron Barrett Note
Aaron Barrett photo 445. Aaron Barrett WSH
Aaron Slegers Note
Aaron Slegers photo 446. Aaron Slegers LAA
Josh Smith Note
Josh Smith photo 447. Josh Smith NYY
Fernando Romero Note
Fernando Romero photo 448. Fernando Romero FA
Blake Cederlind Note
Blake Cederlind photo 449. Blake Cederlind PIT
Jeremy Beasley Note
Jeremy Beasley photo 450. Jeremy Beasley ARI
Wandy Peralta Note
Wandy Peralta photo 451. Wandy Peralta SF
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 452. Yennsy Diaz NYM
Joe Mantiply Note
Joe Mantiply photo 453. Joe Mantiply ARI
Jose Ruiz Note
Jose Ruiz photo 454. Jose Ruiz CWS
Chad Sobotka Note
Chad Sobotka photo 455. Chad Sobotka ATL
Will Vest Note
Will Vest photo 456. Will Vest SEA
Austin Davis Note
Austin Davis photo 457. Austin Davis PIT
Jimmy Lambert Note
Jimmy Lambert photo 458. Jimmy Lambert CWS
Angel Perdomo Note
Angel Perdomo photo 459. Angel Perdomo MIL
Sam Clay Note
Sam Clay photo 460. Sam Clay WSH
Rex Brothers Note
Rex Brothers photo 461. Rex Brothers CHC
AJ Ramos Note
AJ Ramos photo 462. AJ Ramos FA
Jason Hammel Note
Jason Hammel photo 463. Jason Hammel FA
Alec Bettinger Note
Alec Bettinger photo 464. Alec Bettinger MIL
Hector Perez Note
Hector Perez photo 465. Hector Perez CIN
Kevin McCarthy Note
Kevin McCarthy photo 466. Kevin McCarthy BOS
Tayron Guerrero Note
Tayron Guerrero photo 467. Tayron Guerrero CWS
Matt Hall Note
Matt Hall photo 468. Matt Hall BOS
Neftali Feliz Note
Neftali Feliz photo 469. Neftali Feliz PHI
Ricardo Sanchez Note
Ricardo Sanchez photo 470. Ricardo Sanchez FA
Justin Grimm Note
Justin Grimm photo 471. Justin Grimm FA
Brooks Kriske Note
Brooks Kriske photo 472. Brooks Kriske NYY
Ashton Goudeau Note
Ashton Goudeau photo 473. Ashton Goudeau BAL
Andrew Suarez Note
Andrew Suarez photo 474. Andrew Suarez FA
Dany Jimenez Note
Dany Jimenez photo 475. Dany Jimenez OAK
Mike Shawaryn Note
Mike Shawaryn photo 476. Mike Shawaryn FA
Zach Pop Note
Zach Pop photo 477. Zach Pop MIA
Dovydas Neverauskas Note
Dovydas Neverauskas photo 478. Dovydas Neverauskas FA
Rico Garcia Note
Rico Garcia photo 479. Rico Garcia SF
Jimmy Cordero Note
Jimmy Cordero photo 480. Jimmy Cordero CWS
Jesse Biddle Note
Jesse Biddle photo 481. Jesse Biddle CIN
Jake Faria Note
Jake Faria photo 482. Jake Faria LAA
Derek Holland Note
Derek Holland photo 483. Derek Holland DET
David Hale Note
David Hale photo 484. David Hale PHI
Brad Brach Note
Brad Brach photo 485. Brad Brach KC
Anthony Castro Note
Anthony Castro photo 486. Anthony Castro TOR
Mauricio Llovera Note
Mauricio Llovera photo 487. Mauricio Llovera PHI
Anthony Banda Note
Anthony Banda photo 488. Anthony Banda SF
Junior Fernandez Note
Junior Fernandez photo 489. Junior Fernandez STL
Taylor Guilbeau Note
Taylor Guilbeau photo 490. Taylor Guilbeau ARI
David McKay Note
David McKay photo 491. David McKay DET
Ramon Rosso Note
Ramon Rosso photo 492. Ramon Rosso PHI
James Bourque Note
James Bourque photo 493. James Bourque CHC
Jorge Lopez Note
Jorge Lopez photo 494. Jorge Lopez BAL
Franklyn Kilome Note
Franklyn Kilome photo 495. Franklyn Kilome NYM
Sal Romano Note
Sal Romano photo 496. Sal Romano CIN
Cy Sneed Note
Cy Sneed photo 497. Cy Sneed FA
Kyle Ryan Note
Kyle Ryan photo 498. Kyle Ryan CHC
Paolo Espino Note
Paolo Espino photo 499. Paolo Espino WSH
Josh Osich Note
Josh Osich photo 500. Josh Osich CIN
Nestor Cortes Jr. Note
Nestor Cortes Jr. photo 501. Nestor Cortes Jr. NYY
Spencer Patton Note
Spencer Patton photo 502. Spencer Patton TEX
Luke Bard Note
Luke Bard photo 503. Luke Bard LAA
Javy Guerra Note
Javy Guerra photo 504. Javy Guerra WSH
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 505. Jacob Waguespack TOR
Keury Mella Note
Keury Mella photo 506. Keury Mella ARI
Bryan Shaw Note
Bryan Shaw photo 507. Bryan Shaw CLE
Tyler Bashlor Note
Tyler Bashlor photo 508. Tyler Bashlor PIT
Sam Gaviglio Note
Sam Gaviglio photo 509. Sam Gaviglio TEX
Robert Dugger Note
Robert Dugger photo 510. Robert Dugger SEA
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 511. Jeff Hoffman CIN
Tommy Doyle Note
Tommy Doyle photo 512. Tommy Doyle COL
Marcus Walden Note
Marcus Walden photo 513. Marcus Walden BOS
Phil Bickford Note
Phil Bickford photo 514. Phil Bickford MIL
James Norwood Note
James Norwood photo 515. James Norwood CHC
Ian Gibaut Note
Ian Gibaut photo 516. Ian Gibaut MIN
Yoan Lopez Note
Yoan Lopez photo 517. Yoan Lopez ARI
Tyler Lyons Note
Tyler Lyons photo 518. Tyler Lyons NYY
Seth Romero Note
Seth Romero photo 519. Seth Romero WSH
Albert Abreu Note
Albert Abreu photo 520. Albert Abreu NYY
Carlos Sanabria Note
Carlos Sanabria photo 521. Carlos Sanabria KC
Colten Brewer Note
Colten Brewer photo 522. Colten Brewer BOS
Patrick Weigel Note
Patrick Weigel photo 523. Patrick Weigel ATL
Andre Scrubb Note
Andre Scrubb photo 524. Andre Scrubb HOU
Clay Holmes Note
Clay Holmes photo 525. Clay Holmes PIT
Brandon Bailey Note
Brandon Bailey photo 526. Brandon Bailey CIN
Brailyn Marquez Note
Brailyn Marquez photo 527. Brailyn Marquez CHC
Domingo Tapia Note
Domingo Tapia photo 528. Domingo Tapia SEA
Brad Boxberger Note
Brad Boxberger photo 529. Brad Boxberger MIL
Brett de Geus Note
Brett de Geus photo 530. Brett de Geus TEX
Miguel Yajure Note
Miguel Yajure photo 531. Miguel Yajure PIT
Joe Gatto Note
Joe Gatto photo 532. Joe Gatto TEX
Kohl Stewart Note
Kohl Stewart photo 533. Kohl Stewart CHC
Johan Quezada Note
Johan Quezada photo 534. Johan Quezada STL
Ryan Weathers Note
Ryan Weathers photo 535. Ryan Weathers SD
Edgar Garcia Note
Edgar Garcia photo 536. Edgar Garcia CIN
Yacksel Rios Note
Yacksel Rios photo 537. Yacksel Rios TB
Jose Mujica Note
Jose Mujica photo 538. Jose Mujica COL
Travis Lakins Sr. Note
Travis Lakins Sr. photo 539. Travis Lakins Sr. BAL
Jordan Weems Note
Jordan Weems photo 540. Jordan Weems OAK
Zack Burdi Note
Zack Burdi photo 541. Zack Burdi CWS
Sam Coonrod Note
Sam Coonrod photo 542. Sam Coonrod PHI
Travis Bergen Note
Travis Bergen photo 543. Travis Bergen TOR
Justin Lawrence Note
Justin Lawrence photo 544. Justin Lawrence COL
Erasmo Ramirez Note
Erasmo Ramirez photo 545. Erasmo Ramirez DET
Jordan Holloway Note
Jordan Holloway photo 546. Jordan Holloway MIA
T.J. McFarland Note
T.J. McFarland photo 547. T.J. McFarland WSH
Jake Newberry Note
Jake Newberry photo 548. Jake Newberry KC
Dakota Bacus Note
Dakota Bacus photo 549. Dakota Bacus WSH
Phillips Valdez Note
Phillips Valdez photo 550. Phillips Valdez BOS
Jason Foley Note
Jason Foley photo 551. Jason Foley DET
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 552. Shaun Anderson MIN
Ross Detwiler Note
Ross Detwiler photo 553. Ross Detwiler MIA
Wade LeBlanc Note
Wade LeBlanc photo 554. Wade LeBlanc BAL
Camilo Doval Note
Camilo Doval photo 555. Camilo Doval SF
Scott Blewett Note
Scott Blewett photo 556. Scott Blewett KC
Jordan Sheffield Note
Jordan Sheffield photo 557. Jordan Sheffield COL
Jose De Leon Note
Jose De Leon photo 558. Jose De Leon CIN
Sean Poppen Note
Sean Poppen photo 559. Sean Poppen PIT
Erick Fedde Note
Erick Fedde photo 560. Erick Fedde WSH
Beau Burrows Note
Beau Burrows photo 561. Beau Burrows DET
Jimmy Herget Note
Jimmy Herget photo 562. Jimmy Herget TEX
Antonio Santos Note
Antonio Santos photo 563. Antonio Santos COL
Kyle Funkhouser Note
Kyle Funkhouser photo 564. Kyle Funkhouser DET
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 565. T.J. Zeuch TOR
Robinson Leyer Note
Robinson Leyer photo 566. Robinson Leyer MIN
Jake Woodford Note
Jake Woodford photo 567. Jake Woodford STL
Mike Montgomery Note
Mike Montgomery photo 568. Mike Montgomery NYM
Dan Winkler Note
Dan Winkler photo 569. Dan Winkler CHC
Phillip Diehl Note
Phillip Diehl photo 570. Phillip Diehl COL
Chance Adams Note
Chance Adams photo 571. Chance Adams KC
Tyler Kinley Note
Tyler Kinley photo 572. Tyler Kinley COL
Carson Fulmer Note
Carson Fulmer photo 573. Carson Fulmer PIT
Evan Phillips Note
Evan Phillips photo 574. Evan Phillips BAL
Thomas Eshelman Note
Thomas Eshelman photo 575. Thomas Eshelman BAL
Yency Almonte Note
Yency Almonte photo 576. Yency Almonte COL
CD Pelham Note
CD Pelham photo 577. CD Pelham CHC
Nick Neidert Note
Nick Neidert photo 578. Nick Neidert MIA