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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Stefan Crichton Note
Stefan Crichton photo 44. Stefan Crichton
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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Joakim Soria Note
Joakim Soria photo 46. Joakim Soria
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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Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 131. Kevin Ginkel
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 170. Tyler Clippard
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 194. Taylor Widener
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 223. Jon Duplantier
Chris Devenski Note
Chris Devenski photo 319. Chris Devenski
Ben Heller Note
Ben Heller photo 323. Ben Heller
Riley Smith Note
Riley Smith photo 324. Riley Smith
Ryan Buchter Note
Ryan Buchter photo 326. Ryan Buchter
Matt Peacock Note
Matt Peacock photo 351. Matt Peacock
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 352. Taylor Clarke
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 378. Alex Young
Humberto Castellanos Note
Humberto Castellanos photo 426. Humberto Castellanos
Jeremy Beasley Note
Jeremy Beasley photo 445. Jeremy Beasley
Joe Mantiply Note
Joe Mantiply photo 448. Joe Mantiply
Taylor Guilbeau Note
Taylor Guilbeau photo 486. Taylor Guilbeau
Keury Mella Note
Keury Mella photo 502. Keury Mella
Yoan Lopez Note
Yoan Lopez photo 513. Yoan Lopez