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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Joakim Soria Note
Joakim Soria photo 35. 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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Stefan Crichton Note
Stefan Crichton photo 49. 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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Kevin Ginkel Note
Kevin Ginkel photo 111. Kevin Ginkel
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 157. Tyler Clippard
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 227. Alex Young
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 257. Taylor Clarke
Keury Mella Note
Keury Mella photo 278. Keury Mella
Anthony Swarzak Note
Anthony Swarzak photo 280. Anthony Swarzak
Heath Fillmyer Note
Heath Fillmyer photo 285. Heath Fillmyer
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 305. Jon Duplantier
Chris Devenski Note
Chris Devenski photo 313. Chris Devenski
Yoan Lopez Note
Yoan Lopez photo 321. Yoan Lopez
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 339. Taylor Widener
Riley Smith Note
Riley Smith photo 362. Riley Smith
Ryan Buchter Note
Ryan Buchter photo 396. Ryan Buchter
Ben Heller Note
Ben Heller photo 405. Ben Heller
Humberto Castellanos Note
Humberto Castellanos photo 453. Humberto Castellanos
Jeremy Beasley Note
Jeremy Beasley photo 466. Jeremy Beasley
Taylor Guilbeau Note
Taylor Guilbeau photo 491. Taylor Guilbeau
Matt Peacock Note
Matt Peacock photo 494. Matt Peacock
Seth Frankoff Note
Seth Frankoff photo 498. Seth Frankoff
Joe Mantiply Note
Joe Mantiply photo 526. Joe Mantiply