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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 17. Will Smith
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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Richard Rodriguez Note
Richard Rodriguez photo 22. Richard Rodriguez
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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A.J. Minter Note
A.J. Minter photo 90. A.J. Minter
Tyler Matzek Note
Tyler Matzek photo 108. Tyler Matzek
Jacob Webb Note
Jacob Webb photo 222. Jacob Webb
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 249. Sean Newcomb
Luke Jackson Note
Luke Jackson photo 297. Luke Jackson
Jasseel De La Cruz Note
Jasseel De La Cruz photo 304. Jasseel De La Cruz
Touki Toussaint Note
Touki Toussaint photo 309. Touki Toussaint
Yoan Lopez Note
Yoan Lopez photo 321. Yoan Lopez
Jay Jackson Note
Jay Jackson photo 383. Jay Jackson