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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 13. Craig Kimbrel
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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Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 83. Brandon Workman
Rowan Wick Note
Rowan Wick photo 101. Rowan Wick
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 112. Alec Mills
Andrew Chafin Note
Andrew Chafin photo 144. Andrew Chafin
Jason Adam Note
Jason Adam photo 175. Jason Adam
Pedro Strop Note
Pedro Strop photo 182. Pedro Strop
Brailyn Marquez Note
Brailyn Marquez photo 213. Brailyn Marquez
Ryan Tepera Note
Ryan Tepera photo 214. Ryan Tepera
Robert Stock Note
Robert Stock photo 267. Robert Stock
Dan Winkler Note
Dan Winkler photo 316. Dan Winkler
Brad Wieck Note
Brad Wieck photo 334. Brad Wieck
Shelby Miller Note
Shelby Miller photo 347. Shelby Miller
Kyle Ryan Note
Kyle Ryan photo 370. Kyle Ryan
Jonathan Holder Note
Jonathan Holder photo 374. Jonathan Holder
Dillon Maples Note
Dillon Maples photo 403. Dillon Maples
Adam Morgan Note
Adam Morgan photo 422. Adam Morgan
Trevor Megill Note
Trevor Megill photo 436. Trevor Megill
Manuel Rodriguez Note
Manuel Rodriguez photo 514. Manuel Rodriguez
Rex Brothers Note
Rex Brothers photo 562. Rex Brothers
Kohl Stewart Note
Kohl Stewart photo 563. Kohl Stewart
Joe Biagini Note
Joe Biagini photo 589. Joe Biagini
James Bourque Note
James Bourque photo 630. James Bourque
CD Pelham Note
CD Pelham photo 631. CD Pelham