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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Amir Garrett Note
Amir Garrett photo 24. Amir Garrett
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.
18 weeks ago
Tejay Antone Note
Tejay Antone photo 52. Tejay Antone
Antone's role wasn't entirely clear at the outset of spring training, but he now looks destined for a starter's job, if he can stay healthy. With Sonny Gray and Wade Miley likely to begin the year on the IL, Antone should begin the year in the rotation, assuming he is healthy enough to do so. He's currently battling a groin strain, and his status is uncertain. When healthy, he's got a wipeout slider, enough to pile on the strikeouts, and has enough upside to be worth a late-round dart throw. Monitor his, Gray's, and Miley's health status closely heading into your drafts.
18 weeks ago
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 54. Lucas Sims
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.
18 weeks ago
Michael Lorenzen Note
Michael Lorenzen photo 76. Michael Lorenzen
Sean Doolittle Note
Sean Doolittle photo 78. Sean Doolittle
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.
18 weeks ago
Michael Feliz Note
Michael Feliz photo 195. Michael Feliz
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 202. Jeff Hoffman
Heath Hembree Note
Heath Hembree photo 269. Heath Hembree
Brandon Finnegan Note
Brandon Finnegan photo 273. Brandon Finnegan
Cionel Perez Note
Cionel Perez photo 363. Cionel Perez
Joel Kuhnel Note
Joel Kuhnel photo 379. Joel Kuhnel
Ryan Hendrix Note
Ryan Hendrix photo 419. Ryan Hendrix
Ashton Goudeau Note
Ashton Goudeau photo 434. Ashton Goudeau
Art Warren Note
Art Warren photo 457. Art Warren
R.J. Alaniz Note
R.J. Alaniz photo 480. R.J. Alaniz
Hector Perez Note
Hector Perez photo 526. Hector Perez
Edgar Garcia Note
Edgar Garcia photo 529. Edgar Garcia
Josh Osich Note
Josh Osich photo 577. Josh Osich
Brad Brach Note
Brad Brach photo 589. Brad Brach
Phillip Diehl Note
Phillip Diehl photo 600. Phillip Diehl
Carson Fulmer Note
Carson Fulmer photo 608. Carson Fulmer
Riley O'Brien Note
Riley O'Brien photo 616. Riley O'Brien