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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.
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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.
37 weeks ago
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 55. 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.
37 weeks ago
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 204. Jeff Hoffman
Justin Wilson Note
Justin Wilson photo 229. Justin Wilson
Luis Cessa Note
Luis Cessa photo 314. Luis Cessa
Joel Kuhnel Note
Joel Kuhnel photo 380. Joel Kuhnel
Ryan Hendrix Note
Ryan Hendrix photo 420. Ryan Hendrix
Art Warren Note
Art Warren photo 458. Art Warren
Phillip Diehl Note
Phillip Diehl photo 601. Phillip Diehl
Carson Fulmer Note
Carson Fulmer photo 609. Carson Fulmer
Riley O'Brien Note
Riley O'Brien photo 616. Riley O'Brien