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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

James Karinchak Note
James Karinchak photo 9. James Karinchak
Karinchak is expected to be Cleveland's closer after Brad Hand moved on to the Nationals, though it's not a sure thing yet. Yes, he walks too many batters (5.33 per nine innings), but you can get away with it when you strike out nearly half the batters you face and hitters bat .151 against you overall. Karinchak has two absolutely devastating pitches: a mid-90's fastball (.184 batting average against, .151 xBA) and a power curveball (.140 batting average against, .114 xBA). Cleveland may not have a ton of success this year and hence save opportunities may be limited, but Karinchak can be a dominant fantasy reliever if he gets the job. Monitor reports out of the spring to see when and if Terry Francona formerly anoints him as the closer. If he does, he should vault to being a top-6 or 7 reliever.
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Emmanuel Clase Note
Emmanuel Clase photo 67. Emmanuel Clase
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 109. Cal Quantrill
Logan Allen Note
Logan Allen photo 160. Logan Allen
Oliver Perez Note
Oliver Perez photo 206. Oliver Perez
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 230. Alex Young
Nick Sandlin Note
Nick Sandlin photo 412. Nick Sandlin
Enyel De Los Santos Note
Enyel De Los Santos photo 517. Enyel De Los Santos