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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

James Karinchak Note
James Karinchak photo 10. 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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Nick Wittgren Note
Nick Wittgren photo 53. Nick Wittgren
Emmanuel Clase Note
Emmanuel Clase photo 67. Emmanuel Clase
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 107. Cal Quantrill
Phil Maton Note
Phil Maton photo 142. Phil Maton
Logan Allen Note
Logan Allen photo 160. Logan Allen
Oliver Perez Note
Oliver Perez photo 205. Oliver Perez
Blake Parker Note
Blake Parker photo 206. Blake Parker
Cam Hill Note
Cam Hill photo 357. Cam Hill
Kyle Nelson Note
Kyle Nelson photo 398. Kyle Nelson
Nick Sandlin Note
Nick Sandlin photo 412. Nick Sandlin
DJ Johnson Note
DJ Johnson photo 429. DJ Johnson
Bryan Shaw Note
Bryan Shaw photo 600. Bryan Shaw