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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Aroldis Chapman Note
Aroldis Chapman photo 7. Aroldis Chapman
Chapman struggled with his control last year, walking 15.8% of the batters he faced and struggling with a 1.31 WHIP. But that was mostly window dressing on what was just another dominant season for the Yankees closer. As usual, his strikeout rate hovered at around 40% and he reached the 30-save mark for the eighth time in his last nine full seasons. Yes, he's getting up there in age and he's not nearly as dominant as he once was. But his job security remains high and his strikeouts continue to be elite for a reliever. Draft him with confidence.
37 weeks ago
Kenley Jansen Note
Kenley Jansen photo 8. Kenley Jansen
Jansen signed a one-year deal with the Braves and will slide right into the cloer's role. There is a lot of mileage on his arm, but he had a strong rebound season last year, dropping his ERA to a 2.22 and his WHIP to 1.04, all while tallying 38 saves for the Dodgers. After losing velocity for several seasons, Jansen got it back last year, averaging 92.5 MPH with his cutter, which resulted in just a .176 batting average against, his best since 2016. Assuming he can sustain his gains, he should again be a top reliever, and his hefty contract should at least give him a decent leash in the ninth inning. He's plenty capable of being your anchor reliever.
36 weeks ago
Craig Kimbrel Note
Craig Kimbrel photo 10. Craig Kimbrel
Kimbrel bounced back in a huge way last season, cutting his walk rate to 9.8%, his lowest since 2017. He was vintage Kimbrel, piling up the strikeouts and saves until a mid-season trade to the White Sox where he became the setup man to Liam Hendriks. He was slated to be a late-round pick with Chicago, but with the trade to the Dodgers, he immediately becomes a top-5 closer. Expect 35-plus saves and elite ratios.
34 weeks ago
Taylor Rogers Note
Taylor Rogers photo 12. Taylor Rogers
Rogers should regain the closer's role this year and likely have it all to himself for Minnesota. Other than being a lefty, he's got a pretty typical closer makeup. His strikeout rate sits above 30% most years, his walk rate remains below 5%, and his sinker sits at about 95 MPH. After signing Carlos Correa, the Twins may be more competitive than you think, so don't discount Rogers as a second tier closer who could top 25 or even 30 saves if everything breaks right.
35 weeks ago
Corey Knebel Note
Corey Knebel photo 15. Corey Knebel
Knebel was labeled as the tentative closer by Joe Girardi early in the spring, and he's done nothing to lose the job since. He rebounded from a terrible 2020 season to put up a 2.45 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with the Dodgers last year, and his fastball velocity sat at a robust 96.3 mile per hour. He's already throwing harder than that this spring, and combined with his outstanding curveball, his fastball can perform at an elite level. Knebel has closing experience from his days with Milwaukee, so as long as he can avoid injury, there's every reason to expect him to hold the role all year long. He could easily end up as a top-5 closer if everything breaks right.
35 weeks ago
Jake McGee Note
Jake McGee photo 27. Jake McGee
Will Smith Note
Will Smith photo 30. Will Smith
Smith was a bit maddening at times last year when he struggled with his control, but he ultimately tallied 37 saves en route to a championship season. He was slated to be the closer for Atlanta once again, but with the Braves signing Kenley Jansen, Smith is now nothing more than an insurance policy. Don't bother drafting him in mixed leagues but keep your eye on him on the waiver wire in case Jansen struggles significantly.
36 weeks ago
Michael Fulmer Note
Michael Fulmer photo 42. Michael Fulmer
Alex Colome Note
Alex Colome photo 43. Alex Colome
Ken Giles Note
Ken Giles photo 44. Ken Giles
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 47. Andrew Heaney
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 51. Pierce Johnson
Art Warren Note
Art Warren photo 53. Art Warren
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 57. Chad Green
Brad Hand Note
Brad Hand photo 62. Brad Hand
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 65. Alex Reyes
Mychal Givens Note
Mychal Givens photo 68. Mychal Givens
David Robertson Note
David Robertson photo 69. David Robertson
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 70. Ian Kennedy
Trevor May Note
Trevor May photo 75. Trevor May
Carlos Estevez Note
Carlos Estevez photo 80. Carlos Estevez
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 82. Seth Lugo
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 89. Ryan Yarbrough
Andrew Chafin Note
Andrew Chafin photo 96. Andrew Chafin
Matt Wisler Note
Matt Wisler photo 100. Matt Wisler
David Price Note
David Price photo 101. David Price
Mike Mayers Note
Mike Mayers photo 102. Mike Mayers
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 105. Craig Stammen
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 118. Drew Smyly
Greg Holland Note
Greg Holland photo 119. Greg Holland
Paul Fry Note
Paul Fry photo 120. Paul Fry
Hunter Strickland Note
Hunter Strickland photo 123. Hunter Strickland
Spencer Patton Note
Spencer Patton photo 126. Spencer Patton
Adam Ottavino Note
Adam Ottavino photo 132. Adam Ottavino
Steve Cishek Note
Steve Cishek photo 134. Steve Cishek
Chris Martin Note
Chris Martin photo 135. Chris Martin
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 139. Jose Quintana
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 140. Michael Wacha
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 142. Ross Stripling
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 147. Caleb Smith
Trevor Rosenthal Note
Trevor Rosenthal photo 150. Trevor Rosenthal
Nick Wittgren Note
Nick Wittgren photo 154. Nick Wittgren
Luke Jackson Note
Luke Jackson photo 156. Luke Jackson
Justin Wilson Note
Justin Wilson photo 157. Justin Wilson
Michael Lorenzen Note
Michael Lorenzen photo 158. Michael Lorenzen
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 161. Tommy Kahnle
Kwang Hyun Kim Note
Kwang Hyun Kim photo 165. Kwang Hyun Kim
Brad Boxberger Note
Brad Boxberger photo 172. Brad Boxberger
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 175. Josh Lindblom
Heath Hembree Note
Heath Hembree photo 176. Heath Hembree
Jake Brentz Note
Jake Brentz photo 178. Jake Brentz
Casey Sadler Note
Casey Sadler photo 179. Casey Sadler
Jarlin Garcia Note
Jarlin Garcia photo 180. Jarlin Garcia
J.B. Wendelken Note
J.B. Wendelken photo 181. J.B. Wendelken
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 184. Austin Adams
Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 198. Archie Bradley
Jeurys Familia Note
Jeurys Familia photo 199. Jeurys Familia
Kyle Funkhouser Note
Kyle Funkhouser photo 200. Kyle Funkhouser
Oliver Perez Note
Oliver Perez photo 202. Oliver Perez
John Gant Note
John Gant photo 203. John Gant
Henderson Alvarez III Note
Henderson Alvarez III photo 206. Henderson Alvarez III
Joe Smith Note
Joe Smith photo 207. Joe Smith
Miguel Castro Note
Miguel Castro photo 209. Miguel Castro
Evan Crawford Note
Evan Crawford photo 211. Evan Crawford
Sergio Romo Note
Sergio Romo photo 212. Sergio Romo
Gabriel Ynoa Note
Gabriel Ynoa photo 214. Gabriel Ynoa
Dominic Leone Note
Dominic Leone photo 215. Dominic Leone
Daniel Norris Note
Daniel Norris photo 222. Daniel Norris
Tony Watson Note
Tony Watson photo 227. Tony Watson
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 234. Trevor Williams
Deolis Guerra Note
Deolis Guerra photo 240. Deolis Guerra
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 244. Garrett Richards
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 245. Sean Newcomb
Jay Jackson Note
Jay Jackson photo 250. Jay Jackson
Hirokazu Sawamura Note
Hirokazu Sawamura photo 251. Hirokazu Sawamura
Chad Kuhl Note
Chad Kuhl photo 265. Chad Kuhl
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 267. Tyler Clippard
Oliver Drake Note
Oliver Drake photo 278. Oliver Drake
Andrew Cashner Note
Andrew Cashner photo 279. Andrew Cashner
Adam Morgan Note
Adam Morgan photo 280. Adam Morgan
Jason Vargas Note
Jason Vargas photo 281. Jason Vargas
David Phelps Note
David Phelps photo 282. David Phelps
Danny Coulombe Note
Danny Coulombe photo 283. Danny Coulombe
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 284. Matt Strahm
Tommy Hunter Note
Tommy Hunter photo 286. Tommy Hunter
Chaz Roe Note
Chaz Roe photo 287. Chaz Roe
Edgar Santana Note
Edgar Santana photo 288. Edgar Santana
Thyago Vieira Note
Thyago Vieira photo 292. Thyago Vieira
Anthony Banda Note
Anthony Banda photo 296. Anthony Banda
Darren O'Day Note
Darren O'Day photo 298. Darren O'Day
Colin Rea Note
Colin Rea photo 299. Colin Rea
Jose Alvarez Note
Jose Alvarez photo 300. Jose Alvarez
Manny Banuelos Note
Manny Banuelos photo 301. Manny Banuelos
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 302. Sean Reid-Foley
Wander Suero Note
Wander Suero photo 303. Wander Suero
Yusmeiro Petit Note
Yusmeiro Petit photo 305. Yusmeiro Petit
Kyle McGowin Note
Kyle McGowin photo 307. Kyle McGowin
Ryan Borucki Note
Ryan Borucki photo 308. Ryan Borucki
Justin Miller Note
Justin Miller photo 312. Justin Miller
Will Harris Note
Will Harris photo 313. Will Harris
Jacob Barnes Note
Jacob Barnes photo 315. Jacob Barnes
Jesse Hahn Note
Jesse Hahn photo 317. Jesse Hahn
Blake Parker Note
Blake Parker photo 323. Blake Parker
Javy Guerra Note
Javy Guerra photo 326. Javy Guerra
Austin Brice Note
Austin Brice photo 328. Austin Brice
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 331. Jeff Hoffman
Noe Ramirez Note
Noe Ramirez photo 335. Noe Ramirez
Ross Detwiler Note
Ross Detwiler photo 338. Ross Detwiler
Rafael Dolis Note
Rafael Dolis photo 340. Rafael Dolis
Demarcus Evans Note
Demarcus Evans photo 341. Demarcus Evans
Derek Holland Note
Derek Holland photo 345. Derek Holland
Sean Nolin Note
Sean Nolin photo 346. Sean Nolin
Pedro Baez Note
Pedro Baez photo 347. Pedro Baez
Juan Minaya Note
Juan Minaya photo 348. Juan Minaya
Jandel Gustave Note
Jandel Gustave photo 349. Jandel Gustave
Jharel Cotton Note
Jharel Cotton photo 351. Jharel Cotton
Andrew Miller Note
Andrew Miller photo 355. Andrew Miller
Trevor Gott Note
Trevor Gott photo 360. Trevor Gott
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 365. Matt Shoemaker
Ryan Hendrix Note
Ryan Hendrix photo 367. Ryan Hendrix
Miguel Del Pozo Note
Miguel Del Pozo photo 371. Miguel Del Pozo
Ryne Harper Note
Ryne Harper photo 374. Ryne Harper
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 375. Josh James
Kyle Zimmer Note
Kyle Zimmer photo 379. Kyle Zimmer
Dellin Betances Note
Dellin Betances photo 382. Dellin Betances
Luke Barker Note
Luke Barker photo 384. Luke Barker
Anthony Gose Note
Anthony Gose photo 386. Anthony Gose
Tyler Beede Note
Tyler Beede photo 390. Tyler Beede
Matt Moore Note
Matt Moore photo 391. Matt Moore
Josh Tomlin Note
Josh Tomlin photo 397. Josh Tomlin
Wade LeBlanc Note
Wade LeBlanc photo 400. Wade LeBlanc
Pat Ruotolo Note
Pat Ruotolo photo 405. Pat Ruotolo
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 407. Chase Anderson
Ervin Santana Note
Ervin Santana photo 408. Ervin Santana
Eric Hanhold Note
Eric Hanhold photo 410. Eric Hanhold
Devin Smeltzer Note
Devin Smeltzer photo 411. Devin Smeltzer
Nick Snyder Note
Nick Snyder photo 415. Nick Snyder
Cody Ponce Note
Cody Ponce photo 420. Cody Ponce
Scott Oberg Note
Scott Oberg photo 422. Scott Oberg
Austin Pruitt Note
Austin Pruitt photo 424. Austin Pruitt
Alex Claudio Note
Alex Claudio photo 425. Alex Claudio
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 429. Jhoulys Chacin
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 431. Felix Pena
Chi Chi Gonzalez Note
Chi Chi Gonzalez photo 433. Chi Chi Gonzalez
Anthony Castro Note
Anthony Castro photo 436. Anthony Castro
Sam Delaplane Note
Sam Delaplane photo 442. Sam Delaplane
DJ Johnson Note
DJ Johnson photo 443. DJ Johnson
Neftali Feliz Note
Neftali Feliz photo 446. Neftali Feliz
Dusten Knight Note
Dusten Knight photo 447. Dusten Knight
Seth Romero Note
Seth Romero photo 449. Seth Romero
Jhon Romero Note
Jhon Romero photo 453. Jhon Romero
Rex Brothers Note
Rex Brothers photo 455. Rex Brothers
Eduard Bazardo Note
Eduard Bazardo photo 456. Eduard Bazardo
Daniel Mengden Note
Daniel Mengden photo 459. Daniel Mengden
Preston Guilmet Note
Preston Guilmet photo 460. Preston Guilmet
Luke Bard Note
Luke Bard photo 463. Luke Bard
Ryan Buchter Note
Ryan Buchter photo 472. Ryan Buchter
Derek Law Note
Derek Law photo 473. Derek Law
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 476. Corey Oswalt
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 479. Alex Young
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 480. Joe Palumbo
Zack Britton Note
Zack Britton photo 481. Zack Britton
Reyes Moronta Note
Reyes Moronta photo 483. Reyes Moronta
Konner Wade Note
Konner Wade photo 485. Konner Wade
Kyle Keller Note
Kyle Keller photo 488. Kyle Keller
Luis Perdomo Note
Luis Perdomo photo 490. Luis Perdomo
Riley Smith Note
Riley Smith photo 493. Riley Smith
Mauricio Llovera Note
Mauricio Llovera photo 495. Mauricio Llovera
Roenis Elias Note
Roenis Elias photo 496. Roenis Elias
Tyler Webb Note
Tyler Webb photo 502. Tyler Webb
Kyle Dohy Note
Kyle Dohy photo 503. Kyle Dohy
Cam Hill Note
Cam Hill photo 505. Cam Hill
Brian Moran Note
Brian Moran photo 506. Brian Moran
Justin Grimm Note
Justin Grimm photo 508. Justin Grimm
Ryan Mason Note
Ryan Mason photo 509. Ryan Mason
Ryan Weber Note
Ryan Weber photo 510. Ryan Weber
Travis Lakins Sr. Note
Travis Lakins Sr. photo 511. Travis Lakins Sr.
John Axford Note
John Axford photo 513. John Axford
Brailyn Marquez Note
Brailyn Marquez photo 514. Brailyn Marquez
Drew Carlton Note
Drew Carlton photo 516. Drew Carlton
Chris Devenski Note
Chris Devenski photo 519. Chris Devenski
Blake Weiman Note
Blake Weiman photo 520. Blake Weiman
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 523. Luke Farrell
Cam Bedrosian Note
Cam Bedrosian photo 525. Cam Bedrosian
Justin Anderson Note
Justin Anderson photo 527. Justin Anderson
Nick Tropeano Note
Nick Tropeano photo 530. Nick Tropeano
Beau Burrows Note
Beau Burrows photo 535. Beau Burrows
Ramon Rosso Note
Ramon Rosso photo 538. Ramon Rosso
Kyle Barraclough Note
Kyle Barraclough photo 539. Kyle Barraclough
Joe Biagini Note
Joe Biagini photo 543. Joe Biagini
Luis Madero Note
Luis Madero photo 546. Luis Madero
Jake Jewell Note
Jake Jewell photo 548. Jake Jewell
Taylor Cole Note
Taylor Cole photo 550. Taylor Cole
Miguel Diaz Note
Miguel Diaz photo 552. Miguel Diaz
Drew Anderson Note
Drew Anderson photo 553. Drew Anderson
Tyler Danish Note
Tyler Danish photo 555. Tyler Danish
Roel Ramirez Note
Roel Ramirez photo 559. Roel Ramirez
Jake Faria Note
Jake Faria photo 560. Jake Faria
Kyle Tyler Note
Kyle Tyler photo 562. Kyle Tyler
Jimmy Yacabonis Note
Jimmy Yacabonis photo 563. Jimmy Yacabonis
Jake Petricka Note
Jake Petricka photo 565. Jake Petricka
Marcos Diplan Note
Marcos Diplan photo 567. Marcos Diplan
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 570. Shaun Anderson
Hector Santiago Note
Hector Santiago photo 575. Hector Santiago
Graham Spraker Note
Graham Spraker photo 576. Graham Spraker
Dillon Maples Note
Dillon Maples photo 577. Dillon Maples
Ian Krol Note
Ian Krol photo 581. Ian Krol
Drew Hutchison Note
Drew Hutchison photo 582. Drew Hutchison
Alec Bettinger Note
Alec Bettinger photo 585. Alec Bettinger
Adam Kolarek Note
Adam Kolarek photo 586. Adam Kolarek
AJ Ramos Note
AJ Ramos photo 587. AJ Ramos
Jace Vines Note
Jace Vines photo 588. Jace Vines
Jake Newberry Note
Jake Newberry photo 589. Jake Newberry
James Hoyt Note
James Hoyt photo 591. James Hoyt
Carson Fulmer Note
Carson Fulmer photo 593. Carson Fulmer
Shelby Miller Note
Shelby Miller photo 594. Shelby Miller
Isaac Mattson Note
Isaac Mattson photo 595. Isaac Mattson
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 598. Yennsy Diaz
Wes Benjamin Note
Wes Benjamin photo 603. Wes Benjamin
Gabe Klobosits Note
Gabe Klobosits photo 604. Gabe Klobosits
Tanner Anderson Note
Tanner Anderson photo 605. Tanner Anderson
Brett de Geus Note
Brett de Geus photo 606. Brett de Geus
Conner Menez Note
Conner Menez photo 608. Conner Menez
Brandon Workman Note
Brandon Workman photo 610. Brandon Workman
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 612. Robert Gsellman
Buddy Baumann Note
Buddy Baumann photo 613. Buddy Baumann
Junior Guerra Note
Junior Guerra photo 616. Junior Guerra
Kyle Crick Note
Kyle Crick photo 618. Kyle Crick
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 620. Tanner Roark
Erasmo Ramirez Note
Erasmo Ramirez photo 622. Erasmo Ramirez
Julian Fernandez Note
Julian Fernandez photo 626. Julian Fernandez
JD Hammer Note
JD Hammer photo 632. JD Hammer
Tyler Thornburg Note
Tyler Thornburg photo 636. Tyler Thornburg
Ashton Goudeau Note
Ashton Goudeau photo 638. Ashton Goudeau
Chan Ho Park Note
Chan Ho Park photo 639. Chan Ho Park
Barry Enright Note
Barry Enright photo 641. Barry Enright
Burch Smith Note
Burch Smith photo 642. Burch Smith
Locke St. John Note
Locke St. John photo 643. Locke St. John
Conner Greene Note
Conner Greene photo 646. Conner Greene
Matt Reynolds Note
Matt Reynolds photo 648. Matt Reynolds
Zach Neal Note
Zach Neal photo 649. Zach Neal
Jackson Stephens Note
Jackson Stephens photo 650. Jackson Stephens
Aaron Brooks Note
Aaron Brooks photo 651. Aaron Brooks
Robert Stock Note
Robert Stock photo 652. Robert Stock
Brandon Finnegan Note
Brandon Finnegan photo 653. Brandon Finnegan
Jimmie Sherfy Note
Jimmie Sherfy photo 654. Jimmie Sherfy
Dietrich Enns Note
Dietrich Enns photo 655. Dietrich Enns
Brooks Kriske Note
Brooks Kriske photo 660. Brooks Kriske
Adam Conley Note
Adam Conley photo 662. Adam Conley