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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Ryan Pressly Note
Ryan Pressly photo 9. Ryan Pressly
Pressly had his usual solid season, but got the benefit of closing for the Astros after Roberto Osuna's injury. His numbers fell off a bit from the previous two years (his 1.33 WHIP was particularly out of character), but he will almost certainly rebound from the .365 BABIP he allowed. He's slated to again be the Astros' closer, and as such, should provide plenty of saves while giving fantasy managers positive value in ratios. That makes him one of the few reliable closers worth drafting at more than a late-round price.
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Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 42. Framber Valdez
Valdez was shaping up to be a fine sleeper this year, after he had a highly successful stint in the Astros rotation last year. But he fractured his finger early in spring training and the expectation is that he'll miss significant time, and possibly the season. Until you hear he's out for the year, draft him late as a potential stash candidate. But based on the early prognosis, he's a bench option at best, who you'll need to stash in an IL spot for most of the year.
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Josh James Note
Josh James photo 132. Josh James
Pedro Baez Note
Pedro Baez photo 133. Pedro Baez
Enoli Paredes Note
Enoli Paredes photo 146. Enoli Paredes
Steve Cishek Note
Steve Cishek photo 168. Steve Cishek
Joe Smith Note
Joe Smith photo 178. Joe Smith
Bryan Abreu Note
Bryan Abreu photo 179. Bryan Abreu
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 195. Ryne Stanek
Tyler Ivey Note
Tyler Ivey photo 204. Tyler Ivey
Brandon Bielak Note
Brandon Bielak photo 269. Brandon Bielak
Blake Taylor Note
Blake Taylor photo 273. Blake Taylor
Kent Emanuel Note
Kent Emanuel photo 326. Kent Emanuel
Austin Pruitt Note
Austin Pruitt photo 352. Austin Pruitt
Francis Martes Note
Francis Martes photo 424. Francis Martes
Nivaldo Rodriguez Note
Nivaldo Rodriguez photo 427. Nivaldo Rodriguez
Andre Scrubb Note
Andre Scrubb photo 524. Andre Scrubb