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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 21. Julio Urias
Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
37 weeks ago
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 33. Dustin May
May has been named the Dodgers' fifth starter by Dave Roberts, a surprising twist given the presence of David Price and Tony Gonsolin. Given the Dodgers' depth and their history, it's unlikely that he'll remain in the rotation from start to finish, but if you haven't drafted yet, move him significantly higher on your board.
35 weeks ago
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 45. Tony Gonsolin
Gonsolin doesn't have a guaranteed spot in the Dodgers' rotation to start the season, and with the team signing Trevor Bauer, it's unclear just how much he'll start this season. His stuff doesn't blow you away, but he's got a 2.60 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 86.2 big league innings. And there were gains last year, as he cut his walk rate down and upped his strikeout rate. Gonsolin is an ideal candidate to have on your bench, because if he does get a spot in the rotation, he'll be a popular waiver wire add, and he can add value as a reliever in the meantime. So draft him late, and likely reap the rewards.
37 weeks ago
Blake Treinen Note
Blake Treinen photo 66. Blake Treinen
Brusdar Graterol Note
Brusdar Graterol photo 85. Brusdar Graterol
Daniel Hudson Note
Daniel Hudson photo 99. Daniel Hudson
Victor Gonzalez Note
Victor Gonzalez photo 107. Victor Gonzalez
Tommy Kahnle Note
Tommy Kahnle photo 165. Tommy Kahnle
Mitch White Note
Mitch White photo 354. Mitch White
Evan Phillips Note
Evan Phillips photo 393. Evan Phillips
Alex Vesia Note
Alex Vesia photo 394. Alex Vesia
Bobby Wahl Note
Bobby Wahl photo 415. Bobby Wahl
Garrett Cleavinger Note
Garrett Cleavinger photo 449. Garrett Cleavinger
Phil Bickford Note
Phil Bickford photo 542. Phil Bickford
Beau Burrows Note
Beau Burrows photo 588. Beau Burrows