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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Anthony Bass Note
Anthony Bass photo 34. Anthony Bass
Bass will likely be in the mix for saves with Yimi Garcia (and possibly Dylan Floro) after he signed a two-year deal with the Marlins. He lacks the typical strikeout stuff of most closers, but he's totaled 12 saves, a 3.54 ERA, and a 0.99 WHIP over the past two years. Bass is an extreme ground ball pitcher (62.3% ground ball rate last year), which is how he's able to survive without big time stuff. But Don Mattingly likely won't name a closer until the end of spring training, so draft Bass late for now, but have plenty of other bullpen options.
18 weeks ago
Elieser Hernandez Note
Elieser Hernandez photo 36. Elieser Hernandez
Hernandez was excellent in his six starts last season, tallying a 3.16 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 32.1% strikeout rate. But he allowed a lot of hard contact along the way, including a 91.8 MPH average exit velocity (bottom three percent in the league). He worked on his changeup this offseason in an effort to add a reliable third pitch (he threw his fastball and slider 94% of the time last year), and it has gotten rave reviews in camp. He's fourth in the pecking order of the Marlins starters, but if his changeup can be an effective pitch, he might be the one to provide the most value given his extremely modest ADP.
18 weeks ago
Yimi Garcia Note
Yimi Garcia photo 47. Yimi Garcia
Garcia was the favorite for saves in Miami until the team signed Anthony Bass, and now his exact role in the bullpen is unclear. He struck out 31.7% of the batter he faced last year, and put up a 0.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He's got more prototypical "closer's stuff" than Bass does, and he has a lengthy relationship with Don Mattingly dating back to their Dodgers days. Draft Garcia late and hope he wins the job, but make sure you have other options.
18 weeks ago
Dylan Floro Note
Dylan Floro photo 135. Dylan Floro
John Curtiss Note
John Curtiss photo 162. John Curtiss
Edward Cabrera Note
Edward Cabrera photo 168. Edward Cabrera
Richard Bleier Note
Richard Bleier photo 240. Richard Bleier
Paul Campbell Note
Paul Campbell photo 300. Paul Campbell
Ross Detwiler Note
Ross Detwiler photo 324. Ross Detwiler
Nick Neidert Note
Nick Neidert photo 388. Nick Neidert
Zach Pop Note
Zach Pop photo 403. Zach Pop
Pat Venditte Note
Pat Venditte photo 430. Pat Venditte
Mike Morin Note
Mike Morin photo 444. Mike Morin
Jeff Brigham Note
Jeff Brigham photo 449. Jeff Brigham
Sterling Sharp Note
Sterling Sharp photo 510. Sterling Sharp
David Hess Note
David Hess photo 521. David Hess
Jordan Holloway Note
Jordan Holloway photo 574. Jordan Holloway
Jorge Guzman Note
Jorge Guzman photo 601. Jorge Guzman