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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.
29 weeks ago
Luis Severino Note
Luis Severino photo 22. Luis Severino
It's hard to properly assess a pitcher who has thrown 18 innings combined over the last three seasons, even one as talented as Severino. In his last two full seasons, he was a fantasy ace, pitching to a 3.18 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9 rate. He's purportedly healthy now, but you can't expect him to return to his old form after such a long layoff. Be conservative with your projections, including both his ratio stats and innings, but he's obviously got the potentuial to be a mainstay in your rotation if everything breaks right.
28 weeks ago
Lou Trivino Note
Lou Trivino photo 25. Lou Trivino
Trivino is going to begin the year as the closer for the A's after racking up 22 saves last season. He throws hard and mixes his pitches extremely well for a reliever, but he struggles with his control at times and was a bit lucky last year. The A's should be wone of the worst teams in baseball after trading away many of their impact players, so saves may be hard to come by in any event. But there aren't many relievers who are guaranteed to have the ninth-inning to themselves to start the season, and Trivino is one of them. That makes him worth drafting everywhere.
27 weeks ago
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 54. Jonathan Loaisiga
Nestor Cortes Jr. Note
Nestor Cortes Jr. photo 56. Nestor Cortes Jr.
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 57. Chad Green
Tyler Duffey Note
Tyler Duffey photo 78. Tyler Duffey
Richard Rodriguez Note
Richard Rodriguez photo 108. Richard Rodriguez
Clay Holmes Note
Clay Holmes photo 163. Clay Holmes
Miguel Castro Note
Miguel Castro photo 209. Miguel Castro
Shane Greene Note
Shane Greene photo 217. Shane Greene
Michael King Note
Michael King photo 228. Michael King
Lucas Luetge Note
Lucas Luetge photo 248. Lucas Luetge
Wandy Peralta Note
Wandy Peralta photo 252. Wandy Peralta
Scott Effross Note
Scott Effross photo 275. Scott Effross
Albert Abreu Note
Albert Abreu photo 276. Albert Abreu
Anthony Banda Note
Anthony Banda photo 296. Anthony Banda
Jacob Barnes Note
Jacob Barnes photo 315. Jacob Barnes
Chasen Shreve Note
Chasen Shreve photo 361. Chasen Shreve
Stephen Ridings Note
Stephen Ridings photo 409. Stephen Ridings
Chi Chi Gonzalez Note
Chi Chi Gonzalez photo 433. Chi Chi Gonzalez
Jimmy Cordero Note
Jimmy Cordero photo 458. Jimmy Cordero
Luke Bard Note
Luke Bard photo 463. Luke Bard
Joey Gerber Note
Joey Gerber photo 474. Joey Gerber
Clarke Schmidt Note
Clarke Schmidt photo 475. Clarke Schmidt
Zack Britton Note
Zack Britton photo 481. Zack Britton
Matt Bowman Note
Matt Bowman photo 487. Matt Bowman