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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Hector Neris Note
Hector Neris photo 28. Hector Neris
Neris has been named the Phillies' closer to start the season. Although he has been the Phillies' primary closer for the past four seasons, he's hardly been the model of efficiency. His ERA over those seasons is 3.01, 5.10, 2.93, and 4.57. And he surprisingly struggled with his control last year, seeking his BB/9 rate jump to 5.40 and his WHIP to 1.71. Neris's splitter is outstanding when it's on, but he has the tendency to get hit hard when it's not. With Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado in tow, and Brandon Kintzler with the team on a minor league deal, Neris's leash will be short. Draft him as a low-end closer, but don't rush to do so.
26 weeks ago
Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 37. Archie Bradley
Bradley joined the Phillies on a one-year deal after a successful 2020 season with Arizona and Philadelphia. He performed admirably over the past two seasons as the Diamondbacks' closer, and last year put up a very solid 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 24.7% strikeout rate. The Phillies were open about their desire to add some velocity to their bullpen and Bradley does just that. But although Joe Girardi has indicated he'd like set roles for the Phillies' bullpen, those roles may not be decided until close to the end of spring training. Bradley is worth drafting, but only late, as he may go back to his former role as a setup man.
27 weeks ago
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 64. Ian Kennedy
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 69. Jose Alvarado
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 123. Kyle Gibson
Connor Brogdon Note
Connor Brogdon photo 138. Connor Brogdon
Cam Bedrosian Note
Cam Bedrosian photo 188. Cam Bedrosian
JoJo Romero Note
JoJo Romero photo 267. JoJo Romero
Seranthony Dominguez Note
Seranthony Dominguez photo 282. Seranthony Dominguez
Ranger Suarez Note
Ranger Suarez photo 294. Ranger Suarez
Sam Coonrod Note
Sam Coonrod photo 345. Sam Coonrod
Mauricio Llovera Note
Mauricio Llovera photo 479. Mauricio Llovera
Brady Lail Note
Brady Lail photo 481. Brady Lail
Ramon Rosso Note
Ramon Rosso photo 552. Ramon Rosso