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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.
3 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.
4 weeks ago
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 68. Jose Alvarado
Brandon Kintzler Note
Brandon Kintzler photo 87. Brandon Kintzler
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 133. Vince Velasquez
Connor Brogdon Note
Connor Brogdon photo 137. Connor Brogdon
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 161. Chase Anderson
David Hale Note
David Hale photo 235. David Hale
JoJo Romero Note
JoJo Romero photo 266. JoJo Romero
Seranthony Dominguez Note
Seranthony Dominguez photo 281. Seranthony Dominguez
Ranger Suarez Note
Ranger Suarez photo 293. Ranger Suarez
Sam Coonrod Note
Sam Coonrod photo 344. Sam Coonrod
Mauricio Llovera Note
Mauricio Llovera photo 478. Mauricio Llovera
Neftali Feliz Note
Neftali Feliz photo 487. Neftali Feliz
Enyel De Los Santos Note
Enyel De Los Santos photo 517. Enyel De Los Santos
Ramon Rosso Note
Ramon Rosso photo 551. Ramon Rosso