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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 the Phillies' primary closer for the past four seasons, but 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 if he wins the job out of spring training, which is still a big if. Draft him as the first Phillies reliever, but don't rush to do so.
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Archie Bradley Note
Archie Bradley photo 31. 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.
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Brandon Kintzler Note
Brandon Kintzler photo 67. Brandon Kintzler
Jose Alvarado Note
Jose Alvarado photo 99. Jose Alvarado
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 103. Vince Velasquez
Tony Watson Note
Tony Watson photo 136. Tony Watson
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 147. Chase Anderson
Connor Brogdon Note
Connor Brogdon photo 167. Connor Brogdon
Hector Rondon Note
Hector Rondon photo 201. Hector Rondon
Seranthony Dominguez Note
Seranthony Dominguez photo 209. Seranthony Dominguez
Ranger Suarez Note
Ranger Suarez photo 406. Ranger Suarez
JoJo Romero Note
JoJo Romero photo 412. JoJo Romero
Neftali Feliz Note
Neftali Feliz photo 469. Neftali Feliz
David Hale Note
David Hale photo 484. David Hale
Mauricio Llovera Note
Mauricio Llovera photo 487. Mauricio Llovera
Ramon Rosso Note
Ramon Rosso photo 492. Ramon Rosso
Sam Coonrod Note
Sam Coonrod photo 542. Sam Coonrod
Christian Bethancourt Note
Christian Bethancourt photo 588. Christian Bethancourt