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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 29. Drew Pomeranz
Pomeranz likely would have, at the very least, factored into the closer's mix for San Diego prior to the Mark Melancon and Keone Kela signings. After finally switching into a full-time reliever role last year, Pomeranz shined, with a 1.45 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 39.7% strikeout rate. Although he may still be in line for save opportunities, the presence of Melancon, Kela, and Emilio Pagan muddy the waters. That's especially true given that Pomeranz is currently the only healthy and reliable left-hander in the bullpen. Pomeranz is worth a late selection until and unless Jayce Tingler declares that he's not an option for the ninth inning.
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Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 38. Emilio Pagan
Mark Melancon Note
Mark Melancon photo 41. Mark Melancon
Melancon had another fine year as the Braves' closer, and now joins the back end of the Padres bullpen. It's unclear if he'll serve as the closer, a Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also may have a claim to the role. Melancon is entering his age-36 season and his strikeout rate is mediocre at best. Although he is still performing well, his lack of pure stuff suggests that the wheels could come off at any moment. That said, he'll have plenty of value if he can earn the ninth-inning role, so monitor the reports out of spring, and draft him late until and unless he's officially ruled out for the role.
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Keone Kela Note
Keone Kela photo 90. Keone Kela
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 91. Adrian Morejon
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 124. Matt Strahm
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 131. Pierce Johnson
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 135. Austin Adams
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 153. Craig Stammen
Tim Hill Note
Tim Hill photo 230. Tim Hill
Ryan Weathers Note
Ryan Weathers photo 237. Ryan Weathers
Dan Altavilla Note
Dan Altavilla photo 365. Dan Altavilla
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 385. Michel Baez
Taylor Williams Note
Taylor Williams photo 390. Taylor Williams
Nabil Crismatt Note
Nabil Crismatt photo 408. Nabil Crismatt
Nick Ramirez Note
Nick Ramirez photo 430. Nick Ramirez
Jacob Rhame Note
Jacob Rhame photo 457. Jacob Rhame
James Norwood Note
James Norwood photo 508. James Norwood