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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 20. 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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Mark Melancon Note
Mark Melancon photo 34. 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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Emilio Pagan Note
Emilio Pagan photo 61. Emilio Pagan
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 95. Adrian Morejon
Keone Kela Note
Keone Kela photo 98. Keone Kela
Austin Adams Note
Austin Adams photo 127. Austin Adams
Pierce Johnson Note
Pierce Johnson photo 128. Pierce Johnson
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 139. Matt Strahm
Craig Stammen Note
Craig Stammen photo 157. Craig Stammen
Tim Hill Note
Tim Hill photo 203. Tim Hill
Jose Castillo Note
Jose Castillo photo 267. Jose Castillo
Dan Altavilla Note
Dan Altavilla photo 279. Dan Altavilla
Taylor Williams Note
Taylor Williams photo 319. Taylor Williams
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 340. Michel Baez
Nick Ramirez Note
Nick Ramirez photo 389. Nick Ramirez
Nabil Crismatt Note
Nabil Crismatt photo 411. Nabil Crismatt
Ryan Weathers Note
Ryan Weathers photo 535. Ryan Weathers