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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Jordan Romano Note
Jordan Romano photo 18. Jordan Romano
Romano is poised to serve as the Blue Jays' closer after Kirby Yates suffered an elbow injury which will cost him the season. Romano's stuff isn't special, but he had a very solid 2020 campaign, and should see plenty of save chances with Toronto, assuming he's officially named the closer. The relief pitcher landscape for fantasy gets cloudy quickly, so despite the lack of certainty, Romano makes a decent option for your second reliever. Bump him higher if he's officially named the closer before the season.
36 weeks ago
Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 20. Kevin Gausman
Gausman had the best season of his career with the Giants last season, and accepted a qualifying offer to remain in San Francisco. Gausman not only put up an impressive 3.62 ERA, but he upped his strikeout rate by about nine points to 32.2%. He saw a nice velocity bump on his fastball and leaned into his excellent splitter a bit more than usual. The downside for Gausman is that he really is mostly a fastball/splitter pitcher, meaning that when his splitter isn't working, he's likely to get hit hard. But, we've now at least seen the upside over a full season, and he's a pretty ideal SP4/SP5 if you can get him in that range.
37 weeks ago
Yimi Garcia Note
Yimi Garcia photo 47. Yimi Garcia
Garcia was the favorite for saves in Miami until the team signed Anthony Bass, and now his exact role in the bullpen is unclear. He struck out 31.7% of the batter he faced last year, and put up a 0.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He's got more prototypical "closer's stuff" than Bass does, and he has a lengthy relationship with Don Mattingly dating back to their Dodgers days. Draft Garcia late and hope he wins the job, but make sure you have other options.
37 weeks ago
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 87. Ross Stripling
David Phelps Note
David Phelps photo 155. David Phelps
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 221. Trevor Richards
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 256. Julian Merryweather
Thomas Hatch Note
Thomas Hatch photo 277. Thomas Hatch
Ryan Borucki Note
Ryan Borucki photo 296. Ryan Borucki
Adam Cimber Note
Adam Cimber photo 312. Adam Cimber
Anthony Kay Note
Anthony Kay photo 335. Anthony Kay
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 337. Shaun Anderson
Jose De Leon Note
Jose De Leon photo 349. Jose De Leon
Tim Mayza Note
Tim Mayza photo 384. Tim Mayza
Jeremy Beasley Note
Jeremy Beasley photo 466. Jeremy Beasley
Anthony Castro Note
Anthony Castro photo 497. Anthony Castro