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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 1. Jacob deGrom NYM
deGrom barely missed out on winning his third straight Cy Young Award last year, but it was yet another dominant season. For the third straight year, he came in with a WHIP under 1.00, an ERA under 2.50, and a strikeout percentage above 31%. deGrom is getting up there in age, but it's worth remembering that he has fewer miles on his arm than most pitcher entering their age-33 season, given that he didn't transition to pitching until late in his college career and missed significant time with injuries during his time in the minors. deGrom has shown no decline in his game, and should hopefully (finally) begin to pile on more wins this year pitching for a better team in front of an improved bullpen. He should be the first or second starting pitcher taken and is an obvious first-round pick.
37 weeks ago
Gerrit Cole Note
Gerrit Cole photo 2. Gerrit Cole NYY
Cole was pretty much as advertised in his first season with the Yankees. His ERA rose a tad, as did his home run rate as expected, and his strikeout rate fell a bit, though it remained at an absurdly high level. And, for the most part, all of his expected metrics fell off a tad from his 2019 season. But Cole's numbers from that season were so dominating that he could withstand plenty of regression and still be one of the best pitchers in fantasy. As such, he'll head into 2021 close to the way he came into the 2020 season: a dominant, high-strikeout, low-walk starter who will throw plenty of innings and who is more likely to finish as the top overall fantasy pitcher than he is to finish outside the top-10. It's a matter of personal preference between Cole and Jacob deGrom as the first pitcher off the board, but neither should fall outside the top-10 overall picks on draft day.
37 weeks ago
Shane Bieber Note
Shane Bieber photo 3. Shane Bieber CLE
Bieber took the huge gains he had made in 2019 and kicked the into hyperdrive en route to a Cy Young season. He had a miniscule 1.63 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, and took his strikeout percentage to 41.1%, which ranked first among qualified starters. Everything was exceptional for Bieber, as he held batters to just a .167 batting average, barely allowed home runs, and earned eight wins in just 12 starts. He may struggle to again find wins given the Indians' depleted lineup, but there is nothing else to think twice about with Bieber. He's part of the ultra-elite tier in starting pitching with Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole, and should be a first-round selection, especially since he seems to have had no ill effects from his battle with COVID-19.
37 weeks ago
Yu Darvish Note
Yu Darvish photo 4. Yu Darvish SD
After a career year in 2020, Darvish moves to San Diego in a trade that shouldn't affect his strong 2021 outlook all that much. Despite his advancing age, Darvish built on the gains he had made over the second half of 2019, finishing with a 2.01 ER, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 31.3% strikeout rate. Darvish's walk rate has declined to a level once thought unattainable for the veteran, a mere 4.7%, which was in the top 8% of MLB in 2020. Although he'll be entering his age-35 season, there's simply nothing in Darvish's numbers, metrics, or statcast data that points to a decline. If you are desperate to find a negative, it's a move from the weak-hitting NL Central to the much stronger NL West, but that's hardly a reason to avoid Darvish. Draft him as an easy top-10 starter, and more like a top-5 option.
37 weeks ago
Trevor Bauer Note
Trevor Bauer photo 5. Trevor Bauer LAD
Bauer capped off a Cy Young season by signing a massive deal with the Dodgers. There's no other way to describe Bauer's 2020 season other than utterly dominant. A 1.73 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, and a 36% strikeout rate. Notably, the spin rate on almost all of his pitched jumped dramatically, and every single one of them was more effective than we'd previously seen. Bauer had an outstanding season in 2018 and followed it up with a sub-par 2019, so we shouldn't take for granted that he'll be the best pitcher in baseball for the second season in a row. But on the best team in baseball with a near bulletproof 2020 resume, he should be drafted as a top-five starter and a second-round pick.
37 weeks ago
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 6. Lucas Giolito CWS
Giolito followed up his breakout 2019 season with a nearly identical 2020 season. His ERA was within .07, his WHIP within .02, and his strikeout percentage within a point and a half. Despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, Giolito has managed to limit home runs, which is a key to his continued success with the White Sox. He won't face quite an easy schedule this year (AL and NL Central pitchers had plenty of sub-par offenses to feast on in 2019), but entering his age-27 season, he should only continue to improve from a skills standpoint. Draft him as an SP1, albeit a low-end one.
37 weeks ago
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 7. Walker Buehler LAD
Because the Dodgers wanted to closely watch Buehler's routine and workload, he got a late start to the shortened season, essentially using his first few starts as the end of his spring training. He also dealt with blisters late in the year. All that to say, Buehler's 36 2/3 regular-season innings are, for the most part, largely meaningless. He gave up a few more home runs and walked a few more batters than usual, and he won just a single game. But none of it matters. Value Buehler as you did after his 2019 season - as one of the true stud pitchers in the game. Once the big three of Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, and Shane Bieber are off the board, Buehler should come under immediate consideration, as the type of starting pitcher who can be your fantasy ace.
37 weeks ago
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 8. Aaron Nola PHI
Nola bounced back from his disappointing 2019 campaign, and looked much closer to the 2018 breakout version of himself last year. His set a career mark in strikeout rate (33.2%, which ranked in the top nine percent in the league) and swinging strike rate (13.4%), and brought his walk rate down to just eight percent. Nola also got batters to swing at pitches outside the strike zone at a rate of 38.1%, far better than he had ever done in his career, and they made contact less than ever, at a rate of only 59.1%. The reason for the change was Nola relying far less on his fastball and more on his changeup, which kept hitters off balance and made both pitches more effective. Nola doesn't throw particularly hard, so his success relies much more on command and finding the right pitch mix, both of which he excelled at in 2020. If he can keep that going in 2021, and it's a good bet he will, he should be considered a fantasy ace.
37 weeks ago
Max Scherzer Note
Max Scherzer photo 9. Max Scherzer NYM
Scherzer had a decent season for a mortal, but for someone with his career track record, it was a major disappointment. His 3.74 ERA was his highest since 2012, his 1.38 WHIP the highest of his career, and his 7.8% walk percentage his worst in a decade. Scherzer still struck out plenty of batters but entering his age-37 season and with a ton of mileage on his arm, it's only fair to accept that the old Scherzer is gone for good. But though he may not be a consensus top-three starter anymore, he's still perfectly capable of being a fantasy ace. After all, Scherzer's velocity hasn't declined much, and his 31.2% strikeout rate was tied for 10th among starters. Scherzer likely won't reach 200 innings pitched again and his ERA seems destined to remain above 3.00 going forward, but he's far from someone to avoid in fantasy drafts.
37 weeks ago
Luis Castillo Note
Luis Castillo photo 10. Luis Castillo CIN
Castillo turned in another excellent season last year, cutting his walk rate and striking out batters at a higher rate than he ever had in his career. His WHIP increased to a career-worst 1.23, but that was largely due to bad luck, as batters hit .232 against him despite an expected batting average of just .212. Nevertheless, Castillo kept runs off the board, largely because he was able to avoid home runs (just five in 70 innings) and limit free passes. Castillo is capable of fronting a fantasy pitching staff, though he's more of a low-end ace, and there are plenty of trade rumors following him around. But, given his reliable production and increased strikeout rate the past two seasons, he can be drafted with confidence.
37 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 11. Jack Flaherty STL
Flaherty ended up with a 4.91 ERA, but that hardly represents his actual performance, given that he allowed nine runs in a three-inning start in September. If you take out that outing, Flaherty had just a 3.13 ERA, and he didn't allow more than three earned runs in any of his eight other starts. Given that Flaherty's season was shorter than most due to the Cardinals' COVID-19 issues, it's fair to essentially throw out at that one abysmal outing, considering his other numbers were relatively consistent from 2019. Indeed, his swinging strike rate improved, as did his K/9 rate and ground ball percentage. With his devastating slider, Flaherty should still be considered one of the top pitchers in the real and fantasy game, and is capable of fronting a fantasy staff.
37 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 12. Clayton Kershaw FA
Kershaw turned back the clock a bit in 2020, as the shortened season allowed him to let things go a bit more and add some of the velocity he had lost over the previous two seasons. The result was his best WHIP and ERA since 2016 and best strikeout rate since 2017. Kershaw isn't going to reach 200 innings pitched at this stage of his career, not with his injury history and the Dodgers' depth in their rotation and World Series aspirations. But even entering his age-33 season, he offers next to no downside. Consider this: Kershaw had probably the worst season of his career in 2019 and pitched to a 3.03 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP with more than a strikeout per inning. Draft him as a strong SP2 but bank on 160 innings. Anything more is gravy.
37 weeks ago
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 13. Brandon Woodruff MIL
There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
37 weeks ago
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 14. Blake Snell SD
Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
37 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 15. Tyler Glasnow TB
Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
37 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 16. Kenta Maeda MIN
Fantasy managers rejoiced when Maeda was traded from the Dodgers to the Twins, but he surpassed even the loftiest of expectations. In the short season, Maeda went 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA, a 0.73 WHIP, and a 32.3% strikeout rate. In addition to simply being let loose with his innings, Maeda made a tangible change to his pitch mix, throwing far fewer fastball and more sliders and changeups (though his fastball was as effective as it had ever been last year, too). Maeda surely won't be able to repeat his numbers from 2020, as he allowed just a .208 BABIP, had an 80.2% LOB rate, and benefited from being able to feast on solely the NL and AL Central lineups. But even with some regression, he should still be a rock solid SP2, and should be drafted as such.
37 weeks ago
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 17. Lance Lynn CWS
Lynn turned in another stellar year in 2020, leading MLB with 84 innings pitched, striking out plenty of batters, and keeping his walk rate and overall numbers in check. But there are a few warning signs under the hood, including his 4.19 FIP, his 4.34 xFIP, and his career-high 79.4% LOB rate. Of bigger concern is his trade to the White Sox and hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field, particularly because Lynn had a 38.3% fly-ball rate in 2019 and a 42.3% fly-ball rate last year. That led to the worst HR/9 rate of his career and second-worst HR/FB rate (13.8%) in 2020. Countering those troublesome warning signs, however, is the fact that he'll be caught by perhaps the best pitch framer in baseball in Yasmani Grandal, and that will generally help with his numbers which, again, were excellent last year. Add it all up and Lynn's ERA should likely increase simply because of the additional home runs he'll allow if he can't turn around his trend in fly-ball rate, but Grandal's presence and Lynn's general aptitude on the mound should allow for another strong season and make him worthy of a selection as an SP2.
37 weeks ago
Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 18. Corbin Burnes MIL
Burnes's raw stuff was apparent to anyone who saw him pitch in 2019, but he simply couldn't stop giving up home runs (17 in 49 innings). The culprit was largely his four-seam fastball, which he threw more than half of the time and against which batters hit .425 with an .823 slugging percentage. In 2020, however, Corbin cut his four-seam fastball usage from 52.5% to just 2.5%. In its place, he relied heavily on a sinker and cutter, both of which worked better for the natural action on his pitches and which were highly effective. Considering that his slider, changeup, and curveball are also huge swing and miss pitches, Burnes's 36.7% strikeout rate from last year shouldn't be considered fluky. Even coming off a Cy Young-caliber season, there's still upside for the 26-year-old, and you should ignore entirely his 2019 disaster.
37 weeks ago
Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 19. Hyun Jin Ryu TOR
Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
37 weeks ago
Stephen Strasburg Note
Stephen Strasburg photo 20. Stephen Strasburg WSH
Strasburg was limited to just five innings in 2020, with an injury that eventually required carpal tunnel syndrome. Although that's a minor surgery, the truth is that fantasy managers have very little data as to the impact and/or successful recovery rate after that surgery for pitchers. Strasburg's a tricky draft pick in any given year - he always provides strong value when he's on the mound, but has only topped 200 innings pitched twice in his career. Now entering his age-33 season, Strasburg will likely again provide excellent overall numbers assuming he is healthy. He looks great in the spring, though he's currently battling a minor calf injury, though it shouldn't keep him out for long. Draft him as an SP2, but anything more than 160 innings is gravy.
37 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 21. Kyle Hendricks CHC
Hendricks is the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy pitchers in that he never gets the respect he deserves. He's had an ERA above 3.46 once in his career and he's never had a WHIP higher than 1.19. Yes, his strikeout rate is never going to help fantasy managers, but Dave Ross let him go deeper into games last year (Hendricks' 81 innings pitched were among the most in MLB), so he should make up for his lack of strikeout rate with some additional innings. The Cubs probably won't be a great team but the NL Central has mostly weak offenses, so Hendricks should find his way to enough wins to make a difference. Ignore the fact that he outperforms his expected metrics every year. Hendricks is a reliable, high-end SP3 for a fantasy team. Just be sure to take care of strikeouts elsewhere.
37 weeks ago
Jose Berrios Note
Jose Berrios photo 22. Jose Berrios TOR
Berrios may not ever become the dominant pitcher many projected him to be, but he offers a strong floor for fantasy managers. Ignoring his 2016 cup of coffee, Berrios has pitched to a 3.89 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a strikeout per inning in his career. And although his walk rate went up a tad and he gave up a bit harder contact in 2020's shortened season, his numbers didn't vary from his usual output significantly. Bank on around a 4.00 ERA, a WHIP somewhere around 1.25, and plenty of strikeouts. In today's fantasy game, that's more than adequate for a strong fantasy staff.
37 weeks ago
Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 23. Max Fried ATL
In many ways, Fried regressed during his 2020 season. His strikeout rate dropped, his walk rate increased, and his xFIP and SIERA jumped significantly. Nevertheless, thanks to his ability to limit hard contact (his 83.4 MPH average exit velocity and 23.8% hard hit rate allowed were among the best in MLB) led to a massive drop in BABIP allowed, and kept both his ERA and WHIP in check. It's hard to buy a pitcher without an elite strikeout rate whose underlying numbers don't fully support his gains. Nevertheless, Fried was an elite prospect playing on an excellent team, and is just 27 years old. Don't pay for last year's numbers, but don't run away from him in drafts either.
37 weeks ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 24. Sonny Gray CIN
Two dreadful starts late in the season severely hurt what was otherwise a strong 2020 campaign for Gray, though it was a bizarre year. His strikeout rate surpassed 30% for the first time in his career, while his walk rate jumped to 11.1%. He was also far more hittable, particularly his slider and curveball, which had been dominant pitches in 2019. But even if Gray simply repeats his 2020 season, his strikeout rate and decent ERA and WHIP should be enough to make him a borderline SP2 for fantasy leagues. He will likely begin the year on the IL after experiencing back spasms in mid-March, but the injury doesn't sound like it will keep him out for long. Considering we've seen much more than that from him in 2019, fantasy managers should have little hesitation drafting him.
37 weeks ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 25. Zack Wheeler PHI
Wheeler's first season in Philadelphia was a success, in that he had the lowest ERA of his career (2.92) and a strong 1.17 WHIP. But his strikeout numbers plummeted, as he struck out just 18.4% of batters. The whiff rate on all of Wheeler's pitches, other than his "show me" curveball, dropped significantly, despite the fact that his velocity remained the same. If Wheeler can again excel at completely limiting hard contact like he did last season (his 85.7 MPH average exit velocity allowed ranked in the top 10% in baseball), then he can probably get away with the lack of strikeouts. Otherwise, he's unlikely to repeat his 2020 success. Given the shortened season, it's a good bet that Wheeler's strikeouts will bounce back, and you can slot him in as an SP3 without much worry.
37 weeks ago
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 26. Zack Greinke FA
Greinke is entering his age-37 season, but still somehow keeps getting it done. His ERA of 4.03 last year was certainly higher than fantasy managers are used to seeing, but it came with a 2.80 FIP and 3.51 xFIP. His strikeout rate was his best since 2017 and his walk rate of 3.3% was the best of his entire career. But his velocity was down about two ticks, with his fastball clocking in at just 87.9 miles per hour. Greinke is as smart a pitcher as there is but it's going to be difficult to succeed over the course of a full 162-game season if his pure stuff continues to diminish. He's one of the few pitchers in the game who is probably capable of pitching 200 innings in 2021, but expect a continued downward trend in his performance.
37 weeks ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 27. Charlie Morton ATL
Morton's 2020 numbers were poor, without question. He was limited to just 38 regular season innings because of a shoulder injury, and pitched to a 4.74 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. His velocity was way down early in the season (when he got hit hard) and trickled up after he returned, but he got back to his normal 95 MPH fastball in the postseason and totaled a 2.70 ERA. Now 37 and with the Braves, the question is whether fantasy managers can write off Morton's down 2020 season considering his sterling post-season, or whether his age and injury history means they should avoid him. In reality, the answer is neither. Morton should still have gas left in the tank considering his playoff run, but should only be drafted as a value, meaning no earlier than a low-end SP3. Grab him there, at which point the risk-reward balance should reach an equilibrium.
37 weeks ago
Jesus Luzardo Note
Jesus Luzardo photo 28. Jesus Luzardo MIA
Luzardo's 2020 campaign wasn't terrible, but it certainly left fantasy managers wanting more. The strikeouts were there, but not quite at the level that was expected. He rarely went deep into games. And he was just more hittable than he ever was in the minors or in his brief time as a reliever in 2019. Luzardo throws four quality pitches and is working to improve his arsenal as we head into the 2021 season, so there's little reason to downgrade your opinion of him too much from where it was prior to the 2020 campaign because of one nine-start stretch. He's an incredibly high-upside pitcher who carries with him plenty of injury risk, and the combination leaves him as a solid SP3 for fantasy leagues.
37 weeks ago
Zach Plesac Note
Zach Plesac photo 29. Zach Plesac CLE
Plesac is getting a ton of love for his eight excellent starts in 2020, but there's plenty of reason to be cautious. His FIP, xFIP, xERA, and SIERA were all more than a run higher than his ERA, and both his strikeout rate and walk rate significantly outproduced what he showed he could do in the minors. Yes, Plesac altered his pitch mix, throwing fewer fastballs and instead more sliders and changeups, so if you're looking for a reason to buy the gains, you have one. But he had a ridiculous 91.7% LOB rate, and even with his ability to limit hard contact, his BABIP against should rise from the .224 mark last year. Plesac can help a fantasy staff, but manage expectations significantly.
37 weeks ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 30. Chris Paddack SD
Paddack followed up his stellar rookie campaign with a subpar sophomore season, as his ERA rose to 4.73 and his WHIP to 1.22, while his strikeout rate dipped below one per inning. Paddack's bread and butter changeup was as good as ever in 2020 (and even better than in 2019), but his usually outstanding fastball just fell apart. After batters hit .204 with a .391 slugging percentage and .275 wOBA against the pitch in 2019, they hit .308 with a .658 slugging percentage and .407 wOBA against it in 2020. Paddack added a cutter in 2020, and it's possible that the addition of the pitch impacted the way he threw his fastball, as the vertical movement of it fell significantly. Either way, Paddack has too much talent to see his ERA hover around 5.00. There's risk given what we saw last year, but it's baked into his draft price.
37 weeks ago
Ian Anderson Note
Ian Anderson photo 31. Ian Anderson ATL
After rising through the minor leagues, Anderson had an excellent debut season with the Braves in 2020, pitching to a 1.95 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 29.7% strikeout rate. He was even better in four postseason starts, allowing just two runs over 18 2/3 innings while striking out 24. Anderson led all starters in barrel rate (just 1.2%), and has an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. His control isn't elite, but his raw stuff and prospect pedigree suggest that his 2020 season was no fluke. Draft him with confidence as a No. 2 starter.
37 weeks ago
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 32. Lance McCullers Jr. HOU
McCullers made a successful return from Tommy John surgery after missing the 2019 season and looked almost exactly like the 2018 version of himself. His ERA (3.93) and WHIP (1.16) were within seven-tenths of a point of his 2018 numbers, and his walk and strikeout rates fell just slightly. McCullers relied a bit more on his sinker and less on his curveball than in past years, but the two work well together and he continued to throw them in combination about 80% of the time. In short, what you thought of McCullers heading into 2018 is pretty much what you should think of him now. Unfortunately, that includes concerns about his innings, because after a missed year and 55 innings last year, the chances of him topping 150 innings this season are remote. Buy him at his production, but understand that there's likely a hard cap on his innings total.
37 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove Note
Joe Musgrove photo 33. Joe Musgrove SD
Musgrove has been a popular sleeper the last two seasons and now that he's been traded to the Padres, his ADP is surely going to rise. In 2019, Musgrove continued to improve as a pitcher, upping his strikeout rate and adding velocity. But his 2020 season looked like a step back, until he returned from the IL strong, including finishing his season with back-to-back scoreless outings while getting back some of the lost zip on his fastball. Overall, Musgrove's 2020 numbers suggest a breakout waiting to happen, as he built significantly on his gains in 2019, increasing his strikeout rate to 33.1%. His chances for wins should improve dramatically in San Diego, and he's a fine fourth starter with upside.
37 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 34. Dinelson Lamet SD
Lamet had a dominant curveball in 2019 which he threw 31.7% of the time. Batters hit just .105 against it that year with a .193 wOBA. But Lamet ditched it entirely in 2020, and instead replaced it by greatly upping his slider usage, from 12.2% in 2019 to 53.4% in 2020. And somehow, his slider was even better than his curveball ever was. Batters hit 0.80 against it with a .120 slugging percentage and a .141 wOBA. It was, simply put, the best pitch in baseball last year. Unfortunately, Lamet's arm couldn't hold up to the stress, and he missed the end of the regular season and the playoffs because of an elbow injury. He underwent PRP therapy on his elbow in October and is progressing well, but the Padres' focus on adding starting pitching this offseason suggests that they are not expecting to have Lamet for the full season. Monitor his health this spring, but understand that even if he begins the year healthy, there are plenty of injury concerns.
37 weeks ago
Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 35. Zac Gallen ARI
Gallen has a hairline stress fracture of his right forearm at the radial head. He's reportedly going to be able to continue playing catch at a "low stress level" while recovering, though there's no indication of how much time he'll miss. When healthy, he's a solid SP2. He built on his excellent 2019 season with an even more impressive 2020 campaign. Not only did he drop his ERA slightly to 2.75, but he cut way down on his walks (10.8% to 8.6%), which led to a much-improved 1.11 WHIP. Gallen has a 28.5% strikeout rate in 152 MLB innings, and an excellent fastball, curveball, and changeup. There's just not much negative you can say about him when he's healthy other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. Because of the injury and surrounding uncertainty, you shouldn't draft him as anything higher than an SP4, but he should perform extremely well when he does recover.
37 weeks ago
Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 36. Dylan Bundy MIN
Bundy largely made good on the enormous amount of buzz that surrounded him after he moved from the Orioles to the Angels. He set career bests in ERA (3.29), WHIP (1.04), strikeout rate (27%), and walk rate (6.4%). Bundy's fastball, though it continued to trend down in velocity, was more effective than in years' past, in part because he cut way down on his usage of the pitch (just 33.6%, after throwing it at least 42.4% of the time in every previous season). His slider remained one of the best pitches in the game, and his remaining secondary pitches improved, too. At some point, Bundy's fastball velocity is going to become an issue, but there's little reason to expect that to come in 2021. Draft him as as an SP3.
37 weeks ago
Patrick Corbin Note
Patrick Corbin photo 37. Patrick Corbin WSH
Corbin had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he went 2-7 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. His strikeout rate plummeted, and his velocity dropped significantly, with his fastball seeing a dip of almost two miles per hour. Corbin leans heavily into his slider, and he needs it to be pristine to be an effective pitcher. And although it wasn't a terrible pitch in 2020, the swinging strike rate on it dropped from 28.1% to 21.2%, and the whiff rate from 52% to just 38.2%. If the loss in velocity and effectiveness of his slider were entirely due to the oddities of the shortened season, then Corbin is going to be a major value in drafts this year. But if not, then his days as a "set it and forget it" starter are likely over. Monitor Corbin's performance this spring, particularly with his velocity. If it's back up to prior levels, then push him up your board significantly.
37 weeks ago
Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 38. Pablo Lopez MIA
Despite his 5.09 ERA and mediocre strikeout rate in 2019, there was some buzz about Lopez heading into last season because of his outstanding changeup and his ability to keep his WHIP in check. He justified the expectations, cutting his ERA to 3.61 and striking out about a batter and a half more per nine innings than he had previously. He's still volatile, as he has seemingly random games where he lacks command with his changeup and gets hit hard. And he needs another pitch to complement his fastball and changeup. But if he can continue to develop either his curveball or cutter, he could be a true breakout candidate. Draft him as an SP4 with upside for more if his other pitches continue to improve.
37 weeks ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 39. Julio Urias LAD
Urias had an interesting season (other than his postseason, which was dominant). His numbers overall were very solid, with a 3.27 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. But his strikeout rate dipped dramatically as a full-time starter, and his SIERA (4.88) and xFIP (5.06) suggest he got lucky. But the bottom line is that Urias is excellent at limiting hard contact, and he's allowed just a .257 BABIP over the last two seasons, which should keep his ERA in check. The Dodgers' rotation is overflowing, so it's possible they continue to limit Urias's innings. But for now, he should be considered an SP3, and as his playoffs showed, there's plenty of room for growth with his strikeout numbers.
37 weeks ago
Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 40. Kevin Gausman TOR
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
Sandy Alcantara Note
Sandy Alcantara photo 41. Sandy Alcantara MIA
Alcantara continued to build on what was a pretty strong foundation heading into 2020. He lowered his ERA to 3.00 and his WHIP to 1.19, and improved in both his strikeout and walk rate while adding velocity. He pitched only 42 innings last year because of COVID-19 issues, but he dominated over the latter three-quarters of the season, pitching to a 2.30 ERA with 30 strikeouts over his final 31 1/3 innings. There's not a ton to dislike about Alcantara, and there's room for continued growth. Draft him as a fourth starter with upside for more.
37 weeks ago
Frankie Montas Note
Frankie Montas photo 42. Frankie Montas OAK
Montas had a terrible 2020 season, but it was more than likely due to a back injury he suffered early on which probably bothered him throughout the year. He started off with four excellent starts (four runs and 22 strikeouts in 23 innings) before he was scratched with back tightness and returned with lower velocity. Yes, he had the PED suspension in 2019, but Montas's splitter was, and should continue to be when a healthy, a dominant pitch, and a healthy season should mean a return to being a starter you can "set and forget." If he can ever get away from throwing his sinker so much, and incorporate more of his splitter and/or four-seam fastball, he could be a monster. Montas was diagnosed with COVID-19 right at the start of spring training, but he has returned healthy and looked good in the spring, so he's an ideal sleeper.
37 weeks ago
Sixto Sanchez Note
Sixto Sanchez photo 43. Sixto Sanchez MIA
Sanchez built on his strong 2019 season in Double-A with an excellent seven-start stretch in the majors, during which he put up a 3.46 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Sanchez throws really hard (his fastball velocity is in the 98th percentile), but he doesn't put up a ton of strikeouts, either in the minors or during his stint in the majors last year. But his outstanding changeup (.148 BAA, .148 slugging against, .158 wOBA against) keeps hitters off balance, and allows him to avoid giving up too much hard contact. Combine that with his well above-average control and his almost comical ability to avoid giving up home runs, and you have a quality pitcher who can slide into the middle of your staff.
37 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 44. Carlos Carrasco NYM
Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
37 weeks ago
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 45. German Marquez COL
If Marquez ever extricates himself from Colorado, you'd probably have a bona fide superstar on your hands. As it is, you have a very solid overall pitcher who won't really help you out tremendously in any category, but won't hurt you badly either. Marquez's control is above average, and although his strikeout rate has dipped in two consecutive seasons, he has the ability to miss bats regularly. His value rises in leagues with daily lineup changes as you can avoid him at home (career 5.10 ERA) and start him on the road (career 3.51 ERA). But, absent that, consider him a back-end of the rotation starter in deeper leagues.
37 weeks ago
Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 46. Tyler Mahle CIN
Mahle's solid 2020 season (3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) will probably slip under the radar, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about him with a guaranteed spot in the Reds rotation. His strikeout rate jumped to 30% on the back of a 4.4% increase in his swinging strike rate, and he had just a .188 expected batting average against, top 10% in the league. The biggest change for Mahle was that he brought back a slider that he had shelved entirely in 2019, and batters hit just .180 against the pitch with a .249 wOBA. He could do well to cut down on his walks a bit, but still, as a fifth starter for your fantasy team, there's plenty of potential for profit.
37 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 47. Marco Gonzales SEA
If you want to buy into performances from the 2020 season, then you'll have Gonzales significantly higher than you would otherwise. He made major gains last year, including up his strikeout rate to a career-best 23.1% and lowering his walk rate to a career-best 2.5%. Bu even with the gains, Gonzales's swinging strike rate was only 8.4% (below his career average), and his fastball velocity is close to the worst in the league. As a pure back end of the rotation starter, he's fine, but do not expect anything close to a 3.10 ERA again, and bake in regression for his strikeouts.
37 weeks ago
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 48. Shohei Ohtani LAA
Depending on your league settings, Ohtani has the potential to be a dominant force in 2021. There has never been any doubt about his talent, and he looks fantastic in the spring, hitting home runs at will and pumping in high-90s fastballs when on the mound. He's been batting on days he pitches, and Joe Maddon has suggested that he's going to throw out the old rules that led to Ohtani's decreased playing time. If you can move him between hitter and pitcher on a daily basis, then move him up your board significantly. Even if not, he should provide plenty of value when healthy as either a hitter or a pitcher, so make sure he's on your radar as you move into the double-digit rounds.
37 weeks ago
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 49. Marcus Stroman CHC
Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after battling a calf injury and then opting out, but he'll return to the Mets after accepting the team's qualifying offer. Stroman's strikeout rate jumped after his trade to the National League, but with a career 58.7% ground ball rate, he'll need the Mets' infield defense to be better than it was in 2019. The trade for Francisco Lindor should help, as should his reported development of both a new split changeup and four-seam fastball. Stroman has always had a decent floor, but now out of the AL East and with some tweaks to his arsenal coming, he possesses plenty of upside as a late-round draft pick.
37 weeks ago
Corey Kluber Note
Corey Kluber photo 50. Corey Kluber TB
Kluber has pitched 36 2/3 innings combined over the last two years, and will now join the Yankees on a one-year deal. There's nothing to be gained from looking at his numbers since 2018, as the sample size is too small, and prior to that, he was a perennial Cy Young contender. There was a bit of a velocity drop at the end of his last healthy season, but he was also finishing up his fifth straight 200-inning season. In other words, his lack of innings over the last two years (due to injury) may wind up being a blessing in disguise for Kluber. His ADP has some helium based on how quickly the Yankees signed him, but so long as you bake in some pretty substantial injury risk, he's certainly worth drafting as an SP5 with upside.
37 weeks ago
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 51. Mike Soroka ATL
Soroka pitched in just three games last year before rupturing his Achilles tendon. He's progressing well but the best case scenario for him appears to be a late-April return. When healthy, he's someone who fantasy managers can rely on as an ERA and WHIP stabilizer, who should contribute plenty of wins. The strikeouts won't be there, however, and given that he's coming off a significant injury, the Braves will likely be extra cautious with him when he does start. All that to say, don't draft Soroka expecting much more than 100-120 innings out of him. If you do that, you'll likely be happy with your return on investment.
37 weeks ago
James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 52. James Paxton BOS
Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
37 weeks ago
Aaron Civale Note
Aaron Civale photo 53. Aaron Civale CLE
Civale fits the mold of the Cleveland pitcher over the last few seasons: start with the command, and let the team work on the rest. That's how Civale has found success the last two seasons, and continues to do so in the spring. He's never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher - he never was in the minors and his fastball sits in about the 91 MPH range. But his ability to limit free passes and hard contact means that he shouldn't hurt a fantasy rotation. He's a high-floor, low-ceiling starter, who is ideal for the back end of a fantasy staff.
37 weeks ago
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 54. Andrew Heaney LAD
Heaney is a fine pitcher, but it feels like he has a lot more to him than his career 4.44 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. His fastball is hittable and he throws it often, and his curveball isn't quite good enough to offset the damage. He was outspoken about working this offseason to become less predictable, so hopefully that manifests itself in his 2021 performance. But there's no reason to draft him as anything but a pitcher who will give you decent strikeouts and mediocre ratios, hopefully as someone you can use on your bench and stream in the right matchup.
37 weeks ago
Chris Bassitt Note
Chris Bassitt photo 55. Chris Bassitt OAK
Bassitt doesn't wow you with his raw stuff, and is never going to be a high-strikeout pitcher. But he has above-average command and is able to generally limit hard contact and home runs. If he were being drafted on the basis of his 2.29 ERA last year then he would be someone to avoid, but the fact is he is never going to be drafted on the basis of his actual numbers given his sub-par strikeout rate and his significantly higher FIP and xFIP (versus his ERA). He can add plenty of value on the back end of a fantasy rotation, so long as you have strikeouts covered elsewhere.
37 weeks ago
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 56. Jose Urquidy HOU
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 57. Zach Eflin PHI
Triston McKenzie Note
Triston McKenzie photo 58. Triston McKenzie CLE
McKenzie had a very successful major league debut last year, pitching to a 3.24 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 33.1% strikeout rate. His talent isn't in question at this point, but his health certainly is. McKenzie has a very slight build and has missed time with injury in his minor league career, including all of the 2019 season. Even if he stays healthy all year, Cleveland is likely to put a hard cap on his innings. There's a reward, but there's plenty of risk to go with it. Draft him for the back end of your rotation and hope he gets to 140 innings.
37 weeks ago
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 59. Dustin May LAD
May has been named the Dodgers' fifth starter by Dave Roberts, a surprising twist given the presence of David Price and Tony Gonsolin. Given the Dodgers' depth and their history, it's unlikely that he'll remain in the rotation from start to finish, but if you haven't drafted yet, move him significantly higher on your board.
36 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 60. Eduardo Rodriguez DET
Rodriguez missed the entire 2020 season because of serious complications from a heart conditions caused by COVID-19, but he looks to be healthy heading into 2021. Assuming he doesn't have any setbacks, he should be considered one of the safest pitchers in the game. You know what you're going to get from Rodriguez: an ERA around 4.00, a WHIP around 1.30, and solid strikeouts. Those numbers won't wow you, but Rodriguez has consistently limited hard contact throughout his career, so he should retain what amounts to a fairly high floor. Plus, the usual innings concerns shouldn't be as much of a factor for him, considering nearly every pitcher has similar concerns after 2020. For a late-round pitcher, he's hardly an upside play, but he should be someone you can stick in the back end of your rotation and not think much about it.
37 weeks ago
David Price Note
David Price photo 61. David Price LAD
Price was traded to the Dodgers along with Mookie Betts, but hasn't yet made a start with the team after opting out of the 2020 season. He'll be back for 2021, but his role isn't yet solidified according to reports, especially considering the extreme depth of the Dodgers' rotation. When healthy, even at his advanced age, Price is still a quality major league starter, with above-average strikeout and walk rates. The issue for Price is really health, as he's averaged only about 120 innings per season over his previous three years. His average draft position reflects the risk, and assuming he does end up in the rotation, he offers as much upside as anyone going in his range. There's still juice left for Price when he's healthy, so monitor reports out of the spring.
37 weeks ago
John Means Note
John Means photo 62. John Means BAL
Means's 4.53 ERA and grotesque home run rate are probably going to scare the casual fantasy manager away, but there is a ton to like about him heading into 2021. First, Means had a weird year last season, as he dealt with arm fatigue early and then his father passed away, so his schedule was certainly thrown up into the air at the start. Probably because of those difficulties, his outstanding changeup wasn't effective earlier in the season, but it was back to being his money pitch by season's end. Add to that Means' increase in velocity, his strong finish (1.52 ERA, 30 strikeouts over his last four starts), and his excellent command, and there's a breakout waiting to happen, despite the tough division.
37 weeks ago
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 63. Dallas Keuchel CWS
Keuchel pitched to a remarkable 1.99 ERA last year, though that's hardly to be expected to repeat in 2021. His xFIP was nearly two runs higher, his BABIP against was nearly 40 points below his career average, and his already low strikeout rate dipped to just 16.3%. Having Yasmani Grandal as a catcher certainly helps a pitcher outperform his expected stats, but even if Keuchel were to repeat his 2020 performance, his strikeout rate is such a drain that it keeps his value in check. If your staff is dominant in strikeouts, then you can roll with Keuchel at the very back end of your rotation. But if not, just ignore him on draft day.
37 weeks ago
Jameson Taillon Note
Jameson Taillon photo 64. Jameson Taillon NYY
Taillon has undergone Tommy John surgery twice, and has totaled just 37 1/3 innings over the last two years. And really, he's had only one truly notable year, which was in 2018. But what separated Taillon that year was his outstanding slider, which not only performed exceedingly well, but also buoyed the effectiveness of the rest of his pitches. Now with the Yankees, Taillon has plenty of upside. But, as always, health remains the concern, and is the reason you shouldn't draft him until you've filled out most of your staff.
37 weeks ago
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 65. Jordan Montgomery NYY
Michael Pineda Note
Michael Pineda photo 66. Michael Pineda FA
Sean Manaea Note
Sean Manaea photo 67. Sean Manaea OAK
Elieser Hernandez Note
Elieser Hernandez photo 68. Elieser Hernandez MIA
Hernandez was excellent in his six starts last season, tallying a 3.16 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 32.1% strikeout rate. But he allowed a lot of hard contact along the way, including a 91.8 MPH average exit velocity (bottom three percent in the league). He worked on his changeup this offseason in an effort to add a reliable third pitch (he threw his fastball and slider 94% of the time last year), and it has gotten rave reviews in camp. He's fourth in the pecking order of the Marlins starters, but if his changeup can be an effective pitch, he might be the one to provide the most value given his extremely modest ADP.
37 weeks ago
Brady Singer Note
Brady Singer photo 69. Brady Singer KC
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 70. Ryan Yarbrough TB
Yarbrough doesn't get a ton of respect in the fantasy community because he doesn't strike out a ton of batters, but he's quietly put together an excellent career. He's practically a wizard at limiting hard contact (he has allowed an average exit velocity of 84.8 MPH and an average hard hit rate of 26.3%, both remarkably low numbers), and he rarely issues free passes or home runs. In other words, it's really difficult to string together big innings against Yarbrough, especially as he's continued to use his excellent changeup more and more. The Rays will probably let him go a little more this year with their rotation, but even if they keep his usage the same, he'll be an excellent addition to the back end of a fantasy staff.
37 weeks ago
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 71. Nathan Eovaldi BOS
Cristian Javier Note
Cristian Javier photo 72. Cristian Javier HOU
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 73. Tony Gonsolin LAD
Gonsolin doesn't have a guaranteed spot in the Dodgers' rotation to start the season, and with the team signing Trevor Bauer, it's unclear just how much he'll start this season. His stuff doesn't blow you away, but he's got a 2.60 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP in 86.2 big league innings. And there were gains last year, as he cut his walk rate down and upped his strikeout rate. Gonsolin is an ideal candidate to have on your bench, because if he does get a spot in the rotation, he'll be a popular waiver wire add, and he can add value as a reliever in the meantime. So draft him late, and likely reap the rewards.
37 weeks ago
Jake Odorizzi Note
Jake Odorizzi photo 74. Jake Odorizzi HOU
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 75. Griffin Canning LAA
It's mostly about health with Canning, who offers a great deal of stability when he's on the mound. You can expect at worst a low 4.00 ERA, about a 1.30 WHIP, and roughly a strikeout per inning. But he did close last season notably strong, pitching to a 3.14 ERA, and a 1.19 WHIP, with a 14.5% swinging strike rate and a 10.4 K/9 mark over his final five starts. That's probably his ceiling, but it shows what he's capable of when he is healthy and gets into a groove. He's a fine pick at his cost (which is minimal), but bake in some injury risk.
37 weeks ago
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 76. Drew Smyly FA
If you're willing to buy into Smyly's 2020 season, then he's likely to come at a major discount in drafts. He added more than two miles per hour to his fastball, struck out 37.8% of the batters he faced, and leaned more into his excellent curveball. There's reason for optimism after the Braves offered him a substantial one-year deal. Of course, Smyly's real issue is his health, as he missed two full seasons because of Tommy John surgery and even last year was limited to 26 1/3 innings. But there's reason to believe his gains last year are sustainable, so taking him late in your drafts, is worth the gamble.
37 weeks ago
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 77. Freddy Peralta MIL
Yusei Kikuchi Note
Yusei Kikuchi photo 78. Yusei Kikuchi FA
Matthew Boyd Note
Matthew Boyd photo 79. Matthew Boyd FA
Chris Sale Note
Chris Sale photo 80. Chris Sale BOS
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 81. Zach Davies FA
Davies has quietly put together two quality seasons, with a 3.55 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 2019, and a 2.73 ERA and 1.07 WHIP last year. Notably, he started throwing more changeups in 2020, which led both to an increased swinging strike rate and strikeout rate. But his xERA was still 5.01, and although he routinely outperforms his expected stats, it's a reminder not to get too high on a pitcher who amounts to a command specialist. The upside is that after a trade to the Cubs, he'll face mostly weak offenses, which should help to boost his floor a bit.
37 weeks ago
Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 82. Framber Valdez HOU
Valdez was shaping up to be a fine sleeper this year, after he had a highly successful stint in the Astros rotation last year. But he fractured his finger early in spring training and the expectation is that he'll miss significant time, though recent reports are far more optimistic than the initial season-ending variety. Drop him down a ton from where you initially had him ranked, but draft him toward the back end of your rotation where the risk/reward balance should equalize.
37 weeks ago
Domingo German Note
Domingo German photo 83. Domingo German NYY
German has won the fifth starter's job after a torrid spring, during which he didn't allow a run over nine innings pitched while walking one and striking out 13. German's off-the-field issues aside, he was a quality MLB pitcher in 2019, and he should be a decent contributor in four categories, especially considering his low walk rate. He's not risk-free, as a downturn in his performance could lead to Deivi Garcia coming back in the rotation. But he's a fine, late-round selection.
36 weeks ago
Mike Minor Note
Mike Minor photo 84. Mike Minor KC
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 85. Taijuan Walker NYM
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 86. Diego Castillo SEA
Tarik Skubal Note
Tarik Skubal photo 87. Tarik Skubal DET
Noah Syndergaard Note
Noah Syndergaard photo 88. Noah Syndergaard LAA
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 89. Justus Sheffield SEA
Dane Dunning Note
Dane Dunning photo 90. Dane Dunning TEX
Dunning had an interesting seven-start run in 2020. He started out relying heavily on his outstanding slider and his fastball, which led to a strong swinging strike rate and plenty of punchouts in his first few starts. He then abandoned that approach to focus more on his changeup, which led to him missing fewer bats and being less successful. Now with the Rangers, Dunning should get a chance to compete for a rotation spot right out of the gate. He has the tools and skills necessary to be successful, and the draft capital necessary to acquire him should be minimal. He's worth a late-round pick in nearly all formats.
37 weeks ago
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 91. Drew Pomeranz SD
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.
37 weeks ago
Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 92. Nate Pearson TOR
Pearson is oozing with talent, but he just can't seem to stay healthy. Whether it was elbow soreness last year or the groin strain that is now going to keep him out of action for a bit, something seem to crop up to delay his success in the majors. He wound up pitching just 18 innings overall last year, but the stuff is there, without question. His fastball reaches triple digits, his slider is dominant, and his curveball and changeup are far above average. There's always a bit more uncertainty with young power pitchers, particularly when they've had elbow injuries like Pearson has. And, after trading for Steven Matz, the Blue Jays have plenty of rotation depth and shouldn't feel pressured into rushing Pearson back from injury. In keeper and dynasty formats, he's still a buy, but in redraft leagues, he's probably not worth a pick at this point.
37 weeks ago
Luis Severino Note
Luis Severino photo 93. Luis Severino NYY
Severino is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but the reports so far have been generally positive. He's already throwing off a mound in mid-March, and a June return isn't out of the question if he can avoid setbacks. Avoiding setbacks is the key, of course, and it's something that's rare in the world of returning from multiple serious issues, as Severino is trying to do. But, for now, draft him with one of your last picks and stash him in your IL spot, if you have the room.
37 weeks ago
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 94. Robbie Ray SEA
Brad Keller Note
Brad Keller photo 95. Brad Keller KC
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 96. MacKenzie Gore SD
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 97. Mitch Keller PIT
In his brief MLB career, Keller is the author of one of the unluckiest (2019) and luckiest (2020) seasons in recent memory. So, the best course of action is to essentially ignore his 69 major league innings and focus on his stuff and minor league career. If you do that, there's a lot to like. Keller has a mid-90s fastball to go along with an above average slider and curveball. Over more than 500 minor league innings, he had a 25.5% strikeout rate, a 3.12 ERA, and a 1.15 WHIP. He will likely struggle for wins on the Pirates, but he'll also get a long leash given the dearth of reliable options, and he should face mostly weak offenses in the NL Central. Keller likely won't be a star, but he'll probably outperform where you need to draft him.
37 weeks ago
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 98. Dylan Cease CWS
Kwang Hyun Kim Note
Kwang Hyun Kim photo 99. Kwang Hyun Kim FA
If you want upside with a late-round pitcher, you're looking in the wrong place with Kim. Although he put up a 1.62 ERA and 1.07 WHIP last year, his xFIP and SIERA were each about three runs higher than his ERA. He also struck out just 5.54 batters per nine innings, and never showed much strikeout potential in the KBO. That said, for a pitcher who is basically free in drafts, he offers some decent stability, and is worth taking late if you have an otherwise strong staff, particularly with strikeouts. Back tightness may put him on the IL to start the year, but there does not appear to be any long-term concerns.
37 weeks ago
Michael Kopech Note
Michael Kopech photo 100. Michael Kopech CWS
Kopech remains one of the top pitching prospects in the game, but he hasn't pitched competitively in about two-and-a-half year at this point. His fastball and slider are more than MLB caliber, and he had a 31.2% strikeout rate in the minors. But after missing all of 2019 with Tommy John surgery and opting out last year, it wouldn't be wise to just expect Kopech to step right back into a rotation without any growing pains. The White Sox also have depth in their rotation after trading for Lance Lynn and signing Carlos Rodon, so Chicago can, and likely will, stick Kopech in the minors to start the year to continue his development. But given their championship aspirations, he should crack the rotation at some point during the season if he show he is back to form.
37 weeks ago
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 101. Caleb Smith ARI
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 102. Madison Bumgarner ARI
Spencer Turnbull Note
Spencer Turnbull photo 103. Spencer Turnbull DET
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 104. Luke Weaver ARI
Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 105. Adam Wainwright STL
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 106. Rich Hill BOS
Deivi Garcia Note
Deivi Garcia photo 107. Deivi Garcia NYY
Casey Mize Note
Casey Mize photo 108. Casey Mize DET
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 109. Josh Lindblom MIL
J.A. Happ Note
J.A. Happ photo 110. J.A. Happ FA
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 111. Adbert Alzolay CHC
Tejay Antone Note
Tejay Antone photo 112. Tejay Antone CIN
Antone's role wasn't entirely clear at the outset of spring training, but he now looks destined for a starter's job, if he can stay healthy. With Sonny Gray and Wade Miley likely to begin the year on the IL, Antone should begin the year in the rotation, assuming he is healthy enough to do so. He's currently battling a groin strain, and his status is uncertain. When healthy, he's got a wipeout slider, enough to pile on the strikeouts, and has enough upside to be worth a late-round dart throw. Monitor his, Gray's, and Miley's health status closely heading into your drafts.
37 weeks ago
Spencer Howard Note
Spencer Howard photo 113. Spencer Howard TEX
Trevor Rogers Note
Trevor Rogers photo 114. Trevor Rogers MIA
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 115. Carlos Martinez FA
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 116. Miles Mikolas STL
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 117. Ross Stripling TOR
Chris Archer Note
Chris Archer photo 118. Chris Archer TB
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 119. Seth Lugo NYM
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 120. Jose Quintana PIT
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 121. Anthony DeSclafani SF
Jon Gray Note
Jon Gray photo 122. Jon Gray TEX
Tanner Houck Note
Tanner Houck photo 123. Tanner Houck BOS
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 124. Chad Green NYY
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 125. Garrett Richards FA
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 126. Lucas Sims CIN
Sims had a fine 2020, going 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA a 0.94 WHIP, and plenty of strikeouts. He'll be in the mix for the Reds' closer job with Amir Garrett and Sean Doolittle, though his early bout with elbow soreness this spring doesn't help him. Monitor the reports out of spring training, but he's a late-round speculative draft pick at best at the moment.
37 weeks ago
Logan Webb Note
Logan Webb photo 127. Logan Webb SF
Carlos Rodon Note
Carlos Rodon photo 128. Carlos Rodon FA
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 129. Randy Dobnak MIN
Danny Duffy Note
Danny Duffy photo 130. Danny Duffy FA
Daulton Jefferies Note
Daulton Jefferies photo 131. Daulton Jefferies OAK
Dean Kremer Note
Dean Kremer photo 132. Dean Kremer BAL
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 133. Alec Mills CHC
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 134. Merrill Kelly ARI
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 135. Adrian Houser MIL
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 136. David Peterson NYM
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 137. Alex Wood SF
Gregory Soto Note
Gregory Soto photo 138. Gregory Soto DET
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 139. Matt Shoemaker FA
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 140. JT Brubaker PIT
Johnny Cueto Note
Johnny Cueto photo 141. Johnny Cueto FA
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 142. Adrian Morejon SD
Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 143. Mike Foltynewicz FA
Matt Manning Note
Matt Manning photo 144. Matt Manning DET
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 145. Brent Suter MIL
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 146. Joey Lucchesi NYM
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 147. Kyle Gibson PHI
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 148. Daniel Ponce de Leon FA
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 149. Steven Matz STL
Matt Wisler Note
Matt Wisler photo 150. Matt Wisler TB
Logan Gilbert Note
Logan Gilbert photo 151. Logan Gilbert SEA
Kris Bubic Note
Kris Bubic photo 152. Kris Bubic KC
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 153. Nick Pivetta BOS
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 154. Cal Quantrill CLE
Keegan Akin Note
Keegan Akin photo 155. Keegan Akin BAL
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 156. Brendan McKay TB
Alex Cobb Note
Alex Cobb photo 157. Alex Cobb SF
Masahiro Tanaka Note
Masahiro Tanaka photo 158. Masahiro Tanaka FA
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 159. Michael Wacha BOS
Logan Allen Note
Logan Allen photo 160. Logan Allen CLE
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 161. Jonathan Loaisiga NYY
Josh Fleming Note
Josh Fleming photo 162. Josh Fleming TB
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 163. Kyle Wright ATL
Kohei Arihara Note
Kohei Arihara photo 164. Kohei Arihara TEX
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 165. Matt Strahm FA
Matt Moore Note
Matt Moore photo 166. Matt Moore FA
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 167. Austin Gomber COL
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 168. Jon Lester FA
Chris Flexen Note
Chris Flexen photo 169. Chris Flexen SEA
Justin Dunn Note
Justin Dunn photo 170. Justin Dunn SEA
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 171. Vince Velasquez FA
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 172. Kyle Freeland COL
Collin McHugh Note
Collin McHugh photo 173. Collin McHugh FA
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 174. Justin Verlander HOU
Jakob Junis Note
Jakob Junis photo 175. Jakob Junis FA
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 176. Brent Honeywell Jr. OAK
John Curtiss Note
John Curtiss photo 177. John Curtiss FA
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 178. Jaime Barria LAA
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 179. Patrick Sandoval LAA
Julio Teheran Note
Julio Teheran photo 180. Julio Teheran FA
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 181. Chase Anderson TEX
Chad Kuhl Note
Chad Kuhl photo 182. Chad Kuhl FA
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 183. Tyler Clippard FA
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 184. Dakota Hudson STL
Antonio Senzatela Note
Antonio Senzatela photo 185. Antonio Senzatela COL
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 186. Tyler Chatwood FA
Jake Arrieta Note
Jake Arrieta photo 187. Jake Arrieta FA
Cole Hamels Note
Cole Hamels photo 188. Cole Hamels FA
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 189. Felix Pena FA
Tyler Alexander Note
Tyler Alexander photo 190. Tyler Alexander DET
Cam Bedrosian Note
Cam Bedrosian photo 191. Cam Bedrosian FA
Josh Tomlin Note
Josh Tomlin photo 192. Josh Tomlin FA
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 193. Tanner Roark FA
Steven Brault Note
Steven Brault photo 194. Steven Brault FA
Jimmy Nelson Note
Jimmy Nelson photo 195. Jimmy Nelson FA
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 196. Julian Merryweather TOR
Chris Stratton Note
Chris Stratton photo 197. Chris Stratton PIT
Shane McClanahan Note
Shane McClanahan photo 198. Shane McClanahan TB
Mike Fiers Note
Mike Fiers photo 199. Mike Fiers FA
Noe Ramirez Note
Noe Ramirez photo 200. Noe Ramirez ARI
Bryse Wilson Note
Bryse Wilson photo 201. Bryse Wilson PIT
Daniel Lynch Note
Daniel Lynch photo 202. Daniel Lynch KC
Brett Anderson Note
Brett Anderson photo 203. Brett Anderson FA
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 204. Jeff Hoffman CIN
Tyler Anderson Note
Tyler Anderson photo 205. Tyler Anderson FA
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 206. Erik Swanson SEA
Michael King Note
Michael King photo 207. Michael King NYY
Devin Smeltzer Note
Devin Smeltzer photo 208. Devin Smeltzer MIN
Kyle Cody Note
Kyle Cody photo 209. Kyle Cody TEX
Edward Cabrera Note
Edward Cabrera photo 210. Edward Cabrera MIA
Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 211. Rick Porcello FA
Clarke Schmidt Note
Clarke Schmidt photo 212. Clarke Schmidt NYY
Andrew Kittredge Note
Andrew Kittredge photo 213. Andrew Kittredge TB
Martin Perez Note
Martin Perez photo 214. Martin Perez FA
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 215. Ryne Stanek HOU
Nick Lodolo Note
Nick Lodolo photo 216. Nick Lodolo CIN
Corbin Martin Note
Corbin Martin photo 217. Corbin Martin ARI
Zack Godley Note
Zack Godley photo 218. Zack Godley FA
Ljay Newsome Note
Ljay Newsome photo 219. Ljay Newsome STL
Anthony Reyes Note
Anthony Reyes photo 220. Anthony Reyes FA
Asa Lacy Note
Asa Lacy photo 221. Asa Lacy KC
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 222. Taylor Clarke KC
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 223. Trevor Williams NYM
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 224. Sean Newcomb ATL
Emerson Hancock Note
Emerson Hancock photo 225. Emerson Hancock SEA
Derek Holland Note
Derek Holland photo 226. Derek Holland FA
Grayson Rodriguez Note
Grayson Rodriguez photo 227. Grayson Rodriguez BAL
Daniel Norris Note
Daniel Norris photo 228. Daniel Norris FA
Matt Liberatore Note
Matt Liberatore photo 229. Matt Liberatore STL
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 230. Shaun Anderson TOR
Jose Urena Note
Jose Urena photo 231. Jose Urena FA
Huascar Ynoa Note
Huascar Ynoa photo 232. Huascar Ynoa ATL
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 233. Alex Young CLE
J.B. Bukauskas Note
J.B. Bukauskas photo 234. J.B. Bukauskas ARI
Colten Brewer Note
Colten Brewer photo 235. Colten Brewer FA
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 236. Wade Miley CHC
DL Hall Note
DL Hall photo 237. DL Hall BAL
Trevor Stephan Note
Trevor Stephan photo 238. Trevor Stephan CLE
Mike Montgomery Note
Mike Montgomery photo 239. Mike Montgomery NYY
Tyler Ivey Note
Tyler Ivey photo 240. Tyler Ivey HOU
Aaron Sanchez Note
Aaron Sanchez photo 241. Aaron Sanchez FA
Cole Irvin Note
Cole Irvin photo 242. Cole Irvin OAK
Homer Bailey Note
Homer Bailey photo 243. Homer Bailey FA
Max Meyer Note
Max Meyer photo 244. Max Meyer MIA
George Kirby Note
George Kirby photo 245. George Kirby SEA
Joe Ross Note
Joe Ross photo 246. Joe Ross WSH
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 247. Jordan Lyles BAL
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 248. Austin Voth WSH
Adam Plutko Note
Adam Plutko photo 249. Adam Plutko FA
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 250. Taylor Widener ARI
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 251. Trevor Richards TOR
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 252. Kolby Allard TEX
Ivan Nova Note
Ivan Nova photo 253. Ivan Nova FA
Trey Supak Note
Trey Supak photo 254. Trey Supak OAK
Shane Baz Note
Shane Baz photo 255. Shane Baz TB
Tyler Beede Note
Tyler Beede photo 256. Tyler Beede SF
Dylan File Note
Dylan File photo 257. Dylan File MIL
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 258. Reynaldo Lopez CWS
Simeon Woods-Richardson Note
Simeon Woods-Richardson photo 259. Simeon Woods-Richardson MIN
Brandon Finnegan Note
Brandon Finnegan photo 260. Brandon Finnegan FA
Heath Fillmyer Note
Heath Fillmyer photo 261. Heath Fillmyer SD
Jordan Balazovic Note
Jordan Balazovic photo 262. Jordan Balazovic MIN
Jeff Samardzija Note
Jeff Samardzija photo 263. Jeff Samardzija FA
Ross Detwiler Note
Ross Detwiler photo 264. Ross Detwiler FA
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 265. Jordan Yamamoto NYM
Mick Abel Note
Mick Abel photo 266. Mick Abel PHI
Tyler Phillips Note
Tyler Phillips photo 267. Tyler Phillips PHI
Michael Fulmer Note
Michael Fulmer photo 268. Michael Fulmer DET
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 269. Jon Duplantier SF
Erick Fedde Note
Erick Fedde photo 270. Erick Fedde WSH
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 271. Joe Palumbo FA
Jorge Lopez Note
Jorge Lopez photo 272. Jorge Lopez BAL
Daniel Castano Note
Daniel Castano photo 273. Daniel Castano MIA
Chi Chi Gonzalez Note
Chi Chi Gonzalez photo 274. Chi Chi Gonzalez FA
Ethan Hankins Note
Ethan Hankins photo 275. Ethan Hankins CLE
Ethan Small Note
Ethan Small photo 276. Ethan Small MIL
Josiah Gray Note
Josiah Gray photo 277. Josiah Gray WSH
Reid Detmers Note
Reid Detmers photo 278. Reid Detmers LAA
James Marvel Note
James Marvel photo 279. James Marvel FA
Nick Margevicius Note
Nick Margevicius photo 280. Nick Margevicius SEA
Luke Bard Note
Luke Bard photo 281. Luke Bard FA
Hyeon-jong Yang Note
Hyeon-jong Yang photo 282. Hyeon-jong Yang FA
James Shields Note
James Shields photo 283. James Shields FA
Sam McWilliams Note
Sam McWilliams photo 284. Sam McWilliams FA
Daniel Espino Note
Daniel Espino photo 285. Daniel Espino CLE
Rogelio Armenteros Note
Rogelio Armenteros photo 286. Rogelio Armenteros FA
Jason Vargas Note
Jason Vargas photo 287. Jason Vargas FA
Trevor Cahill Note
Trevor Cahill photo 288. Trevor Cahill FA
Trevor Oaks Note
Trevor Oaks photo 289. Trevor Oaks SF
Andrew Cashner Note
Andrew Cashner photo 290. Andrew Cashner FA
Vladimir Gutierrez Note
Vladimir Gutierrez photo 291. Vladimir Gutierrez CIN
Alek Manoah Note
Alek Manoah photo 292. Alek Manoah TOR
Jared Kelley Note
Jared Kelley photo 293. Jared Kelley CWS
Braxton Garrett Note
Braxton Garrett photo 294. Braxton Garrett MIA
Blake Walston Note
Blake Walston photo 295. Blake Walston ARI
Paul Campbell Note
Paul Campbell photo 296. Paul Campbell MIA
Joe Ryan Note
Joe Ryan photo 297. Joe Ryan MIN
Joey Wentz Note
Joey Wentz photo 298. Joey Wentz DET
Nick Bitsko Note
Nick Bitsko photo 299. Nick Bitsko TB
Hunter Greene Note
Hunter Greene photo 300. Hunter Greene CIN
Cade Cavalli Note
Cade Cavalli photo 301. Cade Cavalli WSH
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 302. Trent Thornton TOR
Damon Jones Note
Damon Jones photo 303. Damon Jones PHI
Clayton Richard Note
Clayton Richard photo 304. Clayton Richard FA
Brennan Malone Note
Brennan Malone photo 305. Brennan Malone PIT
Jasseel De La Cruz Note
Jasseel De La Cruz photo 306. Jasseel De La Cruz FA
Ariel Jurado Note
Ariel Jurado photo 307. Ariel Jurado FA
Cole Wilcox Note
Cole Wilcox photo 308. Cole Wilcox TB
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 309. Eric Lauer MIL
Bartolo Colon Note
Bartolo Colon photo 310. Bartolo Colon FA
Jackson Kowar Note
Jackson Kowar photo 311. Jackson Kowar KC
Grant Holmes Note
Grant Holmes photo 312. Grant Holmes OAK
Alex Wells Note
Alex Wells photo 313. Alex Wells BAL
Connor Seabold Note
Connor Seabold photo 314. Connor Seabold BOS
Brock Burke Note
Brock Burke photo 315. Brock Burke TEX
Brian Howard Note
Brian Howard photo 316. Brian Howard OAK
Touki Toussaint Note
Touki Toussaint photo 317. Touki Toussaint ATL
Zac Lowther Note
Zac Lowther photo 318. Zac Lowther BAL
Jhoan Duran Note
Jhoan Duran photo 319. Jhoan Duran MIN
Ryan Weber Note
Ryan Weber photo 320. Ryan Weber FA
Matt Allan Note
Matt Allan photo 321. Matt Allan NYM
Jackson Rutledge Note
Jackson Rutledge photo 322. Jackson Rutledge WSH
Dedniel Nunez Note
Dedniel Nunez photo 323. Dedniel Nunez NYM
Carlos Hernandez Note
Carlos Hernandez photo 324. Carlos Hernandez KC
Adam Kloffenstein Note
Adam Kloffenstein photo 325. Adam Kloffenstein TOR
Ryan Weathers Note
Ryan Weathers photo 326. Ryan Weathers SD
Thomas Szapucki Note
Thomas Szapucki photo 327. Thomas Szapucki NYM
Justin Steele Note
Justin Steele photo 328. Justin Steele CHC
Bryce Jarvis Note
Bryce Jarvis photo 329. Bryce Jarvis ARI
Travis Lakins Sr. Note
Travis Lakins Sr. photo 330. Travis Lakins Sr. BAL
Mike Leake Note
Mike Leake photo 331. Mike Leake FA
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 332. Brad Peacock FA
Daniel Gossett Note
Daniel Gossett photo 333. Daniel Gossett FA
Parker Dunshee Note
Parker Dunshee photo 334. Parker Dunshee OAK
Cody Ponce Note
Cody Ponce photo 335. Cody Ponce FA
Angel Rondon Note
Angel Rondon photo 336. Angel Rondon STL
Chris Mazza Note
Chris Mazza photo 337. Chris Mazza FA
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 338. Dillon Peters PIT
Franklin Perez Note
Franklin Perez photo 339. Franklin Perez DET
Johan Oviedo Note
Johan Oviedo photo 340. Johan Oviedo STL
Packy Naughton Note
Packy Naughton photo 341. Packy Naughton LAA
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 342. Sean Reid-Foley NYM
Tyler Wells Note
Tyler Wells photo 343. Tyler Wells BAL
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 344. Jhoulys Chacin COL
Dario Agrazal Note
Dario Agrazal photo 345. Dario Agrazal FA
Eric Pardinho Note
Eric Pardinho photo 346. Eric Pardinho TOR
Anderson Espinoza Note
Anderson Espinoza photo 347. Anderson Espinoza CHC
Zack Brown Note
Zack Brown photo 348. Zack Brown MIL
Tucker Davidson Note
Tucker Davidson photo 349. Tucker Davidson ATL
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 350. Robert Gsellman FA
Felix Hernandez Note
Felix Hernandez photo 351. Felix Hernandez FA
Tommy Milone Note
Tommy Milone photo 352. Tommy Milone FA
Josh Wolf Note
Josh Wolf photo 353. Josh Wolf CLE
Shelby Miller Note
Shelby Miller photo 354. Shelby Miller FA
Keegan Thompson Note
Keegan Thompson photo 355. Keegan Thompson CHC
Garrett Whitlock Note
Garrett Whitlock photo 356. Garrett Whitlock BOS
Edwin Jackson Note
Edwin Jackson photo 357. Edwin Jackson FA
Paul Blackburn Note
Paul Blackburn photo 358. Paul Blackburn OAK
Anibal Sanchez Note
Anibal Sanchez photo 359. Anibal Sanchez FA
Jose Soriano Note
Jose Soriano photo 360. Jose Soriano LAA
Tyson Ross Note
Tyson Ross photo 361. Tyson Ross TEX
Sean Hjelle Note
Sean Hjelle photo 362. Sean Hjelle SF
Humberto Mejia Note
Humberto Mejia photo 363. Humberto Mejia ARI
Cory Abbott Note
Cory Abbott photo 364. Cory Abbott CHC
Mac Sceroler Note
Mac Sceroler photo 365. Mac Sceroler CIN
Wil Crowe Note
Wil Crowe photo 366. Wil Crowe PIT
Scott Moss Note
Scott Moss photo 367. Scott Moss PHI
Glenn Sparkman Note
Glenn Sparkman photo 368. Glenn Sparkman FA
Mike Baumann Note
Mike Baumann photo 369. Mike Baumann BAL
Jordan Zimmermann Note
Jordan Zimmermann photo 370. Jordan Zimmermann FA
Jose Suarez Note
Jose Suarez photo 371. Jose Suarez LAA
Wade LeBlanc Note
Wade LeBlanc photo 372. Wade LeBlanc FA
Aaron Ashby Note
Aaron Ashby photo 373. Aaron Ashby MIL
Chase De Jong Note
Chase De Jong photo 374. Chase De Jong FA
Bruce Zimmermann Note
Bruce Zimmermann photo 375. Bruce Zimmermann BAL
Daniel Mengden Note
Daniel Mengden photo 376. Daniel Mengden OAK
Brandon Bielak Note
Brandon Bielak photo 377. Brandon Bielak HOU
Conner Greene Note
Conner Greene photo 378. Conner Greene FA
Alexander Vizcaino Note
Alexander Vizcaino photo 379. Alexander Vizcaino CHC
Eli Morgan Note
Eli Morgan photo 380. Eli Morgan CLE
Ryan Castellani Note
Ryan Castellani photo 381. Ryan Castellani OAK
Jefry Rodriguez Note
Jefry Rodriguez photo 382. Jefry Rodriguez WSH
Dakota Chalmers Note
Dakota Chalmers photo 383. Dakota Chalmers FA
Jonathan Stiever Note
Jonathan Stiever photo 384. Jonathan Stiever CWS
Kyle Hart Note
Kyle Hart photo 385. Kyle Hart BOS
Asher Wojciechowski Note
Asher Wojciechowski photo 386. Asher Wojciechowski FA
Adonis Medina Note
Adonis Medina photo 387. Adonis Medina PHI
Ronald Bolanos Note
Ronald Bolanos photo 388. Ronald Bolanos KC
Gray Fenter Note
Gray Fenter photo 389. Gray Fenter FA
Tony Santillan Note
Tony Santillan photo 390. Tony Santillan CIN
Luis Oviedo Note
Luis Oviedo photo 391. Luis Oviedo PIT
Conner Menez Note
Conner Menez photo 392. Conner Menez SF
Matt Harvey Note
Matt Harvey photo 393. Matt Harvey FA
Tyson Miller Note
Tyson Miller photo 394. Tyson Miller TEX
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 395. Michel Baez SD
Ervin Santana Note
Ervin Santana photo 396. Ervin Santana FA
Tony Cingrani Note
Tony Cingrani photo 397. Tony Cingrani FA
Chris Rodriguez Note
Chris Rodriguez photo 398. Chris Rodriguez LAA
Alec Bettinger Note
Alec Bettinger photo 399. Alec Bettinger MIL
Andrew Triggs Note
Andrew Triggs photo 400. Andrew Triggs FA
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 401. Jalen Beeks TB
Steven Fuentes Note
Steven Fuentes photo 402. Steven Fuentes FA
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 403. Corey Oswalt FA
Francis Martes Note
Francis Martes photo 404. Francis Martes FA
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 405. Jesse Chavez FA
Derek Law Note
Derek Law photo 406. Derek Law FA
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 407. Yennsy Diaz NYM
Neftali Feliz Note
Neftali Feliz photo 408. Neftali Feliz FA
Gabriel Ynoa Note
Gabriel Ynoa photo 409. Gabriel Ynoa FA
Ryan Rolison Note
Ryan Rolison photo 410. Ryan Rolison COL
Sam Hentges Note
Sam Hentges photo 411. Sam Hentges CLE
Matt Peacock Note
Matt Peacock photo 412. Matt Peacock ARI
Braden Shipley Note
Braden Shipley photo 413. Braden Shipley FA
Wily Peralta Note
Wily Peralta photo 414. Wily Peralta FA
Jason Hammel Note
Jason Hammel photo 415. Jason Hammel FA
Edinson Volquez Note
Edinson Volquez photo 416. Edinson Volquez FA
Enyel De Los Santos Note
Enyel De Los Santos photo 417. Enyel De Los Santos CLE
David Hess Note
David Hess photo 418. David Hess TB
Mike Kickham Note
Mike Kickham photo 419. Mike Kickham FA
Francisco Liriano Note
Francisco Liriano photo 420. Francisco Liriano FA
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 421. Jacob Waguespack FA
Jake Faria Note
Jake Faria photo 422. Jake Faria MIN
Dylan Covey Note
Dylan Covey photo 423. Dylan Covey BOS
Jose Alberto Rivera Note
Jose Alberto Rivera photo 424. Jose Alberto Rivera LAA
Kohl Stewart Note
Kohl Stewart photo 425. Kohl Stewart BAL
Paolo Espino Note
Paolo Espino photo 426. Paolo Espino WSH
Robert Dugger Note
Robert Dugger photo 427. Robert Dugger SEA
Melvin Adon Note
Melvin Adon photo 428. Melvin Adon SF
Ben Braymer Note
Ben Braymer photo 429. Ben Braymer WSH
Thomas Eshelman Note
Thomas Eshelman photo 430. Thomas Eshelman FA
Jordan Sheffield Note
Jordan Sheffield photo 431. Jordan Sheffield COL
Steven Wright Note
Steven Wright photo 432. Steven Wright FA
Antonio Santos Note
Antonio Santos photo 433. Antonio Santos NYM
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 434. T.J. Zeuch STL
Dereck Rodriguez Note
Dereck Rodriguez photo 435. Dereck Rodriguez FA
Phil Pfeifer Note
Phil Pfeifer photo 436. Phil Pfeifer FA
Riley O'Brien Note
Riley O'Brien photo 437. Riley O'Brien CIN
Jerad Eickhoff Note
Jerad Eickhoff photo 438. Jerad Eickhoff PIT
Eric Skoglund Note
Eric Skoglund photo 439. Eric Skoglund KC
Max Kranick Note
Max Kranick photo 440. Max Kranick PIT
CC Sabathia Note
CC Sabathia photo 441. CC Sabathia FA
Artie Lewicki Note
Artie Lewicki photo 442. Artie Lewicki FA
Jharel Cotton Note
Jharel Cotton photo 443. Jharel Cotton MIN