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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.
21 hours 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.
21 hours 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.
21 hours 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.
21 hours 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.
21 hours ago
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 6. 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.
21 hours ago
Lucas Giolito Note
Lucas Giolito photo 7. 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.
21 hours 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.
21 hours ago
Max Scherzer Note
Max Scherzer photo 9. Max Scherzer WSH
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.
21 hours ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 10. Clayton Kershaw LAD
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.
21 hours ago
Luis Castillo Note
Luis Castillo photo 11. 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.
21 hours ago
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 12. 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.
21 hours 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.
21 hours 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.
21 hours ago
Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 15. Zac Gallen ARI
Gallen 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 other than he might again struggle for wins playing for a mediocre team in a good division. But, as always, wins are fickle in fantasy baseball, and he should be drafted as a strong SP2.
21 hours ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 16. 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.
21 hours ago
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 17. 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.
21 hours ago
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 18. 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.
21 hours ago
Stephen Strasburg Note
Stephen Strasburg photo 19. 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 shows he's fully recovered in spring training, but anything more than 160 innings is gravy.
21 hours ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 20. Carlos Carrasco NYM
Carrasco returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. Pretty much everything was back to normal with Carrasco's production other than his walk rate, where he went from several years under 6% to a 9.6% mark in 2020. That's likely just the oddities of a shortened season, however, and now that Carrasco is with the Mets, his stock should only go up. Not only should the Mets provide him with a better chance at wins, but their infield defense should be above average and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. In other words, it's all gravy for Carrasco, and he can be drafted as an SP2.
21 hours ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 21. 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. Considering we've seen much more than that from him in 2019, fantasy managers should have no hesitation drafting him.
21 hours ago
Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 22. 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.
21 hours ago
Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 23. 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.
21 hours ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 24. 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.
21 hours ago
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 25. Zack Greinke HOU
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.
21 hours ago
Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 26. 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.
21 hours ago
Jose Berrios Note
Jose Berrios photo 27. Jose Berrios MIN
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.
21 hours ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 28. 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.
21 hours ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 29. 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.
21 hours ago
Zach Plesac Note
Zach Plesac photo 30. 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.
21 hours ago
Jesus Luzardo Note
Jesus Luzardo photo 31. Jesus Luzardo OAK
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.
21 hours ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 32. 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.
21 hours ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 33. 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.
21 hours ago
Ian Anderson Note
Ian Anderson photo 34. 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.
21 hours ago
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 35. 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.
21 hours ago
Patrick Corbin Note
Patrick Corbin photo 36. 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.
21 hours ago
Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 37. Dylan Bundy LAA
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.
21 hours ago
Joe Musgrove Note
Joe Musgrove photo 38. 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.
21 hours ago
Sixto Sanchez Note
Sixto Sanchez photo 39. 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.
21 hours ago
Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 40. 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.
21 hours ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 41. 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.
21 hours ago
Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 42. Kevin Gausman SF
Frankie Montas Note
Frankie Montas photo 43. 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. Montas 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, so monitor his recovery as you move closer to draft day.
21 hours ago
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 44. German Marquez COL
Sandy Alcantara Note
Sandy Alcantara photo 45. 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.
21 hours ago
David Price Note
David Price photo 46. David Price LAD
Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 47. Marco Gonzales SEA
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 48. Mike Soroka ATL
Corey Kluber Note
Corey Kluber photo 49. Corey Kluber NYY
Chris Bassitt Note
Chris Bassitt photo 50. Chris Bassitt OAK
Triston McKenzie Note
Triston McKenzie photo 51. Triston McKenzie CLE
Aaron Civale Note
Aaron Civale photo 52. Aaron Civale CLE
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 53. Andrew Heaney LAA
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 54. Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
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.
21 hours ago
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 55. Jose Urquidy HOU
Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 56. 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.
21 hours ago
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 57. Marcus Stroman NYM
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.
21 hours ago
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 58. Dustin May LAD
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 59. Dallas Keuchel CWS
James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 60. James Paxton SEA
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.
21 hours ago
Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 61. Shohei Ohtani LAA
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.
21 hours ago
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 63. Zach Eflin PHI
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.
21 hours ago
Chris Sale Note
Chris Sale photo 65. Chris Sale BOS
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 66. 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.
21 hours ago
Michael Pineda Note
Michael Pineda photo 67. Michael Pineda MIN
Cristian Javier Note
Cristian Javier photo 68. Cristian Javier HOU
Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 69. 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, and possibly the season. Until you hear he's out for the year, draft him late as a potential stash candidate. But based on the early prognosis, he's a bench option at best, who you'll need to stash in an IL spot for most of the year.
21 hours ago
Sean Manaea Note
Sean Manaea photo 70. Sean Manaea OAK
Brady Singer Note
Brady Singer photo 71. Brady Singer KC
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 72. Jordan Montgomery NYY
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 73. Nathan Eovaldi BOS
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 74. 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.
21 hours ago
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.
21 hours ago
Elieser Hernandez Note
Elieser Hernandez photo 76. Elieser Hernandez MIA
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 77. Drew Smyly ATL
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.
21 hours ago
Matthew Boyd Note
Matthew Boyd photo 78. Matthew Boyd DET
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 79. 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.
21 hours ago
Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 80. Nate Pearson TOR
Pearson gained a ton of buzz early in spring training last year, but wound up pitching just 18 innings overall while battling elbow soreness. 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 putting Pearson into their rotation to start, especially since he suffered a mild groin strain early. But the capital necessary to acquire him is minimal, and there are few pitchers who match his upside, making him a fine, late-round dart throw.
21 hours ago
Noah Syndergaard Note
Noah Syndergaard photo 81. Noah Syndergaard NYM
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 82. Zach Davies CHC
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.
21 hours ago
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 83. Justus Sheffield SEA
Jake Odorizzi Note
Jake Odorizzi photo 84. Jake Odorizzi HOU
Dane Dunning Note
Dane Dunning photo 85. 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.
21 hours ago
Kwang Hyun Kim Note
Kwang Hyun Kim photo 86. Kwang Hyun Kim STL
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.
21 hours ago
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 87. Taijuan Walker NYM
Mike Minor Note
Mike Minor photo 88. Mike Minor KC
Luis Severino Note
Luis Severino photo 89. Luis Severino NYY
Domingo German Note
Domingo German photo 90. Domingo German NYY
Tarik Skubal Note
Tarik Skubal photo 91. Tarik Skubal DET
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 92. MacKenzie Gore SD
Michael Kopech Note
Michael Kopech photo 93. 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.
21 hours ago
Yusei Kikuchi Note
Yusei Kikuchi photo 94. Yusei Kikuchi SEA
Deivi Garcia Note
Deivi Garcia photo 95. Deivi Garcia NYY
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 96. 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.
21 hours ago
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 97. Miles Mikolas STL
Brad Keller Note
Brad Keller photo 98. Brad Keller KC
Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 99. Diego Castillo TB
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 100. Rich Hill TB
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 101. Robbie Ray TOR
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 102. Caleb Smith ARI
Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 103. Josh Lindblom MIL
Spencer Turnbull Note
Spencer Turnbull photo 104. Spencer Turnbull DET
Spencer Howard Note
Spencer Howard photo 105. Spencer Howard PHI
Casey Mize Note
Casey Mize photo 106. Casey Mize DET
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 107. Freddy Peralta MIL
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 108. Dylan Cease CWS
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 109. Madison Bumgarner ARI
Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 110. Jose Leclerc TEX
Leclerc looked like he would be the Rangers' closer for years to come after he emerged from obscurity in 2018 to become a dominant reliever and then signed a lengthy deal. But his walk-rate reverted to its pre-2018 numbers quickly, Leclerc lost the closer's role, and then missed almost all of last year with a shoulder injury that required surgery. He's the favorite for saves now in Texas, though Chris Woodward specifically did not name him the closer at the outset of spring training. Draft him as one of the final reliever off the board, but understand that even if he wins the job at first, his leash will undoubtedly be short.
21 hours ago
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 111. Luke Weaver ARI
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 112. Seth Lugo NYM
Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 113. Adam Wainwright STL
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 114. Adbert Alzolay CHC
Tanner Houck Note
Tanner Houck photo 115. Tanner Houck BOS
J.A. Happ Note
J.A. Happ photo 116. J.A. Happ MIN
Jon Gray Note
Jon Gray photo 117. Jon Gray COL
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 118. Ross Stripling TOR
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 119. Carlos Martinez STL
Chris Archer Note
Chris Archer photo 120. Chris Archer TB
Tejay Antone Note
Tejay Antone photo 121. Tejay Antone CIN
Dean Kremer Note
Dean Kremer photo 122. Dean Kremer BAL
Garrett Richards Note
Garrett Richards photo 123. Garrett Richards BOS
Chad Green Note
Chad Green photo 124. Chad Green NYY
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 125. Alec Mills CHC
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 126. Jose Quintana LAA
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 127. David Peterson NYM
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 128. Anthony DeSclafani SF
Danny Duffy Note
Danny Duffy photo 129. Danny Duffy KC
Kris Bubic Note
Kris Bubic photo 130. Kris Bubic KC
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 131. Brendan McKay TB
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 132. Alex Wood SF
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 133. 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.
21 hours ago
Matt Manning Note
Matt Manning photo 134. Matt Manning DET
Matt Shoemaker Note
Matt Shoemaker photo 135. Matt Shoemaker MIN
Keegan Akin Note
Keegan Akin photo 136. Keegan Akin BAL
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 137. Merrill Kelly ARI
Masahiro Tanaka Note
Masahiro Tanaka photo 138. Masahiro Tanaka FA
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 139. Randy Dobnak MIN
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 140. Kyle Wright ATL
Matt Wisler Note
Matt Wisler photo 141. Matt Wisler SF
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 142. Adrian Houser MIL
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 143. Forrest Whitley HOU
Trevor Rogers Note
Trevor Rogers photo 144. Trevor Rogers MIA
JT Brubaker Note
JT Brubaker photo 145. JT Brubaker PIT
Tyler Matzek Note
Tyler Matzek photo 146. Tyler Matzek ATL
Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 147. Rick Porcello FA
Cole Hamels Note
Cole Hamels photo 148. Cole Hamels FA
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 149. Kyle Gibson TEX
Gregory Soto Note
Gregory Soto photo 150. Gregory Soto DET
Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 151. Mike Foltynewicz TEX
Johnny Cueto Note
Johnny Cueto photo 152. Johnny Cueto SF
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 153. Joey Lucchesi NYM
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 154. Steven Matz TOR
Matt Moore Note
Matt Moore photo 155. Matt Moore PHI
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 156. Cal Quantrill CLE
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 157. Kyle Freeland COL
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 158. Daniel Ponce de Leon STL
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 159. Justin Verlander HOU
Alex Cobb Note
Alex Cobb photo 160. Alex Cobb LAA
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 161. Vince Velasquez PHI
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 162. Adrian Morejon SD
Carlos Rodon Note
Carlos Rodon photo 163. Carlos Rodon CWS
Kohei Arihara Note
Kohei Arihara photo 164. Kohei Arihara TEX
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 165. Brent Suter MIL
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 166. Dakota Hudson STL
Daulton Jefferies Note
Daulton Jefferies photo 167. Daulton Jefferies OAK
Justin Dunn Note
Justin Dunn photo 168. Justin Dunn SEA
Chris Flexen Note
Chris Flexen photo 169. Chris Flexen SEA
Josh Fleming Note
Josh Fleming photo 170. Josh Fleming TB
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 171. Nick Pivetta BOS
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 172. Jonathan Loaisiga NYY
Logan Webb Note
Logan Webb photo 173. Logan Webb SF
Logan Gilbert Note
Logan Gilbert photo 174. Logan Gilbert SEA
Jeff Samardzija Note
Jeff Samardzija photo 175. Jeff Samardzija FA
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 176. Matt Strahm SD
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 177. Brent Honeywell Jr. TB
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 178. Austin Gomber COL
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 179. Jon Lester WSH
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 180. Chase Anderson PHI
Luke Bard Note
Luke Bard photo 181. Luke Bard LAA
Bryse Wilson Note
Bryse Wilson photo 182. Bryse Wilson ATL
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 183. Reynaldo Lopez CWS
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 184. Brad Peacock FA
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 185. Trevor Richards TB
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 186. Yonny Chirinos TB
Jakob Junis Note
Jakob Junis photo 187. Jakob Junis KC
Clarke Schmidt Note
Clarke Schmidt photo 188. Clarke Schmidt NYY
Julio Teheran Note
Julio Teheran photo 189. Julio Teheran DET
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 190. Patrick Sandoval LAA
Mike Fiers Note
Mike Fiers photo 191. Mike Fiers OAK
Chad Kuhl Note
Chad Kuhl photo 192. Chad Kuhl PIT
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 193. Tanner Roark TOR
Antonio Senzatela Note
Antonio Senzatela photo 194. Antonio Senzatela COL
Michael Fulmer Note
Michael Fulmer photo 195. Michael Fulmer DET
Daniel Lynch Note
Daniel Lynch photo 196. Daniel Lynch KC
Tyler Clippard Note
Tyler Clippard photo 197. Tyler Clippard ARI
Jake Arrieta Note
Jake Arrieta photo 198. Jake Arrieta CHC
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 199. Mike Clevinger SD
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 200. Michael Wacha TB
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 201. Tyler Chatwood TOR
Corbin Martin Note
Corbin Martin photo 202. Corbin Martin ARI
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 203. Trevor Williams CHC
Steven Brault Note
Steven Brault photo 204. Steven Brault PIT
Collin McHugh Note
Collin McHugh photo 205. Collin McHugh TB
Mike Leake Note
Mike Leake photo 206. Mike Leake FA
Brett Anderson Note
Brett Anderson photo 207. Brett Anderson MIL
John Curtiss Note
John Curtiss photo 208. John Curtiss MIA
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 209. Jordan Yamamoto NYM
Tyler Anderson Note
Tyler Anderson photo 210. Tyler Anderson PIT
Matt Liberatore Note
Matt Liberatore photo 211. Matt Liberatore STL
Homer Bailey Note
Homer Bailey photo 212. Homer Bailey FA
Asa Lacy Note
Asa Lacy photo 213. Asa Lacy KC
Nick Lodolo Note
Nick Lodolo photo 214. Nick Lodolo CIN
Grant Holmes Note
Grant Holmes photo 215. Grant Holmes OAK
Anibal Sanchez Note
Anibal Sanchez photo 216. Anibal Sanchez FA
Grayson Rodriguez Note
Grayson Rodriguez photo 217. Grayson Rodriguez BAL
Edward Cabrera Note
Edward Cabrera photo 218. Edward Cabrera MIA
Emerson Hancock Note
Emerson Hancock photo 219. Emerson Hancock SEA
Cam Bedrosian Note
Cam Bedrosian photo 220. Cam Bedrosian CIN
Jordan Balazovic Note
Jordan Balazovic photo 221. Jordan Balazovic MIN
Yohan Ramirez Note
Yohan Ramirez photo 222. Yohan Ramirez SEA
Aaron Sanchez Note
Aaron Sanchez photo 223. Aaron Sanchez SF
Jose Urena Note
Jose Urena photo 224. Jose Urena DET
Kyle Cody Note
Kyle Cody photo 225. Kyle Cody TEX
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 226. Taylor Widener ARI
Joe Ross Note
Joe Ross photo 227. Joe Ross WSH
Felix Pena Note
Felix Pena photo 228. Felix Pena LAA
Joe Ryan Note
Joe Ryan photo 229. Joe Ryan TB
Ljay Newsome Note
Ljay Newsome photo 230. Ljay Newsome SEA
Trevor Stephan Note
Trevor Stephan photo 231. Trevor Stephan CLE
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 232. Kolby Allard TEX
Martin Perez Note
Martin Perez photo 233. Martin Perez BOS
Tyler Beede Note
Tyler Beede photo 234. Tyler Beede SF
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 235. Sean Newcomb ATL
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 236. Jaime Barria LAA
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 237. Austin Voth WSH
Tyler Ivey Note
Tyler Ivey photo 238. Tyler Ivey HOU
Touki Toussaint Note
Touki Toussaint photo 239. Touki Toussaint ATL
Josiah Gray Note
Josiah Gray photo 240. Josiah Gray LAD
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 241. Wade Miley CIN
Jackson Kowar Note
Jackson Kowar photo 242. Jackson Kowar KC
Dylan File Note
Dylan File photo 243. Dylan File MIL
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 244. Ryne Stanek HOU
Garrett Whitlock Note
Garrett Whitlock photo 245. Garrett Whitlock BOS
James Marvel Note
James Marvel photo 246. James Marvel PIT
Rogelio Armenteros Note
Rogelio Armenteros photo 247. Rogelio Armenteros WSH
Jhoan Duran Note
Jhoan Duran photo 248. Jhoan Duran MIN
CC Sabathia Note
CC Sabathia photo 249. CC Sabathia FA
Trey Supak Note
Trey Supak photo 250. Trey Supak OAK
James Shields Note
James Shields photo 251. James Shields FA
Adam Plutko Note
Adam Plutko photo 252. Adam Plutko CLE
Brock Burke Note
Brock Burke photo 253. Brock Burke TEX
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 254. Alex Young ARI
Trevor Oaks Note
Trevor Oaks photo 255. Trevor Oaks SF
Jason Vargas Note
Jason Vargas photo 256. Jason Vargas FA
Artie Lewicki Note
Artie Lewicki photo 257. Artie Lewicki FA
Ariel Jurado Note
Ariel Jurado photo 258. Ariel Jurado FA
Jharel Cotton Note
Jharel Cotton photo 259. Jharel Cotton TEX
Trevor Cahill Note
Trevor Cahill photo 260. Trevor Cahill FA
Shane McClanahan Note
Shane McClanahan photo 261. Shane McClanahan TB
Phil Pfeifer Note
Phil Pfeifer photo 262. Phil Pfeifer ATL
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 263. Eric Lauer MIL
Clayton Richard Note
Clayton Richard photo 264. Clayton Richard FA
Bartolo Colon Note
Bartolo Colon photo 265. Bartolo Colon FA
Ryan Weber Note
Ryan Weber photo 266. Ryan Weber BOS
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 267. Trent Thornton TOR
Dan Castano Note
Dan Castano photo 268. Dan Castano MIA
Logan Allen Note
Logan Allen photo 269. Logan Allen CLE
Gio Gonzalez Note
Gio Gonzalez photo 270. Gio Gonzalez MIA
Brian Howard Note
Brian Howard photo 271. Brian Howard OAK
Daniel Norris Note
Daniel Norris photo 272. Daniel Norris DET
Daniel Gossett Note
Daniel Gossett photo 273. Daniel Gossett BOS
Riley O'Brien Note
Riley O'Brien photo 274. Riley O'Brien CIN
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 275. Jordan Lyles TEX
Nick Margevicius Note
Nick Margevicius photo 276. Nick Margevicius SEA
Michael King Note
Michael King photo 277. Michael King NYY
Tyler Phillips Note
Tyler Phillips photo 278. Tyler Phillips TEX
Vladimir Gutierrez Note
Vladimir Gutierrez photo 279. Vladimir Gutierrez CIN
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 280. Taylor Clarke ARI
Paul Campbell Note
Paul Campbell photo 281. Paul Campbell MIA
Asher Wojciechowski Note
Asher Wojciechowski photo 282. Asher Wojciechowski NYY
Connor Seabold Note
Connor Seabold photo 283. Connor Seabold BOS
Devin Smeltzer Note
Devin Smeltzer photo 284. Devin Smeltzer MIN
Logan Verrett Note
Logan Verrett photo 285. Logan Verrett FA
Sam McWilliams Note
Sam McWilliams photo 286. Sam McWilliams NYM
Dylan Covey Note
Dylan Covey photo 287. Dylan Covey BOS
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 288. Jeff Hoffman CIN
Dedniel Nunez Note
Dedniel Nunez photo 289. Dedniel Nunez SF
Erick Fedde Note
Erick Fedde photo 290. Erick Fedde WSH
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 291. Dillon Peters LAA
Jimmy Nelson Note
Jimmy Nelson photo 292. Jimmy Nelson LAD
Franklin Perez Note
Franklin Perez photo 293. Franklin Perez DET
Jasseel De La Cruz Note
Jasseel De La Cruz photo 294. Jasseel De La Cruz ATL
J.B. Bukauskas Note
J.B. Bukauskas photo 295. J.B. Bukauskas ARI
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 296. Robert Gsellman NYM
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 297. Jon Duplantier ARI
Parker Dunshee Note
Parker Dunshee photo 298. Parker Dunshee OAK
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 299. Sean Reid-Foley NYM
Scott Moss Note
Scott Moss photo 300. Scott Moss CLE
Eric Pardinho Note
Eric Pardinho photo 301. Eric Pardinho TOR
Tyler Wells Note
Tyler Wells photo 302. Tyler Wells BAL
Eli Morgan Note
Eli Morgan photo 303. Eli Morgan CLE
Peter Lambert Note
Peter Lambert photo 304. Peter Lambert COL
Anderson Espinoza Note
Anderson Espinoza photo 305. Anderson Espinoza SD
Ryan Weathers Note
Ryan Weathers photo 306. Ryan Weathers SD
Braxton Garrett Note
Braxton Garrett photo 307. Braxton Garrett MIA
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 308. Jhoulys Chacin NYY
Yadier Alvarez Note
Yadier Alvarez photo 309. Yadier Alvarez LAD
Joey Wentz Note
Joey Wentz photo 310. Joey Wentz DET
Felix Hernandez Note
Felix Hernandez photo 311. Felix Hernandez BAL
Thomas Szapucki Note
Thomas Szapucki photo 312. Thomas Szapucki NYM
Josh Wolf Note
Josh Wolf photo 313. Josh Wolf CLE
Packy Naughton Note
Packy Naughton photo 314. Packy Naughton LAA
Tucker Davidson Note
Tucker Davidson photo 315. Tucker Davidson ATL
Dario Agrazal Note
Dario Agrazal photo 316. Dario Agrazal FA
Damon Jones Note
Damon Jones photo 317. Damon Jones PHI
Angel Rondon Note
Angel Rondon photo 318. Angel Rondon STL
Chase De Jong Note
Chase De Jong photo 319. Chase De Jong PIT
Daniel Mengden Note
Daniel Mengden photo 320. Daniel Mengden OAK
Colin Rea Note
Colin Rea photo 321. Colin Rea FA
Cory Abbott Note
Cory Abbott photo 322. Cory Abbott CHC
Huascar Ynoa Note
Huascar Ynoa photo 323. Huascar Ynoa ATL
Jonathan Stiever Note
Jonathan Stiever photo 324. Jonathan Stiever CWS
Jose Soriano Note
Jose Soriano photo 325. Jose Soriano PIT
Noe Ramirez Note
Noe Ramirez photo 326. Noe Ramirez CIN
Gray Fenter Note
Gray Fenter photo 327. Gray Fenter CHC
Jose Castillo Note
Jose Castillo photo 328. Jose Castillo SD
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 329. Julian Merryweather TOR
Brandon Bielak Note
Brandon Bielak photo 330. Brandon Bielak HOU
Sean Hjelle Note
Sean Hjelle photo 331. Sean Hjelle SF
Keegan Thompson Note
Keegan Thompson photo 332. Keegan Thompson CHC
Ronald Bolanos Note
Ronald Bolanos photo 333. Ronald Bolanos KC
Matt Harvey Note
Matt Harvey photo 334. Matt Harvey BAL
Jose Suarez Note
Jose Suarez photo 335. Jose Suarez LAA
Justin Steele Note
Justin Steele photo 336. Justin Steele CHC
Aaron Ashby Note
Aaron Ashby photo 337. Aaron Ashby MIL
Dakota Chalmers Note
Dakota Chalmers photo 338. Dakota Chalmers MIN
Ervin Santana Note
Ervin Santana photo 339. Ervin Santana KC
Mac Sceroler Note
Mac Sceroler photo 340. Mac Sceroler BAL
Paul Blackburn Note
Paul Blackburn photo 341. Paul Blackburn OAK
Chris Mazza Note
Chris Mazza photo 342. Chris Mazza TB
Humberto Mejia Note
Humberto Mejia photo 343. Humberto Mejia ARI
Andrew Cashner Note
Andrew Cashner photo 344. Andrew Cashner FA
Luis Oviedo Note
Luis Oviedo photo 345. Luis Oviedo PIT
Sam Hentges Note
Sam Hentges photo 346. Sam Hentges CLE
Andrew Kittredge Note
Andrew Kittredge photo 347. Andrew Kittredge TB
Tyler Alexander Note
Tyler Alexander photo 348. Tyler Alexander DET
Zack Godley Note
Zack Godley photo 349. Zack Godley FA
Chris Stratton Note
Chris Stratton photo 350. Chris Stratton PIT
Jefry Rodriguez Note
Jefry Rodriguez photo 351. Jefry Rodriguez WSH
Ivan Nova Note
Ivan Nova photo 352. Ivan Nova PHI
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 353. Erik Swanson SEA
Jordan Zimmermann Note
Jordan Zimmermann photo 354. Jordan Zimmermann MIL
Carlos Hernandez Note
Carlos Hernandez photo 355. Carlos Hernandez KC
Ryan Rolison Note
Ryan Rolison photo 356. Ryan Rolison COL
Tommy Milone Note
Tommy Milone photo 357. Tommy Milone TOR
Tyson Miller Note
Tyson Miller photo 358. Tyson Miller CHC
Burch Smith Note
Burch Smith photo 359. Burch Smith OAK
Conner Menez Note
Conner Menez photo 360. Conner Menez SF
Max Kranick Note
Max Kranick photo 361. Max Kranick PIT
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 362. Joe Palumbo TEX
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 363. Corey Oswalt NYM
Zac Lowther Note
Zac Lowther photo 364. Zac Lowther BAL
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 365. Michel Baez SD
Tony Cingrani Note
Tony Cingrani photo 366. Tony Cingrani FA
Tony Santillan Note
Tony Santillan photo 367. Tony Santillan CIN
DL Hall Note
DL Hall photo 368. DL Hall BAL
Matt Peacock Note
Matt Peacock photo 369. Matt Peacock ARI
Tyson Ross Note
Tyson Ross photo 370. Tyson Ross TEX
Josh Tomlin Note
Josh Tomlin photo 371. Josh Tomlin ATL
David Hess Note
David Hess photo 372. David Hess TB
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 373. Jalen Beeks TB
Adonis Medina Note
Adonis Medina photo 374. Adonis Medina PHI
Kyle Hart Note
Kyle Hart photo 375. Kyle Hart BOS
Andrew Triggs Note
Andrew Triggs photo 376. Andrew Triggs FA
Cole Irvin Note
Cole Irvin photo 377. Cole Irvin OAK
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 378. Jesse Chavez LAA
Steven Fuentes Note
Steven Fuentes photo 379. Steven Fuentes WSH
Derek Law Note
Derek Law photo 380. Derek Law MIN
Francis Martes Note
Francis Martes photo 381. Francis Martes HOU
Glenn Sparkman Note
Glenn Sparkman photo 382. Glenn Sparkman MIN
Edinson Volquez Note
Edinson Volquez photo 383. Edinson Volquez FA
Gabriel Ynoa Note
Gabriel Ynoa photo 384. Gabriel Ynoa FA
Cody Ponce Note
Cody Ponce photo 385. Cody Ponce PIT
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 386. Yennsy Diaz NYM
Jason Hammel Note
Jason Hammel photo 387. Jason Hammel FA
Alec Bettinger Note
Alec Bettinger photo 388. Alec Bettinger MIL
Neftali Feliz Note
Neftali Feliz photo 389. Neftali Feliz PHI
Jake Faria Note
Jake Faria photo 390. Jake Faria LAA
Derek Holland Note
Derek Holland photo 391. Derek Holland DET
Jorge Lopez Note
Jorge Lopez photo 392. Jorge Lopez BAL
Paolo Espino Note
Paolo Espino photo 393. Paolo Espino WSH
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 394. Jacob Waguespack TOR
Robert Dugger Note
Robert Dugger photo 395. Robert Dugger SEA
Colten Brewer Note
Colten Brewer photo 396. Colten Brewer BOS
Kohl Stewart Note
Kohl Stewart photo 397. Kohl Stewart CHC
Travis Lakins Sr. Note
Travis Lakins Sr. photo 398. Travis Lakins Sr. BAL
Johan Oviedo Note
Johan Oviedo photo 399. Johan Oviedo STL
Shaun Anderson Note
Shaun Anderson photo 400. Shaun Anderson MIN
Ross Detwiler Note
Ross Detwiler photo 401. Ross Detwiler MIA
Wade LeBlanc Note
Wade LeBlanc photo 402. Wade LeBlanc BAL
Jordan Sheffield Note
Jordan Sheffield photo 403. Jordan Sheffield COL
Antonio Santos Note
Antonio Santos photo 404. Antonio Santos COL
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 405. T.J. Zeuch TOR
Mike Montgomery Note
Mike Montgomery photo 406. Mike Montgomery NYM
Chi Chi Gonzalez Note
Chi Chi Gonzalez photo 407. Chi Chi Gonzalez COL
Bruce Zimmermann Note
Bruce Zimmermann photo 408. Bruce Zimmermann BAL
Michael Baumann Note
Michael Baumann photo 409. Michael Baumann BAL
Thomas Eshelman Note
Thomas Eshelman photo 410. Thomas Eshelman BAL
Ben Braymer Note
Ben Braymer photo 411. Ben Braymer WSH
Dereck Rodriguez Note
Dereck Rodriguez photo 412. Dereck Rodriguez COL
Shelby Miller Note
Shelby Miller photo 413. Shelby Miller CHC
Steven Wright Note
Steven Wright photo 414. Steven Wright FA
Wil Crowe Note
Wil Crowe photo 415. Wil Crowe PIT
Ryan Castellani Note
Ryan Castellani photo 416. Ryan Castellani COL
Connor Joe Note
Connor Joe photo 417. Connor Joe COL