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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 15. Max Fried
There's a scene in the movie "Draft Day" where the Cleveland Browns GM played by Kevin Costner writes down a name on a sticky note before the draft. It's the name of the one guy he can't leave the draft without. I'll be writing Max Fried's name on my sticky note. Pencil him in for 17 wins on a great Braves team, a top-40 overall ranking, about one strikeout per inning, a beautiful WHIP and an ERA right around the 3.00 mark. Not bad for a guy with an ADP around 70.
39 weeks ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 20. Charlie Morton
Morton is 38 years old. He's coming back from a broken fibula. And yet, he's a perfect SP3 target. Morton is the Honda Civic in your driveway that just refuses to die. It delivers reliable performance, week in and week out. Excluding the off-kilter 2020 pandemic short season, Morton has given managers a sub-3.40 ERA and sub-1.20 WHIP with good strikeout totals and double-digit wins in four straight seasons. The Braves have faith he's got a fifth straight season in him.
39 weeks ago
Ian Anderson Note
Ian Anderson photo 42. Ian Anderson
Anderson wasn't as dominant last year as he was in his six-start stretch in 2020, but you shouldn't have expected him to be. What he gave fantasy managers was still plenty useful, with a mid-3.00 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. He's going to need to continue to develop his curveball more to be able to take the next step in terms of fantasy pitchers, and he might have trouble taking a step forward regardless given how much the NL East offenses have improved. But there's little risk that he'll regress significantly at this stage, so your worst case scenario should be a solid mid-tier starter.
36 weeks ago
Huascar Ynoa Note
Huascar Ynoa photo 70. Huascar Ynoa
Ynoa pitched only 101 1/13 innings last season between the majors and the minors, and ended the season with a sore shoulder. There was some doubt about whether he would begin the year in the rotation but he has pitched well and been healthy this spring, so those concerns can likely be put to bed. Ynoa has an elite slider and an outstanding fastball that both miss bats, and both pitches are so good that fantasy managers should feel confident that he can succeed as a starter despite really having just those two pitches. With that said, the Braves will likely be careful with his innings this season, so there's no reason to draft him too early since he probably has a 140-inning cap.
35 weeks ago
Collin McHugh Note
Collin McHugh photo 133. Collin McHugh
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 157. Mike Soroka
Kyle Muller Note
Kyle Muller photo 175. Kyle Muller
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 186. Jesse Chavez
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 221. Kyle Wright
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 237. Kolby Allard
Grant Holmes Note
Grant Holmes photo 267. Grant Holmes
Alan Rangel Note
Alan Rangel photo 286. Alan Rangel