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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 27. Mike Soroka
Soroka wasn't even necessarily supposed to begin 2019 in the Braves rotation but quickly developed into an ace. Although there's little reason to knock his year, his 7.32/9 strikeout rate ranked 49th out of 61 qualified starters. With an xFIP more than a run higher than his 2.68 ERA, there's every reason to expect regression. Still, there's room Soroka to continue to be an excellent fantasy option despite a step back, so don't avoid him during your draft.
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Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 36. Max Fried
Fried's 2019 was positive, but his 4.02 ERA and 1.33 WHIP left a lot to be desired. His 17 wins and solid strikeout rate masked some of the issues, but he certainly doesn't look like a pitcher ready to jump into the upper echelon. Still, Fried's FIP and xFIP were lower than his ERA, and his expected stats showed he had some bad luck. Put it all together and Fried's a decent option with upside, but not one who you should expect to lead your fantasy rotation in 2020.
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Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 54. Mike Foltynewicz
Foltynewicz was on nearly everyone's bust list, and his awful return from an injury only confirmed everyone's intuitions. But he really turned it on in the latter half of the season, pitching to a 2.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in the second half. No, he might not be the 2018 version of himself this year, but he certainly has more to offer than his overall 2019 numbers.
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Cole Hamels Note
Cole Hamels photo 82. Cole Hamels
Hamels kept up his strikeout rate last year with the cubs, but his control waned, and he had the worst walk rate of his career. He's dealing with a shoulder injury in the spring and there's currently no timetable for his return. Add it all up and Hamels is only barely worth drafting until or unless we get some positive news.
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Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 141. Sean Newcomb
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 163. Kyle Wright
Bryse Wilson Note
Bryse Wilson photo 177. Bryse Wilson
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 187. Jhoulys Chacin
Ian Anderson Note
Ian Anderson photo 204. Ian Anderson
Touki Toussaint Note
Touki Toussaint photo 226. Touki Toussaint
Tucker Davidson Note
Tucker Davidson photo 303. Tucker Davidson
Patrick Weigel Note
Patrick Weigel photo 338. Patrick Weigel
Huascar Ynoa Note
Huascar Ynoa photo 383. Huascar Ynoa