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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 2. Corbin Burnes
Corbin Burnes is in the last year of his contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, and it would be somewhat surprising if he still plays for them at the end of the year. The important thing to note is that his pending free agency makes him an even better draft pick in 2024 than usual. And his "usual" is still elite. Burnes landed at 200 strikeouts in 193 2/3 innings with a 3.39 ERA and microscopic 1.07 WHIP. Hitters struggle to make good contact on Burnes's pitches (avgEV of 86.4), but his K% dropped five percent to 25.5. As the third pitcher in Tier 1, he has the most to gain in 2024 and will make an excellent SP1 in fantasy.
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Grayson Rodriguez Note
Grayson Rodriguez photo 19. Grayson Rodriguez
I think it's fair to say that Grayson Rodriguez stumbled onto the scene in 2023. In the first half of the season, the rookie threw 45 1/3 innings and gave up 13 home runs and 21 walks on his way to a 7.35 ERA and a trip back to Triple-A. When he returned, the prospect everyone wanted to see arrived. He allowed only three home runs over his final 76 2/3 innings and finished that half with a 2.58 ERA. The good news is that the 24-year-old's second season should be more in line with the latter half of 2023. With a 94th percentile (97.4 mph) fastball velocity, Rodriguez is best considered an SP3 with an SP2 upside in 2024.
4 weeks ago
Kyle Bradish Note
Kyle Bradish photo 72. Kyle Bradish
**The Orioles announced on February 15 that Bradish will open the season on the IL with a UCL sprain** Kyle Bradish had an excellent 2023 campaign. He struck out 168 batters in 168 2/3 innings, with a beautiful 2.83 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He should come with a bit of a warning for 2024, though. His xERA was 3.82, and a low .270 BABIP added a heavy filter to his Insta-worthy stats. Bradish's four-seam fastball got lit up by batters (.563 SLG), and he will need that to improve to accompany his elite slider, which induced a 36.4 Whiff%. With the injury, fantasy managers in redraft leagues should avoid the 27-year-old, only taking him as a flier in the late rounds.
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Dean Kremer Note
Dean Kremer photo 89. Dean Kremer
John Means Note
John Means photo 90. John Means
Tyler Wells Note
Tyler Wells photo 94. Tyler Wells
Cole Irvin Note
Cole Irvin photo 161. Cole Irvin
Chayce McDermott Note
Chayce McDermott photo 278. Chayce McDermott
Albert Suarez Note
Albert Suarez photo 282. Albert Suarez
Cade Povich Note
Cade Povich photo 286. Cade Povich
Justin Armbruester Note
Justin Armbruester photo 419. Justin Armbruester
Tucker Davidson Note
Tucker Davidson photo 457. Tucker Davidson