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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Yu Darvish Note
Yu Darvish photo 18. Yu Darvish
Darvish's season was a tale of two halves. He was utterly unplayable to begin the season, tallying a 1.56 WHIP through May and walking roughly six batters per nine innings. But Darvish pulled out of it and then some, walking only seven batters over his final 14 starts, during which he had a 2.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Can you fully trust Darvish? Probably not? But should you expect him to pitch closer to his second half than his first? For sure.
16 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 33. Kyle Hendricks
Hendricks can be dominant at times, but his lack of overpowering raw stuff means he has to be pinpoint with his control. When he's on, he can be unhittable, like when he led the league in getting hitters to swing at pitches outside the zone in the second half last year. But in the end, you know what Hendricks is going to give you. A sub-3.50 ERA, a sub-1.20 WHIP, and mediocre strikeout numbers. There's plenty of room for that on a fantasy team. But don't bank on much upside.
16 weeks ago
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 81. Jose Quintana
Quintana went from a solid, low-3.00 ERA pitcher with the White Sox to an unreliable pitcher with over a 4.00 ERA in his time with the Cubs. His strikeout rate continues to trend down, and despite pitching at least 171 innings in each of the past seven seasons, he's never won more than 13 games. A low-upside, low-floor play, Quintana is just NL-only material.
16 weeks ago
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 99. Jon Lester
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 194. Tyler Chatwood
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 200. Alec Mills
Duane Underwood Jr. Note
Duane Underwood Jr. photo 251. Duane Underwood Jr.
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 392. Adbert Alzolay
Colin Rea Note
Colin Rea photo 401. Colin Rea