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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 21. Kyle Hendricks
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.
37 weeks ago
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 49. Marcus Stroman
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.
37 weeks ago
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 111. Adbert Alzolay
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 133. Alec Mills
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 236. Wade Miley
Justin Steele Note
Justin Steele photo 328. Justin Steele
Anderson Espinoza Note
Anderson Espinoza photo 347. Anderson Espinoza
Keegan Thompson Note
Keegan Thompson photo 355. Keegan Thompson
Cory Abbott Note
Cory Abbott photo 364. Cory Abbott
Alexander Vizcaino Note
Alexander Vizcaino photo 379. Alexander Vizcaino