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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Luis Castillo Note
Luis Castillo photo 13. Luis Castillo
Regression just never really hit for Castillo last year, despite a walk rate of 10.1%, fourth-worst in the league among qualified pitchers. There's no doubting Castillo's stuff, particularly his devastating changeup, and the Reds should be more competitive than they have been in years. But he simply has to cut down on the free passes if he wants to build on his breakout 2019. There's every reason to think he will as he continue to grow as a pitcher, and should make a reliable second fantasy starter.
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Trevor Bauer Note
Trevor Bauer photo 22. Trevor Bauer
Bauer may be one of the most talented pitchers in baseball, but he has exactly one season with an ERA below 4.18, a WHIP below 1.25, or more than 12 wins. Even on an improved Cincinnati team, there's little reason to expect him to do much better than those numbers. Bauer will give you innings and plenty of strikeouts, but fantasy owners would do well to largely forget 2018, and draft him with closer to a 4.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in mind.
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Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 24. Sonny Gray
Gray talked about how he didn't like how the Yankees had forced him to use his slider and that he expected better results in 2019. Boy, did he get them with the Reds. His slider and curveball went from very good to great in 2019, and along with it improved all of his numbers. Armed now with a top-notch strikeout rate and peripherals that finally match his raw stuff, Gray should be drafted with confidence in 2020 as a reliable fantasy starter.
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Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 66. Anthony DeSclafani
Desclafani quietly had a decent season in 2019, with a 3.89 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and more than a strikeout per inning. But his FIP and xFIP suggested he was lucky, and he lacks the upside of other late-round starters. In deeper mixed leagues where your rotation is solid and you just want someone to not hurt you, Desclafani is your guy. Otherwise, go for a higher ceiling.
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Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 114. Tyler Mahle
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 132. Wade Miley
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 175. Robert Stephenson
Lucas Sims Note
Lucas Sims photo 190. Lucas Sims
Hunter Greene Note
Hunter Greene photo 291. Hunter Greene
Jose De Leon Note
Jose De Leon photo 299. Jose De Leon
Sal Romano Note
Sal Romano photo 407. Sal Romano
Vladimir Gutierrez Note
Vladimir Gutierrez photo 463. Vladimir Gutierrez
Tony Santillan Note
Tony Santillan photo 476. Tony Santillan