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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 4. Justin Verlander
Verlander had groin surgery which will sideline him for several weeks. But given the postponement of the season, it seems unlikely to threaten Verlander's availability for Opening Day, whenever that may be. Although surgery is never a good sign, in the end, it's better for Verlander that he could get this out of the way now rather than have it linger. For now, keep him high on your draft boards.
26 weeks ago
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 17. Zack Greinke
Greinke didn't see the patented Astros bump after a mid-season trade, as his overall numbers actually declined a bit after his move from the Diamondbacks. His ERA and WHIP remain outstanding, but his strikeout rate continues to decline, such that it now actively does not help fantasy owners. Still, he's nearly a lock for 200 innings, plenty of wins, and solid peripherals, making him a fine addition to any fantasy staff. But with his advancing age, don't bank on him necessarily being a top-20 pitcher.
26 weeks ago
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 46. Lance McCullers Jr.
McCullers missed all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery but he should be ready to go this year. His devastating curveball keeps hitters off balance, and his ability to mix pitches is elite. There's risk from the injury and he may be rusty, but McCullers offers rare upside. He'll likely be on an innings limit this year, but that shouldn't come into play with the postponement of the season.
26 weeks ago
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 72. Josh James
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 73. Jose Urquidy
Urquidy seemingly has the fourth starter's role locked down, and he offers and intriguing pitch mix, with an above-average fastball and changeup, with a decent slider.It's unlikely that the soon to be 25-year-old will develop into a consistent fantasy starter given his inconsistency, but he certainly has enough upside, as he showed in the playoffs, to warrant rostering in all fantasy leagues.
26 weeks ago
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 116. Forrest Whitley
Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 154. Framber Valdez
Bryan Abreu Note
Bryan Abreu photo 196. Bryan Abreu
Hector Velazquez Note
Hector Velazquez photo 238. Hector Velazquez
Cristian Javier Note
Cristian Javier photo 245. Cristian Javier
Blake Taylor Note
Blake Taylor photo 328. Blake Taylor
Brandon Bielak Note
Brandon Bielak photo 341. Brandon Bielak
Cy Sneed Note
Cy Sneed photo 375. Cy Sneed
Tyler Ivey Note
Tyler Ivey photo 453. Tyler Ivey