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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 15. Framber Valdez
Framber Valdez took a step back in 2023 but still pitched 198 innings of stellar ball for the Astros. He ended with a 3.46 ERA, though his 4.33 xERA suggests he was lucky. On the other hand, his xFIP was 3.39, and he was one of 17 pitchers who struck out 200 or more. Valdez remains a cheat code in leagues with Quality Starts as a category. Even in traditional 5x5 leagues, he is an excellent SP2 with SP1 upside that you can probably get in the fifth round.
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Hunter Brown Note
Hunter Brown photo 41. Hunter Brown
Justin Verlander Note
Justin Verlander photo 42. Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander finally began to show his age in 2023. While his ERA was 3.22, his xERA was 3.69, and his xFIP was 4.56 across 162 1/3 innings. His K% fell to 21.5, and his BB% jumped up 6.7. His SIERA was the highest it has been since 2008, and it's also noteworthy to realize that 2008 was 16 years ago. Verlander is a name-brand pitcher, but his ADP of 120.4 is more nostalgia than skill at this point.
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Cristian Javier Note
Cristian Javier photo 44. Cristian Javier
Jose Urquidy Note
Jose Urquidy photo 125. Jose Urquidy
J.P. France Note
J.P. France photo 133. J.P. France
Lance McCullers Jr. Note
Lance McCullers Jr. photo 173. Lance McCullers Jr.
Luis Garcia Note
Luis Garcia photo 202. Luis Garcia
Ronel Blanco Note
Ronel Blanco photo 212. Ronel Blanco
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 237. Eric Lauer
Shawn Dubin Note
Shawn Dubin photo 305. Shawn Dubin
Spencer Arrighetti Note
Spencer Arrighetti photo 323. Spencer Arrighetti
Colton Gordon Note
Colton Gordon photo 337. Colton Gordon
Jayden Murray Note
Jayden Murray photo 347. Jayden Murray
Misael Tamarez Note
Misael Tamarez photo 395. Misael Tamarez
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 425. Forrest Whitley