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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Shohei Ohtani Note
Shohei Ohtani photo 48. Shohei Ohtani
Depending on your league settings, Ohtani has the potential to be a dominant force in 2021. There has never been any doubt about his talent, and he looks fantastic in the spring, hitting home runs at will and pumping in high-90s fastballs when on the mound. He's been batting on days he pitches, and Joe Maddon has suggested that he's going to throw out the old rules that led to Ohtani's decreased playing time. If you can move him between hitter and pitcher on a daily basis, then move him up your board significantly. Even if not, he should provide plenty of value when healthy as either a hitter or a pitcher, so make sure he's on your radar as you move into the double-digit rounds.
36 weeks ago
Griffin Canning Note
Griffin Canning photo 75. Griffin Canning
It's mostly about health with Canning, who offers a great deal of stability when he's on the mound. You can expect at worst a low 4.00 ERA, about a 1.30 WHIP, and roughly a strikeout per inning. But he did close last season notably strong, pitching to a 3.14 ERA, and a 1.19 WHIP, with a 14.5% swinging strike rate and a 10.4 K/9 mark over his final five starts. That's probably his ceiling, but it shows what he's capable of when he is healthy and gets into a groove. He's a fine pick at his cost (which is minimal), but bake in some injury risk.
36 weeks ago
Noah Syndergaard Note
Noah Syndergaard photo 88. Noah Syndergaard
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 178. Jaime Barria
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 179. Patrick Sandoval
Reid Detmers Note
Reid Detmers photo 278. Reid Detmers
Packy Naughton Note
Packy Naughton photo 341. Packy Naughton
Jose Soriano Note
Jose Soriano photo 360. Jose Soriano
Jose Suarez Note
Jose Suarez photo 371. Jose Suarez
Chris Rodriguez Note
Chris Rodriguez photo 398. Chris Rodriguez
Jose Alberto Rivera Note
Jose Alberto Rivera photo 424. Jose Alberto Rivera