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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 4. Walker Buehler
A 5.22 ERA in April scared fantasy owners, but Buehler quickly recovered from the Dodgers' ill-planned "ease into the year" plan. He looked precisely like the pitcher his fantasy owners had hoped for after that, ending the year with a 3.26 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 29.2% strikeout rate. His meager five percent walk rate was one of the best in the league, and with an incredibly strong offense behind him once again, Buehler should excel in all four of the starting pitching categories in 2020. Have no concerns.
7 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 10. Clayton Kershaw
Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
7 weeks ago
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 42. Julio Urias
Urias will begin the year in the Dodgers rotation, so the biggest hurdle to him having major fantasy value this year has been cleared. His ability to miss bats is elite and although he's struggled with control a bit in the majors, he has all the tools to succeed. There's plenty of upside, so if you have a solid base for your pitching staff, don't hesitate to pull the trigger a little early.
7 weeks ago
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 69. Ross Stripling
Stripling may find his usual odd way into the Dodgers' rotation with David Price opting out. It's unclear whether he or Dustin May will grab the final spot, but given how he's performed when given the chance over the past several years, he's worth a shot as a late-round pick.
3 days ago
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 81. Alex Wood
Wood will be in the Dodgers' rotation to start the year, and there's some reason for optimism. After an offseason spent with Driveline Baseball, Wood saw a velocity bump in the spring, and that usually portends better things for the veteran throughout his career. Don't go crazy with Wood, but he's fine as a late-round pick with upside.
7 weeks ago
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 82. Dustin May
May has solid raw stuff and did well in a 34-inning cameo with the Dodgers last year. With David Price opting out of the season, May has a chance to slide into the fifth spot in the rotation and contribute. He's a late-round pick with upside.
3 days ago
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 153. Tony Gonsolin
Jimmy Nelson Note
Jimmy Nelson photo 178. Jimmy Nelson
Brusdar Graterol Note
Brusdar Graterol photo 195. Brusdar Graterol
Josiah Gray Note
Josiah Gray photo 290. Josiah Gray
Dennis Santana Note
Dennis Santana photo 362. Dennis Santana
Connor Joe Note
Connor Joe photo 464. Connor Joe
Mitchell White Note
Mitchell White photo 467. Mitchell White