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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 13. Brandon Woodruff
There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
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Corbin Burnes Note
Corbin Burnes photo 22. Corbin Burnes
Burnes's raw stuff was apparent to anyone who saw him pitch in 2019, but he simply couldn't stop giving up home runs (17 in 49 innings). The culprit was largely his four-seam fastball, which he threw more than half of the time and against which batters hit .425 with an .823 slugging percentage. In 2020, however, Corbin cut his four-seam fastball usage from 52.5% to just 2.5%. In its place, he relied heavily on a sinker and cutter, both of which worked better for the natural action on his pitches and which were highly effective. Considering that his slider, changeup, and curveball are also huge swing and miss pitches, Burnes's 36.7% strikeout rate from last year shouldn't be considered fluky. Even coming off a Cy Young-caliber season, there's still upside for the 26-year-old, and you should ignore entirely his 2019 disaster.
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Josh Lindblom Note
Josh Lindblom photo 103. Josh Lindblom
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 107. Freddy Peralta
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 142. Adrian Houser
Brent Suter Note
Brent Suter photo 165. Brent Suter
Brett Anderson Note
Brett Anderson photo 207. Brett Anderson
Dylan File Note
Dylan File photo 243. Dylan File
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 263. Eric Lauer
Aaron Ashby Note
Aaron Ashby photo 337. Aaron Ashby
Jordan Zimmermann Note
Jordan Zimmermann photo 354. Jordan Zimmermann
Alec Bettinger Note
Alec Bettinger photo 388. Alec Bettinger