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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 38. Tyler Mahle
Mahle is your quintessential fantasy rotation filler. His ERA (3.75) and WHIP (1.23) won't really hurt you and he'll throw enough innings, but because he's primarily a fastball pitcher with little else in his arsenal, there's so little upside. That's especially true because he pitches in a hitter-friendly environment and for a team that has traded nearly every decent offensive piece. That means wins should be hard to come by and with Mahle's upside cap, make sure not to draft him too early.
38 weeks ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 41. Sonny Gray
Gray can be maddening at time with his inconsistency. When his breaking stuff is on and getting strikes, he's borderline unhittable. When it's not, things often get ugly, and there's little rhyme or reason to which Gray you're going to see on any given day. His home-run rate spiked last year and a move to Minnesota should help get that under control. And he started throwing a cutter last year that had a lot of success, and if he continues to develop it, it could be a game-changer. But in the end, Gray has essentially put it all together just once in his last six seasons, so keep your expectations in check.
38 weeks ago
Joe Ryan Note
Joe Ryan photo 61. Joe Ryan
Ryan had a nice cup of coffee in the majors last year until the Tigers beat him up to inflate his overall numbers. There's been a lot of hype around the youngster but his stuff isn't overwhelming. His fastball is an enigma, in that it sits at just 91 MPH but batters just can't hit it (.172 BAA). If he can sustain that, along with his better than average slider, then there could be success for the full year, especially with his control. But more than likely, you're looking at a league average fantasy starter, one who will have more perceived than actual value.
37 weeks ago
Bailey Ober Note
Bailey Ober photo 73. Bailey Ober
Ober is a really intriguing name to watch this year, as his strikeout rate and elite command have all the makings of an impact fantasy starter. He gave up way too many homers last year (1.95/9 innings), but that's due for regression given his minor-league track record. His stuff isn't overwhelming, and he sits at just about 92 MPH on his fastball. But his pedigree and performance last year are good enough for you to take a shot on late in your drafts.
36 weeks ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 98. Chris Paddack
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 138. Kenta Maeda
Jorge Lopez Note
Jorge Lopez photo 163. Jorge Lopez
Jhoan Duran Note
Jhoan Duran photo 171. Jhoan Duran
Josh Winder Note
Josh Winder photo 226. Josh Winder
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 271. Randy Dobnak
Simeon Woods Richardson Note
Simeon Woods Richardson photo 284. Simeon Woods Richardson
Griffin Jax Note
Griffin Jax photo 328. Griffin Jax
Jordan Balazovic Note
Jordan Balazovic photo 348. Jordan Balazovic
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 382. Brad Peacock