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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 5. Pablo Lopez
Pablo Lopez had a great first year in Minnesota and established himself as their SP1. He threw 194 innings and struck out 234 batters. Lopez ended the season with a 3.86 ERA and 1.18, but his xERA was much lower at 3.00 with an xFIP of 3.25. Statcast has him ranked in the 98th percentile of pitching run value, and he may come at a small discount compared to where his projections have him. Lopez isn't a flashy SP1 for fantasy managers, but he offers stellar stats and consistency, which ain't bad.
18 weeks ago
Joe Ryan Note
Joe Ryan photo 23. Joe Ryan
Joe Ryan started 29 games for the Twins last year, ending up with an ERA (4.51) that was almost a full run higher than in 2022 (3.55). His xERA last year, though, was 3.53, and chances are good that he was just snakebit by a .305 BABIP. He also gave up a lot of hard contact (1.78 HR/9), but he struck out 197 batters and walked fewer than two per game. He should bounce back nicely in 2024, and you can draft him in the ninth round to be your SP2 or SP3.
18 weeks ago
Bailey Ober Note
Bailey Ober photo 33. Bailey Ober
Louie Varland Note
Louie Varland photo 86. Louie Varland
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 117. Chris Paddack
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 167. Anthony DeSclafani
Simeon Woods Richardson Note
Simeon Woods Richardson photo 255. Simeon Woods Richardson
David Festa Note
David Festa photo 268. David Festa
Matt Canterino Note
Matt Canterino photo 396. Matt Canterino
Ryan Jensen Note
Ryan Jensen photo 429. Ryan Jensen
Randy Dobnak Note
Randy Dobnak photo 438. Randy Dobnak