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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 1. Jacob deGrom
deGrom barely missed out on winning his third straight Cy Young Award last year, but it was yet another dominant season. For the third straight year, he came in with a WHIP under 1.00, an ERA under 2.50, and a strikeout percentage above 31%. deGrom is getting up there in age, but it's worth remembering that he has fewer miles on his arm than most pitcher entering their age-33 season, given that he didn't transition to pitching until late in his college career and missed significant time with injuries during his time in the minors. deGrom has shown no decline in his game, and should hopefully (finally) begin to pile on more wins this year pitching for a better team in front of an improved bullpen. He should be the first or second starting pitcher taken and is an obvious first-round pick.
19 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 45. Carlos Carrasco
Carrasco suffered a serious hamstring strain in mid-March which is likely to keep him out 6-8 weeks. It's a devastating blow to the veteran who returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. There was plenty to like about Carrasco in New York, including that the Mets will provide him with a better chance at wins, their infield defense should be above average, and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. But at this point, he's nothing more than a bench starter for your fantasy team given his injury.
19 weeks ago
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 48. Marcus Stroman
Stroman missed the entire 2020 season after battling a calf injury and then opting out, but he'll return to the Mets after accepting the team's qualifying offer. Stroman's strikeout rate jumped after his trade to the National League, but with a career 58.7% ground ball rate, he'll need the Mets' infield defense to be better than it was in 2019. The trade for Francisco Lindor should help, as should his reported development of both a new split changeup and four-seam fastball. Stroman has always had a decent floor, but now out of the AL East and with some tweaks to his arsenal coming, he possesses plenty of upside as a late-round draft pick.
19 weeks ago
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 86. Taijuan Walker
Noah Syndergaard Note
Noah Syndergaard photo 88. Noah Syndergaard
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 106. Rich Hill
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 119. Seth Lugo
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 136. David Peterson
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 146. Joey Lucchesi
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 267. Jordan Yamamoto
Matt Allan Note
Matt Allan photo 323. Matt Allan
Thomas Szapucki Note
Thomas Szapucki photo 329. Thomas Szapucki
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 344. Sean Reid-Foley
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 352. Robert Gsellman
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 407. Corey Oswalt
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 411. Yennsy Diaz
Jerad Eickhoff Note
Jerad Eickhoff photo 442. Jerad Eickhoff