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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.
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Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 20. Carlos Carrasco
Carrasco returned strong from his battle with leukemia in 2019 to post a 2.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2020. Pretty much everything was back to normal with Carrasco's production other than his walk rate, where he went from several years under 6% to a 9.6% mark in 2020. That's likely just the oddities of a shortened season, however, and now that Carrasco is with the Mets, his stock should only go up. Not only should the Mets provide him with a better chance at wins, but their infield defense should be above average and Carrasco will play in a more favorable park. In other words, it's all gravy for Carrasco, and he can be drafted as an SP2.
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Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 56. 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.
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Noah Syndergaard Note
Noah Syndergaard photo 80. Noah Syndergaard
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 88. Taijuan Walker
Seth Lugo Note
Seth Lugo photo 112. Seth Lugo
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 129. David Peterson
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 149. Joey Lucchesi
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 205. Jordan Yamamoto
Sam McWilliams Note
Sam McWilliams photo 284. Sam McWilliams
Robert Gsellman Note
Robert Gsellman photo 295. Robert Gsellman
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 306. Sean Reid-Foley
Thomas Szapucki Note
Thomas Szapucki photo 313. Thomas Szapucki
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 371. Corey Oswalt
Yennsy Diaz Note
Yennsy Diaz photo 393. Yennsy Diaz
Mike Montgomery Note
Mike Montgomery photo 413. Mike Montgomery