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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Max Scherzer Note
Max Scherzer photo 3. Max Scherzer
Eventually, his arm is just going to fall off, right? He's going to throw his 9 millionth inning, strike a guy out, remove his limb like something out of "Total Recall," put it on the mound and walk away into the sunset. Seems plausible, because there's no way that arm isn't bionic. The 37-year-old signed a three-year deal to return to the NL East and lead the Mets' rotation. He should be a lock for 200 IP and 250+ Ks. And his new home, Citi Field, is one of the most pitching-friendly parks in baseball. Scherzer probably isn't going to keep an ERA below 2.50, but somewhere around 2.70-2.80 will still make managers smile.
13 weeks ago
Chris Bassitt Note
Chris Bassitt photo 30. Chris Bassitt
Bassitt's success feels uncomfortable - he doesn't have a ton of velocity or much of a secondary pitch beyond his sinker. But year in and year out, he offers an ERA and WHIP that help fantasy managers. His 25% strikeout rate last year was a career-best, and his deep arsenal helps to keep hitters off balance. He'll lose out on some park value with the move from Oakland to New York, but chances are he will improve on his meager win totals from the last few years. There's no ceiling ith Bassitt, but there's an extremely high floor, so sticking him in the back-end of your rotation is a winning move.
10 weeks ago
Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 40. Jacob deGrom
The Mets' ace is a legit superstar ... when he plays. But now deGrom, who was already coming off injuries to his shoulder and UCL, is being shut down until at least the end of April with a scapular injury. If he returns to something close to full health at some point, he'll deliver a sub 2.50 ERA with piles of strikeouts and a miniscule WHIP. But it's probably wishful thinking to project deGrom for more than 100 innings in 2022.
8 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 77. Carlos Carrasco
Carrasco was limited to just 53 2/3 innings last season as he was delayed due to a hamstring injury. He then dealt with elbow troubles, which ultimately led him to have surgery in the offseason to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Both his splitter and his slider have looked good thus far in the spring, and he claims to be fully healthy, so he's certainly worth an investment given his late ADP. Despite his advancing age, Carrasco still has the potential to be a No. 3 fantasy starter given his career strikeout rate and past success, so he's the exact type of late-round starter fantasy managers should be targeting.
8 weeks ago
Tylor Megill Note
Tylor Megill photo 93. Tylor Megill
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 96. Taijuan Walker
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 170. David Peterson
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 206. Trevor Williams
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 256. Joey Lucchesi
Dedniel Nunez Note
Dedniel Nunez photo 263. Dedniel Nunez
Trevor Cahill Note
Trevor Cahill photo 296. Trevor Cahill
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 336. Jordan Yamamoto
Adonis Medina Note
Adonis Medina photo 382. Adonis Medina