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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 2. Jacob deGrom
After winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award, deGrom has an obvious case to be the top pitcher taken in the game. Back-to-back season with a sub-2.50 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP with at least 200 strikeouts makes deGrom perhaps the safest pitcher in the game, especially after three straight seasons of at least 200 innings pitched. The bugaboo for deGrom is his lack of wins - just 21 over the last two seasons despite historic numbers. But with the improved Mets bullpen, there's every reason to think deGrom can get back to the 15-win total he put up in 2017. It's him or Gerrit Cole for the top pitcher off the board and you can't go wrong.
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Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 61. Marcus Stroman
Stroman had an excellent 2019 season, though he struggled somewhat after his trade to the Mets. The one thing missing, however, finally arrived, as his strikeout rate popped to over one per inning when he got to New York. After spending all offseason strengthening his core and now in a contract year, Stroman should be in a position to provide plenty of value pitching with a full year in the National League.
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Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 68. Steven Matz
Matz is what is he is at this point. He'll likely give you around a 4.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and short of a strikeout per inning. With the Mets' addition of Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, Matz's rotation spot could be in jeopardy unless he gets traded. For now, assume he'll get a starting spot, and draft him in NL-only formats.
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Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 87. Rick Porcello
Porcello's move to the National League makes him somewhat intriguing. His middling strikeout rate (17.4% career) will likely take a jump, and his overall numbers should improve with a move out of the AL East. Even with improvement, however, there's a long way to go before Porcello is contributing to a fantasy team. His biggest asset - his ability to consistently throw innings - will be far less useful with the postponement of Opening Day. He's a late-round filler for a deep pitching staff but little more.
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Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 161. Michael Wacha
David Peterson Note
David Peterson photo 253. David Peterson
Franklyn Kilome Note
Franklyn Kilome photo 310. Franklyn Kilome
Corey Oswalt Note
Corey Oswalt photo 347. Corey Oswalt
Walker Lockett Note
Walker Lockett photo 403. Walker Lockett
Ariel Jurado Note
Ariel Jurado photo 414. Ariel Jurado
Yefry Ramirez Note
Yefry Ramirez photo 444. Yefry Ramirez
Pedro Payano Note
Pedro Payano photo 451. Pedro Payano
Erasmo Ramirez Note
Erasmo Ramirez photo 453. Erasmo Ramirez