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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 9. Mike Clevinger
Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
27 weeks ago
Chris Paddack Note
Chris Paddack photo 16. Chris Paddack
Paddack earned his "biggest spring training breakout" award with an outstanding season, albeit one capped with an innings limit. The reins should be taken off a bit this year, which should allow Paddack to remain in a groove and build on his outstanding 2019 numbers. His fastball and changeup are simpy elite, and if he can continue to refine his curveball, he could develop into a true fantasy ace.
27 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 37. Dinelson Lamet
Lamet is a popular breakout candidate this year, after he returned from Tommy John surgery to throw 73 innings of solid baseball last year. Lamet is still much more potential than numbers - he hasn't dominated a level above A-ball and has questionable control. But his raw stuff, particularly his slider and curveball, are impressive, and he can miss bats with the best of them. They'll be no discount for Lamet this year, but if you're looking for upside, he's worth the gamble.
27 weeks ago
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 58. Joey Lucchesi
Lucchesi's a fine pitcher, but he really only has two pitches - a fine fastball and an above-average changeup. Although he dabbles with a cutter, it's much more of a show-me pitch, and batters hit .291 last year against it anyway with an xBA of 3.10. It's unlikely he'll make many significant gains, but there's room on your roster for a low-4.00 ERA pitcher with nearly a strikeout per inning. Just make sure it's toward the back end of your rotation.
27 weeks ago
MacKenzie Gore Note
MacKenzie Gore photo 105. MacKenzie Gore
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 118. Matt Strahm
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 124. Drew Pomeranz
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 140. Zach Davies
Luis Patino Note
Luis Patino photo 198. Luis Patino
Adrian Morejon Note
Adrian Morejon photo 263. Adrian Morejon
Pedro Avila Note
Pedro Avila photo 291. Pedro Avila
Michel Baez Note
Michel Baez photo 373. Michel Baez
Anderson Espinoza Note
Anderson Espinoza photo 454. Anderson Espinoza
Jacob Nix Note
Jacob Nix photo 455. Jacob Nix