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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 47. Marco Gonzales
If you want to buy into performances from the 2020 season, then you'll have Gonzales significantly higher than you would otherwise. He made major gains last year, including up his strikeout rate to a career-best 23.1% and lowering his walk rate to a career-best 2.5%. Bu even with the gains, Gonzales's swinging strike rate was only 8.4% (below his career average), and his fastball velocity is close to the worst in the league. As a pure back end of the rotation starter, he's fine, but do not expect anything close to a 3.10 ERA again, and bake in regression for his strikeouts.
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James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 51. James Paxton
Paxton missed almost the entire 2020 season after straining a flexor in his pitching forearm. Any forearm injury is worrisome because of the connection to the elbow, and Paxton has hardly been the picture of health in his career. He'll try to jumpstart his career again back with the Mariners, and the reports from his workout, where he reportedly touched 94 MPH, were encouraging after his velocity drop last year. When he pitches, he's almost always effective, so he's worth a late-round pick for the potential upside. But the injury history should keep him relatively low on your draft board.
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Yusei Kikuchi Note
Yusei Kikuchi photo 78. Yusei Kikuchi
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 89. Justus Sheffield
Logan Gilbert Note
Logan Gilbert photo 151. Logan Gilbert
Chris Flexen Note
Chris Flexen photo 169. Chris Flexen
Justin Dunn Note
Justin Dunn photo 170. Justin Dunn
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 206. Erik Swanson
Ljay Newsome Note
Ljay Newsome photo 219. Ljay Newsome
Emerson Hancock Note
Emerson Hancock photo 225. Emerson Hancock
George Kirby Note
George Kirby photo 247. George Kirby
Yohan Ramirez Note
Yohan Ramirez photo 274. Yohan Ramirez
Nick Margevicius Note
Nick Margevicius photo 282. Nick Margevicius
Robert Dugger Note
Robert Dugger photo 431. Robert Dugger