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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 11. Jack Flaherty
Flaherty ended up with a 4.91 ERA, but that hardly represents his actual performance, given that he allowed nine runs in a three-inning start in September. If you take out that outing, Flaherty had just a 3.13 ERA, and he didn't allow more than three earned runs in any of his eight other starts. Given that Flaherty's season was shorter than most due to the Cardinals' COVID-19 issues, it's fair to essentially throw out at that one abysmal outing, considering his other numbers were relatively consistent from 2019. Indeed, his swinging strike rate improved, as did his K/9 rate and ground ball percentage. With his devastating slider, Flaherty should still be considered one of the top pitchers in the real and fantasy game, and is capable of fronting a fantasy staff.
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Kwang Hyun Kim Note
Kwang Hyun Kim photo 99. Kwang Hyun Kim
If you want upside with a late-round pitcher, you're looking in the wrong place with Kim. Although he put up a 1.62 ERA and 1.07 WHIP last year, his xFIP and SIERA were each about three runs higher than his ERA. He also struck out just 5.54 batters per nine innings, and never showed much strikeout potential in the KBO. That said, for a pitcher who is basically free in drafts, he offers some decent stability, and is worth taking late if you have an otherwise strong staff, particularly with strikeouts. Back tightness may put him on the IL to start the year, but there does not appear to be any long-term concerns.
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Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 105. Adam Wainwright
J.A. Happ Note
J.A. Happ photo 110. J.A. Happ
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 115. Carlos Martinez
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 116. Miles Mikolas
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 168. Jon Lester
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 184. Dakota Hudson
Ljay Newsome Note
Ljay Newsome photo 219. Ljay Newsome
Matt Liberatore Note
Matt Liberatore photo 229. Matt Liberatore
Angel Rondon Note
Angel Rondon photo 338. Angel Rondon
Johan Oviedo Note
Johan Oviedo photo 342. Johan Oviedo
Wade LeBlanc Note
Wade LeBlanc photo 375. Wade LeBlanc
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 437. T.J. Zeuch