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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 7. Jack Flaherty
If ever there were a tale of two halves, it was Flaherty's 2019 season. A 4.64 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in the first half, followed by a preposterous 0.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in the second half. His strikeout rate jumped, his walk rate dropped, and he saw a gain of almost a mile per hour on his fastball. The real Flaherty likely lies somewhere in between his first and second halves, but that should be a top-10 pitcher in 2020.
7 weeks ago
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 57. Carlos Martinez
Martinez's shoulder weakness pushed him to the bullpen, where he eventually successfully took over for Jordan Hicks as the closer for the Cardinals. His 2020 role remains in flux, as it appears he'll be given an opportunity to win back the starting role he so covets, but his success is far from assured. Martinez should provide value in the rotation or the bullpen, so given that you won't need to spend much draft capital to get him anyway, don't shy away.
7 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 71. Miles Mikolas
Mikolas took a step back from his stellar 2018 season, adding more than a run onto his ERA and 0.15 onto his WHIP. With an extremely low strikeout rate, his numbers (4.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) don't warrant a roster spot. Add to that his forearm injury that will likely sideline him into May, and Mikolas can be off the fantasy radar.
7 weeks ago
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 103. Dakota Hudson
Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 145. Adam Wainwright
Ryan Helsley Note
Ryan Helsley photo 146. Ryan Helsley
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 154. Alex Reyes
With Miles Mikolas now dealing with a forearm injury, it seems likely that he will miss some time or even be shut down. That leaves the final spot up for grabs between Kwang-Hyun Kim, Reyes, and Daniel Ponce de Leon. Among them, Kim is considered the frontrunner, but Reyes is far and away the most talented. In fact, he has been receiving rave reviews from the coaching staff already and they've said all winter that they'd love to have him in the rotation if he was healthy and his velocity was back to where it should be. If Reyes wins this job, he could be the breakout ace of the year for fantasy teams.
10 weeks ago
John Gant Note
John Gant photo 168. John Gant
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 169. Daniel Ponce de Leon
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 296. Austin Gomber
Alvaro Seijas Note
Alvaro Seijas photo 329. Alvaro Seijas
Genesis Cabrera Note
Genesis Cabrera photo 411. Genesis Cabrera
Ricardo Sanchez Note
Ricardo Sanchez photo 466. Ricardo Sanchez
Jake Woodford Note
Jake Woodford photo 468. Jake Woodford