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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 57. Jack Flaherty
Here's a guy you just can't go wrong with. He has immaculate control, ace-level stuff, a really high floor and an exceptional Cy Young-level ceiling. Flaherty only pitched 78 innings last season due to shoulder and oblique injuries, but he didn't suffer any structural damage in his shoulder - it was just a strain - so that shouldn't have any lingering impact this season. He's otherwise been pretty durable. One thing to consider is that after being limited last year, Flaherty may have a cap of about 140-150 innings.
11 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 59. Adam Wainwright
Wainwright found the fountain of youth last year, pitching to a 3.05 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP and totaling 17 wins, his most since 2014. He benefitted greatly from the weak NL Central and an outstanding defense, but the bottom line is that Wainwright was just . . . good. His curveball remained effective, his sinker worked well, and he topped 200 innings pitched. Expecting this again as he enters his age-41 season would be overly optimistic, but if you have a strong staff and just need a filler for the back end of your rotation, then Wainwright is your guy.
8 weeks ago
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 72. Steven Matz
Matz had a surprisingly effective year despite moving to the AL East and Toronto, pitching 150 2/3 innings with a 3.82 ERA. We know what he is by now in his career - a strikeout rate that won't hurt you, a decent walk rate that isn't enough to keep his WHIP in check, and a ceiling of about 160 innings. Moving to St. Louis is a great thing for him, however, as he'll benefit from the Cardinals' excellent infield defense (Matz has a 47.1% ground ball rate). But he's essentially a replacement level fantasy starter at this point, and entering his age-31 season, we're probably not going to see much growth.
7 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 128. Miles Mikolas
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 139. Dakota Hudson
Drew VerHagen Note
Drew VerHagen photo 192. Drew VerHagen
Matt Liberatore Note
Matt Liberatore photo 213. Matt Liberatore
Packy Naughton Note
Packy Naughton photo 291. Packy Naughton
Johan Oviedo Note
Johan Oviedo photo 300. Johan Oviedo
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 305. T.J. Zeuch
Jake Woodford Note
Jake Woodford photo 317. Jake Woodford
Aaron Brooks Note
Aaron Brooks photo 395. Aaron Brooks