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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 11. Blake Snell
Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
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Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 12. Charlie Morton
Morton only got better after leaving the Astros, setting career bests in innings pitched, ERA, WHIP, and strikeout percentage. Batters simply don't hit his curveball, which he throws more than a third of the time, and his fastball is nearly equally as effective. In a dynasty or keeper format, things may be different, as Morton speaks of retirement often. For this year, however, there is zero reason for concern.
10 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 20. Tyler Glasnow
Glasnow was limited to just 60 innings in 2019, but they were pretty glorious ones! His control, which had plagued him since coming to the majors, improved significantly, and his WHIP dropped to an impressive 0.89. He should be fully recovered from his forearm injury heading into the season and has the raw stuff to be a fantasy ace if he can avoid injury. There's risk with Glasnow, but it is worth taking.
10 weeks ago
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 64. Ryan Yarbrough
Yarbrough relied on an opener plenty of times last year, and it helped his win potential, as he tallied 11 despite making just 14 starts. He greatly improved his control last year, leading to just a 1.00 WHIP, but his lack of strikeout upside and mediocre ERA should keep him as an option only in deeper mixed or AL-only leagues.
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Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 67. Yonny Chirinos
Chirinos' strikeout numbers won't help you, but his solid control allows him to limit the damage and keep his ERA and WHIP under control. He'll have a spot in the Rays' rotation once again, and is an unexciting, but fairly reliable option, for deeper and AL-only leagues.
10 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 77. Brendan McKay
McKay had a dominant, albeit brief, minor-league career, but struggled somewhat in his brief time in the majors last year. His solid control and excellent strikeout rate suggests he could eventually do big things in the majors, but considering he's battling a shoulder injury in the spring that stems from last year, he's highly unlikely to make the Rays' rotation out of camp. He's rosterable only in deeper and AL-only leagues.
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Diego Castillo Note
Diego Castillo photo 120. Diego Castillo
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 156. Trevor Richards
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 189. Brent Honeywell Jr.
Andrew Kittredge Note
Andrew Kittredge photo 220. Andrew Kittredge
Anthony Banda Note
Anthony Banda photo 252. Anthony Banda
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 271. Jalen Beeks
Sean Gilmartin Note
Sean Gilmartin photo 363. Sean Gilmartin
Ryan Merritt Note
Ryan Merritt photo 368. Ryan Merritt
Sam McWilliams Note
Sam McWilliams photo 389. Sam McWilliams
Aaron Slegers Note
Aaron Slegers photo 436. Aaron Slegers