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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes
Corey Kluber Note
Corey Kluber photo 23. Corey Kluber
Kluber showed some skills decline in 2018, but nothing could have prepared fantasy owners for the disaster that was 2019. He got off to a terrible start before a broken forearm ended his season. Now with the Rangers, Kluber will get a fresh start and look to rebuild some of his real and fantasy value. Throw out the 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP from last year - Kluber hasn't declined to that extent. Expect him to provide very solid, albeit not pristine, numbers, if he can stay healthy.
6 weeks ago
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 28. Lance Lynn
Lynn was truly phenomenal last season, turning his velocity gains into both an increase in strikeout rate and a massive drop in walk rate. Everything Lynn did in 2019 was backed up by his underlying metrics, so there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2020. But it's fair to consider how out of character Lynn's year was, an add just a wee bit of caution to your projections.
6 weeks ago
Mike Minor Note
Mike Minor photo 43. Mike Minor
The Rangers pushed Minor to reach 200 strikeouts and, although his 3.59 ERA shows he surpassed expectations, there was really fairly little to get excited about. Minor's FIP and xFIP were substantially higher than his ERA, his WHIP was mediocre, and his strikeout rate hardly impressed. He's a pitcher you draft to solidify the back end of your rotation, but nothing more.
6 weeks ago
Jose Leclerc Note
Jose Leclerc photo 66. Jose Leclerc
The Rangers signed Leclerc to be their closer but he just absolutely refused to hold down the job in 2019. Bouts of ineffectiveness were followed by dominant stretches in mop-up duty, which were again followed by failures in the ninth inning. Above everything else, Leclerc has to again get his walks below four per nine innings as he did in 2018. Absent that, even though he'll begin the year as the Rangers' closer, he'll unlikely end it that way.
6 weeks ago
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 95. Kyle Gibson
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 122. Jordan Lyles
Jesse Chavez Note
Jesse Chavez photo 220. Jesse Chavez
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 242. Kolby Allard
Brett Martin Note
Brett Martin photo 256. Brett Martin
Joe Palumbo Note
Joe Palumbo photo 273. Joe Palumbo
Derek Law Note
Derek Law photo 359. Derek Law
Yohander Mendez Note
Yohander Mendez photo 374. Yohander Mendez
Taylor Hearn Note
Taylor Hearn photo 386. Taylor Hearn
Ariel Jurado Note
Ariel Jurado photo 394. Ariel Jurado
Edinson Volquez Note
Edinson Volquez photo 398. Edinson Volquez
Jonathan Hernandez Note
Jonathan Hernandez photo 434. Jonathan Hernandez