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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 23. Hyun Jin Ryu
Fantasy managers expected some regression from Ryu after his career season in 2019 and with him moving to the Blue Jays, but it really didn't come. He continued to be among the best in the game at limiting opposing batters' quality of contact, and upped his strikeout rate to 26.2%, second best of his career. Ryu's 2.69 ERA was a bit higher than the 2.32 mark he put up in in 2019, but his FIP, xFIP, SIERA, and xERA were all the same or better than the previous year. In short, other than the potential for injury, which hasn't been a factor in the last two seasons, there's no reason to doubt Ryu at this point.
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Nate Pearson Note
Nate Pearson photo 80. Nate Pearson
Pearson gained a ton of buzz early in spring training last year, but wound up pitching just 18 innings overall while battling elbow soreness. The stuff is there, without question. His fastball reaches triple digits, his slider is dominant, and his curveball and changeup are far above average. There's always a bit more uncertainty with young power pitchers, particularly when they've had elbow injuries like Pearson has. And, after trading for Steven Matz, the Blue Jays have plenty of rotation depth and shouldn't feel pressured into putting Pearson into their rotation if he struggles in the spring. But the capital necessary to acquire him is minimal, and there are few pitchers who match his upside, making him a fine, late-round dart throw.
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Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 102. Robbie Ray
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 118. Ross Stripling
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 152. Steven Matz
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 193. Tanner Roark
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 201. Tyler Chatwood
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 267. Trent Thornton
Eric Pardinho Note
Eric Pardinho photo 301. Eric Pardinho
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 329. Julian Merryweather
Tommy Milone Note
Tommy Milone photo 357. Tommy Milone
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 394. Jacob Waguespack
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 405. T.J. Zeuch