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Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Notes

Hyun Jin Ryu Note
Hyun Jin Ryu photo 19. 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 92. Nate Pearson
Pearson is oozing with talent, but he just can't seem to stay healthy. Whether it was elbow soreness last year or the groin strain that is now going to keep him out of action for a bit, something seem to crop up to delay his success in the majors. He wound up pitching just 18 innings overall last year, but 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 rushing Pearson back from injury. In keeper and dynasty formats, he's still a buy, but in redraft leagues, he's probably not worth a pick at this point.
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Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 94. Robbie Ray
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 116. Ross Stripling
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 149. Steven Matz
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 185. Tyler Chatwood
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 192. Tanner Roark
Julian Merryweather Note
Julian Merryweather photo 197. Julian Merryweather
Simeon Woods-Richardson Note
Simeon Woods-Richardson photo 262. Simeon Woods-Richardson
Alek Manoah Note
Alek Manoah photo 294. Alek Manoah
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 304. Trent Thornton
Adam Kloffenstein Note
Adam Kloffenstein photo 327. Adam Kloffenstein
Eric Pardinho Note
Eric Pardinho photo 348. Eric Pardinho
Tommy Milone Note
Tommy Milone photo 354. Tommy Milone
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 425. Jacob Waguespack
T.J. Zeuch Note
T.J. Zeuch photo 438. T.J. Zeuch