Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Craig Kimbrel photo 31. Craig Kimbrel RP
Cubs fans have certainly hoped for more than Kimbrel has given them since the signing, but that should turn around quickly now that his version of Spring Training is officially up. Fantasy owners can expect a second tier closer over the second half.
13 weeks ago
Yu Darvish photo 37. Yu Darvish SP
Darvish was so awful to start the season but after the break, he said he was feeling 110% and since then he has been dominant. There is a chance he'll continue the recent success and carry your rotation the rest of the season, but it is by no means the most likely scenario.
13 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks photo 39. Kyle Hendricks SP
Hendricks still carries an excellent WHIP and the ERA isn't far behind. He will never be a SP1 or even SP2, but fantasy owners can feel safe putting Hendricks on the mound most every start even if the strikeouts won't pile up.
13 weeks ago
Cole Hamels photo 43. Cole Hamels SP
Hamels isn't the same pitcher he once was, but the ratios are still running strong and with that, we can expect the wins to bounceback in the second half. He won't strike out 200 batters, but fantasy owners have gotten more than they asked for when they drafted him in the middle of drafts this Spring.
13 weeks ago
Jose Quintana photo 48. Jose Quintana SP
Quintana may be a bigger name, but he isn't producing strikeouts nor strong ratios so, until one or several of those turnaround, there isn't much sense in owning him.
13 weeks ago
Jon Lester photo 52. Jon Lester SP
Lester was excellent in 2018 and started the 2019 season on fire, As the underlying metrics all suggested, the crash downward was inevitable and here we are with his ERA flirting with 4.00 and his WHIP at 1.35. He is still useful, no doubt, but as a SP5 instead of a SP2.
13 weeks ago
Pedro Strop photo 100. Pedro Strop RP
Brandon Morrow is technically the Cubs' closer, but it seems as though he will miss at least a month to open the season. Strop was named the replacement but hasn't been great thus far so let's see if he can straighten himself out before Morrow tries to take the job back.
28 weeks ago
Derek Holland photo 157. Derek Holland SP
Steve Cishek photo 196. Steve Cishek RP
Tyler Chatwood photo 264. Tyler Chatwood SP