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Clay Buchholz or Doug Fister (2014)
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Clay Buchholz (SP)Boston
Doug Fister (SP)Washington
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Over the last 30 days FanGraphs has him totaling a 3.76 FIP in five starts spanning 35.2 innings with a silly 0.8 percent walk rate and 19.4 percent strikeout rate. If he can get back to inducing groundballs at a slightly higher rate, something his work in the past and in his last start suggest he can do, his upside exceeds his 3.76 FIP. Buchholz should be owned in all but the shallowest of leagues, and he has the type of talent that could force him onto roster even in those formats. - Josh Shepardson, The Fantasy Fix
Having failed to average 92 mph in any game earlier in the season, Buchholz has averaged between 92.3 mph and 92.7 mph with his fastball over those four starts. That's great news and provides enough reason to believe that he's back. Target him now while his full-season stats still look terrible. - Mike Podhorzer, Fangraphs
I'm a big fan of Doug Fister, but unless he starts generating more strikeouts his value is going to be minimal. You would think he'd get the number up, especially with the move to the NL, but until he at least shows signs of an improvement we need to keep his ranking a bit suppressed. - Eric Stashin, Roto Professor