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Quality Starts League Primer (2023 Fantasy Baseball)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Jan 31, 2023
Framber Valdez

Quality starts leagues love Framber Valdez.

Randy Johnson, 2009.

Why are we talking about the Big Unit, you may ask? Well, he’s the last pitcher to record his 300th win, as Johnson achieved the milestone as a 45-year-old against the Washington Nationals, as he became the 25th pitcher to have 300 wins in his career.

Since then, nothing.

The active players with the most wins are Justin Verlander (244), Max Scherzer (201), Clayton Kershaw (197), Adam Wainwright (195), and Johnny Cueto (143). None of them are going to reach the milestone, and truthfully, it’s hard to find anyone who may. Gerrit Cole has 130, but he’s already 32 years old.

Pitchers are used differently today, and the fact is that teams realize that wins are luck-driven and don’t mean anything at the end of the day – pitcher wins, that is.


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