Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Justin Verlander photo 1. Justin Verlander HOU
Verlander's 0.85 WHIP is almost unbelievable, as is the fact that he has already struck out 172 batters with 40% of the season to go. While he is firmly entrenched in the top tier, he is still behind Scherzer as the #1 starter in fantasy baseball.
4 weeks ago
Max Scherzer photo 2. Max Scherzer WSH
With a short IL stint, Verlander has passed up Scherzer as the top performer so far this year but the stay should be brief, as there is no better fantasy pitcher in the game when healthy than Scherzer. In fact, he may be #4 in all of fantasy behind only Trout, Yelich and Bellinger.
4 weeks ago
Gerrit Cole photo 3. Gerrit Cole HOU
Cole reached 200 Ks once again and may very well end up north of 300 by season's end. His ERA won't be quite as low as Scherzer's because of his struggles in preventing homers, but there is little doubt he is a top-tier starter this year.
4 weeks ago
Jacob deGrom photo 4. Jacob deGrom NYM
deGrom won't finish with the magical sub 2.00 ERA we saw last season but with the way things are going, it should once again end up below 3.00 with well over 220 Ks. The wins, of course, won't be there on the Mets, but even so, he is a clear-cut SP1.
4 weeks ago
Chris Sale photo 5. Chris Sale BOS
It sure was ugly to start the year but Sale has settled in nicely since then and has now compiled over 160 Ks through the first half. That 4+ ERA isn't pretty, but know that it is highly likely that number will continue to improve over the final few months of the year.
4 weeks ago
Walker Buehler photo 6. Walker Buehler LAD
Buehler was exceptional in the second half last year then had mighty struggles to begin the 2019 campaign. Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief, however, as he is back to pulverizing hitters like the top five starter he is.
4 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw photo 7. Clayton Kershaw LAD
Kershaw certainly isn't the same dominant pitcher that everyone was drafting in the first round every year but that by no means implies he is washed up. Rather, he keeps chugging along with a WHIP near 1.00, a sub 3 ERA and nearly a K-per inning. That will do.
4 weeks ago
Zack Greinke photo 8. Zack Greinke HOU
Greinke isn't your prototypical strikeout heavy ace but he is as reliable as they come in the ratios which will, of course, translate to plenty of wins as well. If he is your SP1 on your roster, you should feel pretty good about your team.
4 weeks ago
Stephen Strasburg photo 9. Stephen Strasburg WSH
Strasburg has never put it together for a full season, and while this isn't exactly the best we've seen from him, he may finally finish the season as that top 10 starting pitcher we always imagined him to be with 18 wins, 250 Ks and strong ratios.
4 weeks ago
Trevor Bauer photo 10. Trevor Bauer CIN
Bauer's season has been a series of major highs and major lows. In all, it has come to a mildly disappointing first half, but somehow still a SP1. It seems now that Cleveland will hang onto him since they are back in the race so perhaps we will get more of the same in the second half.
4 weeks ago
Aaron Nola photo 11. Aaron Nola PHI
Nola began the season much like many of the other aces: with horrible ratios and fantasy owners all devastated. He has fixed whatever issues he may have been having, however, and is now roaring back in both ERA and WHIP while striking out everyone in sight.
4 weeks ago
Patrick Corbin photo 12. Patrick Corbin WSH
Corbin has seen his ratios drop a bit from last season's incredible breakout, but he is still going to strikeout 220 batters and don't be surprised if he ends up at 15 wins despite struggling to reach double-digits in the first 4 months.
4 weeks ago
Luis Castillo photo 13. Luis Castillo CIN
Castillo was everyone's favorite breakout candidate and boy has he sure delivered. Through the first half, fantasy owners have received nearly 140 Ks, a sub 2.50 ERA and a WHIP hovering around 1.10. He may very well be a top 10 starting pitcher at the end of the season.
4 weeks ago
Charlie Morton photo 14. Charlie Morton TB
Morton was about as safe of a late-round starting pitcher steal as you'll ever find.Even so, no one anticipated the year he is having with a 250 K pace to go with incredible ratios and perhaps 16 or 17 wins if he keeps it up in the second half.
4 weeks ago
Hyun-Jin Ryu photo 15. Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD
As we enter August, Ryu is still rocking a sub 1.00 WHIP and a sub 2.00 ERA. Now, whether he can sustain that is clearly a no, but who would complain if he finishes the year with a 2.50 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 200 Ks? Certainly not the guy who drafted him in the 20th round.
4 weeks ago
Noah Syndergaard photo 16. Noah Syndergaard NYM
Thor may have elite stuff but the strikeout numbers and ERA are definitely not there this season. That can always change with a talent like this, but it is by no means a guarantee, nor are wins when he pitches in front of a lousy Mets' offense.
4 weeks ago
Jose Berrios photo 17. Jose Berrios MIN
Berrios may not be the strikeout pitcher we saw when he entered the league with such electric stuff, but he is still getting the job done, and perhaps better than any other point in his career. Fantasy owners have a top 20 starter in Berrios.
4 weeks ago
Shane Bieber photo 18. Shane Bieber CLE
Underlying stats all screamed that Bieber was due for a huge season and anyone who believed it is dancing in the streets right now. It seems to be legitimate too so don't be getting the crazy idea of trying to sell him while his stock is high.
4 weeks ago
James Paxton photo 19. James Paxton NYY
As always, Paxton missed some time and it would be no surprise if it happened again in the second half. With that said, he is still striking out loads of batters but will need to fix his ratios if he wants to be considered a top 20 starting pitcher anymore.
4 weeks ago
Mike Clevinger photo 20. Mike Clevinger CLE
Clevinger spent quite a bit of time on the IL but since he has returned, it has been absolute gold. With the way he is going, he may move up from top 20 starting pitchers to top 10 by the end of the season.
4 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty photo 21. Jack Flaherty STL
Flaherty hasn't been anywhere near as strong as he was as a rookie, but even so, 200 Ks appears to be likely and the WHIP is strong once again. If the Cardinals start supporting him at the plate, he may finish with a dozen wins too which isn't bad for a SP3.
4 weeks ago
Madison Bumgarner photo 22. Madison Bumgarner SF
Bumgarner is pitching well again with over a strikeout per inning and a strong WHIP but it could go downhill quick if he is traded to a ballpark like Yankee Stadium. Even if it happens, he would likely still be somewhat useful, just as a SP5 instead of SP3.
4 weeks ago
Zack Wheeler photo 23. Zack Wheeler NYM
Wheeler was so terrific in the second half last year that it seemed inevitable that he would at least have a solid season, but that hasn't happened yet. He still has the stuff to finish strong but at this point, fantasy owners can't say he is a SP3.
4 weeks ago
Matthew Boyd photo 24. Matthew Boyd DET
Boyd has been extraordinary with 160 Ks already and while that is near certain to continue, he could see a further jump if Detroit does end up dealing him to a contender where he can get some wins, and specifically in the NL where his ratios would also benefit.
4 weeks ago
David Price photo 25. David Price BOS
Price was so much better just a few years ago that it is easy to think of him as washed up, but he is still accomplishing plenty for fantasy owners, just not at the ace level. Rather, his numbers are more in the SP3 range but he remains reliable.
4 weeks ago
German Marquez photo 26. German Marquez COL
Marquez has been downright dreadful at home this year but is once again solid on the road. You can continue to use him in half his starts while we wait out that top 20 potential and see if it returns.
4 weeks ago
Chris Paddack photo 27. Chris Paddack SD
If Paddack were going to pitch the entire season, he would be a strong contender for NL Rookie of the Year but the most likely scenario is that the Padres shut him down at some point since they aren't contending and he hasn't thrown many innings at any point in his injury-riddled MILB career.
4 weeks ago
Blake Snell photo 28. Blake Snell TB
Every underlying metric last year was screaming regression and this year it is the very opposite, which should leave fantasy owners to expect somewhere in between during the second half. It it worth putting in an offer in case you can still buy-low.
4 weeks ago
Masahiro Tanaka photo 29. Masahiro Tanaka NYY
It would be one thing if Tanaka's ERA was the only stat taking a hit this season, but perhaps more disappointing has been his K-rate plummeting. He may still have some upside in the second half, but m ore than likely we are looking at a SP5.
4 weeks ago
Robbie Ray photo 30. Robbie Ray ARI
Over the last few year's Ray has been the epitome of a volatile pitcher. This year hasn't been any different, as he still struggles with the home run and as a result, carries an ERA near 4. The strikeouts will still be there, of course, but until he fixes that ERA, he is merely a SP3.
4 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks photo 31. Kyle Hendricks CHC
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.
4 weeks ago
Caleb Smith photo 32. Caleb Smith MIA
Smith may be the most exciting of several excellent young Marlins pitchers. Granted, he won't get to even a dozen wins but 200 Ks is a distinct possibility since he has regained his excellent strikeout numbers from prior to his injury that ended the 2018 season.
19 weeks ago
Domingo German photo 33. Domingo German NYY
German started the season positively on fire and while he has slowed down a bit, he is still leading the American League in wins and is a near lock to finish the season as a top 25 fantasy starter.
4 weeks ago
Cole Hamels photo 34. Cole Hamels CHC
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.
4 weeks ago
Sonny Gray photo 35. Sonny Gray CIN
Sonny Gray was a disaster the last few years in New York but has reinvented himself with the Reds and made the All-Star team as a result. It doesn't appear to be a fluke either, as all the underlying data supports his resurgence into the fantasy scene.
4 weeks ago
Mike Minor photo 36. Mike Minor TEX
You may not feel great about Minor repeating his first half and you shouldn't, but even with extreme regression, he would still be well worth owning. Don't be surprised when he finishes with 200 Ks and an ERA below 3.5.
4 weeks ago
Mike Soroka photo 37. Mike Soroka ATL
Soroka was blazing for a while and has come back down to earth a little. It should continue to be a slide over the second half as his batted ball data catches up to his stats but he is still without a doubt a top 40 starting pitcher at this point.
4 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda photo 38. Kenta Maeda LAD
Maeda carries an incredible WHIP but the ERA isn't exactly there so far. He'll get some wins and is racking up a strikeout per inning, but until that ERA comes down, he will remain outside the top 25 fantasy starters.
4 weeks ago
Yu Darvish photo 39. Yu Darvish CHC
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.
4 weeks ago
Lucas Giolito photo 40. Lucas Giolito CWS
Giolito was the worst pitcher in baseball last year but saw a spike in velocity and returned to the ace we once thought he may become. The breakout is legitimate with 200+ Ks a virtual lock to go with 15+ wins and excellent ratios.
4 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 41. Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
Rodriguez has strong strikeout stuff and is picking up wins with the Red Sox lineup behind him, but neither his ERA nor WHIP are above average. With that combination, we are looking at a fringe SP4/SP3.
4 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas photo 42. Miles Mikolas STL
Mikolas was strong last year but it hasn't exactly carried over this year. The ratios aren't bad, especially his WHIP but without Ks being there, he might not be worthy of a fantasy roster spot.
4 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove photo 43. Joe Musgrove PIT
Musgrove has excellent stuff and could explode in the second half but fantasy owners definitely shouldn't rely on that. Rather, he is primarily a streaming starter that you use in strong matchups at home.
4 weeks ago
Chris Archer photo 44. Chris Archer PIT
Archer's ERA is still well above 5.00 with a lousy WHIP as well. He is getting K's but has just 3 wins as a result of the ratios. With that said, he continues to flash big games here and there so it can't hurt much to keep him on your bench for now and use him in spot starts while you wait for the bounceback..
4 weeks ago
Jake Odorizzi photo 45. Jake Odorizzi MIN
As great as Odorizzi has been, his HR/FB rate is unsustainable so that ERA should slowly creep back toward his career average. There is no doubt he has improved, however, just probably not all the way to a SP2 like we've seen so far this season.
4 weeks ago
Corey Kluber photo 46. Corey Kluber CLE
Kluber has been out for months and wasn't even very good prior to the injury so let's hold off on SP1 type expectations when he finally returns in a few weeks. With that said, he does still have that upside, of course, so don't hesitate to put in an offer if you are already locked into the H2H playoffs.
4 weeks ago
Jon Lester photo 47. Jon Lester CHC
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.
4 weeks ago
Jon Gray photo 48. Jon Gray COL
Gray may very well be an ace if he pitched in a different home park, but unfortunately, he does pitch half his games in Coors and as a result, is really only useful in half his starts. Even that that, he is still worth owning.
4 weeks ago
Jose Quintana photo 49. Jose Quintana CHC
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.
4 weeks ago
Joey Lucchesi photo 50. Joey Lucchesi SD
Lucchesi is by no means a must-own, but he has been getting the job done with nearly a strikeout per inning to go with a strong WHIP. You can get by with him as your SP5, or preferably as a streamer.
4 weeks ago
Kyle Gibson photo 51. Kyle Gibson MIN
Gibson is not especially impressive in any of the five primary categories but he is solid in each of them so he makes for a solid 5th or even 4th starting pitcher.
4 weeks ago
Marcus Stroman photo 52. Marcus Stroman NYM
Once again, Stroman is pitching deep into games but without many strikeouts. The big difference, however, has been a vast improvement in his ratios and that may further improve if he gets dealt to a better ballpark and perhaps an NL team.
4 weeks ago
Lance Lynn photo 53. Lance Lynn TEX
Lynn may struggle to keep his ERA below 4.00 in that ballpark but with 240 Ks and 17 wins by year's end, fantasy owners will have no trouble looking past the ERA issue. Lynn is solidly a top 30 fantasy starter from this point forward.
4 weeks ago
Dallas Keuchel photo 54. Dallas Keuchel ATL
As always, Keuchel isn't striking anyone out but he is pitching deep into games and picking up wins with solid but unspectacular ratios. He is a solid SP5 in fantasy leagues.
4 weeks ago
Max Fried photo 55. Max Fried ATL
Fried entered the second half on the IL but when he returns, fantasy owners have a solid fifth starting pitcher who will pick up wins, strike out a handful of batters most start and won't kill your ratios at all.
4 weeks ago
J.A. Happ photo 56. J.A. Happ NYY
Wade Miley photo 57. Wade Miley HOU
It may feel odd rostering someone like Wade Miley over a big name like Mad-Bum or Chris Archer, but with the way he has pitched, Miley needs to be owned and used everywhere. His ERA may end up south of 3.00 by the end of the season and his WHIP is great too.
4 weeks ago
Brandon Woodruff photo 58. Brandon Woodruff MIL
Woodruff has been insane, striking out 133 first half batters to go with a 1.13 WHIP. You can look past that 3.53 ERA as the underlying metrics suggest it will come down in the second half, giving fantasy owners a total stud.
4 weeks ago
Andrew Heaney photo 59. Andrew Heaney LAA
Ross Stripling photo 60. Ross Stripling LAD
While not as terrific as last year, Stripling hasn't disappointed by any measure other than the fact that the Dodgers' insane rotational depth hasn't allowed for enough innings. While he starts, however, Stripling is well worth owning.
4 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales photo 61. Marco Gonzales SEA
Carlos Martinez photo 62. Carlos Martinez STL
Martinez has performed well as the Cardinals closer and if that were expected to continue, he'd be a lock for the top 15 relievers, but it seems as though they might dangle him at the deadline and who knows what his role would be in a new situation.
4 weeks ago
Rick Porcello photo 63. Rick Porcello BOS
Porcello may have won a Cy Young but at this point in his career, there is no sense in even streaming him, let alone rostering him.
4 weeks ago
Michael Pineda photo 64. Michael Pineda MIN
The ERA certainly isn't pretty and Pineda is no longer a big-time strikeout pitcher, but he has been solid enough, especially in the WHIP department that you can use him in select starts as a streamer.
4 weeks ago
Steven Matz photo 65. Steven Matz NYM
Shohei Ohtani photo 66. Shohei Ohtani LAA
We've now seen 162 games played so far in Ohtani's career and he has produced loads of power to go with speed, and plenty of runs and RBIs along with a terrific batting average. To put it plainly, this type of production is only reserved for top 20 fantasy hitters.
4 weeks ago
Yonny Chirinos photo 67. Yonny Chirinos TB
Chirinos may not have the most impressive underlying metrics, but he just keeps getting it done from a ratio standpoint and as expected, the wins have followed. Don't expect 200 Ks or anywhere close, but he is a plenty useful piece for your rotation.
4 weeks ago
Zac Gallen photo 68. Zac Gallen ARI
Since his promotion, Gallen has merely been mediocre for fantasy owners, but he was so sensational in the minor leagues that you'd have to expect his MLB numbers to improve a bit over a larger sample size. Don't give up on him if he has another bad week or two,
4 weeks ago
Anibal Sanchez photo 69. Anibal Sanchez WSH
Jake Arrieta photo 70. Jake Arrieta PHI
Arrieta is merely a streamer at this point, and one that won't even strike out many hitters even in a solid matchup so don't hesitate to drop him if you need a roster spot.
4 weeks ago
Griffin Canning photo 71. Griffin Canning LAA
After a strong start for Canning, he has come crashing back down to earth over the past month. There may still be some streaming starts that you can use him in but feel free to drop him now if you haven't already.
4 weeks ago
Brad Peacock photo 72. Brad Peacock HOU
When Peacock returns to health, he is expected to be tossed back into the rotation even with rumors that Houston may acquire another arm. As long as Peacock continues starting, he will prove well worth a fantasy roster spot.
4 weeks ago
Yusei Kikuchi photo 73. Yusei Kikuchi SEA
Kikuchi's numbers from Japan translate to an MLB pitcher similar to Zack Wheeler last year, and like Wheeler, Kikuchi's arm could potentially blossom into much more to fantasy owners. He is by no means similar to Ohtani or Darvish before him, but 370 Ks and a 2.45 ERA in his last two seasons is nothing to sneeze at.
20 weeks ago
Reynaldo Lopez photo 74. Reynaldo Lopez CWS
Luis Severino photo 75. Luis Severino NYY
Severino likely won't be back until late August or early September as there is no need for the Yankees to rush him back. Although you will only get a few weeks of production, he will still be worth hanging onto as we are likely talking about a top 20 starting pitcher once he is activated.
4 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija photo 76. Jeff Samardzija SF
Pitching in San Francisco certainly helps any starter, and while you might not want to use Samardzija on the road, he can be relied on for strong ratios and some Ks in half his starts.
4 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco photo 77. Carlos Carrasco CLE
We haven't heard whether Carrasco will return this season, and while he would likely be a useful fantasy asset if he did, it doesn't make sense to hold out hope and hang onto him if you need to clear up a roster spot somewhere.
4 weeks ago
Mike Fiers photo 78. Mike Fiers OAK
Fiers is getting the job done this season with a 1.12 WHIP and an ERA well below 4.00. With that has come plenty of wins, but there aren't enough strikeouts to put him in the top 50 fantasy starters.
4 weeks ago
Mike Foltynewicz photo 79. Mike Foltynewicz ATL
Foltynewicz was tremendous last year but has been so bad once he returned from the IL that he is now in the minors and struggling there. Keep an eye on him, but it is probably a lost cause at this point.
4 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow photo 80. Tyler Glasnow TB
The Rays were already taking their time with Glasnow then he had a setback so his return is still up in the air. It could happen in August, or perhaps he will be shut down for the season. You can't drop him yet just in case, however, as he would deliver top 15 SP numbers the moment he returns.
4 weeks ago
Rich Hill photo 81. Rich Hill LAD
With so many players on the IL, it might not make sense to hold onto Hill who doesn't even have a timetable for return quite yet. He is always excellent when he pitches, however, so if he does return, scramble to scoop him back up.
4 weeks ago
Alex Wood photo 82. Alex Wood CIN
Julio Teheran photo 83. Julio Teheran ATL
Teheran is chugging along once again for the Braves with an ERA below 4.00 and a WHIP below 1.30. He won't strike out a batter per inning and doesn't have many wins yet but with the strong ratios, he is worth owning as a depth piece.
4 weeks ago
Pablo Lopez photo 84. Pablo Lopez MIA
Julio Urias photo 85. Julio Urias LAD
When on the mound, Urias is about as good as it gets for a youngster with an ERA sitting at 2.25 and a WHIP below 1.00. The issue, of course, is that he only throws a handful of innings at most in a given week. There is still use for that, but not much more than someone like Ryan Pressley.
4 weeks ago
Nathan Eovaldi photo 86. Nathan Eovaldi BOS
The Red Sox have made it clear that Eovaldi is who they expect to fix their bullpen issues. Whether or not it lasts is anyone's guess, but for the time being, he is the man getting saves for this playoff contender so he needs to be owned.
4 weeks ago
Brendan McKay photo 87. Brendan McKay TB
McKay has started out by pitching great in his first few appearances. While he might not exactly be an ace the rest of the season, he is certainly one rookie you can rely on over the second half, perhaps as a SP3.
4 weeks ago
Trevor Williams photo 88. Trevor Williams PIT
Vince Velasquez photo 91. Vince Velasquez PHI
Velasquez is back in the rotation, and while many games will be a total trainwreck, he does have some strikeout upside and posts solid streaming performances every so often.
4 weeks ago
Tyler Mahle photo 92. Tyler Mahle CIN
Mahle is now on the IL and you may not love his 4.93 ERA, but the 106 Ks and terrific underlying metrics make him well worth paying attention to once he returns.
4 weeks ago
Nick Pivetta photo 93. Nick Pivetta PHI
Pivetta flashed a few good starts after he was called back up but then plummeted in value again and was sent to the bullpen. He is worth keeping an eye on, however, in case anything changes.
4 weeks ago
Tanner Roark photo 94. Tanner Roark OAK
Roark may not have the best stuff in the world but he has managed to strike out 100 batters already in just 102 innings to go with solid ratios. It may not feel great, but you can use him in most starts.
4 weeks ago
Zach Eflin photo 95. Zach Eflin PHI
Dinelson Lamet photo 96. Dinelson Lamet SD
Lamet has allowed plenty of runs in his first three starts, but is striking out plenty of hitters and clearly has the upside that warrants owning him as a project who could explode in the second half.
4 weeks ago
Jakob Junis photo 97. Jakob Junis KC
Trevor Richards photo 98. Trevor Richards TB
Richards carried a 4.42 ERA with 4 wins last year and formerly played independent baseball after going undrafted. It helps, however, that he has the best changeup in baseball. Richards' changeup is Trevor Hoffman-esque. It carried a 41.2% whiff rate with a .214 xWOBA. It certainly helped his performance when he adjusted by throwing it 38% of the time instead of 23% of the time at the start of the season. In those closing months, hitters were so focused on his filthy change-up that his slider suddenly became even more deadly than the changeup. With two of the most useful pitches in baseball, Richards could breakout this year in Miami much like Jake Peavy did in in 2004 after a rough start to his career.
20 weeks ago
Aaron Sanchez photo 99. Aaron Sanchez HOU
Luke Weaver photo 100. Luke Weaver ARI
Jordan Yamamoto photo 101. Jordan Yamamoto MIA
Kevin Gausman photo 102. Kevin Gausman CIN
Dylan Cease photo 103. Dylan Cease CWS
Cease has struggled in his first few starts since being promoted but he definitely has fantasy-relevant stuff and even if you don't want to own him now, keep him on waiver wire speed-dial.
4 weeks ago
Matt Strahm photo 104. Matt Strahm SD
Strahm has shown enough promise that we can keep an eye on him in the second half, but more likely than not, he will only be an occasional streamer in home games against easy opponents.
4 weeks ago
Ryan Yarbrough photo 105. Ryan Yarbrough TB
Sandy Alcantara photo 106. Sandy Alcantara MIA
Jameson Taillon photo 107. Jameson Taillon PIT
Taillon wasn't as impressive as everyone expected at the start of the season as everyone expected but when he returns, he should still be a SP4 at the very least. He began throwing again recently and should be back in action in mid-August.
4 weeks ago
Chris Bassitt photo 108. Chris Bassitt OAK
Eric Lauer photo 109. Eric Lauer SD
Lauer has had some dreadful outings in Coors this year, but other than that, he has consistently been producing strong performances. You can use him in the vast majority of his starts as a SP5.
4 weeks ago
Martin Perez photo 110. Martin Perez MIN
Zach Davies photo 111. Zach Davies MIL
Davies still has an ERA below 3.00, but his WHIP is not all that impressive and he strikes out fewer hitters than just about every pitcher in the league so while he isn't the worst use of a roster spot, his upside is limited.
4 weeks ago
CC Sabathia photo 112. CC Sabathia NYY
Collin McHugh photo 113. Collin McHugh HOU
Jordan Lyles photo 114. Jordan Lyles MIL
Jesus Luzardo photo 115. Jesus Luzardo OAK
Luzardo is back on the IL for the A's and it now seems likely that he won't throw a ball again this season. If the A's decide to be aggressive, however, Luzardo has the stuff to surge onto the scene in September.
4 weeks ago
Dylan Bundy photo 116. Dylan Bundy BAL
Sergio Romo photo 117. Sergio Romo MIN
Although he isn't the most exciting closer, Romo does, in fact, get the save opportunities for his team and isn't exactly struggling in the ratios. He won't strikeout even 60 batters this season but you can't find better on waivers.
4 weeks ago
Jimmy Nelson photo 118. Jimmy Nelson MIL
Nelson was top five in xFIP prior to his injury that has taken much longer to recover from than expected. There is a chance he will return in May, but even if he does, it doesn't necessarily mean he will return to form right away or even ever.
19 weeks ago
Brad Keller photo 119. Brad Keller KC
Josh James photo 120. Josh James HOU
James missed out on the rotation thanks to a Spring Training injury then proceeded to struggle in the bullpen, but he has been electric of late and may end up in the rotation after all in the coming weeks so keep a close eye on him.
4 weeks ago
Jhoulys Chacin photo 121. Jhoulys Chacin MIL
Freddy Peralta photo 122. Freddy Peralta MIL
There is no doubt that Peralta has been a disappointment but has still been piling up strikeouts and has been good enough out of the pen the last month that there may be some hope remaining that he ends up back in the rotation before long.
4 weeks ago
Ian Kennedy photo 123. Ian Kennedy KC
Kyle Freeland photo 124. Kyle Freeland COL
Chase Anderson photo 125. Chase Anderson MIL
Michael Wacha photo 126. Michael Wacha STL
Danny Duffy photo 127. Danny Duffy KC
Zack Godley photo 128. Zack Godley TOR
Andrew Cashner photo 129. Andrew Cashner BOS
Cashner was impressive enough in Baltimore that the Red Sox went out and acquired him, and while he hasn't been useful for them yet, he is good enough that you can consider him as a streamer here and there.
4 weeks ago
Mike Leake photo 130. Mike Leake ARI
Forrest Whitley photo 131. Forrest Whitley HOU
Whitley was the top pitching prospect going into the season but has been terrible thus far in the minors. If that turns around, he may end up useful in MLB by the end of the season.
4 weeks ago
Alex Reyes photo 132. Alex Reyes STL
Reyes suffered yet another injury in the minor leagues and was struggling with his command anyways. If he gets healthy and straightens out his stuff, he could be deadly by September in the bigs.
4 weeks ago
Drew Pomeranz photo 133. Drew Pomeranz MIL
Gio Gonzalez photo 134. Gio Gonzalez MIL
Sean Newcomb photo 135. Sean Newcomb ATL
Derek Holland photo 137. Derek Holland CHC
Trevor Cahill photo 138. Trevor Cahill LAA
Adam Wainwright photo 139. Adam Wainwright STL
Wainwright has posted enough solid games, particularly at home that he can be used in several streaming matchups the rest of the season.
4 weeks ago
Touki Toussaint photo 140. Touki Toussaint ATL
Framber Valdez photo 141. Framber Valdez HOU
Jerad Eickhoff photo 143. Jerad Eickhoff PHI
Logan Allen photo 144. Logan Allen CLE
Felix Pena photo 145. Felix Pena LAA
Trevor May photo 146. Trevor May MIN
May did not win the closer job in Minnesota. While he may get a few saves here and there, Rocco Baldelli is employing a true closer by committee approach. May can be used as a Josh Hader-lite, but otherwise is droppable.
19 weeks ago
Tyler Beede photo 147. Tyler Beede SF
Trent Thornton photo 148. Trent Thornton TOR
Tyler Skaggs photo 149. Tyler Skaggs FA
Cal Quantrill photo 150. Cal Quantrill SD
Jason Vargas photo 151. Jason Vargas PHI
Homer Bailey photo 152. Homer Bailey OAK
John Gant photo 154. John Gant STL
Gant has been nothing but sensational for the Cardinals this year. He won't strike everyone out, but he is racking up wins while improving fantasy team ratios and may even have an outside chance at saves if Carlos Martinez is dealt.
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Mike Montgomery photo 155. Mike Montgomery KC
Drew Smyly photo 156. Drew Smyly PHI
Matt Harvey photo 157. Matt Harvey OAK
Dustin May photo 158. Dustin May LAD
Jon Duplantier photo 159. Jon Duplantier ARI
Mitch Keller photo 161. Mitch Keller PIT
Keller came up for three starts late in the Spring and wasn't all that useful to fantasy owners, but he is one of the top pitching prospects remaining in the minors so pay attention in case he called up.
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Carlos Rodon photo 162. Carlos Rodon CWS
Kyle Wright photo 163. Kyle Wright ATL
Wright was dreadful in his debut earlier in the season then was beat up again in his return. He may not get another chance, but if he does, don't give up on him as there is still plenty of upside.
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Bryse Wilson photo 164. Bryse Wilson ATL
Jalen Beeks photo 166. Jalen Beeks BOS
Tommy Milone photo 167. Tommy Milone SEA
Adrian Sampson photo 168. Adrian Sampson TEX
Jose Urena photo 169. Jose Urena MIA
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 171. Daniel Ponce de Leon STL
It seems as though the Cardinals have made up their mind about keeping Ponce de Leon in the rotation. He won't strike out many hitters, but perhaps he can win a few games while not hurting your ratios. Don't sleep on him being dealt for a pitcher like Stroman, however.
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Seth Lugo photo 172. Seth Lugo NYM
Nick Kingham photo 173. Nick Kingham TOR
Brett Anderson photo 174. Brett Anderson OAK
Joe Ross photo 175. Joe Ross WSH
Clay Buchholz photo 177. Clay Buchholz TOR
Sean Manaea photo 178. Sean Manaea OAK
Justus Sheffield photo 179. Justus Sheffield SEA
Jaime Barria photo 180. Jaime Barria LAA
Frankie Montas photo 181. Frankie Montas OAK
Adbert Alzolay photo 183. Adbert Alzolay CHC
Ryan Borucki photo 184. Ryan Borucki TOR
A.J. Puk photo 185. A.J. Puk OAK
After a year on the IL, Puk is back to pitching and while the results haven't been pretty, he still has great stuff and could be dangerous as a fantasy asset once the A's call him up in September.
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Peter Lambert photo 186. Peter Lambert COL
Tony Gonsolin photo 187. Tony Gonsolin LAD
Marcus Walden photo 188. Marcus Walden BOS
Danny Salazar photo 189. Danny Salazar CLE
Tyson Ross photo 190. Tyson Ross DET
Wade LeBlanc photo 191. Wade LeBlanc SEA
Daniel Norris photo 192. Daniel Norris DET
Daniel Mengden photo 193. Daniel Mengden OAK
Marco Estrada photo 194. Marco Estrada OAK
Ivan Nova photo 195. Ivan Nova CWS
Corbin Martin photo 196. Corbin Martin ARI
Luis Cessa photo 197. Luis Cessa NYY
Ariel Jurado photo 198. Ariel Jurado TEX
Jake Faria photo 199. Jake Faria MIL
Sam Gaviglio photo 200. Sam Gaviglio TOR
Tyler Chatwood photo 201. Tyler Chatwood CHC
Tyler Anderson photo 202. Tyler Anderson COL
Alex Cobb photo 203. Alex Cobb BAL
Joe Biagini photo 204. Joe Biagini HOU
Dan Straily photo 205. Dan Straily PHI
Johnny Cueto photo 206. Johnny Cueto SF
Jarlin Garcia photo 207. Jarlin Garcia MIA
Taijuan Walker photo 209. Taijuan Walker ARI
Kolby Allard photo 210. Kolby Allard TEX
Shelby Miller photo 211. Shelby Miller MIL
Jefry Rodriguez photo 212. Jefry Rodriguez CLE
Hector Noesi photo 213. Hector Noesi MIA
Clayton Richard photo 214. Clayton Richard TOR
Casey Kelly photo 215. Casey Kelly FA
Nate Karns photo 216. Nate Karns BAL
Chad Bettis photo 217. Chad Bettis COL
Cole Irvin photo 218. Cole Irvin PHI
Robbie Erlin photo 219. Robbie Erlin SD
Taylor Widener photo 220. Taylor Widener ARI
Ervin Santana photo 222. Ervin Santana CWS
Sean Reid-Foley photo 223. Sean Reid-Foley TOR
Fernando Romero photo 224. Fernando Romero MIN
Jeff Hoffman photo 225. Jeff Hoffman COL
Felix Hernandez photo 226. Felix Hernandez SEA
Josh Tomlin photo 227. Josh Tomlin ATL
Matt Shoemaker photo 228. Matt Shoemaker TOR
Erik Swanson photo 229. Erik Swanson SEA
Wei-Yin Chen photo 230. Wei-Yin Chen MIA
Alec Mills photo 231. Alec Mills CHC
Dario Agrazal photo 232. Dario Agrazal PIT
Austin Voth photo 233. Austin Voth WSH
Kyle Zimmer photo 234. Kyle Zimmer KC
Aaron Brooks photo 235. Aaron Brooks BAL
Andrew Suarez photo 236. Andrew Suarez SF
Taylor Clarke photo 237. Taylor Clarke ARI
Ryne Stanek photo 240. Ryne Stanek MIA
Bryan Mitchell photo 241. Bryan Mitchell SD
Casey Mize photo 242. Casey Mize DET
Franklin Perez photo 243. Franklin Perez DET
Chris Stratton photo 244. Chris Stratton PIT
Matt Moore photo 245. Matt Moore DET
Junior Guerra photo 246. Junior Guerra MIL
Caleb Ferguson photo 248. Caleb Ferguson LAD
Luis Perdomo photo 249. Luis Perdomo SD
Dylan Covey photo 250. Dylan Covey CWS
Austin Gomber photo 251. Austin Gomber STL
Jharel Cotton photo 252. Jharel Cotton OAK
Jose De Leon photo 253. Jose De Leon TB
Erick Fedde photo 254. Erick Fedde WSH
Edinson Volquez photo 255. Edinson Volquez TEX
David Hess photo 256. David Hess BAL