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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Justin Verlander Note
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.
36 weeks ago
Max Scherzer Note
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.
36 weeks ago
Jacob deGrom Note
Jacob deGrom photo 3. 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.
36 weeks ago
Gerrit Cole Note
Gerrit Cole photo 4. Gerrit Cole NYY
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.
36 weeks ago
Walker Buehler Note
Walker Buehler photo 5. 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.
36 weeks ago
Zack Greinke Note
Zack Greinke photo 6. 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.
36 weeks ago
Stephen Strasburg Note
Stephen Strasburg photo 7. 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.
36 weeks ago
Clayton Kershaw Note
Clayton Kershaw photo 8. 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.
36 weeks ago
Aaron Nola Note
Aaron Nola photo 9. 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.
36 weeks ago
Patrick Corbin Note
Patrick Corbin photo 10. 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.
36 weeks ago
Trevor Bauer Note
Trevor Bauer photo 11. 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.
36 weeks ago
Charlie Morton Note
Charlie Morton photo 12. 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.
36 weeks ago
Luis Castillo Note
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.
36 weeks ago
Noah Syndergaard Note
Noah Syndergaard photo 14. 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.
36 weeks ago
Shane Bieber Note
Shane Bieber photo 15. 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.
36 weeks ago
Hyun-Jin Ryu Note
Hyun-Jin Ryu photo 16. Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR
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.
36 weeks ago
Mike Clevinger Note
Mike Clevinger photo 17. 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.
36 weeks ago
Jose Berrios Note
Jose Berrios photo 18. 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.
36 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty Note
Jack Flaherty photo 19. 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.
36 weeks ago
James Paxton Note
James Paxton photo 20. 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.
36 weeks ago
Madison Bumgarner Note
Madison Bumgarner photo 21. Madison Bumgarner ARI
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.
36 weeks ago
Zack Wheeler Note
Zack Wheeler photo 22. Zack Wheeler PHI
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.
36 weeks ago
Masahiro Tanaka Note
Masahiro Tanaka photo 23. 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.
36 weeks ago
Kyle Hendricks Note
Kyle Hendricks photo 24. 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.
36 weeks ago
Robbie Ray Note
Robbie Ray photo 25. 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.
36 weeks ago
Yu Darvish Note
Yu Darvish photo 26. 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.
36 weeks ago
Matthew Boyd Note
Matthew Boyd photo 27. 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.
36 weeks ago
David Price Note
David Price photo 28. David Price LAD
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.
36 weeks ago
Sonny Gray Note
Sonny Gray photo 29. 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.
36 weeks ago
Cole Hamels Note
Cole Hamels photo 30. Cole Hamels ATL
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.
36 weeks ago
Eduardo Rodriguez Note
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 31. 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.
36 weeks ago
Kenta Maeda Note
Kenta Maeda photo 32. Kenta Maeda MIN
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.
36 weeks ago
Blake Snell Note
Blake Snell photo 33. 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.
36 weeks ago
Mike Soroka Note
Mike Soroka photo 34. 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.
36 weeks ago
German Marquez Note
German Marquez photo 35. 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.
36 weeks ago
Mike Minor Note
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.
36 weeks ago
Miles Mikolas Note
Miles Mikolas photo 37. 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.
36 weeks ago
Caleb Smith Note
Caleb Smith photo 38. 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.
51 weeks ago
Jose Quintana Note
Jose Quintana photo 39. 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.
36 weeks ago
Jon Lester Note
Jon Lester photo 40. 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.
36 weeks ago
Joey Lucchesi Note
Joey Lucchesi photo 41. 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.
36 weeks ago
Dallas Keuchel Note
Dallas Keuchel photo 42. Dallas Keuchel CWS
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.
36 weeks ago
Joe Musgrove Note
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.
36 weeks ago
Jake Odorizzi Note
Jake Odorizzi photo 44. 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.
36 weeks ago
Marcus Stroman Note
Marcus Stroman photo 45. 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.
36 weeks ago
Kyle Gibson Note
Kyle Gibson photo 46. Kyle Gibson TEX
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.
36 weeks ago
Andrew Heaney Note
Andrew Heaney photo 47. Andrew Heaney LAA
J.A. Happ Note
J.A. Happ photo 48. J.A. Happ NYY
Lance Lynn Note
Lance Lynn photo 49. 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.
36 weeks ago
Steven Matz Note
Steven Matz photo 50. Steven Matz NYM
Wade Miley Note
Wade Miley photo 51. Wade Miley CIN
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.
36 weeks ago
Carlos Martinez Note
Carlos Martinez photo 52. 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.
36 weeks ago
Rick Porcello Note
Rick Porcello photo 53. Rick Porcello NYM
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.
36 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija Note
Jeff Samardzija photo 54. 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.
36 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales Note
Marco Gonzales photo 55. Marco Gonzales SEA
Max Fried Note
Max Fried photo 56. 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.
36 weeks ago
Yusei Kikuchi Note
Yusei Kikuchi photo 57. 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.
52 weeks ago
Anibal Sanchez Note
Anibal Sanchez photo 58. Anibal Sanchez WSH
Ross Stripling Note
Ross Stripling photo 59. 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.
36 weeks ago
Luis Severino Note
Luis Severino photo 60. 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.
36 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco Note
Carlos Carrasco photo 61. 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.
36 weeks ago
Mike Foltynewicz Note
Mike Foltynewicz photo 62. 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.
36 weeks ago
Nathan Eovaldi Note
Nathan Eovaldi photo 63. 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.
36 weeks ago
Julio Teheran Note
Julio Teheran photo 64. Julio Teheran LAA
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.
36 weeks ago
Mike Fiers Note
Mike Fiers photo 65. 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.
36 weeks ago
Zac Gallen Note
Zac Gallen photo 66. 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,
36 weeks ago
Alex Wood Note
Alex Wood photo 67. Alex Wood LAD
Reynaldo Lopez Note
Reynaldo Lopez photo 68. Reynaldo Lopez CWS
Brandon Woodruff Note
Brandon Woodruff photo 69. 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.
36 weeks ago
Rich Hill Note
Rich Hill photo 70. Rich Hill MIN
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.
36 weeks ago
Tanner Roark Note
Tanner Roark photo 71. Tanner Roark TOR
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.
36 weeks ago
Anthony DeSclafani Note
Anthony DeSclafani photo 72. Anthony DeSclafani CIN
Brad Peacock Note
Brad Peacock photo 73. 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.
36 weeks ago
Tyler Glasnow Note
Tyler Glasnow photo 74. 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.
36 weeks ago
Trevor Richards Note
Trevor Richards photo 75. 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.
52 weeks ago
Pablo Lopez Note
Pablo Lopez photo 76. Pablo Lopez MIA
Yonny Chirinos Note
Yonny Chirinos photo 77. 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.
36 weeks ago
Dinelson Lamet Note
Dinelson Lamet photo 78. 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.
36 weeks ago
Trevor Williams Note
Trevor Williams photo 79. Trevor Williams PIT
Julio Urias Note
Julio Urias photo 80. 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.
36 weeks ago
Nick Pivetta Note
Nick Pivetta photo 81. 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.
36 weeks ago
Vince Velasquez Note
Vince Velasquez photo 82. 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.
36 weeks ago
Zach Eflin Note
Zach Eflin photo 83. Zach Eflin PHI
Ryan Yarbrough Note
Ryan Yarbrough photo 84. Ryan Yarbrough TB
Jakob Junis Note
Jakob Junis photo 85. Jakob Junis KC
Spencer Turnbull Note
Spencer Turnbull photo 86. Spencer Turnbull DET
Dylan Bundy Note
Dylan Bundy photo 87. Dylan Bundy LAA
Kevin Gausman Note
Kevin Gausman photo 88. Kevin Gausman SF
Sandy Alcantara Note
Sandy Alcantara photo 89. Sandy Alcantara MIA
Matt Strahm Note
Matt Strahm photo 90. 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.
36 weeks ago
Tyler Mahle Note
Tyler Mahle photo 91. 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.
36 weeks ago
Martin Perez Note
Martin Perez photo 92. Martin Perez BOS
Dylan Cease Note
Dylan Cease photo 93. 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.
36 weeks ago
Chris Bassitt Note
Chris Bassitt photo 94. Chris Bassitt OAK
Ian Kennedy Note
Ian Kennedy photo 95. Ian Kennedy KC
Jesus Luzardo Note
Jesus Luzardo photo 96. 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.
36 weeks ago
Brendan McKay Note
Brendan McKay photo 97. 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.
36 weeks ago
Jordan Yamamoto Note
Jordan Yamamoto photo 98. Jordan Yamamoto MIA
Jordan Lyles Note
Jordan Lyles photo 99. Jordan Lyles TEX
Luke Weaver Note
Luke Weaver photo 100. Luke Weaver ARI
Zach Davies Note
Zach Davies photo 101. Zach Davies SD
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.
36 weeks ago
Eric Lauer Note
Eric Lauer photo 102. Eric Lauer MIL
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.
36 weeks ago
Danny Duffy Note
Danny Duffy photo 103. Danny Duffy KC
Jimmy Nelson Note
Jimmy Nelson photo 104. Jimmy Nelson LAD
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.
51 weeks ago
Freddy Peralta Note
Freddy Peralta photo 105. 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.
36 weeks ago
Kyle Freeland Note
Kyle Freeland photo 106. Kyle Freeland COL
Josh James Note
Josh James photo 107. 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.
36 weeks ago
CC Sabathia Note
CC Sabathia photo 108. CC Sabathia FA
Jhoulys Chacin Note
Jhoulys Chacin photo 109. Jhoulys Chacin MIN
Chase Anderson Note
Chase Anderson photo 110. Chase Anderson TOR
Michael Wacha Note
Michael Wacha photo 111. Michael Wacha NYM
Zack Godley Note
Zack Godley photo 112. Zack Godley DET
Alex Reyes Note
Alex Reyes photo 113. 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.
36 weeks ago
Drew Pomeranz Note
Drew Pomeranz photo 114. Drew Pomeranz SD
Mike Leake Note
Mike Leake photo 115. Mike Leake ARI
Gio Gonzalez Note
Gio Gonzalez photo 116. Gio Gonzalez CWS
Sean Newcomb Note
Sean Newcomb photo 117. Sean Newcomb ATL
Andrew Cashner Note
Andrew Cashner photo 118. Andrew Cashner FA
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.
36 weeks ago
Forrest Whitley Note
Forrest Whitley photo 119. 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.
36 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright Note
Adam Wainwright photo 120. 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.
36 weeks ago
Dereck Rodriguez Note
Dereck Rodriguez photo 121. Dereck Rodriguez SF
Homer Bailey Note
Homer Bailey photo 122. Homer Bailey MIN
Cal Quantrill Note
Cal Quantrill photo 123. Cal Quantrill SD
Mitch Keller Note
Mitch Keller photo 124. 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.
36 weeks ago
Asher Wojciechowski Note
Asher Wojciechowski photo 125. Asher Wojciechowski BAL
Derek Holland Note
Derek Holland photo 126. Derek Holland PIT
Trevor Cahill Note
Trevor Cahill photo 127. Trevor Cahill SF
Framber Valdez Note
Framber Valdez photo 128. Framber Valdez HOU
Logan Allen Note
Logan Allen photo 129. Logan Allen CLE
Touki Toussaint Note
Touki Toussaint photo 130. Touki Toussaint ATL
Merrill Kelly Note
Merrill Kelly photo 131. Merrill Kelly ARI
Sean Manaea Note
Sean Manaea photo 132. Sean Manaea OAK
Dakota Hudson Note
Dakota Hudson photo 133. Dakota Hudson STL
Tyler Beede Note
Tyler Beede photo 134. Tyler Beede SF
Mike Montgomery Note
Mike Montgomery photo 135. Mike Montgomery KC
Jason Vargas Note
Jason Vargas photo 136. Jason Vargas FA
Elieser Hernandez Note
Elieser Hernandez photo 137. Elieser Hernandez MIA
Trent Thornton Note
Trent Thornton photo 138. Trent Thornton TOR
Matt Harvey Note
Matt Harvey photo 139. Matt Harvey FA
Drew Smyly Note
Drew Smyly photo 140. Drew Smyly SF
Jerad Eickhoff Note
Jerad Eickhoff photo 141. Jerad Eickhoff SD
John Gant Note
John Gant photo 142. 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.
36 weeks ago
Bryse Wilson Note
Bryse Wilson photo 143. Bryse Wilson ATL
Zach Plesac Note
Zach Plesac photo 144. Zach Plesac CLE
Joe Ross Note
Joe Ross photo 145. Joe Ross WSH
Kolby Allard Note
Kolby Allard photo 146. Kolby Allard TEX
Ivan Nova Note
Ivan Nova photo 147. Ivan Nova DET
Jon Duplantier Note
Jon Duplantier photo 148. Jon Duplantier ARI
Jordan Zimmermann Note
Jordan Zimmermann photo 149. Jordan Zimmermann DET
Kyle Wright Note
Kyle Wright photo 150. 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.
36 weeks ago
John Means Note
John Means photo 151. John Means BAL
Johnny Cueto Note
Johnny Cueto photo 152. Johnny Cueto SF
Aaron Civale Note
Aaron Civale photo 153. Aaron Civale CLE
Tony Gonsolin Note
Tony Gonsolin photo 154. Tony Gonsolin LAD
Daniel Ponce de Leon Note
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 155. 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.
36 weeks ago
Justus Sheffield Note
Justus Sheffield photo 156. Justus Sheffield SEA
Jose Urena Note
Jose Urena photo 157. Jose Urena MIA
Jalen Beeks Note
Jalen Beeks photo 158. Jalen Beeks TB
Beeks isn't technically a starting pitcher, but he is racking up the innings and has plenty of Ks to go along with it. More importantly, his ratios are stellar and he'll pick up some wins to go with it all.
36 weeks ago
Tommy Milone Note
Tommy Milone photo 159. Tommy Milone FA
Jonathan Loaisiga Note
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 160. Jonathan Loaisiga NYY
Dustin May Note
Dustin May photo 161. Dustin May LAD
Adrian Houser Note
Adrian Houser photo 162. Adrian Houser MIL
Adrian Sampson Note
Adrian Sampson photo 163. Adrian Sampson FA
Brent Honeywell Jr. Note
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 164. Brent Honeywell Jr. TB
Brett Anderson Note
Brett Anderson photo 165. Brett Anderson MIL
Jaime Barria Note
Jaime Barria photo 166. Jaime Barria LAA
Nick Kingham Note
Nick Kingham photo 167. Nick Kingham TOR
Clay Buchholz Note
Clay Buchholz photo 168. Clay Buchholz FA
Jeremy Hellickson Note
Jeremy Hellickson photo 169. Jeremy Hellickson FA
Taijuan Walker Note
Taijuan Walker photo 170. Taijuan Walker SEA
Adbert Alzolay Note
Adbert Alzolay photo 171. Adbert Alzolay CHC
A.J. Puk Note
A.J. Puk photo 172. 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.
36 weeks ago
Marco Estrada Note
Marco Estrada photo 173. Marco Estrada OAK
Daniel Norris Note
Daniel Norris photo 174. Daniel Norris DET
Peter Lambert Note
Peter Lambert photo 175. Peter Lambert COL
Tyler Chatwood Note
Tyler Chatwood photo 176. Tyler Chatwood CHC
Wade LeBlanc Note
Wade LeBlanc photo 177. Wade LeBlanc BAL
Daniel Mengden Note
Daniel Mengden photo 178. Daniel Mengden OAK
Tyson Ross Note
Tyson Ross photo 179. Tyson Ross SF
Jake Faria Note
Jake Faria photo 180. Jake Faria MIL
Ariel Jurado Note
Ariel Jurado photo 181. Ariel Jurado TEX
Devin Smeltzer Note
Devin Smeltzer photo 182. Devin Smeltzer MIN
Corbin Martin Note
Corbin Martin photo 183. Corbin Martin ARI
Alex Young Note
Alex Young photo 184. Alex Young ARI
Jose Suarez Note
Jose Suarez photo 185. Jose Suarez LAA
Logan Webb Note
Logan Webb photo 186. Logan Webb SF
Dan Straily Note
Dan Straily photo 187. Dan Straily FA
Brock Burke Note
Brock Burke photo 188. Brock Burke TEX
Jacob Waguespack Note
Jacob Waguespack photo 189. Jacob Waguespack TOR
Sam Gaviglio Note
Sam Gaviglio photo 190. Sam Gaviglio TOR
Shelby Miller Note
Shelby Miller photo 191. Shelby Miller MIL
Nate Karns Note
Nate Karns photo 192. Nate Karns BAL
Patrick Sandoval Note
Patrick Sandoval photo 193. Patrick Sandoval LAA
Clayton Richard Note
Clayton Richard photo 194. Clayton Richard FA
Casey Kelly Note
Casey Kelly photo 195. Casey Kelly FA
Francisco Liriano Note
Francisco Liriano photo 196. Francisco Liriano PHI
Adam Plutko Note
Adam Plutko photo 197. Adam Plutko CLE
Jordan Montgomery Note
Jordan Montgomery photo 198. Jordan Montgomery NYY
Tim Melville Note
Tim Melville photo 199. Tim Melville COL
Robert Stephenson Note
Robert Stephenson photo 200. Robert Stephenson CIN
Jefry Rodriguez Note
Jefry Rodriguez photo 201. Jefry Rodriguez CLE
Taylor Widener Note
Taylor Widener photo 202. Taylor Widener ARI
Fernando Romero Note
Fernando Romero photo 203. Fernando Romero MIN
Dillon Peters Note
Dillon Peters photo 204. Dillon Peters LAA
Cole Irvin Note
Cole Irvin photo 205. Cole Irvin PHI
Ervin Santana Note
Ervin Santana photo 206. Ervin Santana FA
Felix Hernandez Note
Felix Hernandez photo 207. Felix Hernandez ATL
Sean Reid-Foley Note
Sean Reid-Foley photo 208. Sean Reid-Foley TOR
Jeff Hoffman Note
Jeff Hoffman photo 209. Jeff Hoffman COL
Erik Swanson Note
Erik Swanson photo 210. Erik Swanson SEA
Wei-Yin Chen Note
Wei-Yin Chen photo 211. Wei-Yin Chen SEA
Alec Mills Note
Alec Mills photo 212. Alec Mills CHC
Dario Agrazal Note
Dario Agrazal photo 213. Dario Agrazal DET
Austin Voth Note
Austin Voth photo 214. Austin Voth WSH
Aaron Brooks Note
Aaron Brooks photo 215. Aaron Brooks FA
Andrew Suarez Note
Andrew Suarez photo 216. Andrew Suarez SF
Taylor Clarke Note
Taylor Clarke photo 217. Taylor Clarke ARI
Antonio Senzatela Note
Antonio Senzatela photo 218. Antonio Senzatela COL
Stephen Gonsalves Note
Stephen Gonsalves photo 219. Stephen Gonsalves NYM
Ryne Stanek Note
Ryne Stanek photo 220. Ryne Stanek MIA
Bryan Mitchell Note
Bryan Mitchell photo 221. Bryan Mitchell CWS
Casey Mize Note
Casey Mize photo 222. Casey Mize DET
Franklin Perez Note
Franklin Perez photo 223. Franklin Perez DET
Chris Stratton Note
Chris Stratton photo 224. Chris Stratton PIT
Junior Guerra Note
Junior Guerra photo 225. Junior Guerra ARI
Luis Perdomo Note
Luis Perdomo photo 226. Luis Perdomo SD
Austin Gomber Note
Austin Gomber photo 227. Austin Gomber STL
Jharel Cotton Note
Jharel Cotton photo 228. Jharel Cotton CHC
Jose De Leon Note
Jose De Leon photo 229. Jose De Leon CIN
Erick Fedde Note
Erick Fedde photo 230. Erick Fedde WSH
Edinson Volquez Note
Edinson Volquez photo 231. Edinson Volquez TEX
David Hess Note
David Hess photo 232. David Hess BAL
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