Walker Buehler

Walker Buehler

SP - LAD
Age: 25College: VanderbiltBats: RThrows: R

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Buehler has lived up to expectations early in his second season, recording a 3.31 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 166 strikeouts and 26 walks in 141.1 innings. That's despite a horrid outing at Coors damaging his ratios. As a former Tommy John recipient who tossed 153.1 professional innings last year and plays for the Dodgers, he's highly unlikely to push past 175 innings this season. While that's something to keep in mind down the road, the depleted pool of aces makes him a top-10 starter right now.

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.

Buehler hasn't looked quite as dominant as he did in his breakout 2018 campaign, but he's still been really good. Pitching in a favorable ballpark and division with a great lineup supporting him, Buehler has the talent to be a huge fantasy contributor down the stretch.