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My Starting Pitching Targets

Starting Pitching is the most volatile position to draft in fantasy baseball in my opinion. I would rather spend an early draft choice or auction money on hitters since they play more and are less likely to suffer a season-ending injury.  Hitters don’t typically have Tommy John, Rotator Cuff, or Shoulder Labrum surgeries. I play in multiple leagues each season and tend to build up my lineup, then take pitchers on the upswing. Avoiding older pitchers is also a priority because they typically don’t go deep into games. WHIP and SO/9 are the metrics I pay attention to the most.  My viewpoint is based off what I believe they will do this year, not so much what they’ve done in the past. If my pitchers don’t pan out, the eject button is hit quickly for the next hot pickup. These are the pitchers that I will try to draft based off draft slot, auction price, and upside. Some of these pitchers are going to be late round lottery tickets.      

Yu Darvish

Luis Severino

Kyle Hendricks

Jacob deGrom

Aaron Sanchez

Noah Syndergaard

Gerrit Cole

Aaron Nola

Jose Berrios

Jose Quintana

Chase Anderson

Tyler Chatwood

David Price

Luis Castillo

Sonny Gray

Jon Gray

Kenta Maeda

Jameson Taillon

Luke Weaver

Miles Mikolas

Mike Minor

Matt Harvey

Johnny Cueto

Bryan Mitchell

Mike Clevinger

Daniel Mengden

2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Wonders

These are players that were more than likely waiver wire pickups. Each one of these players far surpassed their acquisition cost and helped win a lot of fantasy baseball games this season. I won 2 league championships with the help of quite a few of these players. There were so many breakout players this season, it’s tough to pare them all down. Feel free to comment on the ones I missed.

C Mike Zunino Mariners

.251 avg. 25 Dongs 64 RBI


1B Cody Bellinger Dodgers

.267 avg. 39 Dongs, 97 RBI, 10 SB


2B Scooter Gennett Reds

.295 avg. 27 Dongs 97 RBI


SS Paul De Jong Cardinals

.285 avg. 25 Dongs 65 RBI


3B Travis Shaw Brewers

.273 avg. 31 Dongs 101 RBI 10 SB


MI Didi Gregorious Yankees

.287 avg. 25 Dongs 87 RBI


CI Justin Smoak Blue Jays

.270 avg. 38 Dongs 90 RBI


OF Tommy Pham Cardinals

.306 avg. 95 R 23 Dongs 73 RBI 25 SB


OF Domingo Santana Brewers

.278 avg. 88 R 30 Dongs 85 RBI, 15 SB


OF Whit Merrifield Royals

.288 avg. 19 Dongs 78 RBI 34 SB


OF Eddie Rosario Twins

.290 avg. 27 Dongs 78 RBI


Util Marwin Gonzalez Astros

.303 avg. 23 Dongs 90 RBI eligibility at 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF.


Util Chris Taylor Dodgers

.288 avg. 21 Dongs 72 RBI 17 SB eligibility at 3B, SS, 2B, OF


SP Luis Severino Yankees

14-6 230 K 2.98 ERA 1.04 WHIP


SP Alex Wood Dodgers

16-3 151 K 2.72 ERA 1.06 WHIP


SP Ervin Santana Twins

16-8 167 K 3.28 ERA 1.13 WHIP


SP Trevor Bauer Indians

17-9 196 K 4.19 ERA 1.37 WHIP


SP Jimmy Nelson Brewers

12-6 199 K 3.49 ERA 1.25 WHIP


RP Corey Knebel Brewers

1-4 39 SV 11 HD 126 K 1.78 ERA 1.16 WHIP


RP Brad Hand Padres

3-4 21 SV 16 HD 104 K 2.16 ERA 0.93 WHIP


RP Felipe Rivero Pirates

5-3 21 SV 14 HD 88 K 1.67 ERA 0.89 WHIP


P Charlie Morton Astros

14-7 163 K 3.62 ERA 1.19 WHIP

Week 4 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Cubs OF Jason Heyward

1.035 OPS in last 7 days. His average for the year is up to .297.  Owners that got burned last year should take notice. This season Heyward is hitting .324 away from the Friendly Confines. Career numbers in Pittsburgh and in Boston (on a smaller scale) support having Heyward in your lineups this week. Heyward is available in over 65% for leagues.

White Sox OF Avisail Garcia

Matchups are home vs. the Royals this week and a road series with the Tigers. I really like the matchups this week as the Sox Face 3 LHP this week, along with SP Jordan Zimmerman, who appears to have completely lost it this season.  Garcia has a 1.455 OPS vs. Left-Handed Starters so far this season. The .136 avg in the last 7 days shouldn’t deter owners from using Garcia this week. Available in over 30% of leagues.

Yankees SP/RP Luis Severino

2 starts this week vs. the Red Sox on Tuesday in Boston and Sunday home matchup with the Orioles. 27 K 2 BB so far this season in 3 starts. The 0.800 WHIP is unsustainable, but Severino may have turned the corner this season. Its worth finding out if he has.  Severino is available in roughly 45% of leagues.