Daily Dr. Roto — June 28, 2017
My Fantasy All-Star Ballot: Pitchers
Yesterday, I gave out my ballot for All-Star Offensive Players. Today, here is my list of All-Star Pitchers in Fantasy Baseball.
Max Scherzer — Who remembers when Scherzer was falling into round three of drafts due to his injured finger?! What a steal that turned out to be. We tend to overrate preseason injuries so much, it’s ridiculous. Like a fine wine, Scherzer just gets better with age.
Clayton Kershaw — He’s not as uber dominant as last year, but he still is one of the top three SPs in Fantasy Baseball.
Zack Greinke — I got him as my SP3 in LABR in the Seventh round! When I offered him up in trades, two different owners told me that they weren’t interested in trading for him. That’s fine by me — I’ll keep him.
Chris Sale — Worth every player the Red Sox gave to the White Sox. In fact, they could have thrown in two to three more players, and he still would have been worth it.
Dallas Keuchel — Minus his recent injuries, it’s been a great comeback year for Keuchel.
Lance McCullers — He was the one player who got away from me in drafts this year. I can promise you that won’t happen again in 2018. Admittedly, I do worry about his innings limit in the second half of the season, but I think the Astros have already planned for this.
Pat Neshek — He’s been invaluable for the Phillies, even getting a chance to close a game or two when Neris struggled.
Archie Bradley — Fernando Rodney has the closer’s job — for now. Bradley is breathing down his neck and looks like the guy to own in dynasty leagues. Bradley’s success shows fantasy owners how important it is to be patient with young talent.
Andrew Miller — He might just be the best reliever (if not pitcher) in all of baseball.
Chris Devenski — Have you seen his K/IP? Plus, his WHIP is microscopic. He is a must-own in any league that has holds too.
Greg Holland — Remember when we were debating whether he or Ottavino was going to be the Rockies closer? I guess the Rockies made the right choice.
Kenley Jansen — He has given up ONE walk for the entire season! ONE WALK!!!
Wade Davis — The Cubs trading Jorge Soler for Wade Davis might be as big a heist as the Astros trading Larry Anderson to the Red Sox for Jeff Bagwell years ago. Davis has recovered from injury and cemented himself in the top tier of closers.
Craig Kimbrel — He’s the top closer in the AL by far. His K/IP rate is obscene.
Brandon Kintzler — Where would the Twins be without him? He doesn’t strike out a ton of guys, but he is hard to score on at the end of games.