Pitching in baseball is very important, and every team is always looking for a way to obtain as many quality arms as possible. From a fantasy baseball perspective, pitching is not as important. Many people think that pitchers are not dependable enough to be drafted early on. However, here’s a look at 5 guys who will make people second-guess that train of thought. As we get ready for the start of the 2015 season, they are the best in the business.
It is nearly impossible to give anyone else other than Clayton Kershaw the top spot in fantasy baseball among pitchers right now. Even though he did not have a postseason to remember, he still found a way to win the MVP and Cy Young award in the National League. Once again, he is the top option to have in fantasy baseball among pitchers.
He might not be the American League equivalent of Kershaw, but he is very talented in his own right. He was right there in the race for the Cy Young Award last year, and he has been extremely efficient and consistent for the Seattle Mariners in the last few years. The team should be as good as ever in 2015, and that could help him put up even better numbers.
It was a pretty nice regular season for Bumgarner, but he really made a name for himself in the postseason for the San Francisco Giants. There is a little bit of a chance that he gets drafted higher than usual because of that run, but he is a top 5 pitcher at this point.
If the Chicago White Sox are going to be contenders in the American League Central, they will need Sale to pitch like the ace that he is. He would have probably been in the American League Cy Young Award race last year if not for an injury that robbed him of a few starts. He is another player who will benefit from having a better team surrounding him in 2015.
Is Scherzer the new ace of the Washington Nationals? Most seem to think so, even though Stephen Strasburg is going to be very productive in fantasy baseball as well. Scherzer is just a little bit more consistent, and he has stayed relatively healthy throughout his career.