Last week, Brad Johnson traveled through time to bring us the NL pitchers he things are going make a huge impact in the summer of ’18. This week, he predicts the future for AL pitchers, including Yu Darvish.
In this week’s edition, Brad Johnson is analyzing pitchers who have solid numbers close to the halfway point of the season, but may not have the stuff to make it last for the rest of the season, including Cub Jon Lester.
Brad Johnson offers his thoughts on who to watch, what to watch for and often-overlooked factors when evaluating pitching for fantasy teams, including his reasons for targeting Yu Darvish in his leagues this year.
The slow torture of high pitch counts is making the great game of baseball about as fun as watching grass grow. Even the command savvy Masahiro Tanaka lasted only six innings against the ultra-patient A's.
Ian Kennedy might be the biggest winner in this year's trade deadline, going from a hitter's haven where he watched his mistakes fly out of the yard to a pitcher's paradise that should help him right the ship.
Teams are increasingly using the draft to find players who are nearly major-league ready. Such is the case with the Astros' first-overall selection of Mark Appel, who could be in Houston later this year.