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Mound Musings: Second-Half Arms in the Spotlight

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.

Now that June has turned to July, we can say the first half is over and it's time to start looking for that arm that will get it all together and shine the rest of the season. July and August are the dog days to some, and a time to get hot to others. Those are the ones we are looking for, the pitchers who may have disappointed in the early months, or maybe they just made themselves more or less invisible with ordinary numbers. Hopefully we can find a couple of pitchers poised to make a splash in the very near future. Let's look at a few names that could shine in the second half.

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Ian Kennedy (San Diego) -
There are a lot of things to like about Kennedy this season. His fastball velocity is up a couple ticks, his walk rate (2.30) has declined and is now in line with his most successful seasons, while he is striking ...

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