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MLB Barometer: Return of the Mac

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler

Vlad Sedler has been a contributor to various sites covering daily fantasy and salary cap games since 2010. Vlad is a veteran Diamond Challenge and NFBC player and is a member of the CDM Hall of Fame winning the Football Super Challenge in 2013. You can follow him on Twitter @RotoGut or email him with questions or thoughts at vsedler@gmail.com.


MLB Barometer - Return of the Mac

Starting pitchers are a delicate breed. Come the All-Star break, some of us may feel that our roto pitching categories have already sunk our teams into the league's basement, while great first half pitching stats would have us believe we're running away with our leagues. But things can change in a hurry - it ain't over 'til game 162. Pitchers wear down as the season moves deep into the summer and DL stints occur out without warning. On the flip side, a first half disaster can turn into a second half treasure, and before you know it, those pesky ratios, win and strikeout totals are competitive again.

Last season, there were several first half gems that were either available late in drafts or were plucked off the waiver wire. But come the second half, these guys became unreliable and once again reminded us that fantasy baseball is a tough nut to crack. Here are a few (with pre-ASB and post-ASB ERA's):

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