Mound Musings: AL East Draft Day Targets
Mound Musings: AL East Draft Day Targets

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

Last week we looked at the NL East, and for the next five weeks, I'll continue to throw out some names for your consideration, covering one division each week. When the dust settles, we should be looking at Opening Day, and hopefully have a value-laden pitching staff heading into the 2019 season. Let's get to it and look at the:

American League East

Baltimore Orioles – The O's are a team who many would classify as "rebuilding," but looking at their mound corps, I'd say they need some shiny new Legos if they want to move in the right direction. I'll admit, I am struggling to find positives to mention. Most owners will list Dylan Bundy as the top pitcher on the staff, and he does have the ability to pitch effectively at times, but I expect him to again be somewhat overvalued on draft day, and to again frustrate owners with wild inconsistency. If I was forced to own a Baltimore starter, it would probably be Alex Cobb. Returning to full health last year, he did improve as the season progressed. Last year, they signed Andrew Cashner, and the scary thing is, he is pretty solidly entrenched as their No. 3. It's possible he'll provide some decent innings, but I'm not very optimistic. The O's also probably hope Nathan Karns will contribute after missing most of the last two seasons. Don't count on it. Beyond that, David Hess, Luis Ortiz, Josh Rogers, Jimmy Yacabonis

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Brad Johnson
For more than 30 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.
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