I was just looking at the league-leading pitchers in the NL, and I came up with the "All-Everyone-Will-Laugh-At-You" pitching staff. If you had bought these pitchers on draft day, and presumably spent your other 225 bucks on offense, you’d be dominating your league. Just for poops and giggles:
- Carlos Silva
- Barry Zito
- Livan Hernandez
- Jaime Garica (nice sleeper, but still a rookie)
- Ryan Dempster
- Brad Penny
- Mike Pelfrey
- Matt Capps (he stunk last year, and Storen is coming)
- Ryan Franklin (everyone expects him to give up his job soon)
Ok, so the strikeouts (155) could be a little higher, but considering how much you paid, that’s nice. This group, which everyone would have laughed at unless the league is VERY deep, has so far produced 19 wins, 18 saves, a 1.45 ERA, and a 1.00 WHIP.
Yeah, it’s early, and many of these guys will stink before the year is out, but it’s interesting.