Another week has come and gone and the All-Star game is right around the corner. Zack Wheeler had a nice debut, but was sent back down until his next start on Tuesday complicating his pickup in some leagues. Brandon Beachy had a setback and needs to remain on your radar. Boston and Detroit are having closer problems, while things appear to be settling down at the back end of the Miami bullpen. Those in need of speed may be able to find what they need in the Philadelphia and New York Mets outfield.
Have you wondered where your team would be had you acquired R.A.Dickey in your draft or auction? The knuckleballer has moved his owner into first place in my league almost single handedly. Obviusly, he is no longer available, but I just needed to vent. Some interesting possibilities this week with a pair of veterans returning, a top prospect, along with four, yes four possible targets to acquire saves. Good luck in your FA bidding on waiver moves.
As we head into June and the associated swoon for pretenders, plenty of solid pitching prospects are available across most leagues. When evaulating pitching I analyse four areas: Potential, Historical, Recent Performance and Strikeout/Walk ratio.