2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Corey Kluber
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Indians ace Corey Kluber and lets fantasy baseball owners know what they can expect during the 2019 MLB season.
In 2014, Corey Kluber went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA across 235.2 innings. The following year, he went 9-16 with a 3.49 ERA (2.97 FIP) across 222 innings. Other than that 2015 season where things just didn’t quite work out for the star right-hander, Kluber has been one of the most reliable pitchers in fantasy baseball. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that Kluber has been the best pitcher in baseball over the past two or three seasons.
He’s thrown 200 or more innings in five straight seasons, winning at least 18 games in all but one of those seasons (2015). He’s posted a sub-3.00 ERA in three of the past five seasons, while striking out more than one batter per inning in each of the last five years.
The best ability is availability and when it is Kluber’s turn to toe the rubber, he’s out there for his squad. Kluber has made 29 or more starts in each of the past five seasons, serving time on the disabled list just twice in his career (2013, 2017). Additionally, Kluber has ranked...