While many fantasy player's thoughts drift to upcoming football drafts, those still invested in the grind of baseball's marathon regular season start preparing for next year while moving up in the standings. As always, trying to discern between a hot streak and a breakout can be difficult. However, in the case of this talented Tigers southpaw, a change in pitch mix and throwing more strikes fueled his in-season breakout. 

Tarik Skubal started the season slowly losing seven of his first eight starts and owned a 5.23 ERA after his first 10 appearances of the season. In his nine starts since, he owns a 5-1 record with a 3.31 ERA over his last 51.2 innings with 60 strikeouts, a 1.18 WHIP and improved underlying data backing it all up. So,...