The fantasy baseball tiers for starting pitchers are a little different than at the positions as there are more players per group and there are typically several players in the group that will offer you strength in three or four of five categories. For example, in a group of eight players, you might have four players strong across the board, two players good for stolen bases and two players good for power.
Here is a look at the 2013 fantasy baseball tiers for starting pitchers.
I have seen different mock drafts where Verlander, Kershaw and Strasburg have all gone first among starting pitchers. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one of them.
I like Darvish and think he has the best chance of breaking out and outperforming his ADP in this group.
Halladay’s velocity was down 1.5 mph last spring and he proceeded to have his worst season in 12 years and he also suffered an injury to his shoulder. While his stats have looked good on paper this spring, his velocity has been down again topping out at 88 miles per hour in his last start. In some cases, pitchers will have decreased velocity in spring as they work their arm into shape, but given Halladay’s struggles last season, I think this bears watching once again.
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