So by now, you should have already picked up Marco Gonzalez of the Seattle Mariners, who has given up just 2 runs in his last 2 outings. However, if you haven’t, go do so now! He is 58% owned and worthy of a 12 team spot. Outside of Marco Gonzalez, who should you be looking at? Here are 5 other players under 60% owned that could be owned in 12 team leagues.
Kyle Freeland 56% owned
Rockies pitchers can be volatile, just look at Jon Gray who got sent to the Minors. However, Kyle Freeland has been having an underrated season. He has given up just 2 runs in his last 14 innings and holds a 3.25 ERA on the year. His next start might be tough against Seattle, but he has proven himself enough to be owned in almost all 12 team leagues.
Junior Guerra 52% owned
Remember in 2016 when Guerra had a breakout season for the Brew Crew? Well, he is back and in great form. Guerra currently has a 2.87 ERA through 16 games and is looking like his 2016 self. With a 9.0 K/9 inning ratio, he won’t kill you in that category either. Guerra is on almost all of my 12 team league staffs and he has not let me down.
C.C Sabathia 56% Owned
A guy I have been recommending all year, Sabathia looks like a new man on the mound this year, He currently has a 3.02 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP. He has gone 6 or more innings in his last 3 starts, giving up 3 runs or less in each one. With Tanaka and Gray struggling, C.C might be the second best starter on the Yankees.
Andrew Heaney 40% Owned
Heaney has been a light in the shadow that is the Angels rotation. With Ohtani out for the foreseeable future as far as pitching is concerned, Heaney has stepped up big time. He sports a 3.94 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 89 innings for the Halos. He is a solid option for the back of your fantasy rotation.
Mike Leake 41% owned
Leake has not been spectacular this year, but what he does do is go deep into games. 7 out of his last 7 starts he has gone 6 or more innings, with more being the more prominent part. He doesn’t offer the strikeouts like some pitchers on this list, but he offers innings. Though he was roughed up by the Angels last time out, he had a good streak going before then. He pitched well last year for the Mariners and I expect him to continue to do well down the stretch.