What's the deal with 2021 Joe Musgrove?!
Tier 3 Aaron Nola NFBC ADP: 66 2017 xFIP GB% Z-Contact% SwStr% O-Swing% Nice! 3.38 49.8% 75.6% 10.8% Meh. 29.4% When your O-Swing% (barely below average) is my biggest gripe then you're probably pret-ty, pret-ty, pret-ty good (gotta love Larry David). Among 2017 qualified starting pitchers, Nola ranked 12th in xFIP, but "just" 20th... Continue Reading →
Tier 2 Stephen Strasburg NFBC ADP: 24 In his eighth MLB season, the Glass Joe (Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!) of starting pitchers exceeded 175 innings pitched for just the third time in his career. Despite this fragile flamethrower's injury history, he's still being drafted as the fifth SP of the board in NFBC drafts and for good... Continue Reading →
Tier 1 Max Scherzer NFBC ADP: 11 Say auf wiedersehen to your baseballs. Sorry, but I couldn't help myself. It's hard for me to not think of Inglorious Basterds when I read Max Scherzer's name aloud. Much like Hugo Stiglitz's character, Scherzer is all business. He's also the most reliable pitcher in this tier, which is why I... Continue Reading →