Posts Tagged ‘Clayton Kershaw’

National League Awards Predictions

Below are my predictions for who will take home the National League hardware in 2014. National League MVP Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) Andrew McCutchen (PIT) Joey Votto (CIN) Goldschmidt made massive strides in 2013 and will continue to improve. He’s entering his age 26 season and has elite power, elite on base skills, plus speed, and [...]

Recapping Jose Fernandez’s Amazing Rookie Season

Jose Fernandez has been spectacular this season. Forget for a moment that he made his Major League debut at the tender age of 20. His 2.19 ERA puts him behind Clayton Kershaw (1.92) for the ERA title in the National League. If it wasn’t for Kershaw’s MVP caliber season, Fernandez would likely take home the [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 22

Obviously the biggest news was Matt Harvey’s UCL injury. Apparently he’s going to go the rest and rehab route, but that usually ends in surgery so I say have the surgery now and get back sooner. A major blow to the Mets and to fantasy owners. He’s droppable in all non-dynasty leagues. Clayton Kershaw He’s [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 21

I’ve heard rumblings about other sport’s seasons starting, but I know of no sport other than baseball. As others cast their pearls before swine, I’ll maintain my focus on starting pitchers in the game of baseball. Clayton Kershaw Kershaw hasn’t allowed an earned run in 19.1 innings. He leads the league with 23 quality starts [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 20

A couple new faces in at the tail end of the list. Jhoulys Chacin makes his first appearance here and Matt Cain earns his way back onto the list, and soon into our hearts. Not a whole lot of shuffling up at the top. There’s a reason these guys have been there and will continue [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 19

There are some guys that I just cannot, on principle, take off this list. Jose Fernandez who has struck out 27 batters in his last 16 innings of work, might get shut down before the end of the season which obviously limits his viability as a fantasy pitcher. But damn if his numbers aren’t super [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 18

Kershaw takes the top spot again. One surprise addition to the top 10 is Yankee’s starter Hiroki Kuroda. He’s been strong all year and his consistency is what is bringing up in the ranks. We are starting to see guys fall in the rankings due to potential innings caps. The more information that comes out [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 17

Our first real post-All Star break starting pitcher rankings. Nothing too crazy up at the top of the list. Wainwright, Kershaw and Darvish man the top 3 posts. David Price returns to the list after a disappointing start to the season, followed by an injury. There will be some starters on the move as we [...]

Mid-season Awards

The All Star Break is upon us. All teams have played more than 90 games, so I know it’s not really the halfway point in the season. But I asked some of the writers around here to weigh in on who they thought were deserving of awards for their work thus far this season. Alex Chris [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 14

Max Scherzer continues to show himself as an elite starter and his teammate Justin Verlander is getting back on track. David Price makes a triumphant comeback and sits at #12 on the list. I expect him to move up the list as he proves he’s back and healthy. Some strange faces down at the tail [...]