Posts Tagged ‘Madison Bumgarner’

Revisiting Bold Predictions: National League West

Back in March, I penned some bold predictions about every Major League team. I’m revisiting them division by division to see how I did. ARI – Archie Bradley will have more wins than any other Diamondbacks starter. The Diamondbacks starting rotation has been a mishmash of ineffectiveness and injury, but because of injury, Bradley hasn’t [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Pitchers that will be in the Top 20 at the End of the Season

Today I’m going to take a look at pitchers who are not in the Top 20 (according to FanGraphs WAR) as of the All Star break, but who will have Top 20 WAR over the 2nd half of the season. To the right, you’ll see the list of the Top 20 starters from the first [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 9

This week we see 3 additions to the top 20. Mike Minor, Patrick Corbin and Hiroki Kuroda all made their debuts on the list this week. I hadn’t been a believer in Corbin until recently and he just keeps proving that he belongs. I have seen Kuroda and Minor as solid starters but they’ve emerged [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 8

I have really liked what I have been seeing from Adam Wainwright. He climbs up to the #3 spot this week. Justin Verlander and Felix Hernandez have faltered of late and I need to see them get back on track before I put them back up toward the top of the list. Some new faces [...]

Charge the Mound: Week 7

Clayton Kershaw Eleven strikeouts over 8.2 innings against a tough Nationals lineup pops the dominant lefty up to the top spot. No real surprise here, Kershaw has continued to bring his A game to the mound for the Dodgers all season. Felix Hernandez Felix tweaked his back Tuesday night after 6 innings of work against [...]