Mound Musings: Some Very Big Surprises

Mound Musings: Some Very Big Surprises

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

This year, there have been even more (than usual) young and veteran arms posting surprising numbers, both good and bad. Some have enjoyed incredible success, and that always leads to decisions on whether they should be added to your fantasy roster. Others who were being counted upon by their fantasy owners to anchor their staffs have, so far, been just that – literally, an anchor. For the new guys who've been turning heads, even with those good beginnings, most won't post long term value as the hitters build a book on them and uncover their flaws. However, some likely will take advantage of the opportunity, and so should you.

That said, I would like to feature a few pitchers who have impressed me, some with solid numbers, or maybe just with future potential at this point in the season. Maybe they have just arrived on the MLB scene, or perhaps something has changed, making them much more valuable than anyone really anticipated. Then, I'll flip the coin and throw out some pitchers who have posted impressive numbers so far, but might be risky propositions going forward. Watch the warning signs on these guys. 

You might consider adding these arms:

Dylan Bundy (Angels) – I had already decided to include Bundy on this list before his most recent start against San Francisco. Four walks and a couple homers over just four innings against a fairly light hitting Giants lineup now has me nervous about him. My knock on Bundy has always

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Brad Johnson
For more than 30 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.
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