3 Undervalued Pitchers for Your Fantasy Baseball Lineup

The MLB season is almost a fourth of the way through and players are starting to show their true form this year. Those hot starts from players may or may not be paying dividends and you still may be holding on to some big names that have started slow. Whatever camp you may be in, you are still likely looking for value players on the waiver wire or a trade low candidate.

While you are scouring the waiver wire take a look at these three pitchers who are undervalued, but could reap big rewards for your team.

3 Undervalued Pitchers For Your Fantasy Baseball Lineup

Marcus Stroman – Chicago Cubs

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Stroman struggled a bit last year, his first with the Cubs, going just 6-7 with a 3.50 ERA. He did have 119 strikeouts, but he dealt with injuries and was not very consistent on a Cubs team that finished way off the pace for a playoff spot.

This year, though, he has been the ace of the staff and currently leads the majors with seven quality starts. He may just be 2-3, but his ERA is down to 2.28 and he has given up two or fewer runs in seven of his eight starts.

Mitch Keller – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Pirates are one of the biggest surprises in baseball so far this year and Keller is a big reason why. He is 4-1 on the season with a 2.72 ERA and is coming off a complete game shutout against the Rockies on May 8th.

The Pirates have won six of his eight starts and hasn’t given up more than three runs since his first start of the season. Keller has struck out at least eight batters in each of his last three starts and is looking like a completely different pitcher that won just 10 total games in the last two seasons.

Also Read: Start these 3 Hitters and 1 Pitcher in your Fantasy Baseball DFS

Freddy Peralta – Milwaukee Brewers

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Peralta doesn’t get as much fanfare as he is probably the third best pitcher on the Brewers behind Corbin Burners and Brandon Woodruff, but he still holding his own to start this season. He is 4-2 with a 3.32 ERA and has a 3.3 K/BB. Woodruff is on the IL right now so Peralta has had to pick up the slack and he has been doing just fine.

Peralta has given up two or fewer runs in his last three starts and in five of his seven starts this season. He has seven or more strikeouts in four of his seven starts this year and he is starting to look like he is getting back to his 2021 form when he went 10-5 with a 2.81 ERA.

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Adam Childs, Chicago
Adam Childs, Chicago
Full time teacher and baseball coach in Florida and I am a part-time freelance writer who loves all things sports and especially the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks. Also a huge Michigan Wolverines fan.

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