My method for unearthing sleeper pitchers is slightly out of the box but, according to the FantasyPros, I have ended up ranking as the #1 fantasy expert when it comes to ranking starting pitchers over 2016 and 2017.
When I create these rankings, I use a little bit of advanced stats, a tiny bit of x-Stats, a fair bit of my weird sleeper benchmarks and then a whole lot of black magic. The result is usually a
In the nine years that I've been doing this site, I've been identifying sleepers by setting benchmarks that I've found to be indicative of success and targeting the players with late ADPs who surpass those benchmarks.
For 2017, we have 134 starting pitchers currently on draft boards. Only 37 (28%) of them met my data-heavy criteria for identifying the best fantasy pitchers. Find out who they were in this post.
I'm looking for pitchers who can throw strikes, avoid walks and create strikeouts by making batters miss. This means these pitchers control their games as opposed to relying on their defense on balls put in play.