RESEARCH: Surprisingly Productive Years, Part 2 (2020 Pitchers)

Rangers SP prospect Joe Palumbo has a chance to break through in 2020.

Whether you drafted your team back in February or March, or just drafted in July, most fantasy GMs left their 2020 draft or auction with some holes to fill. Luckily, as we've proven again and again over the years, there is plenty of value to be had from the post-draft wasteland that is the free agent pool. Thursday, we covered batters. Today: pitchers.

Between 2013 and 2018, well over 100 pitchers every year were projected for positive value but returned $0 or less. The average return on investment in a pitcher was 37.7%. As with batters, there is significant variability within the average, with many players returning close to their projected value, and some far...

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