Fantasy MLB
Starting Pitcher Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
Jimmy Nelson, SP, MIL1/26/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team wasn't looking for another big piece to replace Yovani Gallardo in the rotation, according to beat writer Andrew Grumen.
Insight: That's good news for Brewers 25-year-old right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who figures to be the No. 5 starter. Nelson was just 2-9 with a 4.93 ERA last season with the big club, but posted great minor league numbers and should get another look.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL1/18/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, who had his ligament "trimmed" in his right elbow last October, was playing catch, according to a St.Louis Dispatch report.
Insight: Wainwright will likely be lightly tested in the preseason, but is expected to be ready for Opening Day. He went 20-9 last season with a career-best 2.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He has averaged 226 1/3 IP and 18.4 wins over the past five seasons so he's been an innings-eater as well as an elite starter.
Lance Lynn, SP, STL1/15/2015 2:24:00 PM
Description: It looks like Cardinals starter Lance Lynn will stay in St. Louis for a while as he signed a three-year deal.
Insight: Lynn had another solid season in the Cardinals rotation, going 15-10 with a career-best 2.74 ERA. He struck out 181 batters in 203 2/3 IP. He's a viable back end of the fantasy rotation guy.