Keeper Search: Kris Medlen

If you’re in the process of rebuilding your pitching staff, and you’re looking for a cheap option at pitcher with high upside, look no further than Atlanta Braves P Kris Medlen.

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Keeper Search: R.A. Dickey

If I were to ask you who the No. 1 pitcher on ESPN’s Player Rater is at the All Star Break, how many of you would’ve come up with R.A. Dickey on your own?

Realizing Dickey has had a great 2012, I admit I was shocked when I saw his name at the top of the board for pitchers. I mean, how often is it that a knuckleballer has more value in fantasy baseball than strikeout artists such as Justin Verlander, Roy Halladay, etc.?

Seeing that Dickey is making a name for himself in fantasy circles this season, let’s take a look at his value past 2012.

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Keeper Search: Max Scherzer

One of the most frustrating pitchers to own the last couple of years has to be Detroit’s Max Scherzer. Sporting as much consistency as a bowl of thick soup, Scherzer has been teasing his owners for years in terms of what his true upside is, while also giving them frequent glimpses at how awful he can truly be.

And if you look at the surface numbers right now, most of his owners are probably ready to jump ship again.

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Keeper Search: Yonder Alonso

As a lifelong Padres fan, this year is one that really tests how much of a fan you are. And it isn’t as much about the losses that are piling up as it is about the fact that there’s not much on this team to cheer for.

For all the great minor league talent San Diego has acquired recently, I’ve found that at the major league level the only hitter I actually look forward to watching is 1B Yonder Alonso. I had the opportunity to check out Alonso when the Padres were in D.C. to play the Nationals this week, and here are my thoughts on him as they relate to keeper leagues.

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