JT Brubaker

JT Brubaker

SP - PIT
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185 lbs
Age: 28
College: Akron
Pittsburgh Pirates

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TheRotoFeedTop Dynasty Keepers Cole And Brubaker

Hello once again. Glad you are back for another round of discussion about Top Dynasty Keepers. If you have been reading this column every week, then you know how much I prefer young hitters over young pitchers. Heck, I prefer young hitters over old pitchers as well. That being said, pitching is part fantasy baseball. With starters taking the mound only twice a week, max, and relivers able to blow up your ERA and WHIP in a heartbeat, finding solid starting pitchers is always a chore. Finding young starters this late in the season who may also be good to great keepers is nearly impossible, but not completely. EXPANDING THE SEARCH Because the search for good starting pitching is a little harder, I also expand the age of the players I am willing to look at when considering them as good keepers or not. So this week let's examine two 28-year-old starters who pitch on two lousy teams. The first is left-hander Cole Irvin of the Oakland Athletics. Irvin has the distinction of being drafted three times in his career - once out of high school in the 29th round of the 2012 draft then twice in college after his 2015 season (32nd round) and 2016 seasons (5th round) at Oregon. Cole is widely available in Yahoo and ESPN leagues, rostered at 39% and 30.2% respectively. The second pitcher is right-hander JT Brubaker of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Drafted in the 6th round of the 2015 draft, Brubaker is rostered in only 13% of Yahoo leagues and 8.2% of ESPN leagues. Both of these pitchers are having career years, which is why we are taking a look at them. At this stage of the season, if you are looking at them they are probably worthy of adding to your staff for a spot start or two. But are they worthy of being a keeper? Let's dive in.

Source: TheRotoFeed
Sunday, Jul 31, 2022


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