Starters to Keep an Eye On
Chris Bassitt – Bassitt was a part of the Samardzija deal that may prove to be one of the more valuable pieces. He throws in the upper-90’s out of bullpen, which is his most comfortable role. However, he still can touch mid-90’s gas when starting and pitched to a 3.33 FIP in just under 30 big league innings in 2014. Should he emerge as a starter keep him on your fantasy radar.
Kendall Graveman – He advanced through every level of professional baseball in 2014 culminating in a late-season call-up to Toronto last season. After being traded to the A’s in November in the Donaldson deal, Graveman has been viewed by Oakland as a rotation candidate. He was never a strikeout machine in the minors, collecting a modest 6.1 K/9 in 201 innings over two seasons. But his command of the zone and grounder-inducing ways should play well in front of a quality Oakland defense.
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