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March 17, 2017

Position Battles

American League East

by Matt Collins


Baltimore Orioles

No. 5 Starter

There aren’t a whole lot of starting jobs up for grabs in Baltimore, with the only one with any fantasy implications being at the back of the rotation. If Chris Tillman were healthy, their rotation would be set, but the righty has yet to make a spring start and figures to miss a good chunk of the start of the season. Thus, we have a battle between Mike Wright, Tyler Wilson and Logan Verrett. For fantasy purposes, this is not a very exciting battle and will only matter for those in AL-Only leagues. Wright is likely the favorite, but he doesn’t really bring anything to the table beyond major-league rotation experience. He has a low strikeout rate, high(ish) walk rate and is a fly ball pitcher in the AL East. Wilson has some experience from last season as well, but has the same problems as Wright with a slightly worse strikeout rate and a slightly better walk rate. Verrett is a former Mets swingman who likely has the most fantasy upside, but that says more about the group than it does about Verrett.

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