MLB Fantasy Predictions: 10 WHIP Saviors for 2012

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MLB Fantasy Predictions: 10 WHIP Saviors for 2012
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Every fantasy team has their ace, but which pitchers will fall to later rounds for easy pickings?

Baseball has changed from an instinctual, fundamental work of art to a statistical breakdown of various intricacies in the game over the past couple of decades.  Fans have taken this new knowledge of the game, just like general managers, in an effort to improve their team.

One of the most important stats is WHIP, or the number of walks-plus-hits per inning-pitched, the essential bottom line number for a pitcher.  It’s valuable to a fantasy team, since a good WHIP will mean a reliable starter over the course of a season.  Many pitchers will be drafted in the early rounds because of their names and great records, but here are 10 that are hidden in the league whose good WHIPs could improve your team.

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