Starting pitching is one of the deepest positions in fantasy baseball this season. You can get solid starters in the middle rounds and possibly even into the later ones. There are plenty of players waiting in these rounds that can break out and help a team win its league.
You don't have to pick a top-10 starting pitcher in order to draft a real ace. Fantasy aces, found among potential 2012 breakout candidates, can be drafted in the middle rounds.
Here are 10 young (27 or younger) starting pitchers who are outside of the top 10 in ESPN's fantasy rankings that will surprise this year with ace-like campaigns.