2012 Fantasy Baseball Predictions: Pitchers You Can't Win a Title Without

Joshua CarrollCorrespondent IIMarch 22, 2012

It's about that time to start putting together your fantasy teams. Many of you out there have your rosters and draft picks broken down into a science but, at the end of the day, don't miss out on these pitchers if you want to win it all.

Justin Verlander

Verlander has been a force since he entered the league and he has shown no signs of slowing down. Coming off an AL MVP award, there's really no reason as to why you would pass him up. Yes, he's on the cover of MLB 2K12, but don't worry, no Madden curse effect here.

Roy Halladay

Halladay was given the award for Best Major League Baseball Player at the ESPY awards. Needless to say, he is a great pitcher. His accolades and performance last season do all the talking. If you're not sold on Halladay, then go to the doctor and get your judgement checked.

Clayton Kershaw

The Dodgers pitcher is the best left-handed pitcher in the league and is coming off an NL Cy Young award. He finished last season with 21 wins and 248 strikeouts. I don't know about you, but I'd like to have that on my team.

Cliff Lee

Another lefty who can still get the job done, Lee made his return to the Phillies last season and had an immediate impact. Not only is he still one of the best pitchers in the league, but he can also hit for you every now and then. Don't be discouraged if it's your turn to pick and Lee is the best pitcher left. He is still an extremely solid pick up.

Felix Hernandez

Hernandez has one of the fastest fastballs in the league, and is continuing to make a name for himself. Just this past season he was selected to his second All-Star game. That being said, Hernandez may be forgotten by some of your counterparts come draft day. Just make sure you don't.