The 2012 MLB season is preparing for its most exciting series of the year, but it’s never too early to pick the breakthrough pitchers for next season.
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com called this “the age of the pitcher” and for good reason. This season, a total of 21,017 runs were scored. That’s nearly 4,000 less than the 24,971 scored in 2010.
With pitchers like Justin Verlander, C.C. Sabathia, Felix Hernandez and R.A. Dickey dominating hitters, it’s easy to find high-quality pitching. These aces will have high fantasy value next season, but owners can’t draft all of them.
Still, there are some pitchers that are on the verge of breaking out in 2013. Here’s a list of 10 pitchers poised for a great season next year.