Several top major league pitchers have struggled mightily through the first half of this season, but there’s still plenty of hope that things will turn themselves around.
It takes some starting pitchers a little bit more time than others to get acclimated after the offseason concludes. A couple of starts in spring training aren’t always enough, and a few bad starts to begin the year can cause more poor outings. When a pitcher doesn’t have confidence, things can get ugly fast.
It’s important to look at how these pitchers usually do throughout the year. Are they better during the first or second half of the season? In many instances, as you’ll see, the best pitchers in baseball are considerably better in the second half. That’s what should give fans hope for better starts as the season continues.
Which struggling starters are going to rebound? Let’s take a look at five major league starting pitchers who are bound to be better in the coming months.
*All statistics obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. This article was modified from its original version to reflect stats from games played on Wednesday, June 19.