2010 MLB Breakout Player Profile: Jake Peavy, SP White Sox

Todd FarinoCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2010

Written By Todd Farino, http://www.fantasybaseballsearch.com .

Player: Jake Peavy
Throws: Right
Position: SP
FBS Breakout Rank: 6/30
Last year was a miserable year for Jake Peavy.  Not only was he unhappy with the Padres, but he wasn't happy about being traded especially, to the American League.  Then throw a long DL stint in there, and it was a wasted year for Peavy.
2010 will be much better for the former 29 (in May)-year-old All-Star.  He headlines a solid pitching staff for the Chicago White Sox and with his agressive style of pitching, Peavy should have no problem adjusting the AL hitters. 
Last season in three starts, Peavy was 3-0 with 18 strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA in 20 innings.  He looked healed and back to the Jake Peavy we all knew from years past. 
One issue that I've heard around the fantasy baseball world was that Peavy was getting old.  He's not even 29 yet.  Peavy is in his prime and is ready for a monster season.  If all goes well and Peavy stays healthy, he can compete for the Cy Young award.
As far as fantasy baseball relevance, expect lots of strikeouts and enough wins to make him a stud pitcher.  His ERA will naturally rise going to the the American League, but overall he is one of the better values in this years draft with an ADP of 85.
The True Guru Projections: 16 Wins, 220 Ks, 3.15 ERA, 1.17 WHIP To get more from Todd Farino, RC Rizza, and Rhett Oldham. Listen to our weekly podcast at www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasy-baseball-tonight .  Listen to us LIVE every Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST for 90 minutes of pure fantasy baseball talk.