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As we head into 2019 MLB fantasy drafts, Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Rich Hill probably isn't the one guy we'll be building our rotation around.
Granted, he doesn't pitch many innings, maxing out at only 135 and 2/3 innings in each of the last three seasons. However, when you look at his efficiency over those innings, we're looking at a potentially nice No. 5 pitcher in our fantasy rotation.
"Rich Hill’s second half K%-BB% was eighth-best in the first-division among qualified arms behind the following: Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, German Marquez, Patrick Corbin and Gerrit Cole."https://t.co/Hvfs5UWKdJ— TheFantasyFix.com (@TheFantasyFix) February 22, 2019
If I told you Hill has a 1.12 WHIP or fewer and more than a strikeout per inning in each of the last three seasons, is that something you might be interested in?
Part of the reason Hill pitches such a few number of innings isn't even his own fault. Granted, his age is certainly up there at 38 (39 when the season starts), but
Rich Hill is underrated every year. Yeah, he throws 130 innings, but that’s more tolerable now than ever. Go after elite per inning pitchers in Roto https://t.co/PVjPO7a6zj— Michael Florio (@MichaelFFlorio) February 22, 2019
Hill is going to be a solid pitcher this season, no other way around it. Fantasy owners will just have to be patient and know that his value is in the long-term angle as opposed to here and now.
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