Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 6/27/12
He is sabermetrics’ public enemy number one. He came out of nowhere and proved to be one of the team’s most valuable assets. One of the bay area’s best stories last year is off to another great start again.  For the San Francisco Giants’ underrated and unheralded number fout starter, Ryan Vogelsong is quietly proving all his critics wrong. Sometimes a player defies traditional statistics and continues to trend off the breakout year. In the preseason, ZiPS projected a 4.18 ERA over 153.0 innings with a decrease in nearly every number across the board. But, in Vogelsong’s case, he’s pitching just as well as last year’s out-of-nowhere season. So far he has a 2.23 ERA over 96.2 IPs, 67 Ks and a 1.15 WHIP. In fantasy leagues, he’s already one of the biggest steals this season. According to MockDraftCentral.com, his average draft position was the 224th pick. But he’s proving to be more consistent than fluky. However, the red flags with Vogelsong are numerous. It shouldn’t be crazy ...
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