As a National, Brad Peacock was on the outside looking in. His talent was never in doubt, but no one could be sure whether he’d be a member of the Washington rotation out of camp or how long it would take once the season got underway. As an Athletic, Peacock is assured a rotation spot. That’s what happens when a rotation is left without its top four options (Brad Anderson, Dallas Braden, Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez). Peacock’s fantasy value will be on the rise.
How good can he be in Oakland? First we need to define what kind of pitcher Peacock is.
Brad Peacock Player Profile
Peacock has two pitches that currently profile as plus-offerings: a 92-94 MPH fastball and a strikeout-caliber curveball that I’ve even seen some refer to as a knuckle curve. In his very brief time in the majors last season (12 IP), Peacock threw these two pitches plus a change-up, throwing the fastball 65 percent of the time (average 92.7 MPH), the curve 13 percent of the time (74.7 MPH) and the change-up 22...