From a fantasy baseball owner's perspective, Roy Halladay has underachieved in terms of rotisserie production when compared to years past.
In 11 starts this season, Philadelphia's ace has allowed 32 earned runs in 72.1 innings pitched (3.98 ERA). The last time Halladay's ERA was that high in late-May, the year was 2003 and he was pitching with the Blue Jays (4.00).
Part of me believes with the lack of run support in Philly and less-than-impressive stats, Halladay hitting the disabled list isn't the worst thing to happen to fantasy owners. Owners' psyche forces one to start Halladay in all instances, even when the odds are stacked against them/him. This roster move forces them to look outside the box.
Here are my top five, available starting pitchers owners should take a look at while Halladay is out:
Max Scherzer (64.8 percent owned)
Stats: 4-3 / 5.67 ERA / 1.54 WHIP / 72 K
Analysis: Scherzer has struck out 24 batters his last two times out. Don't let ...