Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 6/22/13
If I were to tell you that there was a pitcher who had a 2.87 FIP, a .98 WHIP, a miniscule 3.7 BB rate, and a .67 HR/9 ratio in the month of June, and that he was availble for next to nothing in your AL-Only, would that peak your interest? That pitcher is Jordan Lyles, who has been absolutely dominant over his last 44 1/3 innings (From Paul Sporer on the Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast). Lyles had exactly one bad outting, on May 12th against the Rangers at home. He gave up 8 earned runs in 4 innings and only struck out one batter. Ever since that outting, he has not given up more than 2 earned runs in any one outting. That level of consistency coming from Lyles is something that we should all be targeting on our pitching staffs, but that outting against Texas is ruining his composite line. While still good, no one is losing their mind over a 3.22 ERA and a 18.3% K rate, which creates the buying opportunity. On the same Baseball Prospectus pod, Sporer noted that Lyles ceiling was...
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