Originally written on Full Spectrum Baseball  |  Last updated 4/24/12

April 23, 2012: Jake Peavy pitched a three-hit shutout in leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victroy over the Oakland Athletics. He struck out five, walked two and extended his scoreless innings streak to 14 innings. It was the sixth shutout performance of his career.

Line: 9 IP | 3 H | 0 ER | 2 BB | 5 K; W (3-0) | QS | CG | SHO

My fantasy perspective: Peavy is turning out to be a major fantasy baseball bargain through the early part of the 2012 season. Check out these ADP (Average Draft Position) numbers for him in the “big three” of fantasy baseball leagues: ESPN (224.6); Yahoo! (240.1); CBS (210.66). He’s currently the top-rated starting pitcher according to ESPN’s Player Rater tool.

In four starts, Peavy has put up these great numbers in 28.2 innings pitches: 3-0 record; 1.88 ERA; 0.73 WHIP; .172 BAA; 8.16 K/9; 6.50 K/BB; 4-f0r-4 Quality Starts. If (BIG IF) he continues to stay healthy in 2012, there’s no reason to doubt these numbers are for real and savvy fantasy owners who used a late round draft pick or were quick to pick him up off waivers should continue to reap the rewards.

Agree with my pick? Disagree? Check out ESPN’s formula for determining the best daily performances and nominate your own Line of the Day player using the comments section below and/or hitting me up on Twitter @DJAubain.

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