Originally written February 16, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
Despite having a laughing stock of an offense, the New York Mets could easily produce five quality starting pitchers for fantasy teams this season, even with the loss of Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey. Photo credit: MIKECNY Dillon Gee, a 26-year-old, started 17 games last year and was in the middle of a breakout season when a blood clot was discovered in his shoulder, leading to season-ending surgery. However, Gee reported to Spring Training “100 Percent,” having experienced no setbacks, according to MetsBlog.com. Gee never was considered a top prospect in the Mets organization, but Baseball America awarded Gee the best changeup and best control of any pitcher in the Mets organization after the 2010 season, in which Gee debuted, to a 2.18 ERA but poor supporting stats. However, in Gee’s first full season, 2011, he pitched 160.2 innings with a 4.43 ERA and a 6.39 K/9, which was almost two strikeouts per nine higher than his 2010 number. So, “meh,” right? True. But before going under the...
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