Found July 12, 2012 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Trevor BauerDylan BundyMatt HarveyDillon GeeDanny HultzenGerrit ColeTim LincecumJake ArrietaAdam WainwrightMax ScherzerJeff SamardzijaRyan VogelsongJered WeaverMike TroutJeremy HellicksonJames McDonaldJordan ZimmermannAlfredo AcevesVicente PadillaGlen PerkinsJared BurtonMatt CappsBobby ParnellFrank FranciscoErnesto FrieriScott DownsJJ PutzAddison ReedCarlos MarmolShawn CampJames RussellBrett MyersWilton LopezBrandon LyonJonathan BroxtonAaron CrowHeath BellSteve CishekDavid RobertsonRafael SorianoJustin VerlanderBrian FuentesGrant BalfourHuston StreetAndrew CashnerLuke GregersonDale ThayerJoe ThatcherTyler ClippardDrew StorenAJ BurnettErik BedardBrad LincolnKevin CorreiaKyle McPhersonDanny HarenBen SheetsChris TillmanMat LatosJosh TomlinDrew PomeranzMichael FiersPhil HughesJoe BlantonRoy OswaltMatt Moore
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Four days without regular season baseball serves as reflection time for many a fantasy owner. Headed into the second half, we're either looking to make moves to push toward a title, looking to next year or we're still evaluating our needs and how to go about addressing them. To help sort through some of the pitching items, let's look at five topics that are front and center as we head into the second half of what should be an exciting finish. Who's the Next Big Prospect to Watch? With Trevor Bauer in the big leagues, Dylan Bundy is the top pitching prospect in the minors. Despite some message board chatter I've seen, I don't expect a teen-ager in High-A to see big league time this year. Could that change come August if the Orioles are somehow still in a position to nab a wild-card spot? Perhaps, but I don't expect that to be the case. Jake Odorizzi, KC (Triple-A) - Perhaps the Royals, given their track record with pitchers recently, should just go ahe...

James McDonald Adds a Slider, Dominates

One of the biggest surprises for the first place Pittsburgh Pirates (!) has been the outstanding performance of James McDonald. Before this year, McDonald had a career ERA above 4.00 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio below two, which caused McDonald to alter his arsenal before the season. This year, he has an ERA and FIP under 3.00, with an xFIP and SIERA just under 3.60, thanks to the...

MLB Insiders: Milwaukee Brewers

The Pirates open a three-game series in Milwaukee on Friday night. Right-hander James McDonald will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Brewers will toss righty Zack Greinke.

Late blast beats Bucs

The Pirates didn’t lose any momentum at the plate over the All-Star break, but struggled on the mound for most of the night in a long and painful 10-7 loss to the Brewers on Friday. James McDonald was not very good. He struggled to put hitters away early on, ran his pitch count up very quickly, and missed badly far too often. He hung a slider to Ryan Braun that (as you’d predict...

A tough loss for the Bucs

It’s not the way we wanted to start off the second half, but there it is.  James McDonald didn’t have his best stuff; apparently none of our pitchers did.  We can place the blame on Clint Hurdle, JMac, Tony Watson, whoever, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Pirates didn’t do what they needed [...]
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