Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/28/13
Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America Those that have been following my index series will notice how I treat starting pitchers differently. We should note this before we move onto the “grand table” as I am want to call it. Pitching is the most difficult position to get a handle on in fantasy baseball and in real baseball for that matter. Pitchers are fickle and subject to the defensive support and run support of their teams. The rise and fall of certain pitchers can be explained by bad luck, poor defense, sudden injuries, or other nefarious forces we can’t quite understand or predict. When you look at the list that follows you will note the absence of several pitchers that figure prominently in fantasy baseball (or have in the past). The biggest name missing is that of Tim Lincecum. The two-time Cy Young Award winner could have recieved what I would call the Anthony Young award in 2012. Baseball Prospectus had him at -1.8 PVORP (pitching value over replacement player). That means
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