Fantasy Baseball: Pitchers Who Surprised In 2017


By Phil Backert, PressBox

As we continue our fantasy baseball recap, we will highlight the pitchers who surprised this season. It was a weird year with injuries to numerous top pitchers, but hopefully, hitting on some of the under-the-radar guys helped keep your team in contention.

Pitchers Who Surprised:

1. Arizona Diamondbacks Starting Pitcher Robbie Ray -- The left-hander was drafted 71st among pitchers in March according to, and he finished the season ranked in the top five in ERA at 2.89. Ray also cracked the top 10 in strikeouts with 218. It was an incredible turnaround for the 26-year-old, as he pitched less innings than 2016 but finished with seven more victories and took two runs off his ERA. Ray is about to hit his prime, so there should be a few more seasons like the one we saw this year.


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