2022 Fantasy Baseball: Undervalued Pitchers

by Mike Bonni
2022 Fantasy baseball: Undervalued Pitchers

Welcome everyone to the 2022 Fantasy Baseball: Undervalued Pitchers article. In this article, I will be going over the pitchers that are currently being undervalued in drafts.

Every year in fantasy baseball there are pitchers that are way undervalued and end up becoming league winners. Check out the article below to see if you can snag a league winner.

Without further ado, let's take a look at a few pitchers who could provide a ton of value at their current draft position.

2022 Fantasy Baseball: Undervalued Pitchers

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The Atlanta Pitcher You Need

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Charlie Morton (Pitcher 30)

Coming off a broken fibula, you might be thinking why is he on here. Well, as long as he recovers, he should still be one of the most valuable pitchers to get in your drafts.

Currently coming in at P30, Charlie Morton was electric last year. His ranking is this low because of his injury, which he should be able to recover from.

Last year, Morton was 14-6 with a 3.30 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP (career-best). His K% has gone up from 2020, in 2021 it was 28.57% (better than his career average). Morton rarely gives up the long ball (0.8% in his career) and keeps his H/9 relatively low (6.6; another career-best).

As long as he can stay healthy, Charlie Morton is going to be a solid steal at P30.

New Places, Same Faces

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Marcus Stroman, Chicago Cubs (Pitcher 63)

The newly-signed Chicago Cub has a lot of pressure on him, but I think he can live up to expectations. Last year, Stroman went 10-13 with a 3.03 ERA. He also started 30+ games for the fourth time in his career, so availability will be there.

His H/9 is worrisome (8.1%), but he is able to keep the ball in the park at least (0.9% HR/9). His K/9 has gone down to 7.9, which is fine but it won't set the world on fire. Marcus Stroman is going to get all kinds of opportunities in Chicago, he could get you a decent amount of wins. For being P63, you can come away with a solid fantasy asset.

Noah Syndergaard, Los Angeles Angels (Pitcher 79)

Now on to the big fish. This could go so many ways, it's truly insane. Noah can get hurt and then the people who drafted him learned their lesson, AGAIN. But, and this is a big but, if Syndergaard can stay healthy, we got an absolute steal at P79.

In his two games in 2021, he was brutal. His ERA was a 4.28 with a gnarly 13.5 H/9. Obviously, he was dealing with injuries so take that with a grain of salt.

His career K/9 (9.7), BB/9 (2.1), and HR/9 (0.8) is absolutely money. If he can be like his healthy self, the sky is the limit for Noah. Don't be afraid to take a chance on him, what's the worse that can happen? Does he get injured? Just drop him, especially since you will be getting him around P79.

The Youngin

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Triston McKenzie, Cleveland Guardians (Pitcher 75)

This is risky business right here. He is on a bad team and you might not get many wins out of him. There are a few good things though. If you need a guy who can get strikeouts, this is your guy. Triston in his career has a 10.4% strikeout percentage.

Another thing going for him is he doesn't give up the long ball (1.6% career) and I've seen worse H/9's from pitchers. McKenzie's sits at 6.2% in his career, this is manageable. The one thing that isn't manageable, is his walk rate. Triston McKenzie is at 3.9% for his career, you can expect him to constantly have runners on base. He needs to bring this down, significantly. If he can do that, Triston can be quite the steal in drafts.

Personal Favorite

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Sixto Sanchez, Miami Marlins (Pitcher 136)

He has been dealing with shoulder injuries, but I still have hope for the young flamethrower. In 2020, Sixto went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA. He also had one complete game.

Sixto has a lot going for him, he had a 20.9% strikeout rate and a very impressive 1.9% HR rate. This shows that he can get out with his pitches and that he doesn't give up the long ball very often. In fantasy baseball, we love that. We would like to see more wins from him, but that should be coming this year.

If Sixto Sanchez can stay healthy, he should be able to absolutely smash his current projection (P.136). DO NOT be afraid to take a late-round flier on him.

Thanks for reading the 2022 Fantasy Baseball: Undervalued Pitchers article. Be sure to check out all the 2022 Fantasy Baseball content as the season gets closer.

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