Yesterday, I posted an article listing Baseball HQ's rebound candidates for 2010 amongst all hitters. Today, I give you their pitching rebound candidates for 2010:
A couple guys that I think may have trouble bouncing back are Brandon Webb, Chien-Ming Wang, Jordan Zimmermann and Brad Lidge, as all four are coming off surgeries and only Webb has started to throw off a mound. Webb threw off a mound last week for the first time in almost a year. I find it hard to imagine him in the Diamondbacks starting rotation come opening day. There are reports that Wang won't be ready to pitch for a few more months. Zimmerman probably won't come back till the second half of 2010, but could be a cheap end-game starting pitcher to pick up in auction leagues, or in mixed league fantasy drafts. I have my doubts about Lidge bouncing back, but a save is a save in fantasy baseball.
I have written several times about Ricky Nolasco bouncing back in 2010, and Shandler loves him. Daisuke Matsuzaka will have to control his walks to be effective this year. Carrasco is still young and could surprise in 2010. Like Zimmerman, Carrasco could be a late round pick in mixed league drafts or an end-game $1 selection in auction leagues.