A few days ago, I posted an article discussing some pitchers who you may want to buy on the cheap as they could outperform going forward. Today, I give you some pitchers who could underperform going forward.
The stats are season to date stats courtesy of Fangraphs:
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A couple guys on this list are obvious candidates to regress-Livan Hernandez, Barry Zito and Jon Garland to name a few. Others, like Ubaldo Jimenez should underperform only because he can't pitch any better than he is right now, but you will never get full value for him if you traded him. I would keep him if I had him on any of my teams today.
Mike Pelfrey is also on this list, but I have a feeling he can pitch well for the rest of the season. Maybe not 2.40 ERA-like, but would a mid-3 ERA upset fantasy owners? I also wonder if Francisco Liriano, Wade Davis and David Price can keep up the nice work going forward.