I’m writing about starting pitching for Rotographs and didn’t want the Pitcher List community to miss out on one of our signature GIF Breakdowns.
For the second week in a row, I’m going to bring up Chad Kuhl. After last week’s entertaining disappointment against the Diamondbacks, Kuhl was removed after four frames against the Mets on Tuesday with forearm discomfort.
I am not bringing up Kuhl in an act of self-depreciation, despite how often I rely on it. Rather, his potential longterm removal from the Pirates rotation means that Nick Kingham could soon hold a firm grip on the #5 spot in Pittsburgh.
I think you see where this is going. A pitcher that is currently owned in under 10% of fantasy leagues, an arm that with consistent playing time could return top-5o starting pitcher production, a rookie who holds a sub 1.00 WHIP, 24% strikeout rate, and 12% whiff rate may suddenly be getting a whole lot of playing time.
Let’s take a dive into what Kingham does on the field and how it could translate into a potential league-winning pickup.
As a Pirates fan, I am both excited and troubled at the same time. One one hand, Kuhl was finally coming into his own and I think he is a legit mid-rotation guy. However, I am super-excited for Kingham and it looks like he will be coming up (possibly this weekend as he is no longer listed as the starter for Indy tomorrow night). I was able to get him back on my fantasy roster this morning and I’m hanging onto him.
Who you got rest of season between Kingham and German?