ESPN Fantasy Alert: 7 Pitchers Drafted Too Low

  • David Gonos

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We already hit on nine hitters that are getting drafted too low in ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues, so now we’re turning our attention to the pitcher’s mound. We picked out five different starting pitchers and a couple relievers that are getting picked much lower on average in ESPN Fantasy leagues than on other Fantasy Baseball draft services.

How do we know this? It’s easy!

We look at the Average Consensus ADP on FantasyPros.com, which combines the draft numbers from CBS, NFBC, Yahoo! and ESPN, and we compare them to the ADP numbers solely on ESPN. Those players who are getting picked much lower on average on ESPN can be considered undervalued, compared to other draft sites.

Most website’s ADPs are generated off their league draft results. Those drafts have preset rankings fed by the expert’s projections on that website. So, if ESPN’s writers love Justin Verlander, they’ll have his projections high and he’ll be high in their rankings, as well as their draft tool’s preset rankings. What that does is it pushes him to the top of everyone’s queue as the draft proceeds, and people end up drafting him a little higher than they would on other websites. Make sense?

In our case today, we’re looking at undervalued pitchers on ESPN that are getting drafted a little lower than other sites.

7 Fantasy Baseball Pitchers Drafted Too Low On ESPN

You can find specific players’ position eligibility on ESPN.com here. Normally, we’d list the specific ADP number for a player, but since there is such a big difference between 12-team and 10-team leagues, we chose to just show the difference from ESPN ADP to Consensus ADP.

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