Fantasy Baseball: Five rookie pitchers to target in 2019

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ATLANTA, GA. – JUNE 13: Mike Soroka #40 of the Atlanta Braves throws a first inning pitch against the New York Mets at SunTrust Field on June 13, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Who are five rookie pitchers to target for fantasy baseball in 2019?

Let’s continue on with our fantasy baseball previews. Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. As old man winter move on, many of us across the country need to think warm thoughts to help get us through and one of those things that gives everyone those thoughts is baseball and of course, fantasy baseball.

You shouldn’t dismiss taking a rookie pitcher or two to stash on your bench. If your fantasy baseball league has a minor league/NA spot, a great use for it could be a pitcher.

I stashed Walker Buehler in multiple fantasy baseball leagues last season. I would say I didn’t regret that decision.

There were plenty of rookie arms that could have helped your fantasy baseball team last year. Tampa Bay Rays’ rookie lefty Ryan Yarborough won 16 games last year. Shane Bieber and Jaime Barria also won double digit games. Jack Flaherty led all rookies with 182 strikeouts in 151 innings. Of course, Shohei Ohtani pitched a bit too, though he won’t have value there in 2019. Out of the bullpen, Seranthony Dominguez and A.J. Minter had saves in double digits.

Rookie arms can provide a lot of value for your fantasy baseball team. You may be able to grab them late in the draft while others are looking at veterans who may or may not have something left in the tank.

So who could be the 2019 version of Buehler or Flaherty or Bieber? Here are five rookie pitchers to target in fantasy baseball this year.

We’ll start with one, who already has some professional pitching experience.

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