Fantasy Baseball: 10 Players You Need to Add to Your Watchlist

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Dominic Smith #22 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off 3-run home run in the bottom of the eleventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Dominic Smith #22 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a walk-off 3-run home run in the bottom of the eleventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Williams

Back to his 2018 Form?

Trevor Williams’ best season was in 2018 and that is what fantasy baseball owners want from him. He is currently owned by 2.4% of fantasy baseball teams and is averaging 5.3 points as a starter. Not good at all.

But, that number is slightly skewed by his two consecutive bad starts to start the season. His combined ERA is 3.52 and 14 Ks in 15.1 inning which is not bad at all.

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You may be asking why he is on the list if he had two bad starts? Williams had a good outing his last time on the mound, and his 2018 season was great for fantasy owners. I truly believe he can get back to 2018.

In 2018, Williams threw a 3.11 ERA, went 14-10, 1.178 WHIP, and 6.6 K/9. 2019 was rough for him where he threw 5.38 ERA and a 1.414 WHIP. But I think it was just an off year and not a true representation of his pitching skills.

Owners might shy away from Williams because he has only had one really good start but that is enough for me to consider him. I am all about hot takes!

He threw seven innings allowing just one earned run against a good hitting Minnesota Twins. He only gave up three hits and struck out five. Sort of like the Tommy Milone example, Williams pitched against a solid AL team in the Twins. It was not against the struggling Red Sox.

Even with his two bad starts, he has a 3.52 ERA which is completely respectable. If you are in need of pitching, you should add Williams to your watchlist and pay attention to his next game.

If he throws six innings and gives up two earned runs while striking out six batters, you should probably add him before he catches more owners’ eyes.

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Thanks for reading, and look for more fantasy baseball advice in the next few weeks!