When bat meets ball – now that is exciting! Watching swing after swing launch baseballs 500 feet over a wall is why the Home Run Derby is the premiere event during the MLB All-Star Break. Plus, chicks dig the long ball, so everyone has to love it.
Of course there are those guys who toe the rubber and do a good job. Bland personalities like Roy Halladay and Justin Verlander. Hard workers who say the right thing and don't take too much credit for their team's success. But there's no swagger there, no interesting characters. What good are they anyway except to toss the ball so someone can smack it?
Oh, what's that? They count for half of the stats in fantasy? Oh. Well, then.
Pitching is the best! Throwing something faster than cars can legally drive on most roads is totally why baseball is popular. They should bring a fastest pitch competition to the All-Star Break. And Halladay? He has so much confidence up there, just decimating batters left and right.
With so much talent, these guys deserve a list of their own. Since I'm assuming you weren't interested in pitching until I just explained how cool it is, you're going to want to check this out before draft day. The top 10 pitchers in fantasy baseball are no joke and you'll want to have at least one of them on your roster. After all, they're what baseball is about, right?