Sep 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcherChris Sale
(49) warms up before the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
SP Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
Sale remains a top option for fantasy owners this season despite the right foot avulsion fracture he suffered in an accident at his house back in February.
The injury is going to prevent Sale from pitching on Opening Day, but fans should remember the lefty missed a month last season and still was a top candidate for the AL Cy Young Award. Sale was 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA, which was third in all of baseball behind just Kershaw and Hernandez. He also had 208 strikeouts in 174.0 innings even though he made just 26 starts.
Sale isn’t expected to miss more than one or two starts due to his foot injury, so getting a pitcher who could put up similar numbers to Kershaw and Hernandez around pick No. 19, which is Sale’s ADP according to Fantasy Pros, would be great value for owners.