Fantasy Baseball Friday: Top Five Pitchers in 2015 AL Central

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Mar 11, 2015; Melbourne, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher

David Price

(14) throws against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

SP David Price, Detroit Tigers

Price is going to be in the top 10 for any fantasy baseball starting pitchers ranking owners look at this month, but an argument can be made for him being in the top five or even the top three.

Price led the league in strikeouts, 271, and innings, 248.1, last season. That led to a very healthy 9.8 K/9. He also rarely walks hitters, so his K/BB was ranked in the top five among starting pitchers at 7.13 in 2014, the best of his career. The lefty did all this while posting a 3.26 ERA and 15 victories.

There is a good chance his strikeout numbers come down because 2014 was the first time Price ever struck out more than a batter per inning, but the ERA could also go down and the victories could rise.

In a contract year, Price could have another monster season.

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