This article is part of our Mound Musings series.
With pitchers and catchers reporting, baseball season is upon us! For most leagues, draft day is on the horizon, and "wait until next year" is now. That's okay. We'll be ready. As in the past, I'll cover one division each week, and hopefully, we should have a value-laden pitching staff heading into the 2020 season. Things will surely change as spring training progresses, but we handle those on the fly. Remember, the Musings are intended to be interactive. Ask questions, and share your opinions. That's what we're here for. Let's get to it and look at the:
National League East
Atlanta Braves – Many of the team pitching staff evaluations will focus on the "haves" and "have nots" of MLB. No teams ever really has enough pitching, but the Braves do appear to fall on the positive side of the ledger. Mike Soroka's health was a question mark last spring, but after missing a couple of April starts, he answered the bell every five days, and the results were outstanding. It's no secret I am a big Soroka fan, and the optimist in me actually expects even better days ahead. There were also cautious expectations regarding the promising, but unproven, Mike Foltynewicz, and it was a bit of a roller coaster ride, but I think a healthy Folty can be a fantasy asset. And they'll benefit from the veteran presence of newly acquired proven southpaw Cole Hamels. Hamels is a winner if his shoulder is sound. Next