Five hot-starting arms worth getting

Braden, Matusz, Lewis, Carmona, Romero don't appear to be flukes

Updated: April 14, 2010, 4:55 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

In this game, five days can be an eternity.

That's one of the great challenges when scouting starting pitching, and if you listened to Wednesday's Fantasy Focus podcast, you heard Matthew Berry and I theorize why fantasy owners so often gravitate more toward hitters than pitchers. Take a listen, but one valuable point we made was that sample sizes are smaller for pitchers; pitchers work so infrequently that every game they pitch is thrust under the microscope, examined in closer ...

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