Kings of Command

Examining peripheral numbers to find the true best pitchers in baseball

Updated: February 29, 2012, 3:57 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

These days, there really is no such thing as a sleeper.

Advances in statistics spoil many surprises, particularly on the pitching side, and for all the overtures about there being "tons of pitching," it's becoming increasingly difficult to unearth a hidden gem in the late rounds … which is the very argument those owners who make the "pitching-rich game" claim use as supporting evidence for their case to ignore the position until the later rounds.

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