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Anibal Sanchez will be a bargain

Florida Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez delivers a pitch

Florida Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez delivers a pitch during the first inning. (May 14, 2011) Credit: AP

There are still way too many people that focus attention on wins for pitchers in fantasy baseball. While it is one of the categories, it's tough to predict. There are just too many factors beyond the control of a pitcher that factor in.

When people look at Marlins righthander Anibal Sanchez, the eight wins won't impress. Sanchez also has a label of being injury prone. Over the last two seasons, that hasn't been the case. Sanchez has just missed 200 innings in both with 195 two years ago and 196 1/3 innings last season.

Sanchez made 32 starts in each and saw his skills improve again last season. The strikeout rate was a career-best 9.26, while his BB/9 improved for the second consecutive season with a 2.93.

While Sanchez went just 8-9, he had a 3.67 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Sanchez had a 44 percent groundball rate and a 35 percent fly ball rate. The stuff was always there and now Sanchez has stayed healthy for two consecutive seasons.

The best part is Sanchez is going to be a bargain in drafts. He should be a draft target.

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