Just wanted to post 3 overrated and 3 underrated pitchers I feel aren't being valued the way they should be and get some thoughts:
Kuroda: Groundball pitcher, huge park, great all around stats minus K's in his first MLB year. I'm not sure why this guy is going so late, I see him going something like 16 W, 3.20 ERA, 1.30 ERA, 150 K's this year. Solid value for where he is being drafted.
Scherzer: His K/9 is over 10 which is ridiculous for a rookie pitcher. The Baby Backs offense is getting better and better and he is the #3 so he'll rarely go against aces. His shoulder worries me a little bit because of the violent delivery but until I see significant signs of it being problematic I think this guy is undervalued.
Kershaw: Has absolutely tremendous Upside, can serve as a good #2 as early as this year. Should have a K/9 beetter than 9 this year. Like Kuroda, good offense, big ballpark, this guy is being taken in the 13th in the last mock I did. Why?
Honorable mentions: Verlander
Sabathia: I'm a Yanks fan but this guy has been overworked and is moving to the AL East. I expect a spike in ERA to around 3.60 as well as a possible injury because of the hefty amount of innings he pitched last year. Still a very good pitcher, just don't see him as the clear cut #3 behind Timmy and Santana, safer bets are Webb, Halladay, etc.
Volquez: Got deadarm at the end of last year, Dusty overworked this guy while he is still young and learning, extremely violent delivery. All signs point to injury and regression.
Peavy: Injuries always a problem. Growing concerns with clubhouse environment, his some/away splits are ugly. If he gets traded his stats will spike badly. Great pitcher, but falling out of the top 10 very soon for me.
Sean Tracey has my apologies, we all know Ozzie Guillen is an idiot. I'm rooting for you!