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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL BRIEF: MATT BOYD GETS ANOTHER SHOT TO SHOW HE CAN BE FANTASY RELEVANT

Matt Boyd officially won the fifth starter's spot for the Detroit Tigers as announced this past Tuesday and it was a close fight which he won over veteran Anibal Sanchez.  On spring numbers alone, Boyd was deserving as he pitched to a 2.49 ERA and struck out 21 batters in 21.1 frames.  A few things on Boyd though:  one is that he is already 26 and was not considered a top prospect as a former sixth round pick.  The second is that he was hammered last season in his debut in registering a 5.64 ERA.  However Boyd put up some very good numbers in the minor leagues prior to his MLB debut and his stuff is deceptive enough to generate strikeouts.  Right now Boyd is pretty much a name to be aware of in AL-only formats but in mixers it is a good idea to watch early on to see how much improvement he has made this season.


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