Fantasy Baseball: San Francisco Giants 2014 Starting Rotation Preview

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Mar 10, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain throws during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This article is part of a series previewing the starting rotations of all the teams in the Major Leagues. Click here, for other articles in this preview series.   At Fansided’s Fantasy Baseball page, you can find a number of great resources to help you succeed in your league this season.

The Giants run of success over the past few seasons has been mainly due to their dominant starting rotation.  Last season, the rotation struggled, and, not surprisingly, so did the Giants fading from the race and finishing 10 games under .500 in third place in the NL West.

As a group, the Giants starters ranked 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA going 49-56 with a 4.37 ERA.  Those numbers jump out even more when compared to the team’s 2012 totals when their rotation went 71-49 with a 3.73 ERA.

In the offseason, the Giants brought in former Brave Tim Hudson to fortify their starting pitching ranks while hoping for a full recovery and return to form for some of their other starting options. In the following slides, you can find San Francisco’s projected starters, their numbers from 2013, and what I see to be their fantasy value for this coming season.

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Tags: Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers Madison Bumgarner Matt Cain Ryan Vogelsong San Francisco Giants Starting Pitchers Starting Rotation Tim Hudson Tim Lincecum