As the MLB All-Star Game fast approaches, we thought we'd take a look at some pitchers who might not receive the plaudits of the Patrick Corbin's and Jordan Zimmerman's of the world. These guys don't have the dominant numbers of some of the top starters, but are earning money for bettors nonetheless.
Ubaldo Jimenez, Cleveland Indians (6-4, 4.67 ERA, +7.69 units)
Remember when Jimenez went 15-1 heading into the All-Star break in 2010? Well, he hasn't quite recaptured that form, but he's snagging some money for Cleveland backers. The numbers don't blow you away. The record is ho-hum, the ERA is pedestrian and his 1.47 WHIP puts him in the company of Joe Saunders and Scott Diamond. But the Tribe give him 5.24 runs of support and he manages to keep the club in ball games, thus giving them a chance to win. The Tribe have won four of his previous five starts.
Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies (8-5, 3.19 ERA, +6.23 units)
De La Rosa is currently No. 12 in the money standings and has been the Rockies' best starter. The southpaw leads the club in wins, ERA, strikeouts and quality starts. The Rockies are 12-6 in all 18 of his outings this season and a stellar 7-1 in his starts at Coors Field. De La Rosa is a big reason the Rockies are in contention in the NL West.
Jeanmar Gomez, Pittsburgh Pirates (2-0, 2.70 ERA, +10.24 units)
Gomez has only two victories on his record for the year, but the Pirates have won all eight of his starts. He is currently third in pitcher money standings and has capitalized on his starts this year. The emergence of Gerrit Cole and the return of A.J. Burnett from the DL has seen Gomez move back to the bullpen. The righty is a worth a look if the Bucs need to use him in the rotation at any point for the remainder of the season.