This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
Last week, I took a look at the position players whose value has increased the most over the course of the past calendar year.
As the All-Star break approaches at the end of the weekend, this week's piece focuses on the pitchers that have been the biggest risers in value since this time last year (the past calendar year from July 8th of 2017 through July 8th of 2018).
Each player's overall NFBC average draft position is included beneath the position headings.
The goal of looking back at a longer range is to develop a better understanding of what has caused these shifts in value and how sustainable the increased production might be going forward.
With the All-Star break next week, there will not be a Barometer for the week of July 16th, and the piece will return July 23rd.
Trevor Bauer, CLE (ADP: 130.95) – Admittedly, Bauer was a player I had given up on after four straight seasons with an ERA above 4.00 and a WHIP over 1.30. My excitement about him as an elite prospect had long since faded when he was beginning to put the pieces together in the second half of 2017. He's been a top-10 starting pitcher since last July, firing 205 innings with a 2.68 ERA, 10.9 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and