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2017 Rebound Candidate: Felix Hernandez

Tim Heaney

Before RotoWire, Tim spent a decade with and USA TODAY Fantasy. The Boston University alum was a finalist in the FSWA awards and competes in some of fantasy baseball's biggest expert leagues, including Tout Wars and LABR. He squeezes in fantasy advice between rants about television, music and craft beer. Tweet him @Tim_Heaney.

As of the conclusion of the 2014 season, Felix Hernandez had long been considered a de facto fantasy ace, rattling off a 3.06 ERA or lower in five of the previous six seasons and finishing in the top-10 overall fantasy players in three of six seasons including when he sparkled with a 2.14 ERA in 2014.

He slipped in 2015, with a 3.53 ERA, which included a second-half stumble highlighted by a 6.60 ERA in August.

Hernandez looked like he was fixing those issues through his first nine starts last season, in which he posted a 2.21 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 57 innings. Despite that hot start, I argued for ...

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