Fantasy baseball: Pearson not the only rookie pitcher out there

Although there's been a lot of buzz surrounding Toronto's Nate Pearson, things are definitely pointing in the right direction for Houston's Cristian Javier. Getty Images

A funny thing happened on Wednesday while the baseball world (including, if not especially, the fantasy one) gushed about Blue Jays right-hander Nate Pearson's impressive big-league debut versus Max Scherzer and the champion Nationals. Astros right-hander Cristian Javier struck out all three Dodgers he faced in the first inning, ultimately fanning eight overall in 5 2/3 frames. Javier permitted only a Corey Seager home run and, like Pearson, Scherzer, and myriad others, earned a no-decision. However, Javier is the one that added significant value.