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Homer Bailey now underrated

Updated: August 24, 2010, 5:54 PM ET
By Adam Madison | Special to ESPN.com

So why exactly is Madison Bumgarner owned in more leagues than Homer Bailey?

OK, Bumgarner allows fewer walks, but Bailey also strikes out more batters. Bumgarner pitches in a more favorable home park, but Bailey pitches for a first-place team in front of a slightly better defense. Is it talent? Entering the season, Bumgarner was universally thought of as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. But just a few years ago, Bailey was thought of as a top, if not the top, prospect in ...

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