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Fantasy baseball: MLB's new pitching workload reality

Tyler Glasnow is on pace to shatter his professional season-high in innings pitched. Elsa/Getty Images

Brace yourself for a startling fact: As of Thursday morning, 17 pitchers find themselves on pace to throw at least 200 innings.

That's not to say that all of us in the fantasy baseball business were completely off-base in prognosticating that pitching workloads would be significantly capped in 2021. Sure, baseball's "aces" are working every bit as hard as they have at any point in the past half-decade, but it's important to note that, of those 17, 10 are pitchers whose 30th birthdays are in the rearview, pitchers expected to absorb bigger annual workloads.