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Fantasy baseball: Cole, Bieber and Soroka explain their success

Will things in the second half of the season be as good for Gerrit Cole as they were through the All-Star break? AP

CLEVELAND -- Striking out 300 hitters in a season might seem like an achievement solely from yesteryear, done by fellows like Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson, but Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale and Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer got there in recent seasons. Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole, the current leader in strikeouts per nine innings and on pace for 306 whiffs, never thought he could join the group as well.