Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Jul 9, 2009


Some reasonably available players to assist you in the Strikeouts category.  Realize that some of these will come with high ERAs & WHIPs because if a Pitcher has low numbers in those categories and a good K total, they’re already spoken for.

Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants - The Strikeout for Troops founder makes a return visit to the pool.  Zito picked up 13 Ks last week in 12-2/3 IP (9.2 K/9) while going 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.  On the year he’s 5-8 with 79 Ks, a 4.43 ERA, and a 1.37 WHIP.  He’s owned in 25% of Yahoo!, 7.8% of ESPN, and 43% of CBS leagues.

Chad Gaudin, San Diego Padres - Gaudin is also a Strikeout for Troops guy.  He picked up 11 Ks last week in 11-2/3 IP (8.5 K/9) while going 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  On the year he’s 4-7 with 85 Ks, a 5.03 ERA, and a 1.41 WHIP.  He’s owned in 19% of Yahoo!, 3.7% of ESPN, and 22% of CBS leagues.

Jorge de la Rosa, Colorado Rockies – His K’s were a little down this week as he had 11 in 14-1/3 IP (6.9), but his ERA (1.88) and WHIP (1.12) were great.  On the year he is 6-7 with 98 Ks, a 5.08 ERA, and a 1.43 WHIP.  He’s owned in 26% of Yahoo!, 6.4% of ESPN, and 34% of CBS leagues.

Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds - Bailey picked up 11 Ks in 13-1/3 IP (7.4 K/9) last week a 2.70 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.  In four starts ihe’s 1-0 with 16 Ks, a 5.16 ERA, and a 1.37 WHIP.  He’s owned in 18% of Yahoo!, 1.3% of ESPN, and 28% of CBS leagues.

Doug Davis, Arizona Diamondbacks - Davis continues to get it done.  He was 1-0 last week with 11 Ks (7.4 K/9) with a 2.02 ERA, and a 1.73 WHIP.  On the year he’s 4-8 with 84 Ks, a 3.13 ERA, and a 1.40 WHIP.   He’s owned in 39% of Yahoo!, 11.4% of ESPN, and 53% of CBS leagues.

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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    July 9th, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    Cincinnati is still in shock after strong back-to-back outings by Homer. He’s had good stuff and good command, which makes a huge difference! … and both outings were in hitter-friendly parks (Cincy and Philly)

  2. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 10:21 am #


  3. Rotoprofessor
    July 9th, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Sorry Ryan….

    Barry Zito a Stikeout Pick-Up… HAHAHAHA
    One week is nice, but let’s be honest here. The guy is not worth using in any format.

  4. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    Actually it’s not the first time he made the list. He has 33 Ks in his last 34 Innings. Since when is a 8.7 K/9 ratio bad? In his last six starts he’s averaging 5.5 Ks. Again, that isn’t so bad. He has 5+ Ks in 9 of his 17 starts. He’s not a great option, but he’s not a laughable one.

  5. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    His K ratio has increased in the last month or so, his ERA isn’t great, but he has a solid WHIP. He can be used in home starts. He’s 2-3 with a 3.27 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and 39 Ks in 52-1/3 IP (6.7 K/9). His K/9 is a little better on the road at 7.3, but his numbers go up.

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