Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Jun 18, 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.

Ricky Romero, Toronto Blue Jays - Ricky had a strong week with 15 Ks, a 2.70 ERA, and a 1.12 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 10.13 and his K/BB ratio was 3.75.  On the year he’s 3-3 with 41 Ks, a 3.73 ERA, and 1.34 WHIP.  He’s owned in 14% of Yahoo!, 7.7% of ESPN, and 37% of CBS leagues.

Andrew Miller, Florida Marlins - Miller picked up 14 Ks last week sporting a 5.40 ERA and 1.54 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 10.8 and his K/BB ratio was 3.5.  On the year he’s 2-3 with 43 Ks, a 4.56 ERA, and a 1.56 WHIP.  He’s owned in 3% of Yahoo!, 1.7% of ESPN, and 25% of CBS leagues.

Scott Richmond, Toronto Blue Jays - Richmond threw a  gem last night giving up 1 Run on 5 Hits in 8 Innings with 11 Ks.  On the year he’s 5-3 with 60 Ks, a 3.58 ERA, and 1.21 WHIP.  He’s owned in 23% of Yahoo!, 15.7% of ESPN, and 46% of CBS leagues.

Ricky Nolasco, Florida Marlins - It appears that Ricky is figuring things out.  In his last two starts he has 13 Ks, a 2.77 ERA, and 1.46 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 9.0 and his K/BB ratio was 3.25.  On the year he’s 2-6 with 50 Ks, a 7.62 ERA, and a 1.73 WHIP.  He’s owned in 46% of Yahoo!, 62.1% of ESPN, and 76% of CBS leagues.

Jose Contreras, Chicago White Sox - Contreras picked up his first two Wins of the year in his past two starts going 16 scoreless Innings.  His WHIP was a staggering 0.38 and he racked up 11 Ks.  On the year he’s 2-5 with 28 Ks, a 5.32 ERA, and a 1.36 WHIP.  He’s owned in 12% of Yahoo!, 4.9% of ESPN, and 26% of CBS leagues.

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