Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Aug 27, 2009

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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.  Some of these guys are middle relievers, who can help you pick up case if you are beginning to max out in Innings Pitched.

Gio Gonzalez, Oakland A’s – Gio had 16 Ks in 10-2/3 Innings (13.5 K/9) with a 5.91 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP.  On the year he’s 4-5 with 73 Ks (67-1/3 IP) with a 5.88 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP.  He’s owned in 22% of Yahoo! Plus, 5% of Yahoo! Public, 1.5% of ESPN, and 39% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Garrett Mock, Washington Nationals -  Garret had 14 Ks in 10-2/3 Innings (11.8 K/9) while going 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  On the year he’s 3-5 with 46 Ks (53-1/3 IP), a 5.23 ERA, and a 1.80 WHIP.  He’s owned in 4% of Yahoo! Plus, 1% of Yahoo! Public, 0.9% of ESPN, and 5% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Marc Rzepczynski, Toronto Blue Jays – Mark had 13 Ks in 12-1/3 Innings (9.5 K/9) while going 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.  On the year he’s 2-3 with 51 Ks (55-1/3 IP), a 3.58 ERA, and a 1.28 WHIP.  He’s owned in 21% of Yahoo! Plus, 5% of Yahoo! Public, 1.5% of ESPN, and 15% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Doug Davis, Arizona Diamondbacks -  Davis had 11 Ks in 12-2/3 Innigns (7.8 K/9) with a 5.68 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  On the year he’s 7-11 with 123 Ks (163 IP), a 3.75 ERA, and a 1.44 WHIP.  He’s owned in 40% of Yahoo! Plus, 16% of Yahoo! Public, 10% of ESPN, and 49% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Scott Richmond, Toronto Blue Jays – Scott has 18 Ks in his past two starts (13 IP) for a 12.5 K/9 ratio with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  On the year he’s 6-7 with 91 Ks (101-1/3 IP), a 4.09 ERA, and a 1.29 WHIP.  He’s owned in 33% of Yahoo! Plus, 17% of Yahoo! Public, 11.4% of ESPN, and 41% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Jose Arredondo, Los Angeles Angels – Jose had 7 Ks last week in 4-1/3 Innings (14.5 K/9) with a 8.31 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP.  On the year he’s 1-3 with 40 Ks (35-1/3 IP), 13 Holds, a 5.86 ERA, and a 1.58 WHIP.  He’s owned in 3% of Yahoo! Plus, 4% of Yahoo! Public, 22.3% of ESPN, and 5% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates - Joel had 7 Ks in 3-2/3 Innings (17.2 K/9) with a 0.00 ERA and a 2.18 WHIP.  On the year he’s 1-4 with 60 Ks (52-1/3 IP), 5 Saves, 8 Holds, a 5.85 ERA, and a 1.82 WHIP .  He’s owned in 13% of Yahoo! Plus, 25% of Yahoo! Public, 51% of ESPN, and 9% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Shawn Kelley, Seattle Mariners - Shawn had 7 Ks in 5-2/3 Innings (11.1 K/9) last week with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP.  On the year he’s 4-1 with 30 Ks (33-1/3 IP), 5 Holds, a 3.78 ERA, and a 1.26 WHIP.  He’s owned in less than 1% of Yahoo! Plus, Yahoo! Public, ESPN, and CBS Sportsline leagues.

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