Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Sep 3, 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.

Brian Duensing, Minnesota Twins – Duensing had 15 Ks in 14 Innings (9.6 K/9 ratio) last week while going 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP.  On the year he’s 221 with 40 Ks (54-1/3 IP) with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  He’s owned in 9% of Yahoo! Plus, 2% of Yahoo! Public, 0.8% of ESPN, and 14% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Marc Rzepczynski, Toronto Blue Jays – Marc had 9 Ks in 6 Innings (13.5 K/9)last week with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.  On the year he’s 2-4 with 60 Ks (61-1/3 IP) with a 3.67 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.  He’s owned in 23% of Yahoo! Plus, 5% of Yahoo! Public, 1.9% of ESPN, and 16% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Denny Bautista -  Since getting caleed up Denny has 8 Ks in 6 Innings (12 K/9) with a 0.00 ERA, a 0.50 WHIP, and a .105 BAA.  He’s owned in less than 1% of Yahoo! Plus, Yahoo! Public, ESPN, and CBS Sportsline leagues.

Brian Matusz, Baltimore Orioles
-  Matusz had 8 Ks in 7 Innings (10.3 K/9) last week while going 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP.  On the year he’s 3-2 with 31 Ks (30-2/3 IP) with a 5.28 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP.  He’s owned in  17% of Yahoo! Plus, 3% of Yahoo! Public, 1.3% of ESPN, and 34% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Franklin Morales, Colorado Rockies – Franklin had 7 Ks in 4-1/3 Innings (14.5 K/9) last week with 1 Save, 1 Hold, a 6.23 ERA, and a 0.69 WHIP.  He could earn a few Saves while Huston Street (biceps) is out.  On the year he’s 3-0 with 31 Ks (30-2/3 IP), 1 Save, 6 Holds, a 2.93 ERA, and a 1.11 WHIP.  He’s owned in 14% of Yahoo! Plus, 2% of Yahoo! Public, 0.6% of ESPN, and 8% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Jason Motte, St. Louis Cardinals – Motte had 7 Ks in 4-1/3 Innings (14.5 K/9) last week with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  On the year he’s 4-4 with 45 Ks (48-2/3 IP) with 15 Holds, a 5.36 ERA, and a 1.50 WHIP.  He’s owned in 5% of Yahoo! Plus, 5% of Yahoo! Public, 40.9% of ESPN, and 8% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Hong-Chih Kuo- Hong-Chih had 7 Ks in 3 Innings (21 K/9) last week with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  On the year he’s 1-0 with 27 Ks (19-2/3 IP), 9 Holds, a 3.20 ERA, and a 1.22 WHIP.  He’s owned in 18% of Yahoo! Plus, 11% of Yahoo! Public, 2.7% of ESPN, and 4% of CBS Sportsline leagues..

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