Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Sep 10, 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.

Robinson Tejeda, Kansas City Royals – Tejad had 14 Ks last week in 11-1/3 Innings (11.1 K/9) with a 0.00 ERA and a a 0.71 WHIP.  On the year he’s 2-1 with 69 Ks (53-1/3 IP), a 3.21 ERA, and a 1.24 WHIP.  He’s owned in 7% of Yahoo! Plus, 2% of Yahoo! Public, 0.5% of ESPN, and 2% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Ross Ohlendorf, Pittsburg Pirates
– Ross has been coming on with 23 Ks in his last 20-1/3 Innings (10.2n K/9), including 11 Cardinals on September 5th.  On the year he’s 11-9 with 101 Ks (163-1/3 IP), a 3.97 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP.  He’s owned in 33% of Yahoo! Plus, 15% of Yahoo! Public, 3.9% of ESPN, and 43% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Freddy Garcia, Chicago White Sox – He hasn’t been electric, but he’s been steady with 5 Ks in each of his last four starts (7.4 Ks/9).  On the year he’s 1-2 with 23 Ks (28-2/3 IP), a 4.40 ERA, and a 1.29 WHIP.  He’s owned in 9% of Yahoo! Plus, 1.1% of Yahoo! Public, 2% of ESPN, and 6% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Wade Davis, Tampa Bay Rays – Wade struck out 9 in 7 Innings (11.6 K/0) in his Major League debut, sporting a 1.29 ERA and a 0.57 WHIP.  He had 140 Ks in 158-2/3 Innings for Triple-A Durham.  He’s owned in 24% of Yahoo! Plus, 5% of Yahoo! Public, 2.1% of ESPN, and 26% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Nelson Figueroa, New York Mets – Nelson struck out 18 in his last two starts (12.5 K/9) with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  On the year he’s 2-4 with 35 Ks (38 IP), a 4.74 ERA, and a 1.63 WHIP.  He’s owned in 5% of Yahoo! Plus, 1% of Yahoo! Public, 0.2% of ESPN, and 1% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Tony Sipp, Cleveland Indians – Tony had 8 Ks last week in 3-1/3 IP (21.6 K/9) with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.  On the year he’s 2-0 with 40 Ks (31-2/3 IP), a 3.13 ERA, and a 1.17 WHIP.  He’s owned in 2% of Yahoo! Plus, 1% of Yahoo! Public, 0.1% of ESPN, and 1% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Additional Middle Relievers with 6 Ks Last Week:
Chris Perez, Cleveland Indians – 29 Ks in 23-2/3 Innings
Matt Daley, Colorado Rockies – 43 Ks in 42-2/3 Innings
Chris Narveson, Milwaukee Brewers – 22 Ks in 24 Innings
Kevin Jepsen, Los Angeles Angels – 40 Ks in 44 Innings

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