Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Sep 17, 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.

Jeff Fulchino, Houston Astros – Jeff had 9 Ks in 5-2/3 Innings (14.3 K/9) last week with 1 Win, a 1.59 ERA, and a 0.53 WHIP.  On the year he’s 6-4 with 62 Ks (74 IP), 9 Holds, a 3.28 ERA, and a 1.16 WHIP.  He’s owned in 1% of Yahoo! Plus and less than 1% of Yahoo! Public, ESPN, and CBS Sportsline leagues.

Edward Mujica, San Diego Padres – Mujica had 8 Ks last week in 8-2/3 Innings (8.3 K/9) with a 2.08 ERA, and a 0.92 WHIP.  On the year he’s 3-4 with 68 Ks (85-2/3 IP) with 2 Saves, 11 Holds, a 3.36 ERA, and a 1.18 WHIP.  He’s owned in 7% of Yahoo! Plus, 2% of Yahoo! Public, 0.4% of ESPN, and 2% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Bud Norris, Houston Astros – Bud has 13 Ks in his last two starts (9.75 K/9), both Wins, with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.08 WHP.  On the year he’s 5-3 with 43 Ks (44-2/3 IP), a 5.44 ERA, and a 1.57 WHIP.  He’s owned in 4% of Yahoo! Plus, 4% of Yahoo! Public, 1.3% of ESPN, and 26% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Felipe Paulino, Houston Astros – Paulino has 20 Ks in his last three starts (10.6 K/9) with a 2.65 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP, though he’s snakebitten as he dropped all three of those contests.  On the year he’s 2-9 with 78 Ks (81-2/3 IP), a 6.06 ERA, and a 1.60 WHIP.  He’s owned in 7% of Yahoo! Plus, 2% of Yahoo! Public, 0.5% of ESPN, and 3% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Additional Middle Relievers
Sammy Gervacio
- 4 IP, 6 Ks, 2.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP last week; 17 Ks (14-1/3 IP)
Luke Gregerson – 4 IP, 6 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.75 WHIP last week; 82 Ks (67-1/3 IP)
Clay Zavada - 3 IP, 6 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP last week; 47 Ks (46 IP)
Luis Perdomo - 3 IP, 6 Ks, 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP last week; 54 Ks (57-2/3 IP)
Tyler Clippard - 4-2/3 IP, 6 Ks, 1.93 ERA, 0.43 WHIP last week; 55 Ks (47-1/3 IP)
José Mijares - 3-1/3 IP, 6 Ks, 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP last week; 54 Ks (57-1/3 IP)

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