Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Jul 2, 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.

Jose Contreras, Chicago White Sox -  Contreras had a solid week collecting 16 Ks while splitting his two decisions.  His ERA was 3.52, his WHIP was 0.91, and his K/9 ratio was 9.4.  On the year he’s 3-7 with 46 Ks, a 4.84 ERA, and a 1.27 WHIP.  He’s owned in 41% of Yahoo!, 4.6% of ESPN, and 25% of CBS leagues.

Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals -  Zimmermann had 12 Ks while going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and a 8.3 K/9 ratio.  On the year he’s 3-3 with 75 Ks, a 4.52 ERA, and a 1.30 WHIP.  He’s owned in 52% of Yahoo!, 11.4% of ESPN, and 55% of CBS leagues.

Kevin Correia, San Diego Padres – Correia is 2-0 in his last two starts with 16 Ks., a 2.63 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9 ratio.  On the year he’s 5-5 with 70 Ks, a 4.23 ERA, and a 1.23 WHIP.  He’s owned in 53% of Yahoo!, 9.2% of ESPN, and 48% of CBS leagues.

Chad Gaudin, San Diego Padres – Gaudin is 2-1 in his last three starts with 28 Ks, a 2.14 ERA, a 0.76 WHIP, and a 12 K/9 ratio.  On the year he’s 4-6 with 74 Ks, a 4.97 ERA, and a 1.39 WHIP.  He’s owned in 22% of Yahoo!, 3.3% of ESPN, and 20% of CBS leagues.

Felipe Paulino, Houston Astros – Paulino came off the DL to strike out 9 in 7 Innings to earn a Win.  He posted a 1.29 ERA and a 0.43 WHIP.  He was consistently hitting 97 with his fastball.  On the year he’s 2-4 with 46 Ks, a 5.51 ERA, and a 1.54 WHIP.  He’s owned in 6% of Yahoo!, 0.4% of ESPN, and 5% of CBS leagues.

Vin Mazzaro, Oakland A’s – Vin picked up 8 Ks in 5 Innings (14.4 K/9 ratio) in his last start.  His ERA and WHIP were bloated at 5.40 and 1.80 respectively, but his yearly totals remaine impressive.  He’s 2-3 with 28 Ks, a 2.95 ERA, and a 1.17 WHIP.  He’s owned in 53% of Yahoo!, 4.9% of ESPN, and 36% of CBS leagues.

Ronald Belisario, Los Angeles Dodgers – Ronald had 7 Ks in 5-2/3 Innings (11.1 K/9) of scoreless relief.  His WHIP was a mere 0.71.  On the year he’s 1-2 with 46 Ks, 10 Holds, a 1.89 ERA, and a 1.09 WHIP in 47-2/3 Innings.  He’s owned in 14% of Yahoo!, 1.5% of ESPN, and 3% of CBS leagues.

Michael Wuertz, Oakland A’s -  All seven outs he recorded last week came via strikeout.  He did not allow a Run and his WHIP was 1.12.  On the year he’s 4-1 with 41 Ks, 2 Saves, 8 Holds, a 2.72 ERA, and a 0.96 WHIP in 36-1/3 Innings.  He’s owned in 22% of Yahoo!, 2.3% of ESPN, and 7% of CBS leagues.

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