Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Jul 30, 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.

Yusmeiro Petit, Arizona Diamondbacks -  Petit will get you Ks, 22 in his previous 16-1/3 Innings (12.1 K/9).  His ERA over those three starts was 4.41 with a 1.35 WHIP.  He’s improving, but on the year he’s 1-5 with 44 Ks, a 6.75 ERA, and a 1.62 WHIP in 49-1/3 IP.  He’s owned in less than 1% of Yahoo!, 0.2% of ESPN, and 2% of CBS leagues.

Marc Rzepczynski, Toronto Blue Jays – Marc had 14 Ks last week in 9-2/3 Innings (13 K/9) with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  On the year he’s 1-2 with 30 Ks, a 3.25 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 27-2/3 IP.  He’s owned in 26% of Yahoo!, 2.2% of ESPN, and 17% of CBS leagues.

Luke Hochevar, Kansas City Royals – Luke is coming on picking up 13 Ks in 7 Innings (16.7 K/9) with a 2.57 ERA, and a 0.71 WHIP.  On the year he’s 6-3 with 48 Ks, a 4.84 ERA, and a 1.25 WHIP in 70-2/3 IP.  He’s owned in 49% of Yahoo!, 5.5% of ESPN, and 47% of CBS leagues.

José Contreras, Chicago White Sox – Contrerashad  12 Ks in 12-1/3 Innings (8.8 K/9) and a 5.11 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.  On the year he’s 4-10 with 68 Ks, a 4.80 ERA, and a 1.36 WHIP.  He’s owned in 44% of Yahoo!, 6% of ESPN, and 31% of CBS leagues.

Barry Zito, San Francisco Giants -  The Strikeout for Troops founder makes it on the list again with 12 Ks in 12-2/3 Innings (8.5 K/9) with a 1.42 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  On the year he’s 6-10 with 96 Ks, a 4.54 ERA, and a 1.39 WHIP.  He’s owned in 29% of Yahoo!, 8.3% of ESPN, and 45% of CBS leagues.

Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals – Tyler had 11 Ks in 7-1/3 Innings (13.5 K/9) with a 3.68 ERA, and a 1.36 WHIP.  On the year he’s 1-1 with 25 Ks, 1 Hold, a 2.70 ERA, and a 1.10 WHIP in 20 Innings.  He’s owned in 5% of Yahoo!, 0.1% of ESPN, and 2% of CBS leagues.

Mat Latos, San Diego Padres - Latos has 13 Ks in 16-2/3 Innings (7 K/9) since getting the call. He has a 2.70 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP.  He’s owned in 33% of Yahoo!, 1.4% of ESPN, and 53% of CBS leagues.

Claudio Vargas, Los Angeles Dodgers – Claudio had 8 Ks in 5-1/3 Innings (13.5 K/9) last week with a 1.69 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP.  On the year he has 10 Ks in 11 Innings, a 1.64 ERA, and a 1.00 WHIP.  He’s owned in less than 1% of Yahoo!, ESPN, and CBS leagues.

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    July 30th, 2009 at 9:24 am #

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