Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings

Aug 6, 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.

Gio González, Oakland A’s – Gio had 15 Ks in 12 Innings (11.25 K/9) last week while going 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  On the year he’s 3-2 with 50 Ks (45-2/3 IP) with a 6.31 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, and .299 BAA.  He’s owned in 5% of Yahoo!, 0.3% of ESPN, and 14% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Rick VandenHurk, Florida Marlins – VandenHurk had 13 Ks in 10 Innings (11.7 K/9) last week with a 6.30 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  On the year he’s 1-1 with 20 Ks (21 IP) with a 4.29 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .259 BAA.  He’s owned in 18% of Yahoo!, 2% of ESPN, and 16% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Luke Hochevar, Kansas City Royals – Hochevar had had 12 Ks in 11 Innings (9.8 K/9) last week with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP.  On the year he’s 6-4 with 60 Ks (81-2/3 IP) with a 5.40 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and a .266 BAA.  He’s owned in 33% of Yahoo!, 3.3% of ESPN, and 43% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

Matt Thornton, Chicago White Sox -  Matt Thornton had 8 Ks in 4-2/3 Innings last week (15.4 K/9) while picking up a pair of Wins with a 1.93 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP.  On the year he’s 6-2 with 57 Ks (46 IP), 16 Holds, 1 Save, a 2.74 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and .220 BAA.  He’s owned in 38% of Yahoo!, 3.1% of ESPN, and 9% of CBS Sportsline leagues.

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