Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – 2010 Strikeout Kings Vol. 3

May 27, 2010


Brought to you in honor of Strikeout for Troops.



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.


Jeremy Bonderman, Detroit Tigers
Bonderman has 22 Ks in his last 21 innings (9.4 K/9) with a 1.29 ERA and a 0.9+5 WHIP. On the year he’s 2-2 with 43 Ks (8.1 K/9) with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Jeremy is owned in 6.1 percent of ESPN and 37 percent of CBS leagues.


Kevin Millwood, Baltimore Orioles
Millwood has 20 Ks in his last 21 innings (8.6 K/9) with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. On the year he’s 0-4 with 56 Ks (7.4 K/9), a 3.71 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Kevin is owned in 12.1 percent of ESPN and 41 percent of CBS leagues.


Tom Gorzelanny, Chicago Cubs
Gorzelanny has 17 Ks in his last 16-2/3 innings (9.2 K/9) with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. Despite getting lit up his last time out (5 earned runs, 5 IP) he is 2-5 with 53 Ks (9.2 K/9), a 3.66 ERA, and a 1.35 WHIP. He could move to the bullpen when Carlos Zambrano returns to the rotation, but Gorzelanny could still have some value as a middle reliever.


Derek Holland, Texas Rangers
Holland has 16 Ks (7.9 K/9)  in his four games since making his season debut on May 12th. He’s 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. Derek is owned in 26.1 percent of ESPN and 54 percent of CBS leagues.


Hisanori Takahashi, New York Mets
Takahashi has 16 Ks in his last 15-1/3 innings (9.4 K/9) with a 1.17 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Included in that span is 12 scoreless innings against the Yankees and Phillies. On the year he’s 4-1 with 44 Ks (10.4 K/9) with a 2.13 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Hisanori is owned in 4.7 percent of ESPN and 28 percent of CBS leagues.


High Strikeout Middle Relievers
Joel Hanrahan, PIT:  13 Ks in last 6-2/3 IP (17.5 K/9) with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP
Matt Belisle, COL:  12 Ks in last 8-1/3 IP (13 K/9) with a 2.16 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP
Joaquin Benoit, TN:  10 Ks in last 5 IP (18 K/9) with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.20 WHIP
Takashi Saito, ATL:  10 Ks in last 6-1/3 IP (14.2 K/9) with a 5.68 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP
Carlos Villanueva, MIL:  10 Ks in last 6-1/3 IP (14.2 K/9) with a 4.26 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP
John Axford*, MIL:  10 Ks in last 6 IP (15 K/9) with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP


*Axford is owned in just 1.5 percent of ESPN and 6 percent of CBS leagues despite being Milwaukee’s new closer. Will Ohman (8 Ks in last 4-2/3 IP) is owned in just 3.3 percent of ESPN and 11 percent of CBS leagues despite holding down the Orioles’ closer gig.

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