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