Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – 2010 Strikeout Kings Vol. 9

Aug 19, 2010

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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.

 

Daniel Hudson, Arizona Diamondbacks
Hudson had 23 strikeouts in 21-2/3 innings (9.6 K/9) over the past 15 days while going 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. On the year he’s 4-2 with 41 Ks (8.1 K/9), a 3.57 ERA, and a 1.19 WHIP. Daniel is owned in 21 percent of ESPN and 61 percent of CBS leagues.

 

Wade LeBlanc, San Diego Padres
LeBlanc had 21 strikeouts in 19 innings (9.9 K/9) over the past 15 days while going 2-1 with 3.32 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. On the year he’s 7-10 with 96 Ks (6.6 K/9), 3.46 ERA, and a 1.38 WHIP. Wade is owned in eight percent of ESPN and 32 percent of CBS leagues.

 

Manny Parra, Milwaukee Brewers
Parra had 20 strikeouts in 16 innings (11.3 K/9) over the past 15 days while going 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. On the year he’s 3-9 with 105 Ks (9.2 K/9), a 5.36 ERA, and a 1.68 WHIP. Manny is available in virtually all fantasy leagues. He truly is a gamble given his peripherals. Just plug him in when he has a favorable match-up and hope for the best.

 

James McDonald, Pittsburgh Pirates
McDonald had 20 strikeouts in 17-2/3 innings (10.2 K/9) over the past 15 days while going 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. On the year he’s 2-2 with 27 Ks (9.6 K/9), a 4.26 ERA, and a 1.34 WHIP. James is owned in one percent of ESPN and 17 percent of CBS leagues.

 

Bud Norris, Houston Astros
Norris had 30 strikeouts in 13-2/3 innings (10.5 K/9) in his past four starts while going 3-0 with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. On the year he’s 5-7 with 108 Ks (9.8 K/9), a 5.42 ERA, and a 1.49 WHIP. Bud is owned in six percent of ESPN and 23 percent of CBS leagues.

 

High Strikeout Middle Relievers (stats over past 15 days)
Ryan Madson, PHI:  9 IP, 17 Ks, 1 Win, 0.00 ERA, 0.78 WHIP
Rafael Betancourt, ATL:  6-1/3 IP, 12 Ks, 2 Wins, 0.00 ERA, 0.16 WHIP
Matt Belisle, COL:  9-1/3 IP, 12 Ks, 1 Win, 0.00 ERA 1.07 WHIP
Koji Uehara, BAL:  7-2/3 IP, 11 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.65 WHIP
Jonny Venters, ATL:  7-2/3 IP, 11 Ks, 1.17 ERA, 1.04 WHIP
Takashi Saito, ATL:  6 IP, 10 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP
Sean Marshall, CHC:  8-1/3 IP, 10 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.84 WHIP
Chris Resop, PIT:  7-1/3 IP, 10 Ks, 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP
Sean Burnett, WAS:  7 IP, 10 Ks, 1 Save, 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Matt Thornton, CHW:  6-2/3 IP, 10 Ks, 4.05 ERA, 1.05 WHIP

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