Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – 2011 Strikeout Kings Vol. 4

May 31, 2011

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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.
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Bartolo Colon, New York Yankees:  Colon had 21 strikeouts in 23 innings (8.2 K/9) over the past 15 days while going 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP. On the year he’s 3-3 with a 3.26 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and 62 strikeouts in 66-1/3 innings (8.4 K/9). Despite his success Bartolo is owned in just 36 percent of Yahoo! and 41 percent of ESPN leagues.
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Scott Baker, Minnesota Twins:  Baker had 21 strikeouts in 18 innings (10.5 K/9) over the past 15 days while going 0-1 with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. On the year he is 2-3 with a 3.65 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and 61 strikeouts in 61-2/3 innings (8.9 K/9). Scott is owned in 32 percent of Yahoo! and 12.6 percent of ESPN leagues.
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Edwin Jackson, Chicago White Sox:  Jackson is one of those risky plays picking up 20 strikeouts in 17-2/3 innings (10.2 K/9) while going 1-1 with a 5.60 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP. On the year he’s 4-5 with a 4.63 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, and 59 strikeouts in 68 innings (7.8 K/9). Edwin is owned in 43 percent of Yahoo! and 19.5 percent of ESPN leagues.
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J.A. Happ, Houston Astros:  Happ had 20 strikeouts in 17 innings (10.6 K/9) over the past 15 days while sporting a 2.65 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. On the year he is 3-6 with a 4.66 ERA, a 1.638 WHIP, and 52 strikeouts in 63-2/3 innings (7.5 K/9). J.A. is owned in less than ten percent of fantasy leagues.
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Jonathon Niese, New York Mets:  Niese had 18 strikeouts in 18-1/3 innings (8.8 K/9) over the past 15 days while going 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. On the year he’s 4-5 with a 3.92 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and 50 strikeouts in 66-2/3 innings (6.7 K/9). Jonathon is owned in less than ten percent of fantasy leagues.
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High Strikeout Middle Relievers (Stats based on past 15 days)
Sergio Romo, SF:  6-2/3 IP, 13 Ks, 2.70 ERA, 0.45 WHIP
David Robertson, NYY:  6 IP, 12 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP
Mike Adams, SD:  5-2/3 IP, 11 Ks, 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP
Koji Uehara, BAL:  6-2/3 IP, 10 Ks, 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP
George Sherrill, ATL:  5-2/3 IP, 9 Ks, 3.18 ERA, 1.41 WHIP
Alfredo Simon, BAL:  6-2/3 IP, 9 Ks, 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP
Brian Sanchez, FLA:  7 IP, 9 Ks, 1.29 ERA, 1.43 WHIP
Grant Balfour, OAK:  7 IP, 9 Ks, 6.43 ERA, 1.29 WHIP
Charlie Furbush, DET:  8-2/3 IP, 9 Ks, 0.00 ERA, 0.81 WHIP
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