Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool – Strikeout Kings
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.
Mitchell Boggs, St. Louis Cardinals – Mitchell was guy who helped in the K category with 13 last week, but he did not pick up a Win and his ERA (5.23) and WHIP (1.74) were bloated. His K/9 Ratio was 11.3, which is nice, but his K/BB was just 1.86. On the season he’s 1-0 with 19 Ks in 18 Innings with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. If you can handle the WHIP he could be a decent short-term strikeout helper. He’s owned in 21% of Yahoo, 3.7% of ESPN, and 22% of CBS Sportsline leagues.
Manny Parra, Milwaukee Brewers – Manny has sparkled in his last two outings going 1-0 with 13 Ks, a 2.25 ERA, and a 1.58 WHIP. His K/9 ratio was 9.75 and his K/BB ratio was 1.63. On the year he’s 1-4 with 28 Ks, a 4.88 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. He’s owned in 33% of Yahoo, 21.5% of ESPN, and 52% of CBS Sportsline leagues.
Dallas Braden, Oakland A’s – Braden is a guy that should be on more rosters. Currently he’s on just 40% of Yahoo, 73.% of ESPN, and 39% of CBS Sportsline leagues. Last week he 1-1 with 12 Ks, a 2.45 ERA, and 1.64 WHIP. His K/9 ratio was 9.82 and his K/BB ratio was 2.4. On the year he’s 3-3 with 24 Ks, a 2.50 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.
Ubaldo Jiménez, Colorado Rockies – Ubaldo kicked it into high gear last week going 1-1 with 11 Ks, a 2.57 ERA, and a 0.93 WHIP. His K/9 ratio was 7.07 and his K/BB ratio was 3.67. On the year he’s 2-4 with 30 Ks, a 5.45 ERA, and 1.61 WHIP. He’s owned in 51% of Yahoo, 25.8% of ESPN, and 76% of CBS Sportsline leagues.
Jeff Weaver, Los Angeles Dodgers - Jeff has pitched great since getting called up. He’s 1-0 with 10 Ks, a 1.00 ERA, and a 1.22 WHIP. He K/9 ratio is 10.0 and his K/BB ratio is 5.0. He’s owned in 5% of Yahoo, 1.4% of ESPN, and 7% of CBS Sportsline leagues.
Kiko Calero, Florida Marlins - Kiko was brilliant in four relief appearances this past week. Unfortunately he did not pick up any Wins, Saves, or Holds, but he did not allow a Run in 4-2/3 Innings. He struck out nine batters giving him a K/9 ratio of 17.36. He walked just one batter. On the year he’s 1-0 with 19 Ks in 14 Innings, five Holds, a 1.93 ERA, and 0.86 WHIP. He’s owned in 30% of Yahoo, 2.4% of ESPN, and 7% of CBS Sportsline leagues.