Homer Bailey Red Hot

Jul 23, 2012


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Homer Bailey is 9-6 on the year with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He isn’t racking up the strikeouts with 88 in 120-1/3 innings of work. Lately he has been red hot though, tossing four straight quality starts.
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During that stretch Bailey has been nearly untouchable, winning all four of his starts while recording a 1.76 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and an improved strikeout rate with 27 Ks in 30-2/3 innings. He has taken down the Dodgers, Padres, Cardinals, and Brewers. July really has been his month.
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Aside from a dismal June when Bailey posted a 6.00 ERA in 27 innings, 2012 has been a successful one for Homer. His April and May ERAs were 3.60 and 3.82 respectively.
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Bailey has done his best work away from home. He is 3-4 with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. He has been a different pitcher on the road though with a 6-2 record, a 2.93 ERA, and a 1.08 WHIP. A closer look and aside from a shelling at Miller Park (14.73 ERA in 3-2/3 innings) he has had a lower ERA in every park than his 4.58 home mark.
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Bailey is owned in a little over a quarter of ESPN and Yahoo! fantasy leagues. With the success he has had that number should increase dramatically. His next start is on the road against the Astros. It’s a good time to add him to your fantasy staff, if nothing else as a streaming option.
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