Dillon Gee Has Been Nice Fantasy Surprise for New York Mets

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IJune 30, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20:  Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets pitches in the first-inning against the Baltimore Orioles at CitiField on June 20, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets have been a nice surprise, considering that Jose Reyes took his talents to South Beach. For the most part, the success has come from exceptional pitching.

While most of the attention goes to R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana (who have been lights out) as well as Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee has done his part as well.

On the year Gee is 5-6 with a 4.42 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Decent numbers, but he has been even better of late. Over his past eight starts Dillon is 3-3 with a 3.42 and a 1.16 WHIP.

Gee’s ERA has improved each month. His April ERA was 4.85. His May ERA was 4.58 and his June number is 3.90. He kicks off July on Sunday against the Dodgers.

Gee has been surprisingly better on the road, posting a 3-2 record and a 4.23 ERA away from Citi Field, as opposed to a 2-4, 4.55 mark at home. His WHIP has been better at home (1.24 vs. 1.36) though.

Last year was the opposite, when he was 7-3 at home with a 3.17 ERA and 6-3 on the road with a 5.74 mark.

Gee’s BABIP is .307 this year, which is up from his .270 2011 mark, and has raised his career number to .276. It was .279 in June, so perhaps his luck is improving.

Gee’s strikeout ratio is at 8.4 K/9 and way up from last year’s 6.4 K/9 mark. If he can keep that up and keep his ERA down he’ll be a solid fantasy option going forward.

Gee is owned in just over 20 percent of Yahoo! and less than twenty percent of ESPN fantasy leagues.

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