Diggin' Deep For Pitchers: Fantasy Baseball Deep League Pick-Ups

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Diggin' Deep For Pitchers: Fantasy Baseball Deep League Pick-Ups
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Are you in a 14, 16, or even a 20 team league and need some good pitching options? Well, I've put together a list of a couple of guys owned in less than two percent of ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues that can help out your team.

They're all young, and can turn out to be very good pick-ups especially in deep dynasty leagues.


Craig Stammen


Yesterday, in 7.1 innings, Stammen held the Mets to one run and four hits, while striking out five, and walking four. He is now 3-5 on the season with 34 strikeouts, 15 walks, a 4.14 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP.

In his last four games he is 2-2, with 24 hits allowed, seven earned runs, and 12 strikeouts. One of his two wins included a complete game where he gave up two runs and struck out two.

Stammen doesn't strikeout a lot of batters, and he plays for the Nationals. Yet, he has an ERA slightly below league average, and he's young.

Stammen is worth a pick-up in deep leagues, he is only owned in 0.3 percent of ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues.


Mat Latos

Latos pitched Sunday against the Rockies on a 75-pitch limit in his debut. He tossed four innings, and gave up three hits and two earned runs, while striking out four batters and walking two.

In Double-A he had a 1.19 ERA, a 0.51 WHIP, and an impressive 9.00 K/BB.

Latos can provide you with strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP, as his pitch count increases.

His next start is the 24th against the Nationals. Pick him up and start him in this favorable match-up. He is only owned in one percent of ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues.


Tim Stauffer

In six innings of work Monday, Stauffer allowed only one run and three hits, while striking out four batters, although he got the no decision.

Both of his starts this season have been good, but he is still 0-1 on the season. In his first start, he threw seven innings, allowed four hits, two earned runs, and one walk, while striking out seven batters.

He has a 2.08 ERA, and a 0.77 WHIP on the season. Stauffer can be a decent source of strikeouts, and a good source of ERA, and WHIP.

His next start is the 25th against the Nationals, which I would consider a favorable match-up. He is only owned in 0.6 percent of ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues and is worth a pick-up in deeper leagues.


Luke French

Today, against Seattle, French lasted 5.1 innings, giving up eight hits, and only two runs, while striking out six. He was awarded the loss after only getting one run of run support.

On the season he is 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts.

French is a cheap source of strikeouts, and a good source of ERA, he is worth a pick-up in deep leagues.

He is owned in 1.1 percent of ESPN Fantasy Baseball leagues.


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