Fantasy Baseball and Sabermetrics: Toronto Blue Jays' Brandon Morrow Is K/9 King

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Fantasy Baseball and Sabermetrics: Toronto Blue Jays' Brandon Morrow Is K/9 King
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Brandon Morrow: The K/9 King

Don't be fooled, sabermetrics can be simple too!

SABR has provided us with some complex statistics to interpret baseball production, but sometimes we need to take a step back and look at some simple stats to uncover telling information. 

In Pt. 3 of our Sabermetric Series, we're looking at K/9 (strikeouts per nine innings) and how to use it for fantasy baseball ownage.

There is no better counting statistic to measure the dominance of a pitcher than the strikeout. The strikeout is one of the few statistics which allows a pitcher show his skills, compared to statistics where defense is a factor. 

It's no coincidence that the league leaders in strikeouts make up a list of the "who's who" in our fantasy game. But to look simply at the number of strikeouts a pitcher tallies would devalue pitchers who have thrown in a limited number of innings.

Say hello to K/9.

 

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