Fantasy Baseball Free Agent Pool: Strikeout Kings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IMay 28, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Carl Pavano #44 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 19, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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.

Gavin Floyd, Chicago White Sox 

Gavin Floyd finally looked like a 17-game winner last week picking up 16 Ks with a 1.69 ERA and 0.81 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 9.0 and his K/BB ratio was 4.0.  On the year he’s 3-5 with 51 Ks, a 6.12 ERA, and a 1.59 WHIP.  He’s owned in 52% of Yahoo!, 25.7% of ESPN, and 78% of CBS leagues.

Joe Blanton, Philadelphia Phillies 

Blanton struck out 15 in a pair of victories with a 3.75 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 11.25 and his K/BB ratio was 5.0.  On the year he’s 3-3 48 Ks, a 6.14 ERA, and a 1.58 WHIP.  He’s owned in 9% of Yahoo!, 2.7% of ESPN, and 38% of CBS leagues.

Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals 

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Zimmermann has displayed a knack for the strikeout, but he’s getting smacked around a bit too much.  Last week he had 15 Ks, a 5.25 ERA, and a 1.42 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 11.25 and his K/BB ratio was 5.0.  On the year he’s 2-2 with 47 Ks, a 6.07 ERA, and a 1.48 WHIP.  He’s owned in 41% of Yahoo!, 9.7% of ESPN, and 52% of CBS leagues.

Carl Pavano, Cleveland Indians

Pavano had a great week for the Indians going 2-0 with 14 Ks, a 2.77 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 9.7 and his K/BB ratio was 4.67.  On the year he’s 5-4 with a 5.50 ERA, 46 Ks, a 5.50 ERA, and a 1.42 WHIP.  He’s owned in 24% of Yahoo!, 4.4% of ESPN, and 25% of CBS leagues.

Andrew Miller, Florida Marlins

Miller picked up 13 Ks last week along with a 2.77 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 9.0 and his K/BB ratio was 2.17.  On the year he’s 1-2 with 20 Ks, a 4.55 ERA, and 1.58 WHIP.  He’s owned in 8% of Yahoo!, 1.3% of ESPN, and 21% of CBS leagues.

Edward Mujica, San Diego Padres 

Mujica was lights out in relief for the Padres last week picking up 11 Ks with a 0.00 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 19.8 and K/BB ratio was 11.0.  On the year he’s 2-1 with 28 Ks, 1 Save, 5 Holds, a 2.59 ERA, and a 1.07 WHIP.  He’s owned in 9% of Yahoo!, 0.4% of ESPN, and 2% of CBS leagues.

Trevor Cahill, Oakland A’s 

Cahill had 10 Ks last week with a 2/70 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.  His K/9 ratio was 6.75 and his K/BB ratio was 5.0.  On the year he’s 2-5 with 24 Ks, a 4.45 ERA, and a 1.50 WHIP.  He’s owned in 14% of Yahoo!, 2.7% of ESPN, and 31% of CBS leagues.

Originally published at LestersLegends.com.