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August 20, 2012 5:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Six Starters for the Desperate Owner

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Derek Carty

Injuries and attrition have probably wiped out at least a portion of your rotation. Here are six pitchers with upside that are probably available.

As we pass the 75 percent mark of the 2012 season and approach the homestretch, the list of injured players only continues to grow.  Finding suitable replacements at this point in the year can be difficult, so I thought I’d look today at six pitchers who may be better than their ERAs indicate. For fantasy teams in need, no stone should be left unturned.  Whether you’re looking for permanent roster replacements or just spot-starters to pad your win and strikeout totals, these guys are all worth considering, especially when they have favorable match-ups.  Keep in mind that these players are best used in deeper leagues—don’t pass up Anibal Sanchez for Justin Germano just because he’s on my list—but some may at least warrant consideration even in medium-depth mixed leagues.

Marco Estrada | Milwaukee Brewers
Estrada has one of the largest differentials between his surface stats and peripherals in all of baseball, and that’s going to correct itself going forward.  He’s a fly-ball pitcher, but his strikeout rate remains excellent (8.7 K/9), and he’s made big strides with improving his control this season (1.9 BB/9).  He has a good offense supporting him for wins, and at just 5 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues, one could make a case that Estrada is most valuable unowned pitcher in fantasy baseball right now.


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April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Preview: Monday's Games to Watch

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Caleb Peiffer

The Red Sox and Rangers get off to an early start today, while there's going to be a rematch of one of last year's NLDS matchups in Denver.

Today's Full Slate of Games

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May 7, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 29-May 6, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

The transactions omnibus finally pulls in, laden with roster move goodness.

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March 27, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 19-26, 2007

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Christina Kahrl

A week on the road's generated a big backlog, but Christina hits the high- and lowlights.

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August 4, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3

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Christina Kahrl

The Transaction Analysis you have been waiting for. Saunders. Izturis. Guzman. Cormier. Hernandez. Reyes. The names are all here, and only Christina can sort out the right from wrong, and the stupid from the just obtuse.

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June 1, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 30-31

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Christina Kahrl

Christina weighs on transactions making news at this hour, including the return of Roger Clemens, a new GM in Kansas City and all the Bill Bray talk you can handle.

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December 23, 2005 12:00 am

Should They Stay or Should They Go

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith wonders about the draft pick/free agent tradeoff, and considers how the Padres specifically may have fared had they let all three star players walk this winter.

In the end, veterans Giles and Hoffman gave the Padres the "San Diego discount," while Hernandez opted into the richest deal he could find. There are certainly concerns that the Padres let the youngest of the three leave, while investing $43.5 million into two players older than thirty-five. The arguments against these contracts are centered around the fact that the team could have spent its money on younger players, while simply collecting first-round draft picks for their losses.

Historically, however, this would have been the Padres worst move. Not only were Giles and Hoffman two of the best free agents at their respective positions, but also because San Diego has a spotty history at cashing in on draft picks. I went back and looked at the last ten San Diego drafts (prior to 2005, which is simply too recent to judge), in hopes of finding whether Jacque Jones, Bob Wickman, $22.5 million and four draft picks was a better option than the one Kevin Towers took. The findings, to say the least, do not support such a claim.

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July 27, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 20-25

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Christina Kahrl

Chris has all the latest transactions as we get closer to the trade deadline.

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April 1, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

Roster cuts throughout Florida and Arizona provide fodder for Chris.

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March 25, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.

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Christina Kahrl

Chris Kahrl closes out the offseason with a wrap-up of the Wests, plus a quick rundown of the rest of baseball.

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March 4, 2005 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: NL West Busts

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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson points out that it's not only who you draft that helps you win, but who you don't. Today: who to avoid in the NL West.

Level I - Useable players that will be overpriced/overvalued on Draft Day. I wouldn't be opposed to owning them, just not at their going rate in most leagues.

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September 17, 2004 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: August 30-September 15

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Christina Kahrl

Chris Kahrl has all the roster expansion and early-September movings and shakings in this supersized edition of Transaction Analysis.

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