Saturday, June 4, 2011

Line of the Day: June 3rd, 2011

SP Jason Vargas of the Seattle Mariners threw a four-hitter for the first complete game shutout of his career in a 7-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. He walked one and struck out four and raised his record on the season to 4-3.

Line: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; W, QS, CG, SHO

My fantasy perspective: Vargas is owned in less than 10% of all leagues (ESPN and Yahoo!) and is on pace for about a dozen wins in over 200 innings. There is fantasy value in those numbers but be weary of a low K/9 ratio of 5.8 and a high BB/9 ratio of 2.8. His seven quality starts in 12 games proves he deserves a better than 4-3 record, but the Mariners' offense is a notorious low-scoring one. Be ready to cut ties if things go south if you are one of the 10% who invested in him. I'd prefer to use the roster spot to stream pitchers and pick up Vargas in favorable match ups.

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1 comment:

  1. Vargas is better than his record. He got off to a slow start. I think he's a keeper.