Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Line of the Day: June 7th, 2011

SP Tim Stauffer of the San Diego Padres pitched eight shutout innings, allowed just four hits and struck out eight in a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The eight innings pitched and eight strike outs were both career highs.

Line: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K; W, QS

My fantasy perspective: Stauffer was touted as a "sleeper" coming into this season's drafts due to his 1.83 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in seven end-of-the-year starts in 2010 and hasn't lived up to the hype yet. His 2-4 record in 13 starts with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP are barely with owning at this point unless your league uses scoring categories like Quality Starts (8), K/9 (7.27) or K/BB (3.15).

His ownership numbers are kind of odd, too. Only 5.3% of ESPN league owners have deemed him ownable while 33% of Yahoo! owners are hanging in there. At this point, I'd be looking for favorable match ups to stream him but wouldn't invest much more than that until he can put together a nice string of very quality starts.

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