KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 19: Starting pitcher Danny Duffy #23 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after giving up a run during the 1st inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox on July 19, 2011 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Thanks to Ray for filling in for me in my absence. Here are your fantasy baseball links for today, July 25:
Potential K/9 Surgers | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
I'm actually pretty shocked about a couple of the names on this list. You?
Todd [Helton] could not catch up with much off the inside part of the plate in 2010. Now, he can cover the full lower half of the plate, and he's back being a productive hitter.
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Most pitchers can't shut down opposite-handed batters with the slider, but Kershaw seems to be the exception to the rule. His increased use of that hard breaker and subsequent improvement against right-handers puts Kershaw in the same class as the Halladays, Lees and Lincecums of the world.
The problem is trusting a young player and we've seen a lot of rookies struggle early upon their call-up. That being said, most prospects that have been called up are at least a couple of years younger than Jennings, who has almost 1000 plate appearances at triple-A. While it would be tough to expect a ton of production from Jennings, he has the power/speed potential that could be a game-changer for many fantasy GM's.