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Fantasy Baseball: NL Sub-3.50 ERA Leaderboard

When entering a draft, everyone wants that stud starting pitcher who will not only get them double digit wins, but also a solid ERA and WHIP and a mess of strikeouts. Today I look at the NL leaders in ERA, focusing on the starting pitchers who gave you a sub-3.50 ERA. What you will notice is these pitchers also gave you solid WHIP figures.

Let's take a look after the jump:


Player INN GS QS CG W L K BB ERA WHIP K/BB
Carpenter, Chris SP STL 193 28 22 3 17 4 144 38 2.24 1.01 3.789
Lincecum, Tim SP SF 225 32 26 4 15 7 261 68 2.48 1.05 3.838
Jurrjens, Jair SP ATL 215 34 25 0 14 10 152 75 2.60 1.21 2.027
Wainwright, Adam SP STL 233 34 25 1 19 8 212 66 2.63 1.21 3.212
Kershaw, Clayton SP LA 171 30 16 0 8 8 185 91 2.79 1.23 2.033
Vazquez, Javier SP ATL 219 32 22 3 15 10 238 44 2.87 1.03 5.409
Cain, Matt SP SF 218 33 20 4 14 8 171 73 2.89 1.18 2.342
Hanson, Tommy SP ATL 128 21 12 0 11 4 116 46 2.89 1.18 2.522
Happ, J.A. SP PHI 166 23 14 3 12 4 119 56 2.93 1.23 2.125
Rodriguez, Wandy SP HOU 206 33 23 1 14 12 193 63 3.02 1.24 3.063
Santana, Johan SP NYM 167 25 17 0 13 9 146 46 3.13 1.21 3.174
Haren, Dan SP ARI 229 33 24 3 14 10 223 38 3.14 1.00 5.868
Lee, Cliff SP PHI 232 34 24 6 14 13 181 43 3.22 1.24 4.209
Wolf, Randy SP LA 214 34 24 0 11 7 160 58 3.23 1.10 2.759
Johnson, Josh SP FLA 209 33 23 2 15 5 191 58 3.23 1.16 3.293
Jimenez, Ubaldo SP COL 218 33 24 1 15 12 198 85 3.47 1.23 2.329
Pineiro, Joel SP STL 214 32 21 3 15 12 105 27 3.49 1.14 3.889

A handful of these guys were probably not on many drafters radar at their 2009 drafts including Clayton Kershaw, J.A. Happ, Randy Wolf, and Joel Pineiro, but they all gave you solid performance throughout the year. Everybody on this list, with the exception of Kershaw, gave you double digit wins as well. Take out Wolf, Tommy Hanson and J.A. Happ, and they all gave you 13 wins or more.

All except Pineiro, Happ and Carpenter gave you sold strikeout totals for those in 5x5 leagues. Hanson gave you 116 K's in 128 innings, so he could breach the 200 K level in 2010 if he can make 30 starts.

I am curious of Johan Santana is a top 5 starting pitcher in NL leagues in 2010?