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Fantasy Baseball: NL-Only Top 20 Starting Pitchers Over Last Two Months

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Here is a table with the top 20 NL-only starting pitcher for the period June 1st-July 31st. I included a column for Command (K/9-BB/9).


Player INN GS QS W K BBI ERA WHIP K-BB K-BB/9
Kershaw, Clayton SP LA 64.7 11 7 5 62 33 1.39 1.18 29 4.03
Lincecum, Tim SP SF 83.3 11 10 7 99 21 1.73 0.94 78 8.43
Haren, Dan SP ARI 77 11 9 6 75 13 1.87 0.82 62 7.25
Pineiro, Joel SP STL 71 10 9 4 36 7 1.9 0.92 29 3.68
Cain, Matt SP SF 73.7 11 7 6 66 27 1.95 1.05 39 4.76
Vazquez, Javier SP ATL 70 10 7 4 72 12 2.44 0.96 60 7.71
Wainwright, Adam SP STL 86.3 12 9 7 79 27 2.5 1.31 52 5.42
Blanton, Joe SP PHI 67 10 8 4 54 15 2.55 1.1 39 5.24
Nolasco, Ricky SP FLA 66.3 10 7 5 73 14 2.71 1.04 59 8.01
Zambrano, Carlos SP CHC 71.7 11 8 4 53 33 2.76 1.26 20 2.51
Oswalt, Roy SP HOU 74.7 11 8 5 59 16 2.77 1 43 5.18
Carpenter, Chris SP STL 77.7 11 10 6 50 13 2.78 1.04 37 4.29
Jurrjens, Jair SP ATL 68 11 8 4 53 25 2.78 1.18 28 3.71
Lannan, John SP WAS 85.7 12 9 5 31 20 2.94 1.17 11 1.16
Happ, J.A. SP PHI 73 11 8 4 50 23 2.96 1.23 27 3.33
Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL 75.3 12 7 6 91 42 2.99 1.35 49 5.86
Marquis, Jason SP COL 68.7 10 8 5 31 18 3.01 1.25 13 1.70
Rodriguez, Wandy SP HOU 65 10 7 5 62 23 3.05 1.23 39 5.40
Johnson, Josh SP FLA 66.7 10 9 6 50 18 3.1 1.16 32 4.32
Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS 45.3 8 4 1 45 15 3.18 1.24 30 5.96

There are a few surprising guys on this list that you may want to target with your league's trade deadline coming up, should you need starting pitchers. You also may want to watch to see if they can maintain this level of performance over the last two months of the season, and target them in your 2010 drafts.

The surprising names for me are Jordan Zimmerman, Jason Marquis, John Lannan, Joel Pineiro and Clayton Kershaw. There is one ace starter who is missing from this list-Johan Santana.