We are on part eight of our ten part series of available players than can help you chase specific categories in roto or H2H category leagues. The next few days will focus on the pitchers.
I will give you three players each for standard, moderate, and deep leagues. Standard league players will be available in 10-50 percent of leagues. Moderate league players will be available in 50-90 percent of leagues. The deep leagues will focus on players owned in ten percent of leagues or less.
This installment will focus on those pitchers that can help you in WHIP. I am going mainly with pitchers that have accumulated enough innings to make a significant impact, so you will not see many, if any, relief pitchers on here.
Dallas Keuchel, Astros: Keuchel continues to surprise for the Astros. He has gone six inning or more in every start except for his first of the season, in which he went five. His 2.92 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season can help you in any league. Owners are finally starting to catch on. He is now owned in 70 percent of ESPN leagues.
Tyson Ross, Padres: Ross has gone seven innings in all of his May starts, and has allowed just one run in each of them. He has struck out eight batters in each of his last three, and his WHIP for the month of May is at 1.00. He is now safe to own even in standard leagues.
Drew Pomeranz, Athletics: Pomeranz’s WHIP sits at 1.01 on the season, and he has been even better than that since joining the rotation. He has allowed just 12 baserunners in 15 innings. While this number will likely increase some, it is not unreasonable to think that his WHIP can stay in the 1.10 range.