We are on part nine 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 column will focus on pitchers that can help you rack up strikeouts.
Corey Kluber, Indians: He is still not 100 percent owned in ESPN leagues. This despite being second in the majors with 83 strikeouts in just 72.2 innings pitched. He is available in fewer places now than a week or two ago, but it is still worth checking to see if you can land him for free in your standard league.
Aaron Harang, Braves: Sure, you will have to deal with a clunker here and there, but Harang is still piling on the strikeouts. He has struck out five or more in all but two starts. Not bad for a guy that was undrafted in almost every league.
Tyson Ross, Padres: His wins are stifled a bit by the team he plays for, but the stats are legit. He is averaging almost a strikeout per inning on the season with a 2.64 ERA.