Bartolo Watch

Bartolo Colon recorded his third win of the season Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.

Analysis: Bartolo Colon has made four starts and has pitched 26.0 innings this year yet he has only walked one batter… one batter! That is great for the WHIP in roto leagues and he’s sporting a 0.92 WHIP this year(1.21 in 2012). His 0.35 BB/9 should not come as a surprise, he posted a 1.36 BB/9 mark last year over 150 plus innings.

Colon does have a 5.88 K/9 rate this year but you’re not picking him up for his strikeouts. The wins are hard to project as well but picking up Colon means having an innings eater in roto leagues that can help your ratios. His ERA this year is 2.42 with a 2.82 FIP while last year he sported a 3.43 ERA with a 3.82 FIP. His ERA will bump up some considering his strand rate is 8% above his career average thus far this year. Regardless, his ERA and WHIP seem stable enough to provide value yet he’s only owned in 2-35% of fantasy leagues. He’s pitching in a great park and locating his fastball… what more do you want from a lower tier fantasy starter?

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