Young Guns: Bailey is Back!?!
The Cincinatti Reds have officially announced that they will recall Homer Bailey, due to the setbacks Edison Volquez is experiencing. In his last five starts at AAA Louisville, Homer has posted a 0.47 ERA, 38:7 K:BB while going 4-0. Homer has only allowed one run in his last 38+ innings.
Fantasy Impact: Fans and experts have been waiting for Bailey to make a major league impact for the last two seasons. However, his repulsive numbers (0-6, 7.93 ERA) during his time with the big boys may cause some fantasy owners to balk at the opportunity to add him. If you have the flexibility within your league/roster to make the add in an NL only or 12 team or greater mixed,it may be worth it. For me, I will wait to see how he chucks against the Tribe on Saturday, then reevaluate.
A Bonus “Young Gun” to Consider:
Dallas Braden (SP-OAK) – Despite the fact that his record is 5-6, Braden has been posting excellent ratios in his past seven outings while getting little run support. In his last seven trips to the hill, Dallas has lasted at least 6IP while not allowing more than 3 ER/game, 2BB/game and has only given up a total of 3 HR. Dallas has racked up 12 quality starts so far this season.
Fantasy Impact: Dallas is a low risk/high reward pitcher for those of you who don’t necessarily need the wins. He will provide you with modest numbers in the ratio categories and a decent amount of K’s. Braden is available in about 40% of Y! leagues and 90% of ESPN leagues. Add and start him with confidence until further notice.
What are your thoughts?
Who are some other “Young Gun” options you might consider?
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