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Young Guns: Ricky on the Rise

Ricky Romero will be an essential component to the Doc Holliday-less Blue Jays in 2010. Quickly vaulting to the top of the AL East with a 7-3 start, the Blue Jays need Ricky to be the #1 SP they anticipated when they drafted him #6 overall in the 2005 draft. Through his first two starts, Ricky is boasting a slick 1-0 record with 16K’s, 1.80 E.R.A and a stunning 0.67 WHIP. During his most recent start, Ricky had his no hit bid end in the eighth when he plunked A.J. Pierzynski, then gave up a two-run bomb to Alex Rios. The long ball to his former teammate turned out to be the only hit Romero gave up in this dominant winning effort.

Fantasy Impact: Ricky went 13-9 last year in 29 trips to the mound, so you should not be trying to figure out which rock he crawled out from under. Some former owners may be hesitant to add him based on his poor finish last season. Don't fret. Ricky added a two-seam fastball to his arsenal in the offseason and put it on display during his recent 12k performance against the White Sox. His new 4 pitch repertoire will guide him to the fantasy promise land. Currently owned in only 44% of ESPN leagues and 62% of Yahoo leagues, you need to add Ricky immediately with confidence. Expect a minimum of 15 wins, 165+ K, and an ERA in the 3.65 range. 

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Tags: Fantasy Baseball, Fantasy Sports, Young Guns, The Fonzy Scheme, Toronto Blue Jays, Ricky Romero, MLB

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