Clayton Kershaw has more Ks than innings. Call me a K whore all you want, but that alone is enough for me to get excited about Kershaw in 2010. Do I need to say more? Probably not, but I will. He’ll be 22 in March of 2010. A 21-year-old who threw a season of a sub-3 ERA season in 170 innings. How’s dem apples? Delicious, right? Yeah, they are. For a long time I’ve been wavering between Kershaw and Max Scherzer. Well, I’m ready to choose one now. They’re both young. (Though Kershaw’s almost four years younger.) They both strike out hitters more than a batter per inning. (Though Kershaw’s a bit better this year.) One sounds like a Brit, one sounds like a Nazi. In the morning, they both go to the local mall and walk with the seniors. Wait, I’m misreading my notes. They walk a lot of batters, not bitties. Kershaw’s walk rate was actually worse than Scherzer. So why am I choosing Kershaw? The Dodgers limited his innings towards the end of the year and the Diamondbacks abused poor Scherzer. In 2008, Scherzer threw 109 innings between the majors and minors. In 2009, he threw 164. That’s a pretty significant jump. Now I’m not saying I’d keep Kershaw over a known hitter commodity, but I would consider keeping him for the 2010 fantasy baseball season. Definitely over Scherzer. Anyway, here’s some more fantasy baseball keepers for 2010:
Psyche! Before we get into that, I wanted to point out a scheduling adjustment. Fridays used to be our weekly Buy/Sell. Well, that’s gone for the offseason and keepers will now be on Friday. As they say in Jamaica — carry on (your head)!
Matt Wieters – .362/.425/.511 in September. Just wanted to get the hype going early. Carry on.
Rajai Davis – Sure, steals don’t have a face. But, if they did, they’d look a lot like Rajai Davis. Chances are if you own him, you have him on the very cheap. A cheap guy that could get you 50 steals in 2010? Where do I sign up? (I can’t wait until someone finds us who Googles: Where do I sign up? + cheap Nazi bitties)