When youâ€™re looking at pitcher matchups for fantasy baseball, sometimes the cards just align for certain guys.Â On the right day, Piniero can look like Winiero.Â Or Jamie Moyer looks like â€śPlay Meâ€ť Moyer.Â Or Carl Pavano becomes Pava-yes.Â Itâ€™s all about the matchups, right?Â Anyone can win against the Indiansâ€¦ Well, maybe.Â Maybe not.Â I decided to look at teams, in general, to see what their overall stats could tell us about potential fantasy baseball matchups.
Best Team OBP – New York Yankees.Â No shocker there, but the biggest shocker was Milwaukee ranked 6th.Â Their team isn’t doing well, but through no fault of the offense.Â Itâ€™s their pitching thatâ€™s Les Miserables.
Most Team Strikeouts – Arizona Diamondbacks.Â Again, pretty obvious.Â The Marlins, a perennial striker-outer, is still in the top five, but Toronto’s carrying 2nd place.Â Anyone who’s seen these teams play shouldn’t be surprised.Â First comes the Jays, then comes the Ks.
Worst Home Slugging – Pittsburgh Pirates.Â Followed by the illustrious group of Houston, Seattle and Cleveland.Â The major thing I take away from that is there are two NL Central clubs.Â Reds, Brewers and Cards pitchers in away games?Â Yes, please.
Terrible vs. Everyone – Houston Astros.Â No surprise here.Â They’re followed by the Pirates, Mariners, Indians and Orioles.Â The only real scary hitter amongst all of these teams to carry a bat is Milton Bradley.Â And that’s more off the field scary.
Hardest Teams To Steal Against – Cardinals, Padres, Orioles, Rockies.Â The urban legend goes that Yadier once threw out a runner in Royals Stadium while he was catching in St. Louis.Â The runner was Steve Balboni.Â And Yadier was 2 years old.