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Tim Stauffer, P, San Diego Padres
The Friars, in a bit of a tailspin, will turn to Stauffer on Saturday versus the San Francisco Giants. The right-hander is no lock to remain in the rotation, but considering the way Kevin Correia has disappointed, Stauffer certainly has a chance to do so.
Stauffer has started twice this season. Once, on May 9, at the Houston Astros (five innings, no runs allowed - an even less impressive accomplishment then), and again on Monday, versus the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers (four frames, one run allowed). In his career, as a starter, he's 8-14 with a 4.97 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP and a 5.6 K/9.
Stauffer has been extremely impressive out of the bullpen (1.87 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 7.9 K/9) this year. It appears that his numbers are due for sizable correction the more he starts. Of note: Stauffer has notably improved his BB/9 and grounder rate. He has also been - duh - quite effective at PETCO Park, particularly last season. This is not a lame-duck pitcher, just one with limited upside. A split-start candidate - just beware that he could be lined up for two or three road outings the rest of the way.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Watch
About Nicholas Minnix
Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.
The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.
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