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Circling the Bases: Come to Truth Day

Ray Flowers

Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: M-F at 5-8 PM EDT), Ray Flowers has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. You can follow Ray on Twitter (@BaseballGuys), he never sleeps, and you can also find more of his musings at

It's come to the truth day in Circling the Bases. Five players will be reviewed. Five opinions will be given. Five players have their fate determined in this piece.


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Matt Cain – A major disappointment in fantasy (5-5, 4.85 ERA), but honestly, not pitching different than normal. (1) His 8.25 K/9 mark would be a seven year high. (2) His 3.00 K/BB ratio would be the second best mark of his career. (3) His 1.14 WHIP would be a four year high, but it's still lower than his career 1.17 mark. (4) His .253 BABIP is right in line with his career .263 mark. (5) His 0.95 GB/FB ratio is right in line with his career mark of 0.86. So what gives? Well it's never as simple as one thing, so I'll list two. First, his left on base percentage which is 74.4 percent for his career is currently at 64.5 percent. Over the past six years it's been at least 70 percent each year and five times in that stretch i

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