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FAAB Factor - AL: Big Debut For Walker

Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez writes about baseball and football, in addition to hosting the award winning RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio. He is a native Texan and roots for the Astros, Texans, Rockets, and Rice Owls.

Starting Pitchers:

Travis Blackley, Rangers - Blackley made his second start of the season for the Rangers this week and held the Mariners to three earned runs over six innings with five hits allowed, one walk, and four strikeouts. He was with the Astros earlier this season as a reliever and sported a 4.89 ERA (4.67 xFIP) with 29 strikeouts and 20 walks over 35 innings. He struggles to miss bats and his command is below average, at best, so it's unlikely he lasts long in the Rangers rotation, what with rosters expanding this month. This week he faces the Angels on the road. Mixed: $1; AL: $4.

Clay Buchholz, Red Sox - Buchholz (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch in one more rehab start this week, before he's activated from the DL. Prior to hitting the shelf, he was one of the best starters in the game with a 1.71 ERA (3.17 xFIP), 81 strikeouts, and 29 walks over 84.1 innings. Of course those are all numbers he compiled back in April,

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