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FAAB Factor-NL: Building From Last Year

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Starting Pitchers:

Jake Arrieta: Arrieta took a tough no-decision in his 2014 debut, but picked up right where he left off in 2013. Over his last six starts, Arrieta is 3-1 with a 2.57 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and has struck out 19% of the batters he has faced. He struck out 7 of the 22 St. Louis batters he faced in his debut this season. He struck out 19% of the batters he saw in 2013 and 22% of the guys he saw in 2012. There is some ratios risk with him, but the Cubs did a good job with Jason Hammel and could do the same here with Arrieta. Mixed $1, NL $4.

Stephen Fife: Fife came up to replace Hyun-Jin Ryu in the rotation who had to be placed on the disabled list with shoulder tendonitis. Fife has pitched in 17 big league games and has a 4.29 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in those games. This year in Albuquerque, he allowed 40 baserunners in 20.1 innings of work while striking out just 11 batters. He is up to make three starts for the Dodgers, but

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