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Collette Calls: The New Hughes

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 theprocessreport.net. 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.

In the second inning of a game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins, Phil Hughes walked Alcides Escobar to load the bases with two outs in a seven-pitch at bat. Hughes loading the bases with a walk is something Yankees fans and fantasy owners alike have seen a number of times, but what made that moment so memorable is that is the last time Hughes has walked a batter in 2014.

As Hughes took the mound on Sunday in his former house of horrors in The Bronx, he brought with him a streak of 175 batters faced without issuing a walk with him. He also takes a streak of 110 batters faced without allowing a home run as Nelson Cruz is the only batter to hit a home run off him since that April 20th Royals-Twins game when...Alcides Escobar went yard in the eighth inning.

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