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FAAB Factor-AL: Riding the Hot Hand

Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez

Andrew Martinez writes about baseball and football. He is a native Texan and roots for the Astros, Rockets, Texans, and Rice Owls.

Starting Pitchers:

Danny Duffy, Royals - After two rough starts at the end of May, Duffy has rebounded in June with a 1.75 ERA (2.50 FIP), 23 strikeouts, and six walks over 25.2 innings in four starts. His improved command has been noticeable, as has his ERA, which now stands at 2.91 (4.15 FIP) as a starter this season. He showed up at the end of the 2013 season, after dealing with Tommy John surgery and all the rehab and time working his way back in the minors, to post a 1.85 ERA (3.09 FIP) over 24.1 innings in five starts, so perhaps his recent success is just him getting back to being that pitcher. He needs to be owned in more mixed leagues. This week he gets the Dodgers at home. Mixed: $7; AL: Owned.

Kyle Gibson, Twins - With two starts this coming week, against the Angels and Rangers on the road, mixed league owners are likely considering adding Gibson to their roster. Over his last three starts he hasn't allowed a run, as he

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