Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 5/4/12
Anthony Bass (credits below) I posted this blind resume on Twitter the other day:Player A:  1 W, 8.89 K/9, 3.23 xFIP (owned in 13% Y!)Player B: 2 W, 8.53 K/9, 3.28 xFIP (owned in 100% Y!)Player C: 2 W, 8.34 K/9, 3.28 xFIP (owned in 100% Y!) I was looking for my followers to try and identify Player A, who was owned in 87% less leagues than Player B (Felix Hernandez) and Player C (Justin Verlander), despite showing slightly better numbers in K/9 and xFIP. Some of the answers I received: Jason Hammel, James McDonald, Mike Minor, Drew Smyly, Erik Bedard, Aaron Harang and Wade Miley. All of which were respectable guesses. However, the correct answer was Anthony Bass of the San Diego Padres. Heading into the 2011 season, Baseball America noted that Bass had one of the best tools of any pitcher in the Padres’ farm system: control. This was justified by Bass’ 2010 performance in Advanced-A, as he led the California League in ERA (3.13) and WHIP (1.09) while posting an above averag...
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