Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 8/14/12
With Yankees ace CC Sabathia placed on the DL with elbow inflammation, long-reliever rookie David Phelps slips into the Yankees rotation with a great shot of giving fantasy owners some spot starts while flashing a high K-rate and with an elite offense behind him. Making two starts earlier in the season, albeit abbreviated ones with an established pitch count, Phelps was serviceable, but didn’t make it through the fifth inning, throwing a max of 89 pitches.  With Sabathia on the shelf, Phelps will again be limited in his fill-in starts, but has a shot to rack up a couple of wins in replacement duty. I haven’t seen much of Phelps this season, so I decided to tune into his start last night against the tough Rangers’ hitters to see just how serviceable he can be for the Yankees and for fantasy owners looking for streaming starters down the stretch.  Here’s how he looked: First Inning: Phelps’ first pitch is a 91-MPH fastball for strike one on Ian Kinsler.  I’m not a Yankees fan (not tha...
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