Factor12 Top50 thru 9/16 (Jake Arrieta)

RANK PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Clayton Kershaw* 26 185.33 33.861 2 Felix Hernandez 28 219.00 32.630 3 Corey Kluber 28 219.67 32.098 4 David Price* 28 226.67 31.993 5 Chris Sale* 25 163.00 31.461 6 Johnny Cueto 28 227.67 31.283 7 Jon Lester* 30 205.67 30.748 8 Wade Davis 28 66.00 30.682 9 Phil Hughes 28 194.67 30.604 10 Madison Bumgarner* 24 204.00 30.578 11 Adam...
Via 60ft6in
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Sep 18

So, who’s the better start: Doug Fister @MIA or Felix Hernandez @LAA? That’s what the rankings are for! (They also say Fister by a hair.) R.A. Dickey @NYY scares me because of the ballpark and the long ball, but I think on average this is an appropriate ranking. Tsuyoshi Wada against the Dodgers could be an interesting start as LA struggles against LHP. Vidal Nuno at Colorado...
Via Baseball Professor
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Factor12 Top50 thru 9/15 (Andrew Cashner)

RANK PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Clayton Kershaw* 26 185.33 33.898 2 Felix Hernandez 28 219.00 32.670 3 David Price* 28 226.67 32.037 4 Corey Kluber 28 212.67 31.756 5 Chris Sale* 25 163.00 31.494 6 Johnny Cueto 28 222.00 31.327 7 Wade Davis 28 65.33 30.994 8 Jon Lester* 30 205.67 30.784 9 Phil Hughes 28 194.67 30.639 10 Madison Bumgarner* 24 204.00 30.615 11 Adam...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

A’s walk back from brink to top Mariners in 10th

On Saturday night at a packed, loud Safeco Field, the A’s faced their most frequent tormentor and the likelihood of slipping out of a playoff spot altogether. With a sense of unexpected drama that harked back to the 2012 A’s, though, Oakland hung tough with All-Star Felix Hernandez, then beat Seattle closer Fernando Rodney in the 10th inning. Rodney put three men aboard, one...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners winning, but fans slow to return

For the first three games of the current homestand, the atmosphere at Safeco Field sure didn’t feel like the Mariners were part of the playoff race. The three-game series with the Houston Astros had the feel of Septembers past, where sparse midweek crowds would leave voices echoing through an empty stadium. But this season was supposed to be different, wasn’t it? After all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Cy Young Candidates: Chris Sale

Pitchers have dominated in 2014. The average ERA for a major league starting pitcher is just 3.86, and strikeout rates are just a shade under 20 percent. A host of pitchers are having excellent seasons, including Felix Hernandez, Corey Kluber and Jon Lester. One pitcher that might be getting overlooked in the American League Cy Young conversation is Chicago White Sox ace Chris...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners open huge home series vs. A’s

It’s September 12th, and, to the relief and perhaps surprise of Seattle Mariners fans, they will be playing a very meaningful series this weekend.  For the last time this season, the Mariners will play the Oakland A’s.  The A’s still own the first Wild Card in the American League, but their lead has been trimmed down to 1.5 games over Seattle.  It is possible with a Mariners...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Building a Great Bullpen

There are a number of reasons that the Seattle Mariners find themselves in a heated race for a playoff spot as the 2014 season winds down. Felix Hernandez for one, and Robinson Cano and Hisashi Iwakuma, for two and three. And Kyle Seager, for four. They upgraded both their outfield defense and the back of […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Miller comes through with three RBI in Mariners’ 4-1 victory over Astros

Felix Hernandez didn’t have his best stuff Monday night against the Astros. “My command was not there,” Hernandez said. “The fastball was there, the (problem) was the changeup. “You’re not going to be on every game.” Hernandez, though, dug in for the outs he needed and fought through six scoreless innings. The Seattle offense was wasteful with its chances all night...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 23 Two Starts Pitchers

Week 23 Two Starts Pitchers  Chances are if you’re taking the time to read, it means you’re moving on to the playoffs or quite possibly the semi finals of your Fantasy Baseball league, so well done! Let’s not take the foot off the gas, though. Two-Start Pitchers is one of the better ways to get ahead of your opponent. Another is streaming starts, which Garion Thorne ranks...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Mariners Preview

While their winning streak just came to an end, the Seattle Mariners return home in control of the AL's second wild-card spot. Giving the ball to Felix Hernandez could help them increase their slim lead. Seattle tries to bounce back in Monday night's series opener against the Houston Astros, who are enjoying one of their best stretches of the year. The Mariners (78-64) had...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 24 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

There are several two-start pitchers who qualify for the streaming portion of this article. For sake of brevity I’ll only cover them in the top portion of the article, but you should definitely pick up any of the two-starters you want to stream. If you have any questions about these starters, other pitchers or general fantasy baseball questions hit me up on Twitter. Must-Starts...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Seager Having a Career Year for Seattle Mariners

At 76-63, the Seattle Mariners entered play Friday just a half-game behind the Detroit Tigers for the second Wild Card spot. If they can squeeze in, this would be their first playoff appearance since 2001, when they won 114 games. Most of the attention has surrounded Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano, and both players are having excellent years. Hernandez is the front runner...
Via Baseball News Source
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Sep 6-8

There’s only a few weeks left in the 2014 MLB season, and this week’s version of the Weekend SP Rankings has a fairly robust Monday slate with 24 probable starters. On Saturday, David Price and Madison Bumgarner face off in an interleague battle of the aces that hurts both of their win chances (and rankings). On Sunday, Derek Holland tops the list on a very weak day of pitching...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez, Mariners rebound with 2-1 win over A’s

Felix Hernandez was, well, Felix Hernandez again and when he’s like that the Mariners don’t lose very often, particularly to the Oakland Athletics. In what could also be a possible pitching preview of the American League wild-card game if the Mariners were to secure a playoff spot, Hernandez outdueled Oakland’s ace Jon Lester in a showdown between two of baseball’s top pitchers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Thursday: September 4, 2014

Wednesday provided a second straight kiss-your-sister 8-7 result. Whenever you have two aces like Felix Hernandez and Jon Lester, one of them has to win and it is like flipping the coin. I lost the toss. I did not expect Josh Collmenter to continue his really outstanding pitching and he did. I did not expect the Yankees to win. And they did behind a big night from Brian McCann...
Via The Flagrant Fan
14 days ago  |  Discuss

King Felix outduels Jon Lester as Mariners top reeling Athletics

  Kyle Seager and Corey Hart homered leading off the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday to win the three-game series between the American League playoff contenders. The home runs erased a stellar start by Jon Lester (13-10) and helped Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (14-5) win for the first time in four outings. Adam Dunn homered in...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 3

Wednesday gives us a disappointing slate of starters with just 11 pitchers rating league average or better (plus another right there at 99.9) and only two big name fantasy starters (the guys at the top). Last time out against the Nationals, Felix Hernandez was blasted for four home runs. Harold Reynolds of MLB Tonight thinks Hernandez has some sort of injury. I don’t like speculating...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper’s Seattle Debut is a Good one

Fifty times now we’ve done a Bryce Harper Home Run post. Last night in his first career game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Harper collected three hits including two singles off King Felix Hernandez. The Nationals homered four times off Felix – the first time that’s ever happened in his career – and the Harper and Wilson Ramos went back to back off Joe Beimel. The Nationals...
Via Diamond Hoggers
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Deep Six! Nationals homer six times, pound Mariners, King Felix

Up above, King Felix's Court looking on stunned after Wilson Ramos connected for the fourth HR off Hernandez last night in Seattle. "We were running good today." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Post, 8/31/2014) Nationals 8, Mariners 3: Back on track. Nationals homer six times (video here), including four against Felix Hernandez, which made for many opportunities...
Via Nationals Enquirer
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats blast King Felix, open series vs. Mariners with win

The Nationals entered Friday night in a three-game skid going up against the best right-hander of his generation. Few on their roster had ever faced Felix Hernandez, and those who had found no luck. But for some reason, in a development that no one could have predicted, the Nats slapped around King Felix for the worst start of his 2014 season, the worst start he's had in a calendar...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Rock King Felix

The Nationals broke their three game losing streak on Friday night, beating the Mariners 8-3 in Seattle. The Nats used the long ball, six on the night, to support a solid pitching performance by Jordan Zimmermann. Washington hit six home runs in one game for only the fourth time in club history, but the most amazing aspect is that four of them came off arguably the best pitcher in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals hammer four home runs off Felix Hernandez

When you’re riding a three-game losing streak, facing Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez isn’t exactly endearing. But that was the challenge the Washington Nationals were up against on Friday. It was a challenge they conquered early, hammering four home runs off the king in the first four innings en route to the Nationals 8-3 win. Felix Hernandez has never allowed four homers...
Via KCM Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals use long ball to beat Mariners 8-3

SEATTLE (AP) Anthony Rendon hit one of Washington's four homers off Felix Hernandez, and the Nationals showed off their power in an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak. Rendon hit a solo shot in the first, and Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos also connected against Hernandez (13-5). It was the first time Hernandez...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Aim To End Losing Streak Against Hernandez In Seattle

The Washington Nationals (75-57), who have surged through August, will arrive on the West Coast a bit deflated. After being swept by the Phillies, the Nats will face the task of breaking out of a rut against the pitching-strong Seattle Mariners (72-60). The Mariners claim the distinction of best ERA in Major League Baseball at 2.99, but the Nationals aren’t far behind with a second...
Via The Nats Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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