Big Whiffers Bargains For Fantasy Owners

Guys like Dunn, Howard will put up the points despite Ks
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2008 9:57 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Sometimes a fantasy baseball owner must take the good with the bad, meaning you're going to have to live with a lot of strikeouts if you want the big power guys in your league. Take Philly's Ryan Howard: he's got 380 whiffs but 105 homers in the last two seasons, so that's actually a pretty good trade-off, writes The Sporting News.

Many owners may discard these sluggers because of all the K's, but that's where a shrewd shopper can get a bargain. Another example is Adam Dunn. He may swing and miss a lot but he's also the only guy with 40+ homers the last four years; not even ARod's done that. TSN also recommends watching rising star David Murphy of Texas.