FANTASY BASEBALL BEAST OR BUST: JESSE HAHN HAS GOT IT GOING ON

FANTASY BASEBALL BEAST OR BUST:

JESSE HAHN HAS GOT IT GOING ON

 

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

You may think to yourself. What would Jesse Hahn be doing on my 8 man yahoo fantasy team? The quick answer is this is for the Fantasy Baseball owners in those 12 team leagues. Even someone to consider in 10 man leagues. Everything above he is MUST-OWN/MUST-START.

There are many reasons you want Jesse Hahn, and I will give you main wahn to start. He Qualifies at RP which makes him extremely  valuable for those times when you want to go Win heavy by adding an extra RP/SP option. A strategy introduced to the BEAST DOME NATION that everyone knows like the back of their hand now.

unnamedFirst thing you need to know about Jesse Hahn is this. He does not record a lot of strikeouts, I’m talking 2-5 a start. Those numbers are not sexy at all. But I am a believer those numbers will go up.

Hahn has always been a great ERA pitcher over his historic 14 starts. With San Diego last season Hahn went through a stretch over 9 consecutive starts with a total ERA of 1.44. I will say it again, a 1.44 ERA over 9 consecutive starts. Eventually Hahn had rookie arm-itis they removed him from a starters role to limit his arm and ballooned his ERA to 3.07 to close the season.

When he moved from San Diego to Oakland, my first thought was American League teams may be able to hit him better than NL. So far that is not the case as Hahn is back to his impossible to hit type of ways with a 3.09 early ERA which includes a WHIP of 1.03. If Hahn keeps his WHIP in that area, he will have a BEAST season.

Now that you know the numbers, it is time to know the pitcher. Jesse Hahn has a break your knees and I don’t have health insurance type of curve ball. If you are expecting one of Hahn’s mid 90s fastball and throws his sharp 70 MPH curve yet still has the movement of a big 12-6. You may end up on the ground. While the Strikeout numbers are extremely low in his career (75K/85INN) he did go (31K/24 INN). Hahn’s ERA over that span of 4 starts was 0.75. Those are MVP type of numbers If I ever saw them.

Do not let Hahn sit around on Waiver Wires. His potential is much more than we have seen this early part of the season. Especially with a new group of hitters moving to the AL who have never experienced his approach, or curve ball before.

 

JESSE HAHN: BEAST

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