Francisco Rodriguez Fantasy Baseball Analysis
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
100 Ks, High K/9 rate
KEY MIDSEASON INDICATORS:
Frankie is either on or on the disabled list. You get a rough game or two at the max, but not rough patches, barring injury...
Some analysts, including the 2006 Baseball Prospectus say it is only a matter of when, not if, Frankie will have a major elbow injury. Oh well, kids, better get him while you can. He is in the elite of closers.
If your league favors Pitching Rate Stats and Strikeouts, make Frankie a very high choice. If you get a major Pujols/Vladdie type bat, forego an Ace who will not pick up any saves for Frankie.