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Spot D’jour: Buy Nick Blackburn

Published by on June 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB




Nick Blackburn (Minnesota Twins) at Athletics, RHP, 19 percent owned

Stat Potential: Win, ERA

Risk Factor: Moderate-High

The Twins were supposed to have one of the league's best rotations, top to bottom, going into this season. While Scott Baker struggled out of the gate, Francisco Liriano is simply struggling. Kevin Slowey has eight wins, but that's more a case of strong run support, as opposing hitters are batting a robust .317 against him this season.

The fourth guy in the pecking order, Nick Blackburn, has actually pitched better than all three of Minnesota's top guns. Currently sporting a 3.30 ERA and 5-2 record, the 27-year-old righty is following a solid 2008 campaign...

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