By Michael Beller
April 25, 2014
Tom Koehler, who faces the Mets Sunday, has hurled 18 strikeouts and has an ERA of 2.13 this year.
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Dan Straily, Oakland A's -- Straily is a bit more of a stretch, given that he's more regularly owned than Mejia, Koehler and Volquez, but those of you in shallower leagues should consider him when he takes the ball on Saturday against the Astros. While Straily is a fine pitcher worth rostering beyond this weekend, much of this recommendation has to do with the opponent. The Astros are hitting .199/.274/.357 as a team this year, and both the batting average and OBP rank last in the majors. Straily has a 5.40 ERA in 21 2/3 innings, but his xFIP is 3.79, and he has 21 strikeouts. If he's available in your league, he can help you out across the board this weekend.

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