SP - Baltimore Orioles
With a solid 4.12 ERA and 8.2 K/9 on the season, Kremer has shown potential as a fantasy asset, but his 32 games started and 1.31 WHIP indicate some inconsistency.
However, his strong performance in this game is a positive sign and could boost his value heading into the final stretch of the season. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on Kremer's next few starts to see if he can build on this outing and provide consistent production down the stretch.
Dean Kremer had a rough outing against the Cleveland Guardians on Friday, allowing seven hits and two walks over just 3.1 innings pitched.
He surrendered three earned runs while striking out three batters. With the Orioles losing 9-8, Kremer was unable to secure a win. Looking at his season-long stats, he has started 31 games with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. His strikeout rate sits at 8.0 K/9, while his fielding independent pitching is at 4.67. Kremer's strikeout-to-walk ratio is 2.76, and he has a .296 BABIP. Prior to this game, he had 12 wins and 5 losses on the season.
Despite a respectable 8.0 K/9 and 2.81 strikeout-to-walk ratio, his 4.70 FIP suggests some regression may be on the horizon.
While Kremer's 12 wins are a positive, his lack of consistent dominance makes him a risky option for fantasy owners moving forward.
Dean Kremer allowed five runs on seven hits across 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision versus the Cardinals on Monday.
Despite his solid season stats, including 12 wins, Kremer's elevated ERA and WHIP, along with his inconsistent performances, make him a risky option for fantasy owners down the stretch.
With a 4.07 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season, Kremer has shown the ability to miss bats with an 8.1 K/9 rate, while maintaining a solid strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.02.
Although his fielding independent pitching suggests some regression may be in store, his overall performance has been impressive with 12 wins and only 5 losses.