SP - OAK
Blackburn's season-long numbers have been underwhelming, with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP, making him a risky option moving forward.
Despite his solid strikeout rate of 9.0 K/9, Blackburn's inconsistency makes him a difficult pitcher to trust in fantasy leagues.
With a 4.11 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season, Blackburn's fantasy outlook remains shaky.
His lack of wins, combined with a lack of run support from the Oakland offense further dampens his value in fantasy leagues.
Paul Blackburn earned the win on Saturday, allowing one run on four hits across five innings.
Blackburn earned his fourth win of the season and lowered his ERA to 3.81 on the year in the strong outing Saturday.
Paul Blackburn turned in a strong performance on Monday, allowing just two earned runs on four hits and one walk over six innings while striking out six in a win against the Royals.
Blackburn has been a reliable starter for the Athletics this season, posting a 4.00 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP in 14 starts. With a solid strikeout rate of 9.2 K/9 and a respectable 3.56 FIP, Blackburn has the ability to continue Monday's success moving forward.
Paul Blackburn fired seven strong frames Wednesday, allowing no runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Blackburn's strong outing lowers his season ERA to 4.09 and WHIP to 1.50, while his impressive 9.2 K/9 and 2.85 strikeout-to-walk ratio continue to make him a viable fantasy option moving forward. With a 0.362 BABIP suggesting some positive regression, Blackburn's performance in this game should provide confidence to fantasy managers considering him for their rotations.