Fantasy Focus: Ted Lilly

Kicking off the 2011 Fantasy Focus tab is my latest article for The Hardball Times regarding Ted Lilly's fantasy prospects for 2011. This post was referenced on ESPN Los Angeles last week, one-upping TBO's Sports Illustrated fame for the time being.

The bottom line of my analysis is, before Los Angeles' defense is considered, 196 innings of 3.94 ERA, 174 strikeouts, 1.15 WHIP baseball. Los Angeles has one of the worst defenses in baseball (and last year had the absolute worst outfield defense, though Manny was part of the 2010 Dodgers), so take that ERA/WHIP with a grain of salt. Until the free agency dust settles, who knows what the Dodgers' 2011 defense will look like outside of Casey Blake, Rafael Furcal, James Loney, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.