A.J. Burnett a must-own for the strikeouts

Updated: April 25, 2011, 11:24 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

There's little way to sugarcoat the damage New York Yankees right-hander A.J. Burnett did to fantasy owners who stuck with him most of the 2010 season. Burnett's 15 losses, 5.26 ERA and 1.51 WHIP were easily the worst marks of what has actually been a rather productive career, and of course Yankees fans and fantasy owners alike weren't pleased. Then again, it didn't take long for either of these parties to welcome Burnett back to their hearts, since he's 3-0, averaging nearly a strikeout per frame and the Yankees are, after all, in first place.