mrfantasybaseball wrote:I'm a big fan of the D-train this year. Nobody is talking about his re-tooled delivery and the addition of Mark Wiley as the new pitching coach in Florida. He's aparently doing a pretty good job with everyone on that staff. This will be the year that Dontrell finally puts together a solid season from start to finish. I'm projecting 18-7, 3.25 ERA, 170 Ks.
Thanks for the insite on that - good stuff.
If he has a new delivery along with a new pitching coach, he could maintain longer than he did in yrs past. I know I was one who thought he got by on a trick delivery and once teams saw him a few times he would get lit up pretty regularly. However - if there is a fundamental change, like it sounds, those theories are basically voided.
Obviously he is going to come back to earth, but fundamental changes often take precedence over statistical trends, so this is something to keep an eye on. I wish I had known that prior to my drafts - I know Dtrain was going very very late in my drafts, and it wouldnt have cost me much to drop a late rd flyer on him. Now there's no chance to get him for cheap. Oh well.