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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:18 am

Sisco's minor league numbers don't really jump out. He consistently got worse the higher he moved up on the Class A level, and has never pitched above that. His best year was 2002, and his ERA climbed by two runs over that last year on a higher level of A ball, and he struck out far fewer per inning. Last year he gave up almost a hit per inning and walked one for every two innings pitched. A power arm, but he is hittable and walks a lot of people, not a good combination.
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Postby dkakridas » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:22 am

True, numbers usually do not lie, but always keep in mind that many dominant pitchers of today struggled at some point in the minors. And many studs from the minors never made it past AAA or a cup of coffee in the bigs.

When looking at Sisco, compare him to The Big Unit at the same stage of development. Randy was terrible at Sisco's age and head nothing but a big fastball but his control and mechanics were much worse.

So the point is that 6-10 dominany lefties do not come around often. In fact they are absolutely rare. So for that reason alone. Sisco needs to garner some notice and the Royals would not be keeping him on the roster all year long if they did not realize that.

If the Cubs had a chance to have him back, he could very well be given an audition to close this year. They could really use him right now....
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:28 am

from rotoworld:

Jeremy Affeldt was removed from tonight's game because of a strained groin.
''He usually throws 94, 95, 96 (mph), but today it was a lot of 88-89. He didn't feel comfortable, so you don't want to put anybody's career in jeopardy,'' manager Tony Pena said. It appears that Affeldt is day-to-day, but done be shocked if he's placed on the disabled list.
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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:32 am

The Royals are keeping him on the roster because they have no real choice. He was a rule V pick. Potential yes, but his numbers don't reflect any reason to pick him up except in the deepest of keeper leagues. He'll be back in the minors for a while after this season is over.
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