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John Patterson looks like the real deal

Postby Bobby Baseball » Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:59 am

2 starts
14 innings
12 K's
1.285 era
0.857 WHIP (sick!)

He is fully recovered from surgery a few years ago and dominated in winter ball, so came into camp on a high. His fastball is in the mid nineties and his breaking ball is dropping off the table. I am not saying that he will keep up this torrid pace, but he may be available on your league's waiver wire and is certainly worth a pick up. One more quality start and he may no longer be available. Remember, this guy was once a top prospect with Arizona.
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Postby chief knockohoma » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:15 am

Absolutely.
'but this goes up to 11.'
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Postby jayman » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:20 am

Wow, that is impressive.

How is he compared to other prospects this year? He is like a deeeeep sleeeper i guess.
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Postby jayman » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:22 am

His next two starts are against the Braves and Phillies 8-o 8-o 8-o
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Postby slomo007 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:23 am

I'll keep an eye on him. It's obvious he has the talent, we've seen that for a couple of years. What's not obvious is if he gained some consistency. The jury is still out on that.
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Postby LBJackal » Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:47 pm

Well maybe he's finally getting it all together. I had this guy like 3 years in a row (2002-2004) and he never really put together a string of good starts until now. Granted, it's only 2 - but he looks good out there. Hopefully he can keep his walks down like he has so far; that's been his problem in the past.

I bought a bunch of his rookie cards back in 2002 so maybe they'll be worth something someday. Probably not if he stays with Washington, but who knows :-D
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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:05 pm

Doesn't he lose his spot when Armas comes back?
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:36 pm

SouthBronxBombers wrote:Doesn't he lose his spot when Armas comes back?


it looks like it...

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RHP John Patterson will start Sunday vs. the Marlins. He was moved into the Nationals' rotation when Tomy Armas Jr. was put on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin pull. He's 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in three previous appearances against Florida.
(Updated 04/10/2005).
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Patterson is a decent option in deeper NL-only leagues only at this point. He is a decent talent who could post some strikeouts while in the rotation temporarily. He should be usable in Week 2, too.
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Postby DGroundhog » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:46 pm

Been there, dropped that. :-b

I joined one league this year, a points league with 2000 IP limit, 180 starts/position.

I just grabbed and dropped Patterson, who I dropped for Wakefield, who I dropped for C Lee (CLE) just to get some spot starters with decent match-ups.

I'll be pretty active on the WW all year, but Patterson has definitely been on my watch list. Hopefully he does get shellacked in his next couple of starts so I can sneak him in for another couple starts against weak line-ups. He gets decent K numbers, and is solid enough for at least a spot start here and there regardless of how he fares short term.
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