ocmusicjunkie wrote:Patterson is more or less a fluke. He'll be a FA in every league by June, at the latest.
Kazmir is a great talent, but is going to hurt your whip until he gets a handle on his control. He also won't pick up that many wins with TB.
Haren is the real deal. Not as much raw talent as Kaz, but he's going to have a better year. I have him in all my leagues. Everyone seemed REALLY high on him until his last start.
As much as I would like to say that the above post had no bias...you have a picture of the freaking guy as your avatar! Look at his numbers vs. the numbers of the other guys. Not necessarily just April. Lowry is clearly on the bottom of this list, but Patterson has to be on the top. PLUS, Haren's team seems to have a problem scoring runs, thus making wins for a mediocre rookie even more scarce. Patterson's team cant seem to stop winning.
My vote= Patterson.........Kaz, Haren.............Lowry
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As for Haren and Lowry, I think both will be there by the end of the season. But, for now, they are taking their lumps.
As for Lowry, take away his start at Coors, and he has a 3.63 ERA and 1.38 WHIP - and if he can bring his walks back to the 3 BB/9 IP he had last year, the WHIP will drop as well. Not great, but definitely not a scab as some seem to think.
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