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Postby fatnub2339 » Sat May 07, 2005 6:42 pm

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Postby TownDrunk » Sat May 07, 2005 6:47 pm

Psst, this is what I said last week:

Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:51 pm Post subject:

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Please keep in mind that I'm purely speculating here. I have no evidence to support the claim that I'm going to make, I'm just speculating ;-)

But, his loss of velocity and location has me worried. Those two problems coincide with a health problem. Normally I wouldn’t be too concerned, but this just wasn’t one bad game he had. He’s basically been pitching like this all season.

You can point to his past couple of seasons and say that he wasn’t pitching too stellar in the first couple of months. However, his velocity was still up.

I’m concerned and I think he bears some close watching in fantasy leagues.

End of speculation.
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Postby Dodger Blue » Sat May 07, 2005 7:25 pm

I traded for him in two different leagues. :-o I'm worried. He might have cost me two different cats today. Damn.
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Postby RynMan » Sat May 07, 2005 7:28 pm

Pitchers shouldn't be taken with 1st round picks.
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Postby Dodger Blue » Sat May 07, 2005 7:31 pm

RynMan wrote:Pitchers shouldn't be taken with 1st round picks.


I didn't and I totally agree. I'm in a points league and in 1st, so far, but I didn't take a pitcher until the 13 or 14th round.
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Postby Pedantic » Sat May 07, 2005 8:40 pm

Dodger Blue wrote:
RynMan wrote:Pitchers shouldn't be taken with 1st round picks.


I didn't and I totally agree. I'm in a points league and in 1st, so far, but I didn't take a pitcher until the 13 or 14th round.


You would have to have a crystal ball to do that in roto, methinks.
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Postby Yoda » Sat May 07, 2005 8:47 pm

Pedantic wrote:
Dodger Blue wrote:
RynMan wrote:Pitchers shouldn't be taken with 1st round picks.


I didn't and I totally agree. I'm in a points league and in 1st, so far, but I didn't take a pitcher until the 13 or 14th round.


You would have to have a crystal ball to do that in roto, methinks.


I think it depends on the situaion but I agree that in general, pitching is a lot tougher to predict.

One general rule I've followed in recent years is to take pitchers who throw strikes. I use K/BB and K/9 IP, look for improvements in those categories.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat May 07, 2005 8:51 pm

RynMan wrote:Pitchers shouldn't be taken with 1st round picks.

See, that would apply if anyone had taken Schmidt in the first round. Thing is, a majority of the people took him in the late 2nd or early 3rd. At least from what I've seen. But this reeks of arm problems. Not good. Not good at all. WHy didn't I take Prior instead :~(
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Postby Dodger Blue » Sat May 07, 2005 11:34 pm

Pedantic wrote:
Dodger Blue wrote:
RynMan wrote:Pitchers shouldn't be taken with 1st round picks.


I didn't and I totally agree. I'm in a points league and in 1st, so far, but I didn't take a pitcher until the 13 or 14th round.


You would have to have a crystal ball to do that in roto, methinks.


In my H2H league I took Lidge in the 5th. Beckett, Moose and Livan in rounds 9 thru 11. 2nd of 12 teams there. Pitchers are much more hit and miss to me. Seems like every year there are more breakout FA pitchers than hitters available. I generally try to sell high on guys and get my ptichers that way.
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Postby bolkonsky » Sat May 07, 2005 11:41 pm

This past off-season, I traded Schmidt and Thome in an NL-only... :-°
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