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Postby mrmarley » Sat Jun 11, 2005 12:10 am

Was just looking at some old posts on BJ Ryan...I remembered some people wondered how he would do beginning the season as a closer since his #'s last yr were somewhat skewed due to facing lefties. I wasn't sure myself, but at least I got lucky and took a "gamble" on him in one of four leagues. Needless to say, Ryan has been amazing to date.

Nice call Q, even if it's only been 2 mos, spot on so far ;-D

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Most knowledgable owners have known that he will be the closer for a while and have knowed to draft him right after the top tier. The guy had 1.4 k/ip last year and dropped his walk rate. Expect him to perform close to the Lidge Krod Gagne level.


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Lets look at Ryan vs Krod in the only three skill statistics that matter...

BJ Ryan: 122K 35BB 4HR in 87IP
KRod: 123K 32BB 2HR in 84IP

Those numbers are incredibly similar, I would say so close that the difference is insignificant. Lidge and Gagne were only slightly better in those categories and I believe I said "close to" that level. The only thing keeping me from taking him right after those three is his lack of experience.
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Postby Nene » Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:25 am

nice stuff. I got him in the preseason in a trade for Hildalgo, and I am very well pleased obviously! ;-D
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:29 am

Q's call was good, but there were several us trying to guide some of the misguided on Ryan from December through March

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... c&&start=0

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... c&&start=0

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... c&&start=0

And at least one person saw this coming a year ago:

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... yan+closer
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:37 am

With all due respect to Q, anyone who followed baseball prior to this year knew about Ryan and had him high on their radar.

Did we know he was going to be this dominant? No, but it's not like he came out of nowhere either. He had crazy numbers last year in the setup role.
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Postby pibb55 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:24 am

Ya everyone him, but nobody else had the balls to say hed be a Top Tier closer alongs the likes of Krod, Gagne, Lidge level.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:30 am

pibb55 wrote:Ya everyone him, but nobody else had the balls to say hed be a Top Tier closer alongs the likes of Krod, Gagne, Lidge level.


That's true, Q was right on the money about that. I was a little apprehensive based on my experiences with Dotel last year. I must say, it took some major Image's to come out and say something like that.

Good analysis!

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Postby mrmarley » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:51 am

Checked out that last link, nice one GotoWMA :-)
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Postby thehat » Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:03 am

Ryan was the first of the closers I drafted in my main league, round nine. Needless to say, I'm very pleased, but definitely not surprised. He got rid of the lefty specialist tag last season when it became obvious he had the stuff to get all types of hitters out.

And those K's sure don't hurt!
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Postby Yoda » Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:21 am

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Q's call was good, but there were several us trying to guide some of the misguided on Ryan from December through March

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... c&&start=0

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... c&&start=0

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... c&&start=0

And at least one person saw this coming a year ago:

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... yan+closer


Yep I paid attention last season. People doubted Ryan due to his lefty/right split but didn't take into account the improvement he made over the last few seasons. As I mentioned in one of Ryan's posts, correctly identifying players like him will win your league.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:45 am

pibb55 wrote:Ya everyone him, but nobody else had the balls to say hed be a Top Tier closer alongs the likes of Krod, Gagne, Lidge level.


GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Ryan is a HUGE sleeper this year. If the Orioles do let him close, he's almost a guaranteed 35 saves, with 40+ easily within reach. Look at his numbers. The only reliever who came close to him last year was K-Rod. And that wasn't a fluke.


And in my league (admittedly full of Oriole fans who knew what Ryan could do), he was a keeper last year.
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