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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:15 pm

Any ideas on the top 5 or so starters for the second half? You cant overlook Santana. Last year post all star break he threw 104 innings with a miniscule era of 1.21 with 129Ks. In this time he 13-0 with an opposing batting average of just .154. While Santana may be the dominating 2nd half pitcher, who else may we look for strong second halves? Like Santana, I see strong post all star stats from studs such as Sheets and Prior. Less owned pitchers such as Jose Contreras, Ted Lilly, and John Thomson should see stong second halves as well. Any other thoughts on pitchers that should see nice increases in numbers after the all-star break?
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Postby uucrook3d » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:22 pm

ollie and prior i think are gonna be strong. moose and colon too.... i hope... both had strong 2nd halves last year
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Postby benjapage » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:25 pm

dude, thomson's out until the end of august.

i think kyle davies will continue to rock it.

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Postby AT » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:26 pm

Cleveland Steamers wrote:Any ideas on the top 5 or so starters for the second half? You cant overlook Santana. Last year post all star break he threw 104 innings with a miniscule era of 1.21 with 129Ks. In this time he 13-0 with an opposing batting average of just .154. While Santana may be the dominating 2nd half pitcher, who else may we look for strong second halves? Like Santana, I see strong post all star stats from studs such as Sheets and Prior. Less owned pitchers such as Jose Contreras, Ted Lilly, and John Thomson should see stong second halves as well. Any other thoughts on pitchers that should see nice increases in numbers after the all-star break?


I'm ok with most of these but give me 1 good reason that makes you think Ted Lilly should see a strong second half.
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:32 pm

I looked at the wrong word and thought Thomson was to be out only a few more weeks. Thanks for the heads up as I have checked out his status and will no longer have him on my list for a strong second half. With the dropping of Thomson, I'll have to add Maddux to my list. The guy has been better in almost every second half of every year. Last year he was much improved after the break. Hope to see some more thoughts...
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Postby The Kavorka » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:35 pm

Santana
Pedro
Halladay
Carpenter
Myers
What are you guys doing?
"Putting on the Foil Coach!"
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:37 pm

Ollie Perez, Roy Halladay.
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:37 pm

Ted Lilly has thrown better in the second half throughout his career. Last year his opponents average dropped from .246 in the first half to a low .210 in the second. This year's problems have been blamed on a mechanical inconsistency that is currently being worked out. If the last two years are any indication, he seems to get stronger after about 100 innings of work. This year he has been terrible, and may continue to be terrible. But if he is able to figure out his mechanical problem, I see a strong effort after the break.
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:42 pm

Ollie
Harden
Prior
Sheets
Oswalt
Help please:
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1086524#1086524


Harden- 2.15 ERA, 7.61 K/9
Peavy - 2.89 ERA, 10.10 K/9

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Postby silverZ » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:55 pm

PEAVY!!
Halladay
Mulder
Santana
The Big Unit
Here's the pitch on the way, a swing and a belt! Left field! Way back! BLUE JAYS WIN!
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