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Postby duckbillgates » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:24 am

So, if memory serves me correctly from the Sportsline article I read, I believe this counts as one of the two most bizarre fantasy stats I know from the past two years.
Including tonight, Mark Prior now has four starts in which he has pitched exactly six scoreless innings in his first game back from the DL, I believe.
The most bizarre fantasy stat I know, for the record, is that fact that Eric Gagne pitched exactly 82 1/3 innings per year for three years in a row from 2002 to 2004. Obviously, that streak ends this year, but it's still really weird.
Anyhoo, it appears safe to reactivate Prior, since his performance tonight came against the White Sox. I waited him out in the only league I have him in. Wish some other managers would have dropped him.
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Re: welcome back, Prior — truly bizarre stat

Postby WittyC » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:30 am

duckbillgates wrote:So, if memory serves me correctly from the Sportsline article I read, I believe this counts as one of the two most bizarre fantasy stats I know from the past two years.
Including tonight, Mark Prior now has four starts in which he has pitched exactly six scoreless innings in his first game back from the DL, I believe.
The most bizarre fantasy stat I know, for the record, is that fact that Eric Gagne pitched exactly 82 1/3 innings per year for three years in a row from 2002 to 2004. Obviously, that streak ends this year, but it's still really weird.
Anyhoo, it appears safe to reactivate Prior, since his performance tonight came against the White Sox. I waited him out in the only league I have him in. Wish some other managers would have dropped him.


Anything's possible in a public league, right? :-b

They ran this stat on SC tonight as well... staggering. As a North Sider, I wish they'd just throw him on retro-active DL between starts. ;-D

But seriously, there is some sentiment out there that this guy is all hype, but I think this stat shows to some degree how good he really is when he's 100%, which he always is when he comes off the DL. Hopefully Dusty will see this and not overwork him, as I simply don't think his arm has fully developed to throw 250+ innings for a full season yet. He is only, what, like 24? 8-o
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Re: welcome back, Prior — truly bizarre stat

Postby DEF » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:54 am

duckbillgates wrote:So, if memory serves me correctly from the Sportsline article I read, I believe this counts as one of the two most bizarre fantasy stats I know from the past two years.
Including tonight, Mark Prior now has four starts in which he has pitched exactly six scoreless innings in his first game back from the DL, I believe.
The most bizarre fantasy stat I know, for the record, is that fact that Eric Gagne pitched exactly 82 1/3 innings per year for three years in a row from 2002 to 2004. Obviously, that streak ends this year, but it's still really weird.
Anyhoo, it appears safe to reactivate Prior, since his performance tonight came against the White Sox. I waited him out in the only league I have him in. Wish some other managers would have dropped him.


Here's another bizarre fantasy stat for you: Vinny Castilla finished with the exact same totals in all three triple crown categories two yeras in a row. For the record, it was:

1996 - 40 homers, 113 RBI and a .304 average
1997 - 40 homers, 113 RBI and a .304 average

As for Prior, I was glad to grab him off waivers in one league when he was dropped. Not a public league either, but a roto league with a few other Cafe members in it. I only had the 10th waiver spot in a 12-team league at the time too. I've now got Halladay, Buehrle, Harden, Prior as my main rotation, with Haren and Harang for use in favorable matchups and Schilling and Eaton waiting on the DL. With all the injuries (also started the year with Thompson), I'm well under in innings, so hopefully that staff can carry me to a big second half (today was a good start with Prior and Harden both in my lineup and Harang benched). Too bad none of them can steal bases though. Although Prior did swipe as many bags for me in the past month as Taveras.
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