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Postby kcs261 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:25 pm

I was just checking out some dudes on the WW out of complete boredom. And, man, was I surprised to see the year Fossum is having after looking at his stats. On any other halfway decent team, he'd be a fat guy to have in the middle of a rotation. Those K numbers are great. I like the WHIP, too! What gives? I thought this guy sucked?

3.94 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 83Ks - 33 BBs in 96 IPs.

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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:26 pm

He does.
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Postby kcs261 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:28 pm

No matter how you spin it, those are good numbers. Put him on a team with some run support, and he's got double-digit Ws with those numbers. I AM very surprised. I admit it. He had that one good year in Boston. But he's been bad since -- until now apparently.
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Postby cloverhurstdawg » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:41 pm

I picked him up about a month or two ago when I was riddled with injuries with my staff. I'm in a 14 team league that goes 350 players deep and we count Ks, so it was worth a shot. He's turned out to be solid. You could do a lot worse of the WW, as long as you don't expect many Ws.
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Postby garf112 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:10 pm

He was one of my big sleepers this year. Was always a good prospect, and the third year in the bigs is usually the charm. I believe I wrote about this in the second half sleepers thread.
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Postby kcs261 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:12 pm

Do you have a link to the second half sleep thread? I missed that one. Thanks.
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Postby garf112 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:19 pm

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Re: Casey Fossum is good?!? Who knew?!? Dang...

Postby Octavian » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:25 pm

kcs261 wrote:3.94 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 83Ks - 33 BBs in 96 IPs.


Those are average numbers, not good. His WHIP is on the high side, his ERA is around 4... he's walking a guy every 2.5... no thanks. :-t Back end guy in a deep league, nothing more.
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Re: Casey Fossum is good?!? Who knew?!? Dang...

Postby zepfan » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:36 pm

SominaDei wrote:
kcs261 wrote:3.94 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 83Ks - 33 BBs in 96 IPs.


Those are average numbers, not good. His WHIP is on the high side, his ERA is around 4... he's walking a guy every 2.5... no thanks. :-t Back end guy in a deep league, nothing more.


If this was 1989 then I would agree. These days, I consider those numbers better than average, especially the K's. If he could get some wins, he wouldn't be on the wire in any league.
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Postby kcs261 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:49 pm

Absolutely agree with the above post. If you can average close to a K per inning, keep your ERA under 4, and keep your WHIP in the 1.2's, you are a better than average SP.
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