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April 15th = Fausto Carmona Day?

Postby Krunk City King$ » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:48 pm

Anyone know the deal on this kid?

Is someone out there gonna paint this kid's name name over the old logo on the rusty and broken down Matt Riley Train? :-°


FANTASY ANALYSIS

Carmona had a 0.75 ERA with 8 Ks and no walks in 12 spring innings. He warrants an immediate flier in all deeper leagues that allow you to stash reserves, because of his promise and potential 3-to-5 week opportunity starting for a contending club. Carmona, 22, has the ability to stick if he pitches well, but he won't get the chance if he gets lit up or injured in Triple-A on Thursday. Track him in that start. It's crucial for him.

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Carmona could be Indians' Plan B, and yours

April 6, 2006
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Since you're playing Fantasy Baseball, you know your scouting doesn't end on Draft Day. It has only just begun.

You could have sized up baseball, saw great things to come with the burgeoning young group of stars in Cleveland and found C.C. Sabathia on the board longer than he should have been. Like a good Moneyball -bargain shopper, you say to yourself: "A 25-year-old bad-bodied ace on a contender, undervalued because of some perceived injury risk? Count me in."


Fausto Carmona pitched in the Futures Game and went 7-4, 3.25 in Triple-A in 2005. (Getty Images)
Sabathia (oblique) goes down on opening night and winds up on the DL two days later. Even the best laid plans ...

Well, here's your 3-to-5 week Plan B: Fausto Carmona.

The Indians announced him as their "Sixth Starter" late this spring and then sent their 22-year-old pitching prospect off to Triple-A to start the season opener there. His demotion came after a dazzling spring in which he posted a 0.75 ERA with 8 Ks and no walks in 12 innings.

Then last week in our Prospect Report we ranked the 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander the No. 1 among pitchers On the Verge.

He came into camp expecting to open in Triple-A; he came out not expecting to be there long.

Don't be alarmed the Indians called up Jason Davis when placing Sabathia on the DL. They did so to have Davis pitch in relief while they run a four-man rotation out there.

Carmona starts Thursday (2 p.m. ET) for Triple-A Buffalo vs. Richmond, but don't be alarmed if he makes a quick exit. The Indians first need a No. 5 starter April 15. Carmona can get that call if he works a short day-time opener and comes back on short rest to start Monday night in Norfolk. That would get him on schedule to go on regular rest the following Saturday at Detroit.

Success is the culmination of talent and opportunity. Carmona has right side of that equation at this point.

He has the potential to make an Ervin Santana-like impact in 2006: A solid 22-year-old Dominican getting a chance with a contending club. The Indians' offense is even more promising than the Angels'. Carmona will strike out fewer hitters than Santana, but his command and big league readiness grades a little higher at a similar stage.

For your Fantasy team, he won't completely mask the sting of losing Sabathia early in most mixed leagues, but he can soften it some and be a great flier to take for those deeper AL-only teams desperate for a starter.

http://nbc2.baseball.sportsline.com/news/9361424
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:06 pm

Not added to yahoo yet...poo
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Postby otp73 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:15 am

I've heard of him...
thank to you my good friend. ;-D
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Postby reznorsboy » Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:26 am

Hopefully I can snatch this guy when they call him up
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Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:41 am

Didn't pitch that well last night.

Fausto Carmona CLE 6 5 5 4 1 6
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:31 am

i'll be at the game ;-D
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:48 am

Yoda wrote:Didn't pitch that well last night.

Fausto Carmona CLE 6 5 5 4 1 6


Was he "saving" himself? Since he had to pitch on short rest, and then make the jump into the Bigs?



From sportsline:
IMPACT
If Carmona is going to fill in for C.C. Sabathia on April 15 as expected, he'll come back to make his next start for Buffalo on three days' rest. He could have some value in AL-only leagues during his brief stint in Cleveland's rotation.
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Bats fail Bisons at Norfolk
Special to The News
4/11/2006

NORFOLK, Va. - The Buffalo Bisons are suddenly wondering where their offense went.
After scoring just two runs in a doubleheader split on Sunday at Richmond, the Herd was held to three hits in a 7-1 loss to Norfolk on Monday.

Norfolk's Sandy Martinez had three RBIs, including a two-run homer, as Norfolk picked up its first win of the season. The International League game was played before 4,123 at Harbor Park.

The Bisons stranded six runners in falling under the .500 mark at 2-3.

Martinez reached on a fielding error in the fourth, scoring Julio Ramirez to put the Tides up, 5-0. Chris Basak doubled in the seventh, then came home off Lastings Milledge's double, a sharp line drive to center field.

Yusaku Iriki (1-0) struck out five, walked two and allowed one hit for the win. Juan Perez and Tim LaVigne combined to pitch the final four innings, with Perez allowing an unearned run in the sixth inning. LaVigne did not allow a hit and struck out three.

Buffalo's Fausto Carmona (0-1) struck out six and gave up five runs off five hits. Reliever Rob Bell allowed two runs in two innings.

The lone Bisons' run on the night came in the sixth inning off Perez. Ryan Garko and Andy Marte hit back-to-back singles with one out.

Then with Jason Dubois at the plate, Martinez threw to second base in an attempt to pick off Garko, who was caught leaning.

The Bisons' first baseman headed for third and then scored when Tides' shortstop Chris Basak threw the ball away for an error.

With his single in four trips, Marte has now reached base in all five games. With six hits and six walks, he has a .545 on-base percentage.

Garko was credited with the Herd's first stolen base of 2006. He finished with two of the Bisons' three hits.

The four-game series continues tonight (7:15 p.m., Radio 1230 AM). Jake Dittler (0-1, 2.70) will make his first start against former major leaguer Jose Lima (0-1, 7.20).


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Postby Krunk City King$ » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:58 am

The boxscore:

Buffalo Bisons - Top of the 1st
Franklin Gutierrez lines out to center fielder Lastings Milledge.

Joe Inglett strikes out swinging.

Ryan Garko singles on a line drive to right fielder Julio Ramirez. Ryan Garko out at 2nd, right fielder Julio Ramirez to shortstop Chris Basak.

Norfolk Tides - Bottom of the 1st
Lastings Milledge hit by pitch.

Jeff Keppinger grounds out softly, second baseman Jake Gautreau to first baseman Ryan Garko. Lastings Milledge to 2nd.

Cory Aldridge grounds out, second baseman Jake Gautreau to first baseman Ryan Garko. Lastings Milledge scores.

Chase Lambin grounds out, second baseman Jake Gautreau to first baseman Ryan Garko.

Buffalo Bisons - Top of the 2nd
Andy Marte called out on strikes.

Jason Cooper grounds out, second baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Joe Hietpas.

Jason Dubois walks.

Jake Gautreau grounds out, pitcher Yusaku Iriki to first baseman Joe Hietpas.

Norfolk Tides - Bottom of the 2nd
Julio Ramirez called out on strikes.

Todd Self walks.

Joe Hietpas strikes out swinging.

Sandy Martinez homers (1) on a fly ball to right field. Todd Self scores.

Chris Basak grounds out to first baseman Ryan Garko.

Buffalo Bisons - Top of the 3rd
Ben Francisco strikes out swinging.

Tim Laker walks.

Franklin Gutierrez strikes out swinging.

Joe Inglett strikes out swinging.

Norfolk Tides - Bottom of the 3rd
Lastings Milledge flies out to center fielder Franklin Gutierrez.

Jeff Keppinger singles on a fly ball to right fielder Jason Dubois.

Cory Aldridge grounds out softly to first baseman Ryan Garko. Jeff Keppinger to 2nd.

Chase Lambin grounds out to first baseman Ryan Garko.

Buffalo Bisons - Top of the 4th
Ryan Garko grounds out, shortstop Chris Basak to first baseman Joe Hietpas.

Andy Marte pops out to first baseman Joe Hietpas in foul territory.

Jason Cooper reaches on fielding error by third baseman Chase Lambin. Jason Cooper to 2nd.

Jason Dubois grounds out, third baseman Chase Lambin to first baseman Joe Hietpas.

Norfolk Tides - Bottom of the 4th
Julio Ramirez singles on a line drive to left fielder Jason Cooper.

Todd Self grounds out to first baseman Ryan Garko. Julio Ramirez to 2nd.

Joe Hietpas singles on a line drive to left fielder Jason Cooper. Julio Ramirez to 3rd.

Sandy Martinez reaches on fielding error by shortstop Joe Inglett. Julio Ramirez scores. Joe Hietpas to 2nd.

Chris Basak singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Franklin Gutierrez. Joe Hietpas to 3rd. Sandy Martinez to 2nd.

Coaching visit to mound.

Lastings Milledge out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Franklin Gutierrez. Joe Hietpas scores.

Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Jason Dubois.

Buffalo Bisons - Top of the 5th
Jake Gautreau flies out to right fielder Julio Ramirez.

Ben Francisco grounds out, second baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Joe Hietpas.

Tim Laker reaches on fielding error by second baseman Jeff Keppinger.

Franklin Gutierrez flies out to center fielder Lastings Milledge.

Norfolk Tides - Bottom of the 5th
Cory Aldridge strikes out swinging, catcher Tim Laker to first baseman Ryan Garko.

Chase Lambin called out on strikes.

Julio Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Buffalo Bisons - Top of the 6th
Pitcher Change: Juan Perez replaces Yusaku Iriki.

Joe Inglett grounds out, third baseman Chase Lambin to first baseman Joe Hietpas.

Ryan Garko singles on a line drive to center fielder Lastings Milledge.

Andy Marte singles on a fly ball to center fielder Lastings Milledge. Ryan Garko to 2nd.

Jason Cooper called out on strikes.

With Jason Dubois batting, Ryan Garko steals (1) 3rd base, Ryan Garko scores. Throwing error by shortstop Chris Basak.

Jason Dubois strikes out swinging.

Norfolk Tides - Bottom of the 6th
Todd Self grounds out, second baseman Jake Gautreau to first baseman Ryan Garko.

Joe Hietpas grounds out, second baseman Jake Gautreau to first baseman Ryan Garko.

Sandy Martinez called out on strikes.

Buffalo Bisons - Top of the 7th
Jake Gautreau strikes out swinging.

Ben Francisco walks.

Tim Laker grounds into double play, shortstop Chris Basak to second baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Joe Hietpas. Ben Francisco out at 2nd.

Norfolk Tides - Bottom of the 7th
Pitcher Change: Rob Bell replaces Fausto Carmona.

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Postby Krunk City King$ » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:56 pm

from roto:

Fausto Carmona - Starting Pitcher


Indians manager Eric Wedge confirmed Tuesday that Fausto Carmona would make his first major league start on Saturday.
It will actually be his debut, even though he was called up twice by the Indians last season. Carmona will probably make at least two or three starts before C.C. Sabathia comes off the DL. Apr. 11 - 9:50 pm et


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Postby Matthias » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:09 pm

hmm... first scheduled start at detroit?

i think i'll pass and play, "wait and see."
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