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Postby garf112 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:43 pm

He'll be fine. Don't expect alot, though. Say 12 wins, 3.80 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 130 Ks in 200 IPs. A decent 5th starter for your fantasy team. He will struggle like most rookie starters at some points, but he will be able to survive more than most of them because of how smart he is on the mound.

I'm thinking next year is the breakthrough year for David Bush. This year he will be John Patterson pre-2005 (minus the injuries).
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:46 pm

Bottom line: He's faced Mil, Wash, and Fla. He may have a decent season due to the team he plays for, but be prepared for the usual struggles a rookie experiences.
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Postby Ender » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:52 pm

Oh I missed the 2nd question, I'd take Bush over him in a second. I doubt Bannister even finishes the years in the majors, he's going to get rocked his fair share of the time and the Mets will likely trade for a SP down the line.
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Postby j24jags » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:24 pm

Yoda wrote:Bannister doesn't throw over 83 MPH. Brewers did him a huge favor by trying to hit every pitch out of the park. I think they left like 10 men on base through 4 innings.

With a more patient team, Bannister would have given up at least 4 runs in this game probably more. I don't think he's a very good option in fantasy leagues.

have you watched him pitch?
yesterday he hit 88-89 consistently and in one of his first starts i remember him hitting 90
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Postby pokerplaya » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:40 pm

Bannister is mediocre. Anything over 12 wins and under 4.5 in ERA will be gravy. He's a hard worker, but his stuff is average. If he can control it a bit better, maybe he can be a passable #4 starter, but not much more.
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Postby Snake99 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:09 pm

I'm a Mets fan, so I would love to see him have a good year. But I think the expectations should be in the 10 win 4.5 ERA range. If you could sell high I think it would be recommended. Because of his low K rate I see below average final stats
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Postby PBRmeASAP » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:28 pm

j24jags wrote:
Yoda wrote:Bannister doesn't throw over 83 MPH. Brewers did him a huge favor by trying to hit every pitch out of the park. I think they left like 10 men on base through 4 innings.

With a more patient team, Bannister would have given up at least 4 runs in this game probably more. I don't think he's a very good option in fantasy leagues.

have you watched him pitch?
yesterday he hit 88-89 consistently and in one of his first starts i remember him hitting 90


I had the game on TV and Uecker on the radio while I was doing stuff around the house yesterday. Ueck mentioned several times that Bannister's fastball was clocking out around 85-86. He was simply awful on Sunday. He walked a ton of guys, failed to get ahead of hitters and was lucky the Brewers chased bad pitches. I'll give the guy credit for getting out of jams. However, as teams build "the book" on this guy, I think you'll see him struggle more and more.

I think a 4.5 ERA is optimistic at this point. You'll be disappointed if you expect much more out of him.
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