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Postby Captain Jack Sparrow » Wed May 17, 2006 4:36 pm

From CBS Sportsline:
News: According the Elias Sports Bureau, Boof Bonser will replace Kyle Lohse in the Minnesota rotation and make his major-league debut Sunday, May 21 at Milwaukee.

Analysis: Bonser has been red-hot at Triple-A Rochester, posting a 1.88 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with 39 Ks through 43 1/3 innings. He should be owned in all AL-only leagues and could pitch his way onto mixed-league rosters with a good first couple of starts. When the Twins acquired him from San Francisco in the A.J. Pierzynski trade, Bonser was considered the better prospect between him and Francisco Liriano. He has the potential to make a nice impact over the remainder of the season for Fantasy play if he stays in the rotation.

Could be worth a shot if you need starting pitching. Cannot possibly be worse than Lohse! As a Minnesotan, I'm glad to see the Twins shaking thing up early in the season. 8 1/2 games back at this point what have you got to lose?
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Postby acsguitar » Wed May 17, 2006 4:39 pm

So he and Liriano are gonna be in the rotation?
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Postby Captain Jack Sparrow » Wed May 17, 2006 4:48 pm

for now anyway...

Liriano takes Silva spot and Boof steps in for Lohse (who is likely on the trading block)

3 rookies in the rotation! Yikes! No pressure on Santana and Radke...
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Postby Mugwump » Wed May 17, 2006 5:10 pm

whad'ya think about this guy? worth a ww pick up?
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Postby dyuen87 » Wed May 17, 2006 5:11 pm

does anyone know what this kid throws? Is he a finesse pitcher or power guy?
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Postby Yoda » Wed May 17, 2006 5:17 pm

Boof could be a solid pitcher. He was the center piece of the Pierzynsky trade. He's not Liriano for sure but he should definitely be better than Lohse/Silva.
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Postby Smee » Wed May 17, 2006 8:46 pm

This guy is worth noting for, if nothing else, his name.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed May 17, 2006 8:51 pm

Boof isn't worth a WW claim but a FA pickup maybe. This a step in the right direction for sure. Maybe Min can get a decent SS bat for a package including Lohse (Aybar or Betemit?). Also, I can forsee Durbin taking over for Radke when he moves on. If the Twins fall out I hope they trade the guy to a contender in need of an arm. They have Durbin to take over then Garza, they are set in terms of fine young arms! Now they just need to get their offense going. Keep it up Morneau!
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Postby Steve-o » Wed May 17, 2006 9:18 pm

dyuen87 wrote:does anyone know what this kid throws? Is he a finesse pitcher or power guy?


LOL. I answered this exact question in the add/drop section.

Low 90s fastball, change, curve. More of a finesse pitcher.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed May 17, 2006 9:24 pm

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....A former first-round pick of the Giants, he came to the Twins in 2004 as part of the A.J. Pierzynski trade. He doesn't throw 95 MPH any more, but he still reaches 90, has improved his curveball and changeup, and throws strikes...

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