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Postby Wade Boggs' Mustache » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:26 pm

Found this on CBS:

The Indians have designated RHP Jason Johnson for assignment and purchased the contract of infielder Joe Inglett from Triple-A Buffalo. Hello, Jeremy Sowers.

Pick up the phenom Sowers in any Fantasy league at this point. That's a great offense to get him run support when he gets the call, which should come in a few days. Sowers was 8-1 with a 1.27 ERA through 14 starts in Triple-A. He has allowed just 74 hits in 92 1/3 innings, striking out 50 and walking 29. He was drafted before Jered Weaver and just after Justin Verlander in the famed 2003 amateur draft's Round 1.

Nothing official as to bringing him up though. It just sounds like an educated assumption that he's next in line, and he should be.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:45 pm

I don't know much about Sowers' pedigree but a 92.1ip/50k/29bb line at AAA is not very impressive. The 1 hr he's given up is good but that's not in line with last year's numbers. Given where he was drafted I'd assume that he had talent at the time (otherwise the team wouldn't have made him a first rounder) but those k/bb numbers aren't very good for AAA.
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Postby checkers » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:49 pm

Indians didn't confirm that Jeremy Sowers would be called up to replace Johnson in the rotation just yet... so stay tuned...
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Postby win it all » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:51 pm

I cant get any replies in the add/drop room...Is it worth dropping Jeff Francis for him even though my starting 7 consists of 3 rookies and king felix?
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:42 pm

The Loveable Losers wrote:I don't know much about Sowers' pedigree but a 92.1ip/50k/29bb line at AAA is not very impressive. The 1 hr he's given up is good but that's not in line with last year's numbers. Given where he was drafted I'd assume that he had talent at the time (otherwise the team wouldn't have made him a first rounder) but those k/bb numbers aren't very good for AAA.


ill take the 1.27 era in 92.1 ip over any of those numbers.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:48 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
The Loveable Losers wrote:I don't know much about Sowers' pedigree but a 92.1ip/50k/29bb line at AAA is not very impressive. The 1 hr he's given up is good but that's not in line with last year's numbers. Given where he was drafted I'd assume that he had talent at the time (otherwise the team wouldn't have made him a first rounder) but those k/bb numbers aren't very good for AAA.


ill take the 1.27 era in 92.1 ip over any of those numbers.


Yeah, era can be very deceptive though. A guy can pitch very well and post a bad era and vice versa. The 1 hr given up is definitely a skill based part of why the era is low. But those ip/k/bb/hr numbers project to an era of about 3.00 and that's before taking the difference of his AAA league to the majors into account.

Again, I don't know much about him as a prospect but those numbers look like a guy that should have been posting a 3.00 era and got lucky. He also projects to a 1.308 whip.
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Postby j24jags » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:09 pm

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Postby GradySizemore » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:57 pm

In is 14 starts this year he hasn't allowed more than 2 earned runs in any game. He is more of a finesse lefty than an overpowering type pitcher. Lots of groundball type outs. Hence the only 1 HR allowed! Should transition well in the bigs. ;-D
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Postby Amazing Oopah » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:42 pm

Hmm, in the one league where my pitching staff sucks, the league counts k/9, k/BB, and K's so his numbers don't seem very appealing to me there... Dunno, seems like a decent prospect though
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Postby johnsamo » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:01 pm

He sure better be a groundball pitcher with those K and BB #s. Coming out of the gate, he might do well just because he isn't known, but the show learns quickly your strengths and weaknesses and they will adjust... Most groundballers still have to have a pretty decent 2nd and 3rd pitch, or they'll be a strictly bullpen guy in no time.

Pettite and Lowe come to mind. They like the groundball stuff, but they mix in other good stuff to keep you from going dead red on their their #1 pitch.
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