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Postby Niffoc4 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:57 pm

I think the question marks all have to do with injury and not ability, so that makes him a solid sleeper pick to me...
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Postby mweir145 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:05 am

Havok1517 wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Right now I don't think he's anything special.

http://www.minorleagueball.com/story/20 ... /52017/635


why don't you think he's anything too special? That poll? :-?


Too many questions marks and he doesn't impress me. He'll be slightly above average imo.

Is it the same kind of hunch on Kuo that you have on Putz?
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:40 am

mweir145 wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Right now I don't think he's anything special.

http://www.minorleagueball.com/story/20 ... /52017/635


why don't you think he's anything too special? That poll? :-?


Too many questions marks and he doesn't impress me. He'll be slightly above average imo.

Is it the same kind of hunch on Kuo that you have on Putz?


No, Putz is a hunch. Nothing more.

Kuo is a question mark which means I think other guys will be better with less risk. I think he'll be 4.00 ERA plus 8-10 wins if he gets a chance to start enough games or he might get hurt and flame out.
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Postby Secret Avatar » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:37 am

"I think he'll be 4.00 ERA plus 8-10 wins if he gets a chance to start enough games"

Well, that ain't bad for a sleeper SP. How many highly-ranked SP crater every year and don't post numbers as good as that? Add in Kuo's high K-rate and you have a guy who would contribute to the back of the rotation in most fantasy teams. As I said in my above post, there are a lot of question marks but the potential and skill is there. If nothing else, he's the perfect spot-start guy for favorable matchups.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:54 am

I bet he won't even get drafted in my 10 team league

I'll watch him though ;-D
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:20 pm

My expectations are that the Cubs will be quite interested.
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Postby J35J » Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:56 pm

Like others, I had him down the stretch in september and he did very well. He does have a very good mid to upper 90's fastball and a very good slider. I don't really recall seeing much more than just the 2 pitches, those 2 pitches are plus pitches though as long as they are in the zone.......

Its going to come down to staying healthy and keeping the BB/9 down for him to be successful, if he does then he could be a real nice suprise for most. I'm going to guess that the lack of control and no real decent off speed pitch means he won't live up to his own potential. He definately will be worth having at the back end of your rotation though!!


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