Dmville wrote:Well he started 10 games last year---0 wins, got through the 6th inning once. He tried out for the 5th spot this spring and couldn't rise above Wade Miller. He's been just ok in MR this season.
While Lou may think he's the answer for the 5th spot, I doubt he's worth having on any fantasy team.
That's what my thoughts were. Figured the writers on here didn't know too much.
Well, you said the writers here called him a sleeper right? I don't think that's too far off the mark. If he had a great year last year, he wouldn't be a sleeper now, would he?
He'a a former top prospect who -- while he didn't pitch well last year by any stretch of the imagination -- managed to get through his first healthy season in four years. He's only 25 years old, still has a plus fastball, and puts up decent K/9 numbers. Where he struggles at times is with bouts of wildness. But Wade Miller looks like a shell of his former self right now and Prior will prob. never be healthy, so a couple of decent starts in the minors might put Guzman in line for that #5 spot. IMO, that qualifies him as a sleeper.
He might end up sucking bigtime again, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to keep an eye on his progress. If he improves his control and starts flashing some of his past potential, maybe you can steal him out from under your leaguemates.