masterpinky0509 wrote:His home ballpark? Or his team, which will limit his wins potential?
Actually I'm a Hirsh owner right now in a 14-teamer and I really like him. I watched some of his games and he seems to me like a very Chris Young-type pitcher. He throws an 88-90 mph fastball that has good downward trajectory from his arm angle, and his best pitch is probably a change that comes off that fastball and surprises hitters. His breaking stuff is mediocre but can get the job done.
Whats your basis for this argument? Yeah the rockies were last in their division last year but they had a decent offense last year finishing right behind the red sox in runs scored. What led to all of their losses was probaby the fact that they were in the bottom 10 in team ERA. However, team ERA is not indicative of a specific pitcher. If Hirsh can pitch effectively i think he'll get a ton of run support this year. That being said Hirsh fell off the radar last year after he flopped in the big leagues for a short stint. This made him go largely undrafted or in the much later rounds (i snagged him in the last round of my 16 team league). However his minor league numbers suggest that hes better than what he showed last year. I personally expect his minor league success to carry over into this year. The comparison to chris young is pretty adequate. I see no reason why he can't finish at:
13 wins, 3.75 era, 150 Ks, 1.25 WHIP
I'm sure you could do much worse in a lot of leagues.