I've had Loiza, off and on, for the last three years. He's always been able to put together a hot streak, but used to crumble after one or two bad starts. It would then take another three or four before he came back. Part of this seemed to be hitters sitting on his other pitches if one wasn't working. Last year the extra pitch gave him more options, and he seemed much more mature. He always had an extra pitch to go after them with, and was more agressive. If you can get him at a discount, I'd say go for it.
why cant people get better once and for all? i mean look at schmidt he was pretty much a nobody some years ago and now he is one of the best pitchers in major league baseball, so dont start talking about fluke's until this next season is over and loaiza sucked it up
Anonymous wrote:why cant people get better once and for all? i mean look at schmidt he was pretty much a nobody some years ago and now he is one of the best pitchers in major league baseball, so dont start talking about fluke's until this next season is over and loaiza sucked it up
Talking about flukes, breakouts, and consistant performers is what this is all about. If you feel like Loaiza is going to continue to produce, then draft him. I've provided the reasons showing why he will not perform well next year along with a pretty good projection for him. 4+ era and 12 wins would actually be his best season ever if you don't include last year. Everyone is going to have different opinions on things. If we all agreed on everyone, fantasy baseball would be very boring.
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Comparing Loaiza to Jason Schmidt - thats pretty funny.
Schmidt has been on astute fantasy owners radar for about 3 yrs now. Last yrs performance was predicted by a lot of people, including myself.
Here's the way I view the Loaiza situation - experienced fantasy baseball owners can recognize fluke seasons pretty easily. I build a do not draft list along with a sleeper list every yr. Im not 100% accurate, but I didnt draft Derek Lowe either. There will always be a couple players on my do not draft list that have great years, and Im fine with that. For the person that spent a high pick on those players, more power to ya. I just couldnt see the value in it.
Moyer is a great example. He was on my do not draft list. I looked at his career numbers and said no way he does it 2 years in a row. Someone else paid full price for the numbers he had, and Im fine with that. Great pick. But Im still gonna play the odds.