I think in a 12+ team leaguer, it would be a good idea to snag Billingsley. He has the talent, pitches in a "pitchers" ballpark, and the Dodgers are a decent enough team, which could translate into some W's. Plus, with Schmidt out for the season, it's Bills job to lose.
yes they are building up his arm strength again and dont want to push a him too much. Dont expect much fantasy value from him until at least 3-4 more starts because he is going to be on a pitch count and unless he is very economical hes not going to go 6-7 innings.
Pokeyouindaeye wrote:Heh, supermanny, what you're leaving out is the fact that he walked so many people that every start felt like we were watching a klutz tiptoe through a minefield.
...yet don't forget the marked improvement in August (only 12 BB in 30 IP, with 6 of those coming in one start). This season in relief, Billingsley has displayed similar control, hopefully signifying a big leap forward.
Yeah, the argument about the walks really isn't that strong. He was one of the best pitchers in the NL in the month of August. He really just fell out of Grady's good graces somehow.
Wow, I didn't even realize his stats after August last year. Take out his 6 run thwomping in September, and the last two months do look better. I even owned him that year, and I remembered him walking people more than anything else. Hopefully this start get's a few owners off him so I can snatch him up for the second half.
Tonight he was probably on a pitchcount. When you hit 70 pitches in 3.2 innings, issues happen.
Yes, I was, uh... I was thinking about ordering the tape, the videotape... about the college girls and the... the wild... the wildness. They're going wild or something? Somebody told me... about going wild.
He actually looked pretty good tonight........and if it wasn't for the pitchcount, would have continued.
His stuff was better than average, and the commentators (toronto), were saying he's definately going to be a great arm in the future........they were raving about his composure.....and Pat Tabler, in particular, seemed very impressed with his stuff.
for a guy that's had trouble with control in the past and supposedly improved upon that, I didn't like seeing the 3 walks in 3+ IP. it was his first start, so we'll see what happens next time out at Arizona