I would like to revisit this one real quick: http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=290892&hilit=guthr%2A
for the guy that called out everyone that was saying he hadn't walked many people and was showing great control.
...mostly because it was the single largest jerk move I've seen on these boards and because after a month he's still been showing very good control and not walking many people.
Again I know pitchers have had it for a few months and lost it, so I'm not saying he's Roy Halladay, but he's looked very good so far and I'll continue riding the hot arm as long as the matchup isn't horrible.
.. yes, back then you claimed he had great control without researching his past,
where it was clear it was his main issue.
you didn't claim he fixed it, you claimed he had great control which you based off of that small sample size,
which was wrong and misleading.
you offered absolutely no insight other than vague speculative opinion.
advice like "ride the streak" or you grading him as "Guarded Optimism" is relatively meaningless when you have no ground to stand on,
you said he didn't have huge upside .. yet he can throw high 90's with crazy movement. not exactly a junkballer, eh.
if you don't know what you're talking about, then don't give advice to other people on that matter.
i don't care if i come off as harsh or abrasive,
it's annoying reading some of the nonsense people post on these boards.
at least i gave out information on the guy;
he gets a good amount of groundballs, nothing amazing.
the finish of his delivery is a bit weird, seems like he gets his shoulder out there and his fastball has some nasty movement to the right, it sits in the low to mid 90's but he can put a little extra on it when he needs to, the highest i remember him working is 97/98.
his mid 80's breaking ball is real good and when he hits his spots i really don't see why he can't be a good strikeout pitcher, certainly not 9k/9ip but 6 sounds reasonable.
this is all really dependent on whether or not he's throwing strikes and avoiding piling up the walks, because no, he does not have great command, but maybe working with mazzone he's fixing this.