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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby Mugrila » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:54 pm

superslugger616 wrote:Gavin Floyd has the #3 rotation spot for the White Sox and has substantially improved. He's likely on everybody's waiver wire, and has the potential to have an ERA around 4 with high strikeouts. Ozzie Guillen was quoted saying ""Gavin Floyd has the stuff to be the No. 2 pitcher. Hopefully not too far away he can be a No. 1. But he has good enough stuff to be one of those guys." He's well worth a speculative late round flier.


BigHort got me looking at him and while I think he's the #5 behind Contreras and Danks, I agree with you. He's a risky pick no doubt, but later in a draft he has great upside. He was kind of shaky last year, but over the season his K/BB increased while his ERA/Whip decreased. For pretty much dirt cheap I say he's worth the risk.
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby Carey Saders » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:07 pm

Any thoughts on Ubaldo Jimenez?
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:45 pm

Mugrila wrote:
superslugger616 wrote:Gavin Floyd has the #3 rotation spot for the White Sox and has substantially improved. He's likely on everybody's waiver wire, and has the potential to have an ERA around 4 with high strikeouts. Ozzie Guillen was quoted saying ""Gavin Floyd has the stuff to be the No. 2 pitcher. Hopefully not too far away he can be a No. 1. But he has good enough stuff to be one of those guys." He's well worth a speculative late round flier.


BigHort got me looking at him and while I think he's the #5 behind Contreras and Danks, I agree with you. He's a risky pick no doubt, but later in a draft he has great upside. He was kind of shaky last year, but over the season his K/BB increased while his ERA/Whip decreased. For pretty much dirt cheap I say he's worth the risk.


ugh. not for me...he is so soft mentally (crying in the dugout after allowing runs) that i dont think i could ever fathom touching him. his stuff has always been good, but i dont think hes tough enough.
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby Mugrila » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:20 am

Snakes Gould wrote:ugh. not for me...he is so soft mentally (crying in the dugout after allowing runs) that i dont think i could ever fathom touching him. his stuff has always been good, but i dont think hes tough enough.


Bad memories huh? :-D
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:25 am

Mugrila wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:ugh. not for me...he is so soft mentally (crying in the dugout after allowing runs) that i dont think i could ever fathom touching him. his stuff has always been good, but i dont think hes tough enough.


Bad memories huh? :-D


yes. i had high expectations for the kid.
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby The Cow » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:36 pm

Another outstanding performance by Edison Volquez of the Reds 5 IPs 3H O ER 1 BB and 6 Ks. That gives Volquez on the Spring 13 IPs 19 Ks 3 BBs and a 3.46 ERA. 19 Ks to 3 walks thats nice! I know its Spring, but as a late round flier you could do much worse. Volquez and Cueto appear to be sneaking into the Reds rotation. Harang, Arroyo, Fogg, Cueto and Volquez look to be the front runners over Belisle, Bailey and Affeldt. Grab Volquez and Cueto they are both solid, solid sleepers. Not a whole lot of talk of Volquez on this board, but I think after todays performance that will change.

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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby hybrid » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:17 pm

The Cow wrote:Another outstanding performance by Edison Volquez of the Reds 5 IPs 3H O ER 1 BB and 6 Ks. That gives Volquez on the Spring 13 IPs 19 Ks 3 BBs and a 3.46 ERA. 19 Ks to 3 walks thats nice! I know its Spring, but as a late round flier you could do much worse. Volquez and Cueto appear to be sneaking into the Reds rotation. Harang, Arroyo, Fogg, Cueto and Volquez look to be the front runners over Belisle, Bailey and Affeldt. Grab Volquez and Cueto they are both solid, solid sleepers. Not a whole lot of talk of Volquez on this board, but I think after todays performance that will change.

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He's been one of my sleeper picks all pre-season, so I've defiantly been taking notice. Some of the arms I like this year are Volquez, Parra, Floyd, and Jurrjens. All are guys that will practically cost you next to nothing as you can probably pick them up as a FA depending on league size.
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby yaboygino » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:37 pm

I really like Brandon Backe!!!
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby kcs261 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:16 am

He's old, but Matt Clement might be worth a late round, back of the rotation flier.
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Re: Top SP sleepers coming into 2008...

Postby dclark0699 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:15 am

Carey Saders wrote:Any thoughts on Ubaldo Jimenez?


oh Ubaldo, how cool your name is.

I don't expect him to contribute as much more than a back of the fantasy rotation guy this year. He has great talent, but I'd give him another year before he is worth having around.
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