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Re: Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez to make Reds rotation...

Postby Montana168 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:36 pm

well if your in a league where cueto is availabe...i would much rather pick up cueto. however, if your in a yahoo league...i might pick up volquez until cueto becomes available. i like cueto's upside a lot more than volquez.
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Re: Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez to make Reds rotation...

Postby Magnus_CA » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:02 pm

Taken from Brad Evans (Yahoo!) March 27th edition of Bringin' the Noise...

Johnny Cueto
'08 Stats (Spring): 13.2 IP, 5.27 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 12:9 K:BB
Market Value: Moderate Buy
Lowdown: El Toro de Bebe (the Baby Bull) has captivated the minds of fantasy owners, and Dusty Baker, with an electrifying spring. Cool as a cucumber, the 22-year-old Dominican dandy aggressively attacks hitters with the savvy of a 10-year vet. Equipped with a deadly arsenal, which includes a hard-biting, mid-80s slider and plus curve, Cueto's most lethal pitch is his blazing 93-94 mph fastball that occasionally smokes the gun at 97 mph. In 161.1 IP between High-A and Triple-A last season, he amassed an eye-popping 9.49 K/9, 3.07 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Slotted into the No. 3 spot in the Reds rotation, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound hurler has the stuff and bravado to be an effective back-of-the-rotation starter in 12-team mixed leagues. However, it's imperative to keep expectations realistic. At times he'll appear dominant, but on other occasions, as seen in his 0.2 IP, 5 ER, 5 BBs implosion versus Tampa on Mar. 23, his polish will vanish. Given Cueto's callowness, unfriendly home surroundings and Dusty's destructive history, expect a finishing 2008 line around 160 IP, 4.12 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 149 Ks, 9 Ws. Expect Cueto to hit Y! waivers possibly as early as next week. However, unless you're in an NL-only keeper league, don't spend your top waiver priority. Honestly, Edison Volquez could be the brightest youngster in the Cincy rotation this season.
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Re: Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez to make Reds rotation...

Postby TheDooner64 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:54 pm

Magnus_CA wrote:Taken from Brad Evans (Yahoo!) March 27th edition of Bringin' the Noise...

Johnny Cueto
'08 Stats (Spring): 13.2 IP, 5.27 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 12:9 K:BB
Market Value: Moderate Buy
Lowdown: El Toro de Bebe (the Baby Bull) has captivated the minds of fantasy owners, and Dusty Baker, with an electrifying spring. Cool as a cucumber, the 22-year-old Dominican dandy aggressively attacks hitters with the savvy of a 10-year vet. Equipped with a deadly arsenal, which includes a hard-biting, mid-80s slider and plus curve, Cueto's most lethal pitch is his blazing 93-94 mph fastball that occasionally smokes the gun at 97 mph. In 161.1 IP between High-A and Triple-A last season, he amassed an eye-popping 9.49 K/9, 3.07 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Slotted into the No. 3 spot in the Reds rotation, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound hurler has the stuff and bravado to be an effective back-of-the-rotation starter in 12-team mixed leagues. However, it's imperative to keep expectations realistic. At times he'll appear dominant, but on other occasions, as seen in his 0.2 IP, 5 ER, 5 BBs implosion versus Tampa on Mar. 23, his polish will vanish. Given Cueto's callowness, unfriendly home surroundings and Dusty's destructive history, expect a finishing 2008 line around 160 IP, 4.12 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 149 Ks, 9 Ws. Expect Cueto to hit Y! waivers possibly as early as next week. However, unless you're in an NL-only keeper league, don't spend your top waiver priority. Honestly, Edison Volquez could be the brightest youngster in the Cincy rotation this season.


If this is the case who would you save the #1 waiver priority for? I have it but am not sure what to do now....
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Re: Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez to make Reds rotation...

Postby Magnus_CA » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:00 pm

Flip a coin...one could be good, both could stink it up.
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