Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby Tigers1223 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:47 pm

I dont think that Kershaw will get the call. IMO. I do think there is a great possibility for Gio, and had he not hurt his elbow, a decent shot for Price. What does everyone else think?
Tigers1223
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 208
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 24 Apr 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:50 pm

jfg wrote:I strongly suggest picking up Blackburn now that it looks like that Liriano will be taking Slowey's spot instead of his. More time to impress and a harder decision for the Twins to make. That Slowey injury might make him a huge pickup.


He's definitely one I'm watching. Do you think he has any chance to improve his K rate?
Image
abrunn11... the place to go for all your sig needs...
Inukchuk
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 4014
Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Coming down on this hospital like the hammer of Thor

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby jdsun1 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:37 pm

Tigers1223 wrote:I dont think that Kershaw will get the call. IMO. I do think there is a great possibility for Gio, and had he not hurt his elbow, a decent shot for Price. What does everyone else think?


Not so fast....per ESPN:

And they've already begun internal discussions on how to get maximum late-season impact from their favorite phenom, Clayton Kershaw.

They've kicked around the idea of limiting Kershaw's early-season innings in the minor leagues by replacing some of his early starts with planned bullpen breaks, where he would pitch only a couple of innings. That way, if they opt to call him up midyear, he should be fresh enough, theoretically, that he could be used normally, as opposed to finding himself in a Joba Rules-type scenario.

Kershaw, who just turned 20, had a stupendous spring, giving up only one run (on a solo homer), whiffing the likes of Prince Fielder and David Ortiz, hitting 98 mph on the radar gun and earning scout adjectives like "electric" and "special."

"This guy is real," said GM Ned Colletti this spring. "He's definitely real."
jdsun1
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1075
Joined: 5 May 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby Tigers1223 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:51 pm

wow, that was good info. Thanks. I will be keeping and eye out for him. Do you think that Gio gets the call this year? If so what do you expect?
Tigers1223
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 208
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 24 Apr 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:27 pm

Tigers1223 wrote:wow, that was good info. Thanks. I will be keeping and eye out for him. Do you think that Gio gets the call this year? If so what do you expect?


I think so. Maybe May or June call up. I don't know if he'll have perfect control straight away, but you'll get tons of Ks.
Pick up , bench and watch when he gets called up
Image
AussieDodger
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle Eye
Posts: 11357
(Past Year: 19)
Joined: 22 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: What do you mean, Flash Gordon approaching?

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:17 pm

Gio will almost definitely get called up by June barring catastrophic failure.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby j24jags » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:22 pm

After Cueto today, it's hard to make a case for anybody else. I think Kershaw will be great too though, it's just a question of when he comes up.
Image
j24jags
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 10340
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby MattKemp » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:26 pm

I agree that Danks could be this years sleeper. He may not get a K per inning, but he could rack up a lot of wins! I love Kershaw, but have a tough time trusting a pitcher that young!
MattKemp
T-Ball Trainer


Posts: 3
Joined: 3 Apr 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:53 pm

Just watched Cueto's outing. One word describes his outing today. Wow. He works quickly, attacks the hitters and when he misses, it isn't by much.

He has a great moving mid 90s fastball that he can command at will. Upper 80s late breaking slider and a mid 80s change up that he threw at will at various counts.

He didn't make a lot of mistakes today and even the Upton HR was a good pitch. Upton just beat him there. The most impressive thing was how he bounced back from blowing the perfect game in the 6th and retired the rest of the batters that he faced. He was completely unfazed.

He developed very quickly and he is very polished for a rookie pitcher. I know he will hit his rough patches but it's hard to imagine that he will completely fall apart. He's going to be very good.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Re: Debate: This Year's Liriano, Hamels, Linc

Postby West » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:13 pm

Yoda wrote:Just watched Cueto's outing. One word describes his outing today. Wow. He works quickly, attacks the hitters and when he misses, it isn't by much.

He has a great moving mid 90s fastball that he can command at will. Upper 80s late breaking slider and a mid 80s change up that he threw at will at various counts.

He didn't make a lot of mistakes today and even the Upton HR was a good pitch. Upton just beat him there. The most impressive thing was how he bounced back from blowing the perfect game in the 6th and retired the rest of the batters that he faced. He was completely unfazed.

He developed very quickly and he is very polished for a rookie pitcher. I know he will hit his rough patches but it's hard to imagine that he will completely fall apart. He's going to be very good.


Thanks for the analysis, Yoda. I'm lucky enough to have a high waiver in both of my leagues.

Is it just me or does there seem to be alot of good young guys this year?

From what I've seen so far on this thread, and my own reasoning, my list looks like this -
Gio Gonzalez, Blackburn, Manny Parra, Cueto/Volquez, Kershaw, Jon Sanchez, Phil Hughes and Dustin McGowan (who both debuted tonight and looked solid), and everyone's favorite sleeper Billingsley. I don't really like David Price's potential after the injury but if you're gonna talk TB pitchers, Garza should be solid.
West
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1518
(Past Year: 94)
Joined: 28 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

PreviousNext

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: neuronss, unioreimi and 9 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Aug. 23
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Chi White Sox at NY Yankees
(1:05 pm)
Tampa Bay at Toronto
(1:07 pm)
Detroit at Minnesota
(1:10 pm)
Seattle at Boston
(1:35 pm)
Baltimore at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
San Francisco at Washington
(4:05 pm)
Houston at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
St. Louis at Philadelphia
(7:05 pm)
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee
(7:10 pm)
Atlanta at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
San Diego at Arizona
(8:10 pm)
Miami at Colorado
(8:10 pm)
Detroit at Minnesota
(8:10 pm)
Kansas City at Texas
(8:25 pm)
LA Angels at Oakland
(9:05 pm)
NY Mets at LA Dodgers
(9:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact