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Postby sooner711 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:00 pm

I just saw this on CBSsportsline...

Jeff Niemann, SP TB
News: Jae Kuk Ryu was to be called up to replace Matt Garza (elbow, 15-day DL), but the Rays might make another move before his spot in the rotation comes up again Sunday. Jeff Niemann is a possibility.
Analysis: Niemann is off to a 1-1 start with a 3.27 ERA in Triple-A. He pitches six innings Tuesday, allowing four hits, three runs and three walks to go with four strikeouts. Niemann was a part of the famed 2004 pitcher draft with Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver and Phil Hughes, but he has failed to live up to that elite prospect status thus far. Consider him a sleeper in deeper AL-only leagues at this point. If he pitches well, he might even be able to beat out Jason Hammel for the No. 5 spot if and when Scott Kazmir and/or Matt Garza can return in early May.

Anyone have any news on this...or opinions on how you think Niemann will do when he gets the call. I've heard quite a bit about him over the last year or two...
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