'08 Stats: 12.0 IP, 2.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, W, 13:4 K:BB
Market Value: Moderate Buy
Lowdown: Not even a nosebleed can stop Todd Wellemeyer from achieving greatness. The journeyman reliever-turned-starter overcame red nasal drip in Houston on April 7 to deliver his second-straight attention-grabbing start – 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks. In his days as a reliever, Wellemeyer always tried to overpower hitters with his electric mid-90s fastball. Embracing the teachings of mound Master Splinter Dave Duncan this spring, the 29-year-old hurler has learned to keep the ball down in the zone, leaning on a nasty breaking ball to offset his heat. If Wellemeyer can continue to stay ahead in counts (3.00 BB/9 in '08), harness his aggressiveness and throw with more finesse, he will continue to induce groundball outs (46.4 GB%) and work deep into games. Eligible at SP and RP, Wellemeyer is a flexible source of strikeouts who could post early season numbers similar to what teammate Braden Looper compiled in April and part of May last year.
Fearless Forecast: 155 IP, 4.26 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 147 K, 9 W
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