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Postby anti elian » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:58 pm

Another good outing today. Can he keep it up and be a solid 5th starter?
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby rcarena » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:36 pm

I like Olsen alot this year...his K rate his down from 2 years ago, but he's had 4 good starts in a row now, and definitely has the stuff to succeed.

I read an article in a Florida paper talking about how everyone said he's matured a ton, and is constantly working to become a front line starter now. His control seems better than it was looking at the stats, which is the big key with him.

I don't think he's a slam dunk or anything to be a top 3 starter, but he's definitely worth a roster spot, if nothing else than to spot start.
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby JMoney » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:44 pm

I have been on the edge since the beginning of the season......in one league I am waiting for Kendrick to come off the DL and dropping Kelly Johnson (but Johnson has been doing well) for either Olsen, Wolf, Kuroda, Jurrjens, Sonnanstine, etc. After today's outings it is between Olsen and Wolf. I have missed out on Cliff Lee, E. Santana and Wandy Rodriguez do to this injury with Kendrick. So lets see what others are saying.
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby Ender » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:45 pm

I was all over Scott Olsen last year but I figured the poor defense would make him useless again this year so I avoided him. So far I have been wrong but lets see what happens when the weather heats up.
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby NZ Eff » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:54 pm

anti elian wrote:Another good outing today. Can he keep it up and be a solid 5th starter?


You have to have hope that he can because his 2006 numbers were pretty good. Like most rookie SP's however his second year saw a digression and although he has upside I don't think it is more than 4/5th starter material.
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby jdsun1 » Tue May 06, 2008 10:22 pm

I had to bump this one becuase he looked back to 06 form tonight.
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby jake_harv88 » Tue May 06, 2008 10:33 pm

NZ Eff wrote:
anti elian wrote:Another good outing today. Can he keep it up and be a solid 5th starter?


You have to have hope that he can because his 2006 numbers were pretty good. Like most rookie SP's however his second year saw a digression and although he has upside I don't think it is more than 4/5th starter material.


Right so hes part of the 70% of second year players that REGRESS (digress was a poor choice of words i think, but thats just me digressing), for which there is considerable evidence for floating around on this site yet no one can find :-D :-b

But seriously, Olsen's walk rate is really high right now and his Ks are down. Even tonight when he struck out 8 he still walked 4. At this point i'm not buying. I think hes due for a serious REGRESSION...
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby Havok1517 » Tue May 06, 2008 10:46 pm

I don't doubt his arm at all he reminds me of AJ Burnett in that regard. What I do doubt is his maturity and intelligence.
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby FantasyFreak » Tue May 06, 2008 10:49 pm

good outing tonight against the brewers...he's put up impressive numbers so far. Does he have his '06 form back?
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Re: Let's Contemplate Scott Olsen

Postby NZ Eff » Tue May 06, 2008 11:39 pm

jake_harv88 wrote:
Right so hes part of the 70% of second year players that REGRESS (digress was a poor choice of words i think, but thats just me digressing), for which there is considerable evidence for floating around on this site yet no one can find :-D :-b


Exactly.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=32817&p=242351&hilit=second+year+pitcher+slumps#p242351

That took me 10 seconds to find and that was posted 4 years ago. There have been many more since.
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