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Postby Russell James » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:48 am

This is a guy that I am really high on and have been since last September. I just think that he is an exceptional pitcher who is going to win around 16 games this year with a 3.80 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 180 Ks. In leagues that count Quality Starts, this guy will be a machine.

I am currently running around and buying him low. Usually teams have been willing to part with him for a subpar closer or decent outfielder.

What are some other thoughts on this guy?
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Postby Sluk » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:50 am

I totally agree with you. Wainwright is an ace for the cards and should have an outstanding year.
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby anti elian » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:58 am

I ended up drafting him in nearly every league of mine. I felt the value was way too great for where he was getting drafted.

So teams are selling low on him? He's got an ERA under 3, about 7k per 9, a whip under 1.10, and has had a QS in each outing. I can't imagine how you were able to buy low on him.
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby Russell James » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:08 am

I really haven't had too many problems getting him off of other teams. I just traded Encarnacion for him to a team that needed a 3B (Lowell on DL). I drafted him in 2 leagues.

Everyone has been captivated by Cueto, Volquez and the other big names that Wainwright has fallen in value, even though he looks to be a stud. That has been my experience lately.

I have had offers for him and the offers have been pretty ridiculous. Lowballers just suck.
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:35 am

I've been high on him since he replaced Izzy at the end of '06.

I have him on every team this year. In my dynasty that drafted last year, he was taken one pick ahead of where I was going to take him. Luckily he was dropped halfway through last year, so I was able to pick him up, keep him on the bench for a few starts, and then reap the benefits of that 2nd half tear. B-)
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby j24jags » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:16 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:I've been high on him since he replaced Izzy at the end of '06.

I have him on every team this year. In my dynasty that drafted last year, he was taken one pick ahead of where I was going to take him. Luckily he was dropped halfway through last year, so I was able to pick him up, keep him on the bench for a few starts, and then reap the benefits of that 2nd half tear. B-)

I'm in the same boat with teddy ;-D

This guy's got real talent.
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby J.C.Fighter » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:19 pm

He went on a tear? He was above average in the 2nd half if you ask me...
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby j24jags » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:23 pm

J.C.Fighter wrote:He went on a tear? He was above average in the 2nd half if you ask me...

Post ASB he was 7-5 with a 2.71 ERA and 77 Ks in 99 IP, I'd hardly call that above average...
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:28 pm

J.C.Fighter wrote:He went on a tear? He was above average in the 2nd half if you ask me...

Maybe tear is a little strong, but it was certainly more than above average.
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Re: Adam Wainwright

Postby pangbones » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:55 pm

Wainright was very good from June on last year. I drafted him in 2 leagues, and fully expect him to anchor my rotation along with J Beckett. He is underrated imo, and I took advantage of that during my drafts. :-D
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