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Masterson Called Up

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:58 pm

Red Sox recalled RHP Justin Masterson from Double-A Portland.

With Daisuke Matsuzaka and Josh Beckett both unable to pitch this week, Masterson will make an emergency start on Thursday night. The 23-year-old was 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA in four starts, with 23 strikeouts to just five walks. Assuming Beckett's back doesn't worsen, he should only make one start. rotoworld.com


He has top of rotation potential and he's a groundball pitcher with a good K ratio. What if he the next Brandon Webb or Roy Halladay? Dynasty and Keeper leagues might wanna pay attention.
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby J35J » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:05 pm

He's a big guy with solid stuff....with that said he wasn't that impressive last year. Lets hope his 4 starts from this year is his true self.
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:11 pm

I guess that people with lower claims have a easy shot at him with his currently murky situation over how long he will be up.
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby Field » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:22 pm

He's a better option than David Pauley or a Lester on 3 days rest. Both of which were absolute debacles. I doubt Masterson sees any more starts the rest of the year unless the Red Sox are out of the playoff race which is unlikely. With Colon coming back and possibly Schilling coming back at some point, the Sox rotation is really crowded. Deep dynasty leagues or leagues with a minor league system are probably the only leagues he should be owned.
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby WyldStallyn » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:37 pm

in ST im pretty sure the pitching coach said he could be up by midseason and working out of the bullpen. i think he'll be sent down after this start regardless of the outcome though
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:07 am

Curious as to why he hasn't been added to the yahoo database yet? Saw that Lillibridge was added today
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby JoshExley » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:48 am

Havok1517 wrote:Curious as to why he hasn't been added to the yahoo database yet? Saw that Lillibridge was added today


Why would he be? That would be too rational...
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby Sea Dog Fan » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:08 pm

J35J wrote:He's a big guy with solid stuff....with that said he wasn't that impressive last year. Lets hope his 4 starts from this year is his true self.


Do you know where he pitched for most of last year? He pitched in Lancaster for High A ball, that place is one of the most hitter friendly places in baseball. Fly balls to right field turn into hr because the wind is so bad. Personally, I think the Brandon Webb comparisons are more wishful thinking than the truth. He's more comparable with Derek Lowe, with maybe a few more K's. He's probably a future number two or three starter on a good pitching staff. There might be a chance that he might end up in the bullpen, but his prospects of being a starter are higher than ever.
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby J35J » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:42 pm

Sea Dog Fan wrote:
J35J wrote:He's a big guy with solid stuff....with that said he wasn't that impressive last year. Lets hope his 4 starts from this year is his true self.


Do you know where he pitched for most of last year? He pitched in Lancaster for High A ball, that place is one of the most hitter friendly places in baseball. Fly balls to right field turn into hr because the wind is so bad. Personally, I think the Brandon Webb comparisons are more wishful thinking than the truth. He's more comparable with Derek Lowe, with maybe a few more K's. He's probably a future number two or three starter on a good pitching staff. There might be a chance that he might end up in the bullpen, but his prospects of being a starter are higher than ever.


Well he was 22 in A ball last year and gave up more than a hit per inning and only had a 5.27 K/9. With that said, he did move up to AA last year and pitch much better but in only 58 IP. He's nowhere near Webb.....I like the Lowe comparison much better.

I will say, looking just at minor league numbers can be misleading because it can be like spring training numbers where you don't know if a guy is working solely on 1 pitch during a game or something mechanically different that he isn't used to. Winning and losing isn't priority #1 so there are alot of factors to look at.
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Re: Masterson Called Up

Postby Havok1517 » Fri May 02, 2008 9:44 am

Can he be added to Yahoo already? He pithched a MLB game. What more does it take?
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