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Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby hot4tx » Thu May 08, 2008 10:14 am

So what's the consensus on Rasner? He was a 2nd round pick back in 2002, but hasn't been nearly as touted as Joba or Hughes the past couple years.

He was doing very well in AAA (0.87 ERA and almost 1 K/IP) and did pretty decent in his start on Sunday. He seems to understand that he has to be aggressive and throw strikes and has a decent chance of Ws pitching for the Yankees.

However, his start Sunday was against Seattle (they have made a lot of people look good so far this season), and again he hasn't been touted as a future all-star ace type.

So what are your thoughts? Is he a buy just for the Ws? Will he stay with NYY for a while if he's just ok? And what's his upside - any chance he turns it on and is a stud this year?
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Re: Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby anti elian » Thu May 08, 2008 10:18 am

Rasner just doesn't have the stuff to be better than a 4.25 ERA 1.30 WHIP pitcher as a righty in the AL East. His control is a bit better this time in the bigs and he added a slow curve to balance his arsenal a bit more. But he is matchups worthy imo. I picked him up for the Seattle start and dropped him to get D-Cab against the Royals tonight.

Oh yeah, and to answer the question about temp or savior, I think he's a bit of both. I think he's going to end up sticking around as a 5th starter or long reliever. The Yanks need arms that won't implode at the sight of the first hit (*cough* Kennedy) and he fits the bill.
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Re: Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby acsguitar » Thu May 08, 2008 11:12 am

If he can give decent outings to the tune of an Under 5.00 era he could be a savior for that lineup. But not for a fantasy lineup.
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Re: Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby deutschland » Thu May 22, 2008 5:29 am

Check out his upcoming schedule (assuming he pitches every 5th game):

@ BAL
@ MIN
vs KC
@ OAK
vs. SD
vs. CIN

yummy....
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Re: Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby Inukchuk » Thu May 22, 2008 7:00 am

deutschland wrote:Check out his upcoming schedule (assuming he pitches every 5th game):

@ BAL
@ MIN
vs KC
@ OAK
vs. SD
vs. CIN

yummy....


I really hope it shakes down like that. I considered him more of a spot starter before last night, but he could hit the AS break with some really nice numbers with that cake schedule...

I think that when it comes to young Yankee pitchers, it's more important to be mentally strong than to have great stuff. Hughes and Kennedy are much more talented, but Rasner has a very intelligent approach to hitters and he doesn't get rattled. The Yankees announcers kept calling him this year's Aaron Small, but he has the potential to be a very solid #5, not just a flash in the pan (although 10-0 would be nice out of him this year... ;-D )
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Re: Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu May 22, 2008 9:38 am

I just hope Kennedy and Hughes are watching him. :-/
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Re: Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Thu May 22, 2008 10:10 am

deutschland wrote:Check out his upcoming schedule (assuming he pitches every 5th game):

@ BAL
@ MIN
vs KC
@ OAK
vs. SD
vs. CIN

yummy....


I noticed that too, and added him yesterday. I hope he'll be worth, cause I dropped Sanchez.
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Re: Darrell Rasner - Yankee temp or savior?

Postby northjersey78 » Fri May 23, 2008 5:21 pm

He could easily get top 10 wins given the uncertainty of the rest of the Yankee staff right now. You could do a lot worse in most leagues.
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