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Pauper Felix?

Postby The_Natural » Fri May 09, 2008 12:11 am

This is the first year I decided to draft him on my teams. I am not feeling the love back in return.
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby BigTex24 » Fri May 09, 2008 12:29 am

He's a whip killer
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Postby stumpak » Fri May 09, 2008 9:54 am

"King" Felix is the all time most overhyped player in the history of the Cafe. There was virtual mania on this board when he was called up 4 years ago, and people who cautioned that it was possible that he would not be posting 250Ks and 2.00 ERA for 10 years were mocked mercilessly (I remember having people jump on me for daring to assert that his ERA might be in the 3.50-4.00 range in the early stages of his career).

If someone would said that James Shields or John Maine might wind up better in 2008, the only way people would have thought this possible is if Hernandez's arm would have fallen off. Goes to show how nothing is "can't miss".
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby Field » Fri May 09, 2008 9:57 am

The_Natural wrote:This is the first year I decided to draft him on my teams. I am not feeling the love back in return.


So you're not a fan of an ERA under 3.5 and near a K/IP?
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby J.C.Fighter » Fri May 09, 2008 10:11 am

2 straight sub par starts and he's already crap on some people's minds....whatta joke
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby MasterX1918 » Fri May 09, 2008 10:12 am

Realistically Felix has only had 2 bad starts so far. Prior to his start against the Yankees he had been very good. I think he's giving me good value for drafting him in the 8th round, better value than Chris Young so far who was drafted before him and Chad Billingsley who was drafted soon after.
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby RAmst23 » Fri May 09, 2008 10:13 am

Field wrote:
The_Natural wrote:This is the first year I decided to draft him on my teams. I am not feeling the love back in return.


So you're not a fan of an ERA under 3.5 and near a K/IP?


My guess is he's not a fan of a 1.43 WHIP and only 2 wins. The King pitched great early on but has fallen off as of late, allowing 14 ERs in his last 17.2 IP (Last 3 starts). He'll be fine on the year though, just don't expect a ton of wins and a great WHIP.
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby Y`s Guy » Fri May 09, 2008 10:14 am

Definitely needed a laugh this morning. Bailing on Felix is just dumb. He is a top-tier SP without a doubt.


Victor Martinez however...I finally bit in the 3rd round and phttthhhttt!!!!
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby Melo255 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:16 pm

Edison Volquez 7/03/1983
Max Scherzer 7/27/1984
Clay Buchholz 8/14/1984
Johnny Cueto 2/15/1986
Felix Hernandez 4/08/1986
Homer Bailey 5/03/1986
Philip Hughes 6/24/1986

It seems like everyone forgets how young Felix is. This is is only his third full season in the majors. Unrealistic expectations were heaped on this kid. He's still a work in progress and people should recognize him as such. He is only 22 years old and putting up 3.42/1.43 and 49 K's in 55 innings. The sky is still the limit with Felix even if a lot of people are inexplicably giving up on him long term.
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Re: Pauper Felix?

Postby BigTex24 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:28 pm

The problem is he's still a very young cocky kid. He's also still learning how to pitch, he never seems to be able to get ahead of the count.

His ADP seems a bit early..he was drafted in the 7th-9th round, and he did not have 7th-9th round value last season. I know he was drafted based on the assumption that he will improve this season, but it's risky to just assume that since he's still so young and inconsistent.
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