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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby gatorgreenwell » Thu May 22, 2008 2:09 pm

An interesting tidbit on Volquez:

It's important to follow the game's groundball masters. Sometimes when we look at pitching peripherals we look at various basic stats but forget the groundball rate. Here are the current leaders:

1. Fausto Carmona - 68.0%.
2. Brandon Webb - 65.4%.
3. Aaron Cook - 60.1%.
4. Roy Halladay - 59.5%.
5. Tim Hudson - 59.4%.
6. Daniel Cabrera - 57.5%.
7. John Lannan - 57.1%.
8. Derek Lowe - 56.5%.
9. Chien-Ming Wang - 56.2%.
10. Ubaldo Jimenez - 55.9%.
11. Jose Contreras - 55.7%.
12. Ryan Dempster - 55.1%.
13. Edinson Volquez - 53.9%.
14. Mark Buehrle - 53.6%.
15. Andy Pettitte - 53.3%.

Out of the top 15, 11 have an ERA below 4.00. The groundballs help explain why pitchers with questionable strikeout rates can still be effective. Then you have a guy like Volquez, with a K/9 above 10 and a groundball rate near 54%. That combo is not going to result in many hits or homeruns.
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby Secret Avatar » Thu May 22, 2008 3:22 pm

Those ground-ball stats are interesting and I agree with your conclusion. The only problem is that Volquez has historically been a fly-ball pitcher. So his GB tendency this year, as welcome as it is, could just be a statistical aberation of a relatively small sample size. But if he really has changed his approach will continue to induce lots of GB, then we're looking at something very special. Certainly the results so far have been spectacular.
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby jcook3127 » Thu May 22, 2008 4:07 pm

Just saw Eddy traded along with Burrell for Alex Rios in one of my leagues...
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby coma » Thu May 22, 2008 4:13 pm

Should I try to get CC for him??
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby bobbing_headz » Thu May 22, 2008 4:59 pm

Should I try to get CC for him??


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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby BruinBlue » Thu May 22, 2008 6:13 pm

Just swapped him and quentin for Magglio and Gagne. Hopefully he comes back down to Earth and Gagne can at least be serviceable.
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby woodson_28 » Thu May 22, 2008 7:43 pm

coma wrote:Should I try to get CC for him??


good luck - you'll have to threw somebody else of value in. In the last month Volquez and CC have been neck and neck. I tried trading Volquez + value for CC a few weeks ago (when his ERA was still about 10) w/ no luck.
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby ThatDude » Thu May 22, 2008 11:35 pm

On April 26th, I gave Volquez and Edwin Encarncion and got Street and Valverde (Wood was my only reliable closer. I have/had Betancourt and Acosta, but the clock is ticking on both of them).


Looking back at it now, I might should have waited a little while longer since Gallardo and Hughes both bit the DL bullet shortly after that deal, and combined with trading Volquez, my fairly strong rotation is now much less so.
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri May 23, 2008 5:19 pm

I have him in a 10 team 5x5 roto. With Smoltz's injury, I'm down to 4 SPs. I haven't done anything yet because I was on track for 40+ too many innings, and wanted to wait for someone to make a quick drop, or someone to emerge. My SPs are Zambrano, Harang, Carmona, and Volquez. I have four closers plus Smoltz on the DL.
Do you guys see any possible sell highs with Volquez and the likes of Hafner, Tori Hunter, Beltre, or Longoria that could net 2 quality SPs?
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Re: Edison Volquez Trade Value

Postby JMB05 » Fri May 23, 2008 8:36 pm

DaShiz23 wrote:I have him in a 10 team 5x5 roto. With Smoltz's injury, I'm down to 4 SPs. I haven't done anything yet because I was on track for 40+ too many innings, and wanted to wait for someone to make a quick drop, or someone to emerge. My SPs are Zambrano, Harang, Carmona, and Volquez. I have four closers plus Smoltz on the DL.
Do you guys see any possible sell highs with Volquez and the likes of Hafner, Tori Hunter, Beltre, or Longoria that could net 2 quality SPs?



Two Quality pitchers?

No. I don't feel Hafner has any trade value IMO, and Volquez seems to be that guy that everyone thinks will fall off and go away, so I say to owners, hold on to him till the luck runs out or until he ends the season as a top 10 pitcher.

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