Kingctb27 wrote:If he allows a hit in his debut I am not using my #1 priority on him.
Good, more people that share your sentiment will mean that I can snag him, sitting on the middle waiver in all of my leagues. Honestly, in all of my leagues, I'm middle of the pack in waiver priority at best. Stupid me for using that #2 waiver on Jim Thome in one of my redrafts as I would've had the #1 on Kershawmania.
I'm not all that surprised to see Kershaw possibly called up about 1-2 months earlier than some would have anticipated, myself included, but of course, not sure if this the right call. However, given that much of our starters have failed to go deep into ballgames, Kershaw is worth a look. I think his control will be a mixed bag, but like Cueto, he's shown that he could harness command and keep walks to a minimum. Kershaw could develop a third pitch, a change-up, but figures to rely on fastball/curveball combos, and in Spring, it worked like a dream for him. I can see Kershaw as being as electric as Cueto was when he first broke in, but the key is being less predictable the second time around. With Cueto, batters have tended to work around Cueto's out pitch, a slider while it should be interesting to see how Kershaw does relying a good deal on two plus pitches. I can't wait.