stevethumb wrote: kab21 wrote:
stevethumb wrote:NL east....in that ballpark...he gets lit up like a christmas tree..stay away
That's really affecting Hamels isn't it...
But I guess it depends on what you think of Carrasco as a prospect. He did improve his K rate this season to a reasonable level and gets a fair amount of ground balls which will help him in that ballpark. But I would have a hard time getting excited about him at this time, at least as excited as Havok.
well i guess IF you think that hamels and carrasco are the same pitcher then the ballpark will have no effect BUT unless carrasco has truly overcome his horrendous 07 season of 46 BBs and only 49 Ks in 70 AA IP then he is an extreme risk imo
So your prospect evaluation is based on 70 IP in AA as a 20 yr old in 2007? And conveniently ignoring the fact that he improved alot in all of the areas that you bring up this past season. He still has some improvement to do, but he's still young and the scouts seem to like his stuff (his rankings last year after lackluster results).
But I don't think he will be fantasy relevant this season. I don't think he'll be in the rotation out of spring training and I think he'll struggle similar to most rookies that are brought up. And the park doesn't help him (although he'll get a decent amount of GB's). But long-term he's definitely intriguing especially if you're in a league with farm keepers.