Brad Penny - If you can get him cheap late, he'd be a good bargain pick.
Hiroki Kuroda - I'm a Kuroda fan if you can get him cheap enough.
Jeremy Bonderman - Pass.
Sean Marshall - Intriguing, although I would rather have a couple of the other young pitchers on this list. Looks like he'll lock down the #5 spot though.
Ian Snell - Pass.
Jeff Samardzija - No. He's not going to beat out Marshall for the #5 spot, and his control isn't nearly good enough to be a starter.
Brandon McCarthy - No. As a Rangers fan, I wouldn't even take him. Far too injury prone.
Justin Masterson - I have no idea what Boston's going to do with him. I think he's got a chance to be the #5 if Penny gets hurt, but he has to beat out Buchholz/Bowden. I'd say no for now.
Barry Zito - Pass.
Dave Bush - Possibly.
John Lannan - Pass.
Randy Wolf - Pass.
Jesse LItsch - Pass.
Wandy Rodriguez - Yes.
Glen Perkins - Yes.
Scott Olsen - No, no, no. FB velocity down, control down, pitching in the AL now...no.
Phil Hughes - Yes.
Todd Wellemeyer - Yes.
Anthony Reyes - No. He's always an injury risk due to his godawful mechanics.
Jonathan O. Sanchez - Absolutely. This is the guy I'd target out of everyone here. If he manages to somehow reduce his bb/9, he'll be very good value. I think he's got a chance to be this year's Volquez.
Tim Wakefield - No.
Greg Smith - No, no, no. 4.82 FIP with a .252 BABIP as a finesse pitcher are huge signs that point to regression (and big regression at that). He's also going to Coors.
Doug Davis - Pass.
Kevin Millwood - I'd think about Millwood. He generally pitches well in contract years, and if nothing else he may give you wins. His $12mm option vests if he pitches 180 innings this year, and given this economy, you'd better believe he'll be trying his hardest to make that happen.
Dana Eveland - Pass.
Braden Looper - Pass.
Micah Owings - Pass.
Dontrelle Willis - No.
Clay Buchholz - Yes. I still believe in Clay, and he's either first or second (probably second) in line for the rotation in the event that someone goes down.
Andrew Miller - Yes. Good sleeper pick this year.
Anibal Sanchez - Yes.
Ryan Rowland-Smith - Yes.
Matt Harrison - No. Harrison's ceiling is a #4 guy and the combination of him being a flyball pitcher and his inability to miss bats doesn't play well in Arlington.
Brian Bannister - No.
Kyle Davies - Pass.http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=370784
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