Doc19 wrote:I saw that Joba had a much better outing yesterday and that his velocity was back up to his normal mid-nineties. I breathed a sigh of relief as I am fairly bullish on my projections for him this year, as are many, including Shandler, who seems to be extraordinarily high on him this year (albeit with projections that assume more than the 150 innings the yankees seems to be targeting).
I am starting to wonder if I am getting too caught up in the hype, and if he is overrated for where he is being drafted?
His current MDP as per Rookies n' Creams post is about #114, which means you most likely would need to spend a 10th or even 9th round pick to get him. He is being drafted ahead of: Gallardo, Wainright, Nolasco, Vazquez, Greinke, Josh Johnson, Danks, Baker and Slowey.
Does the K potential validate this high a draft position for someone that has yet to pitch as a starter for a full season without injury and is supposedly going to have his innings limited, or is he overrated?? i would love to hear the opinion of the sage cafe...
As long as you don't go overboard on your expectations Joba is teh sex, especially in a keeper.
Shandler is probably crazy for predicting the number of innings that he did, 150 should really be your level of satisfaction for 2009. If he pitches more then 150, be happy.