SP Sleeper - David Purcey - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby mweir145 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:53 am

Ender wrote:Decent start today against the Tigers but they have an average at best offense so I wouldn't buy much into it yet (yeah I said it, this is not a good offense~).

They were 2nd in the majors last year against lefties in terms of OPS (.828).
25
mweir145
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 16784
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 3 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Toronto

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:00 am

Ender wrote:(yeah I said it, this is not a good offense~).


Adam Lind thinks you're funny... O:-)
Image
abrunn11... the place to go for all your sig needs...
Inukchuk
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 4014
Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Coming down on this hospital like the hammer of Thor

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby Carey Saders » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:27 pm

I watched him pitch because I've been interested in him as a possible FA pickup. I was concerned with what I saw. He has a real sweeping motion and when he misses it's bad. I think control will be a major issue for him.
Image
Thanks to Super Manny for the sig!
Carey Saders
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 669
Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Carey is so very...

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:15 pm

TexasStampede wrote:Just wanted to see what some other people thought about him heading into this year? He's a former 1st rd pick that threw about 180 ings combined between the majors and minors last year. He did have an 8 ing 11 k effort against the Rays! He's had a very solid spring with an ERA under 2. I believe he's slated to be the #3 although maybe #2 starter for TOR. Perhaps instead of rolling the dice on unknowns like Cahill and Zimmerman, Purcey should get more pub? ;-D


Okay, I'll be playing the role of Yoda here without the snarkiness.

Here are some reasons why people think he's going to break out and why I think he's not

Why: He was a former #1 pick
Why not: He used to throw in the low-mid 90s, but he doesn't have any command with that velocity so he's mostly 88-92 now. Stuff is still above average for a lefty, but not that impressive.

Why: He did have an 8 in 11k effort against the Rays last year
Why Not: That's just one team and I'm pretty sure he had at least 2 dominating games against the Rays.

Why: Solid spring, ERA under 2
Why Not: Don't remember specifically what it was, but the K/BB was pretty bad. Something like 6k/9 and 4bb/9. Plus spring stats don't really count
Are you interested in joining a 28 teams dynasty league? If so, PM me.
PlayingWithFire
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13262
Joined: 7 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Manhattan, KS

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby mweir145 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:08 pm

Purcey had 9.31 K/9, 2.62 BB/9, 0.62 HR/9, and 2.99 FIP in the AAA last year. The potential is there for him to be a good pitcher.
25
mweir145
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Eagle Eye
Posts: 16784
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 3 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Toronto

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:35 am

mweir145 wrote:Purcey had 9.31 K/9, 2.62 BB/9, 0.62 HR/9, and 2.99 FIP in the AAA last year. The potential is there for him to be a good pitcher.



I really can't SEE how he's doing it. The stuff don't jump out at me by any means.

and this is the stathead that traded Jemile Weekes for him in a league.
Are you interested in joining a 28 teams dynasty league? If so, PM me.
PlayingWithFire
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13262
Joined: 7 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Manhattan, KS

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:01 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Purcey had 9.31 K/9, 2.62 BB/9, 0.62 HR/9, and 2.99 FIP in the AAA last year. The potential is there for him to be a good pitcher.



I really can't SEE how he's doing it. The stuff don't jump out at me by any means.

and this is the stathead that traded Jemile Weekes for him in a league.


He improved a lot in 08. Here is a decent write up on him:
http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index. ... -potential
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin
Yoda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 21344
Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: 15th green...

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:22 am

Yoda wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Purcey had 9.31 K/9, 2.62 BB/9, 0.62 HR/9, and 2.99 FIP in the AAA last year. The potential is there for him to be a good pitcher.



I really can't SEE how he's doing it. The stuff don't jump out at me by any means.

and this is the stathead that traded Jemile Weekes for him in a league.


He improved a lot in 08. Here is a decent write up on him:
http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index. ... -potential


I said I noticed stat improving but his stuff is really meh when I watch him :-B
PlayingWithFire
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 13262
Joined: 7 Apr 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Manhattan, KS

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby Diamond Miners » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:03 pm

http://www.rotoauthority.com/2009/04/da ... ooked.html

Blue Jays starter David Purcey was not drafted in most mixed leagues this year. He was on my radar on draft day but completely slipped my mind. Fortunately, I was able to grab him in a bunch of leagues yesterday after his 7 IP, 2 ER performance against the Tigers. What's Purcey's outlook for '09?

Projections for Purcey suggest nothing special...ERA under 5.00 with a decent K rate, that's it. But let's take a closer look.

Purcey, a southpaw, will turn 27 in April. His Triple A numbers last year: 117 innings, 2.69 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 9.3 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 0.6 HR/9. His Major League numbers in '08: 5.54 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 8.0 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, 1.2 HR/9. Who's to say he can't find the good control he showed at Triple A? Purcey seems like a guy who can, at the least, give you some cheap Ks. Baseball Prospectus likens Purcey to Bruce Hurst circa 1985, which is a good thing.

Back in February David Golebiewski profiled Purcey for FanGraphs and liked what he saw as well.

http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/index. ... -potential
Good luck, feel free to PM me
DM

Minor League forum
Diamond Miners
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1195
Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Pitcher's Mound

Re: SP Sleeper - David Purcey

Postby NYMetsIn2k4 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:41 am

im gonna grab em n see where he gets me in my league where we count k/9 plus with carp going down and kelvim already down, plus lincecum and gallardo r pitching like crap, why not!? ;-D
10-Team 8x8 h2h

C VMart
1B MCab
2B Stewart
3B Zimmerman
SS Ramirez
OF Manny,BJUpton,Braun
Ut Rios
Ut Pierre
BN Quentin,Snider,Berkman,Bruce

SP Kershaw,Gallardo,Hanson,Liriano,Holland,JGarcia,Romero
RP KRod,Marmol,Feliz,Wagner,Dotel
DL BAnderson
NYMetsIn2k4
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 700
Joined: 10 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

PreviousNext

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

cron
Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Oct. 25
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Kansas City at San Francisco
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact