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Postby canibus » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:42 am

http://fantasysports.yahoo.com/analysis/news?slug=kffl-ericmiltonspphiladelphiaphi&prov=kffl&type=lgns&league=fantasy

Wow, nice chunk of info here. Not convinced he is more likely than someone like E.Jackson to have a solid year, but it sounds like he is doing everything possible to recover from/prevent injury. We like that kind of dedication, don't we ;-D
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:54 am

Milton also won't have to worry about the hard playing surface in Minnesota that plagues many players, especially those with leg ailments like Milton had. If nothing else, the move east will decrease the probability of Milton re-injuring his leg.


LOL, yeah I'm sure all that running Milton did on the AstoTurf was the reason for his injury. Did they even consider that he doesn't pitch from the turf, and that the mound is made of dirt? Seems like the playing surface is a moot point in Minnesota, injury wise. It's not like he was running the field or the bases.

his best ERA was a mediocre 4.32


Another reason I'm nto too excited about him, along with the fact taht he doesn't get a lot of K's, and allows a high BA. He doesn't impress me much. But he does give those crazy Philly Phans another slogan to use for their starting pitchers: 3-M Innovation. :-b Millwood, Myers, and Milton. To go along with whatever other fan sections they have. The Wolf Pack is the only that comes to mind.........
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Postby swarmee » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:58 am

LBJackal wrote:To go along with whatever other fan sections they have. The Wolf Pack is the only that comes to mind.........

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Postby canibus » Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:59 am

Milton is def. the least exciting member of the Phillies rotation.
I'm prob. going to avoid him, too, for the reasons you mentioned.

Still, always nice to read a breakdown like that about a player some seem to be considering a sleeper. I agree, though, there are probably better choices out their late in your drafts. EJ, Harden, B.Myers and Mota to name a few.
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Postby red » Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:13 pm

I've been very surprised by the amount of hype that Milton (and also John Thomson) have been getting this year. Milton will be better than Thomson but as some people in this thread have already noted, he's never been THAT good, and even if he has an above average year by his own standards, he'll probably be the fifth guy in the Phillies rotation. Fly-ball pitchers who don't strike out many can't be all that impressive in a hitters-friendly ball park.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:57 pm

he usually gets about 160 k's a year and thats not a bad total. his era looks kind of ugly but his era+ is usually slightly better than league average. whip is decent. double digit wins. he can be a solid bottom of the rotation fantasy starter.
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Postby TheRock » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:14 pm

swarmee wrote:
LBJackal wrote:To go along with whatever other fan sections they have. The Wolf Pack is the only that comes to mind.........

How could you forget about the Padilla Flotilla? I love it!


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Postby mcqfesijiba » Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:25 pm

Milton is the kind of guy that people were often expecting a breakout season from. He'll probably never quite reach anyone's expectations, but I think he could have a pretty good year if he stays healthy. I have no problem having him as a 5th pitcher or later on one of my teams, I just wouldn't want to rely on him too much more than that.
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