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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby walkoffblast » Sat May 30, 2009 12:34 am

kaki_mochi wrote:Now what's the consensus since both are rehabbing? Escobar might be further ahead, but who would you rather have this season?


It is unlikely there will be a consensus because it is too hard to predict how people comeback from long layoffs and injury. Smoltz is less likely to be a complete bust but Escobar might have a higher upside. Smoltz's team is a little better but he will be pitching in a tougher division.
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby Chicago RedSox » Sat May 30, 2009 2:44 am

I grabbed both at the beginning of the year, so hopefully both do very well. I have higher expectations from Smoltz though.
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby cnote23 » Sat May 30, 2009 2:48 am

For me I would rather take a chance on escobar.
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat May 30, 2009 3:26 am

escobar has been pretty solid in the minor lg. starts
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby walkoffblast » Sat May 30, 2009 10:51 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:escobar has been pretty solid in the minor lg. starts


Yeah, but its A ball. Although at least the velocity is there.
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby DbacksRback » Sat May 30, 2009 4:42 pm

Carnac wrote:I have them both on DL in my money leagues. Smoltz will start when he gets back. May work him into the rotation after one or 2 appearances, but he will start.


Me too ;-D
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby gmq » Sat May 30, 2009 7:25 pm

Smoltz, he's very confident right now, and I can't help but trust that...
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby raysfan4life » Sun May 31, 2009 5:47 pm

Smoltz update - today's start against Charleston, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 IP...don't know the intangibles (velocity, pitch count, etc.), but line looks good....
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby HipHipJorge » Sun May 31, 2009 8:15 pm

Around 92 MPH
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Re: Who to Stash On Your DL: Smoltz or Escobar?

Postby B-Chad » Sun May 31, 2009 8:49 pm

Definitely splitting hairs here... but I'd slightly lean toward Escobar. Escobar's likely the bigger injury risk, but he's also showing great zip on his fastball which leads me to believe he's at least ok for this season. Two factors weighed into my slightly leaning toward Escobar... one my bias since I own him... joking, but I do own him, so take what I say with a grain of salt I suppose... one that he's pitching in a much much weaker division and the only team/situation to possibly consider sitting him in is facing Texas at Texas. The other factor, possibly more important for me, is that I think Escobar will get more starts. The reason I think Escobar gets more starts is that he's a little closer to returning to the Angels, and they desperately need him. Ervin Santana pitched another disasterpiece today and they've had a revolving door at the back end of the rotation since the tragic loss of Nick Adenhart. I'd be a little worried if I'm a fantasy owner of Smoltz that they baby him along, perhaps to showcase Brad Penny a bit more to try and deal him, and also perhaps skipping a few starts here and there to keep him fresh for the postseason (since ultimately assuming they make the playoffs, that's what the Sox really care about). All in all, both guys do appear to be great stash options, but I'd give a photo finish lead to Escobar.
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