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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:40 pm

The guy is off to a huge start right now. His walk totals still aren't great, but they're a lot better than they were last year. His ERA and WHIP are both under 1.5 right now. Here to stay or sell high while you can?
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby silverZ » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:02 pm

High K groundball pitchers are always worth a shot. I say stay put, play matchups, and see what he can do.
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby kab21 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:08 pm

I think you sell if you can but he's averaging <5K/9 right now (with around 4 BB/9). I don't see you selling particularly high unless your trade partner only looks at ERA (and a small sample size ERA at that). He's a solid pitcher (I like the GB's) but he's still a 3.75-4.00 ERA pitcher in my book.
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby CadensDad » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:37 pm

Thx for jinxing him today buddy!
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:10 pm

CadensDad wrote:Thx for jinxing him today buddy!


He pitched well today. Throwing 6 IP, 2 ER should get you a win. It was the hitters fault.
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby CadensDad » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:17 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
CadensDad wrote:Thx for jinxing him today buddy!


He pitched well today. Throwing 6 IP, 2 ER should get you a win. It was the hitters fault.


I know, It's just easier to blame you. ;-D
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby George_Foreman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:40 pm

JJ's components don't look too great just now, and I'd never count on him to be your team's source for Ks. But he can be a solid back-end fantasy pitcher if he starts walking people slightly less.
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby CadensDad » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:06 pm

George_Foreman wrote:JJ's components don't look too great just now, and I'd never count on him to be your team's source for Ks. But he can be a solid back-end fantasy pitcher if he starts walking people slightly less.


I think he is one of those pitchers who has more value in real life than he does in fantasy, But I'm glad to have him on both right now.
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed May 06, 2009 10:49 pm

has Jurrjens been doing anything different this season? his deeper numbers arnt even that close to what they were last season.
last season he had 6.64 K/9. this season only at 4.32 K/9.
last season he was more of a ground ball pitcher with 51.5 GB%. this season hes only at 34.3 GB%.
his FB rate last season was only 26.5%. this season hes up to 46.7%.
why such a big difference in those numbers? and which is he more likely to be through this season?
his ERA is nice, but he also has 84.1 LOB% so that ERA wont stay low.

i look at Jurrjens stats on yahoo. last game he started but only went 2 IP? im guessing rain?
i dont own Jurrjens, but hes someone im looking into trading Vazquez and a lesser hitter for Jurrjens and a good hitter.
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Re: Jair Jurrjens

Postby Nerfherders » Thu May 07, 2009 4:05 pm

As said, Jurrjens is much better in real life than he is in fantasy. He gives up his share of baserunners but has a knack for getting out of jams. Doesn't give up alot of HR, but also doesn't strike out alot of people.

Since someone brought him up, Vazquez seems to be the opposite. Lots of strikeouts, not many baserunners, but he seems to give up HR and doesnt pitch as well with men on. Its amazing to see his lines where he gives up 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. I wonder if he just doesnt pitch as well from the stretch?
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