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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby jorgesca » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:08 pm

I think Micheal Pineda will be really good, but i don't think he is flying under the radar by any means.
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:58 pm

Adam Wainwright.

Too soon? O:-)
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:20 pm

jorgesca wrote:I think Micheal Pineda will be really good, but i don't think he is flying under the radar by any means.

Is he considered a 'bounce back' candidate if he hasn't even pitched in the Majors yet?

I know he was hurt in the minors and all, but... :-S
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby Tis » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:03 pm

If we're counting guys in the minors, I'm throwing out a comedy Mark Prior suggestion.
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby AdvRider » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:29 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:Aaron Harang now with the Padres could surprise.


Sure, and maybe someday Lucy won't pull the ball away when Charlie Brown goes to kick it! LOL :-b
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby thejusman1 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:18 am

Brett Anderson - Had great numbers last year, but his season was shortened by injury. You should be able to get him at pretty good value this year.

Brian Matusz - Not really a "bounce-back" candidate because he's never been established, but he was lights-out towards the end of the year. I'd draft him with confidence.

Edinson Volquez - We all know what he's capable of, and it usually takes a year for a pitcher to regain his stuff after TJ. This is the year to take Volquez in every draft you can.

Jair Jurrjens - He was really banged up last year, but he's got great stuff as evinced by his 2009 season. He's healthy, slimmer, and primed for a come-back.

Dan Haren - Had a rough go last year, but he's coming at a real big discount this year. Could be a steal where he's being drafted this year.
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby thejusman1 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:20 am

I've drafted Nolasco two years in a row now... he has all the peripherals of an elite pitcher, sure, but he just can't put it together. I don't know if I'm going to draft him for a third consecutive year (and chances are this is when he puts together an NL Cy Young-esque season).
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby hybrid » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:25 pm

Dice-K - super cheap but still has the stuff to be a great late rd or fa pick up
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:36 pm

hybrid wrote:Dice-K - super cheap but still has the stuff to be a great late rd or fa pick up


Dice K is pretty bad at baseball. Even his good year, was a lucky one.
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Re: Bounce-back Pitchers

Postby ramble2 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:39 am

thejusman1 wrote:I've drafted Nolasco two years in a row now... he has all the peripherals of an elite pitcher, sure, but he just can't put it together. I don't know if I'm going to draft him for a third consecutive year (and chances are this is when he puts together an NL Cy Young-esque season).

I've never been sold on Nolasco. You'll get a good K and BB rate, but he seems to get hit. It's like he's figured out that to pitch well you want to make batters either miss or make them earn their way on base, but his stuff just isn't good enough to challenge MLB hitters. Maybe we've got it all wrong with Nolasco--maybe his peripherals suggest that he's actually maxing out his talent, and not that he's unlucky. Maybe if he weren't as smart a pitcher he'd have already pitched his way out of the majors. I don't know, I haven't watched him pitch and don't have the scouting skills to evaluate his stuff.

That said, I'd definitely take a flyer if he falls far enough. There's enough good pitching out there that he could be around pretty late. If you've got a decent staff already and can tolerate a mid-4 ERA he's a great guy to boost your K/IP. That's no small thing in any league with a IP limit (be it H2H or roto).
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