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Postby felixthecat011 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:59 am

Is Michael Pineda worth a flier in a 10 team, 5x5 non-keeper league? Anyone else have info on this kid? Will he be this years Mat Latos???
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby Montana168 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:06 pm

Depends on how deep the benches are, but sure you could very much justify taking a late-round flier on Pineda. Not sure if he is guaranteed a rotation spot or not though because I haven't been following him, so you'll have to look into him more.

But no, Mat Latos is not a good comparison to Pineda because Latos struggled his rookie year, then broke out last year (his sophomore campaign). This will be Pineda's first crack at the majors this year.
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:13 pm

Not in a 10 teamer, it's too shallow, there will be other guys available that will be up before June to grab.
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby nsulham » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:45 am

Reports are that the fifth spot in the M's rotation is Pineda's to lose and Jack Z is on record as saying "when guys are ready to play, they'll play."

Given that he may now start the season with the big club, where does Pineda fall in your SP rankings?
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby Skin Blues » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:27 am

Like I usually do for young players, I'll look at what ZiPS thinks about him. In this case, 4.12 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 7.0 K/9. Not great, but obviously there is a lot of potential that we have no way of knowing when it will blossom, so I'd give him a boost over guys that are projected for similar totals.Where would you rank a pitcher with a 4.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 8 K/9? That's probably where he should be if he makes the team, and that's pretty significant in AL only leagues, and possibly worth a flier in mixed leagues with lots of reserves.
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby Element » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:42 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:Not in a 10 teamer, it's too shallow, there will be other guys available that will be up before June to grab.


I like Pineda, but I agree with this. It is too shallow of a league to consider him in March. Because they'll likely limit his IP totals too, they'll skip his starts when they can. I wouldn't bother.
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby dmendro » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:08 am

The number 5 starter on the BRewers shouldn't be owned in any 10 or 12 team league. He'd be outside the top 100 for SP, so he'd be a WW pickup if he gets hot or there is an injury.
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby jsphlly » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:12 am

dmendro wrote:The number 5 starter on the BRewers shouldn't be owned in any 10 or 12 team league. He'd be outside the top 100 for SP, so he'd be a WW pickup if he gets hot or there is an injury.



So we know how you feel about Wily Peralta... How about Michael Pineda?

In all honesty, this reminds me of when Cueto made the Reds rotation, and I feel Pineda is defiantely worth a late flier.
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby J35J » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:22 am

I really like him. Not only is he a big strong guy with very good stuff in a very good pitchers park but his command is what puts him over the top...he's displayed very good command at every stop of his short career. I'm not really sure why he wouldn't be one of those that don't take right off other than the fact that it just doesn't happen often but from the numbers and data I'm looking at he looks promising to be one of the exceptions.
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Re: Michael Pineda

Postby ichirosan » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:04 pm

I think he's still two years away, at least.

A team in my 20 man dynasty league that finished 3rd last year (so, he's built to win now), picked him in our draft above Adam freaking Jones despite not having a CF. I think that's just nuts.
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