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Postby mojoorising » Mon May 02, 2011 1:42 pm

Did some throwing today going to throw off mound in 2 weeks. Is he worth a flyer for this year or let someone else worry about him?
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Re: Johan Santana

Postby Shiti Field » Mon May 02, 2011 4:22 pm

There is a strong possibility he will not be back until August or September, and also a possibility he doesn't pitch at all. In addition, his velocity has declined significantly BEFORE the latest shoulder surgery. He was throwing 88-89 mph on his FB last year and topping out at 90-91. It is not unreasonable to assume these numbers will drop off even further. He isn't the same guy anymore.
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Re: Johan Santana

Postby sansav » Tue May 03, 2011 9:24 am

From Rotoworld this morning:

Johan Santana (shoulder) made 110 throws on flat ground Monday and reported feeling fine.
"I feel great," the lefty said after the workout. "Obviously, I am not in the position where I can compete right now, but I’m right where I should be. As the medical staff has said, I’m way ahead of everything." Santana is aiming to return to the major leagues in late June or early July.
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Re: Johan Santana

Postby hot4tx » Tue May 03, 2011 11:42 am

He is still "complete flier" level right now. I drafted him with my last pick and he is taking up one of my two DL spots currently. I've thought about dropping him a few times for fill-ins with Hill, Furcal, and Freese all hitting the DL but i haven't yet.

If you have a DL spot open I think he's a good speculative add in most leagues. If he's going to take up an extra roster spot I think you could probably risk waiting another month or so. If its not a HTH league I wouldn't consider adding him for a while, since HTH leagues are the only ones that place more emphasis on how your team finishes.
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