Boomhower wrote:Yo man, y'all don be himmer hammin bout the roto league or point league man. I done been hammin' on Oswalt and Zito damn near 2 year down at himmer site try da maka me hummiin' pay sandbox site man.
I'm not gun frammin pick on upandown Zito way too early man. Dat um Oswalt he done flippin hammin it for he whole creer inna damn shoebox, man. Oswalt's a hammin stud anneve better he a damn Texan taboot, ya know.
well i am gonna go ahead and say that they are worth it...i personally just dont feel comfortable without an ace what so ever...so i pretty much do best player avalibe while tring to land the best pitcher i can in the first 3 rounds and would definatly take oswalt or zito in the 2nd round assuming i got that big bat or somebody like helton or mags is not gone...its all about the flow but i have to have an ace
Hootie nailed it. Any starting pitcher is an injury waiting to happen. Unless you can get the big three, i wouldn't draft a starter till round 4-5-6. Zito is the hot A this year, but Hudson could(some say should) outpreform him. Oswalt is good, as are the others we are talking about, but to answer the main question here, all these guys are probably going to early. Year in and year out, after the big three, the second tier pitchers move up and down quite a bit. There are probably 10-12 pitchers that you could throw a blanket over, pick one and have as good a shot at having the fourth best starter as anyone. Use these early round picks to solidify your bats, which are more predictable.
Easy answer. Zito has a larger frame than Oswalt. His body can take the innings. Also, Oswalt is more of a power pitcher than Zito. Zito has a very easy delivery, so there is less wear on his arm. He may have put in a lot of innings over the last couple of years, but his pitch counts are always very low.