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Postby Bip Roberts » Sat May 21, 2011 1:37 pm

I'm tempted to pick this guy up. His last start was pretty solid and he still has good stuff. What does everybody think of him?
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Re: J.A. Happ

Postby Matthias » Sat May 21, 2011 1:45 pm

Definition of WW fodder that shouldn't be touched in my eyes. Maybe in a weekly H2H, I guess, but in roto guys like this can totally negate the good done by 1 or 2 ace starters.
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Re: J.A. Happ

Postby CBMGreatOne » Sat May 21, 2011 2:17 pm

Can't imagine he'd be the best pitcher available in leagues of under 14 teams with deep rosters. I liked him when he first broke in with the Phils, but he hasn't really progressed from his initial splash, if anything, he has regressed. I'd be looking for a couple more good starts at least before I'd pounce. K/BB of 1.60 doesn't portend well for future results, but he does have some raw ability.
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Re: J.A. Happ

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sat May 21, 2011 3:44 pm

It depends on the league. His stuff isn't bad and I think the K potential is there, but he doesn't have a lot going for him. He pitches for a bad offensive team with a questionable bullpen. The ballpark won't help all that much either, but, like I said, it depends on the league. If the league is deep enough, he isn't a terrible option with the right matchup. He has done a little better lately, but I'm not sure I'd be confident enough to start him just yet.
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Re: J.A. Happ

Postby Bip Roberts » Sat May 21, 2011 4:16 pm

There aint crap out there on waivers, so that's why I was considering him. I'd like to think he still has some upside, but his team is complete junk.
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Re: J.A. Happ

Postby AussieDodger » Sat May 21, 2011 11:34 pm

Pretty much the opposite of what you should be looking for in a SP.

Underwhelming K/9: 6.84
Big time flyballer: 51.3% flyballs
Not good BB/9: 4.27

Bonus round: Pitches for an awful offensive team %-6

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Re: J.A. Happ

Postby wrveres » Sun May 22, 2011 1:40 am

He draws two starts this week versus LA and Arizona, then he'll be at Petco. i wouldn't own him, but if you were going to spot start him, now would be the time to do it.
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Re: J.A. Happ

Postby Maris09 » Sun May 22, 2011 3:51 am

wrveres wrote:He draws two starts this week versus LA and Arizona, then he'll be at Petco. i wouldn't own him, but if you were going to spot start him, now would be the time to do it.

I think he only pitches once this week. He goes Tuesday, and they have an off day on Thursday.
So he'd be a two start pitcher next week, @CHC, @SD.
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