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Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:39 pm

He has great strike-out numbers and he has pitched amazing his last 3 starts. Do you think this is finally the year for him or will his innings be limited again?

I'll be dropping Ryan Dempster, who had another horrible start yesterday.

Some other FA options are:
Kevin Correia
Dillon Gee
Jeremy Guthrie
David Hernandez
Doug Fister
Freddy Garcia
Randy Wolf
John Danks
Edwin Jackson
Aaron Harang
Bronson Arroyo
Tim Stauffer
Carl Pavano
Derek Holland



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Re: Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby KaPluie » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:46 pm

McDonald could work ... no one will be able to tell you if he'll be worth owning in a few weeks. He's showing signs of doing good things, but he's a low end guy, and low end guys give you a mix of good and bad games, which is a difficult thing to deal with in fantasy. He's worth a flier, especially with Dempster sucking it up, but don't expect too much from him.

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Re: Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:50 pm

KaPluie wrote:McDonald could work ... no one will be able to tell you if he'll be worth owning in a few weeks. He's showing signs of doing good things, but he's a low end guy, and low end guys give you a mix of good and bad games, which is a difficult thing to deal with in fantasy. He's worth a flier, especially with Dempster sucking it up, but don't expect too much from him.


yeah very good points, I just feel like he is the best option on the FA for strikeout numbers especially with Volquez in the minors. He is mostly a spot start guy though.
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Re: Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:00 pm

any other suggestions or comments?
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Re: Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby jasonpm311 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:59 pm

I like McDonald. Lots of experts picked him before the year, and he's come back around. I definitely like him more than Dempster. I say go for it. Thanks for your help on my Ichiro/Asdrubal one.
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Re: Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby kingmike74 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:02 pm

Thx for the help

I'd rather have Dempter. You take the good, you take the bad, you take the both, and then you have........Dempster.
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Re: Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:17 pm

Is he on a pitch count or something? If you look at his stats he never goes more then 6 innings, I believe he has only done it twice this year.
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Re: Should I pick up James McDonald? WHIR

Postby ArgyleSox » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:35 pm

Based on your options, I'd take a shot at McDonald, however being the ace he'll need run support against opposing aces. Keep an eye on Gee and Corriea. Gee has had some solid starts, but against below-average teams.
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