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Postby ATLbraves » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:28 pm

I have Chris Capuano on my team this last week as a spot start, and I dont like his match-up coming up in Week 11. So who do y'all think I should pick up for this coming week. I am leaning towards Chris Narveson because of his strikeout numbers, but I wanted to see what y'all thought.


FA Options:
Ryan Dempster
(ChC - SP)

Ervin Santana
(LAA - SP)

Chris Narveson
(Mil - SP,RP)

Edwin Jackson
(CWS - SP)

Carlos Zambrano
(ChC - SP,RP)

Doug Fister
(Sea - SP)

Colby Lewis
(Tex - SP)

Randy Wolf
(Mil - SP)

Brett Myers
(Hou - SP)

Aaron Harang
(SD - SP)

James McDonald
(Pit - SP)

Paul Maholm
(Pit - SP)

Fausto Carmona
(Cle - SP)

Jeremy Guthrie
(Bal - SP)

Chris Volstad
(FLA - SP)

Nick Blackburn
(MIN - SP)




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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby baegames » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:38 pm

Keep looking for Spot Starts. If I knew who they were facing, I could give a better idea.
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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby wkpdpack » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:41 pm

Since you're just streaming these guys, I'd go with Fister. He's pitching well and facing the LAA. Wolf has also been pitching great, has two starts, but one of them is against Boston. I'd be a little nervous about that one.

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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:11 pm

Dempster
Nice K/9
Very unlucky with strand rate and hr/fb ratio so far
Has a very good xFIP
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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby ATLbraves » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:28 pm

I like Dempster I am just worried about his next start because it is against the Brewers who have been scoring a lot of runs lately.


Here are all of the pitcher's next matchups:


Ryan Dempster vs MIL
(ChC - SP)

Ervin Santana vs SEA
(LAA - SP)

Chris Narveson vs CHC
(Mil - SP,RP)

Edwin Jackson vs. MIN
(CWS - SP)

Carlos Zambrano vs MIL
(ChC - SP,RP)

Doug Fister vs LAA
(Sea - SP)

Colby Lewis vs. ATL
(Tex - SP)

Randy Wolf vs CHC
(Mil - SP)

Brett Myers vs ATL
(Hou - SP)

Aaron Harang vs COL
(SD - SP)

James McDonald vs HOU
(Pit - SP)

Paul Maholm vs NYM
(Pit - SP)

Fausto Carmona vs. DET
(Cle - SP)

Jeremy Guthrie vs TOR
(Bal - SP)

Chris Volstad vs PHI
(FLA - SP)

Nick Blackburn vs CHW
(MIN - SP
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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby JRM4833 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:00 pm

Points league? 5x5? If points, I'd lean toward Dempster even with two tough starts. If longer term is a consideration, I'd give some thought to Lewis, but not for a spot start only. I also like Zambrano and Fister pretty evenly for this week with potential going forward. I'm not a believer in Narveson.

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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby ATLbraves » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:07 pm

JRM4833 wrote:Points league? 5x5? If points, I'd lean toward Dempster even with two tough starts. If longer term is a consideration, I'd give some thought to Lewis, but not for a spot start only. I also like Zambrano and Fister pretty evenly for this week with potential going forward. I'm not a believer in Narveson.

Thanks for the help on mine.


it's a 12 team h2h league, the cat's are:
R-HR-RBI-SB-K-TB-AVG-OBP IP-W-L-SV-BB-K-ERA-WHIP
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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby lyons595 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:53 pm

JRM4833 wrote:Points league? 5x5? If points, I'd lean toward Dempster even with two tough starts. If longer term is a consideration, I'd give some thought to Lewis, but not for a spot start only. I also like Zambrano and Fister pretty evenly for this week with potential going forward. I'm not a believer in Narveson.

Thanks for the help on mine.


2 starts are usually better than 1. K's add up. Dempster is your guy.

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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby ATLbraves » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:55 pm

lyons595 wrote:
JRM4833 wrote:Points league? 5x5? If points, I'd lean toward Dempster even with two tough starts. If longer term is a consideration, I'd give some thought to Lewis, but not for a spot start only. I also like Zambrano and Fister pretty evenly for this week with potential going forward. I'm not a believer in Narveson.

Thanks for the help on mine.


2 starts are usually better than 1. K's add up. Dempster is your guy.

thanks.


even if the two starts are against Milwaukee and the Yankees?
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Re: Help with FA Pickup WHIR always

Postby sinicalypse » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:05 pm

um wow... welp, seeing as these pitchers are bleh, i'd take either edwin jackson vs minnesota or james mcdonalds vs the astros. mcdonald spun a nice quality-type start against the mets the other day (i wanna say like 7IP and 2ER) and houston is a step down from that, cuz like, short of their speed game with bourn and bourgeois, there's hunter pence and then there's...... yeah my point exactly. unless you fear brett wallace or chris johnson or something.

edwin jackson is jekyll and hyde this year, and he's been equally parts horrible and equally parts !!!! but going against minnesota i tend to like that matchup for anyone... i think they got texas this week and had a romp, and today they got through the texas bullpen... but like, matt harrison pwnd them basically and like, matt harrison isn't the second coming or anything, even tho he's been nice this year, so i'd probably go with edwin jackson against minnesota for that reason... and it's in minnesota, right? yeah, so like, if it's in minensota they don't like to hit HR in that park so i think edwin jackson could spin a nice ~7-8 IP 2ER or less ~10K type outing against them

so if you're turned off by edwin jackson, i'd go with james mcdonald, as i often use spot-starts as a "who is this pitcher facing?" situataion cuz the pitcher was good enough to transcend spot-start-matchups he wouldn't be there in the FA pool for you to get, duh.
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