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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:58 am

ERA under 3 and a WHIP of 1.15, and hasn't given up more than 3 ER since mid April. Anyone buying into this?
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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby bigken117 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:41 pm

I added him in 480 player deep Hot Stove and rolled him out his last two starts ... it's helped me climb from last to 9th in WHIP.
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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:04 pm

Meh. A decent real-life pitcher, but as far as fantasy goes, I'm not sure he's really useful in a 5x5 type setting. Decent control, few Ks. He does put up a nice WHIP since he has good control.

.269 BABIP
20.6 % LD rate
82.3% LOB rate

He won't sustain an ERA under 3. He's probably more of 4.00 ERA/1.30 WHIP type. 3 years ago that was a decent enough line, but for a guy who doesn't really get you any strikeout or Ws, he's basically a 0 category contributor who can "eat innings" for your staff without killing your ERA/WHIP too much. Like I said, an OK real-life pitcher, but not really a guy I'd want in fantasy.

That said, I suppose he's a decent spot starting option when he's up against week offenses.
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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby thejusman1 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:46 pm

Added him in 3 out of 3 leagues, 2 of which I'm desperate for pitching, and one which is a deep league team. I like him in deeper formats.
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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby urbanbreez » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:48 pm

gets his next start against Houston.

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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby Padsin05 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:01 pm

ride him while hes hot, err Josh Tomlin
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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby aardvarks » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:18 pm

just picked him up in my 14 teamer

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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby RunReyesRun » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:09 pm

Keep riding him. He won't go deep into games, but should help ERA / WHIP. Any extra K's are a bonus.
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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:24 pm

Another solid start the other day. Anyone think he has decent trade value yet or should I just hold onto him and enjoy the hot streak while it happens?
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Re: Ummmmm...Jeff Karstens?

Postby thejusman1 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:29 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Another solid start the other day. Anyone think he has decent trade value yet or should I just hold onto him and enjoy the hot streak while it happens?


Trade him if you can, but it's doubtful you could get much from a knowledgeable owner.
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