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Postby KULCAT » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:31 pm

I pretty much know what to expect from Ponson and Lopez

I wanted to hear your opinions on Ainsworth, Riley and Dubose. Ive heard good things about all of them but i can just take one. How would you rank them, and what numbers would you project for them(just so i can see what category would they help me the most in)
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:53 pm

I'd say Dubose and Ainsworth are likely to be better this year (or in the short-term), while Riley is more likely to make big strides and become an ace. The first two I'd expect ERAs around 4, Riley a little high, maybe 4.25 to 4.5 this year. Wins, I think all will be in the 8-15 range, depending on run support. Ks will be Ainsworth(150?), Riley (140?), Dubose(130?) I think. WHIP will probably be Dubose(1.25?), Ainsworth(1.3?), Riley(1.35?).
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Postby KULCAT » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:54 pm

Thanks, thats a lot of help. Anyone else?
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Postby HollywoodHershiserz » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:55 pm

Riley's a future ace...he had a great spring, so let's see what he can do in the reg. season.

Ainsworth's a guy not a lot of people are paying attention to...he's my final pick in most drafts...in a full-season expect closer to 175-190 K's.
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Postby Swinger » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:56 pm

I'm pretty sure Erik Bedard replaced one of those guys and won a spot on the rotation. He was nasty in Spring, and in the minors.
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:58 pm

DuBose and Riley should do pretty good. Both are rarely drafted so keep an eye on them at the start of the year, and if one has a great game, give them a shot.
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Postby The_Idiot » Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:03 pm

Bedard has replaced Lopez in the rotation of:
Ponson
DuBose
Ainsworth
Riley
Bedard

Lopez as been sent to the bullpen.

I expect decent things fromt the O's this year. I'd think about starting these guys depending on the matchup. The problem with the O's of course is that they play 57 games against the Yanks, Sox, and Jays.[/url]
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Postby Rohan » Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:07 pm

Poson, Ainsworth, Dubose, Riley and Bedard. That's what I read. I believe Bedard flies back from triple A, to start the TB game April 10th. Here's the scoop on Bedard:

Erik Bedard, who has a 2.04 ERA this spring, was named the Orioles' fifth starter today. Bedard will open the season in the minors, but he'll be called up April 10 to make his first start. Since he's capable of maintaining an ERA in the low 4.00s and striking out close to a batter an inning, it's a good idea to pick him up in AL-only leagues. He should be one of the game's top rookie pitchers.
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Postby G-Man » Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:01 am

Dubose was all we heard about last year around here in terms of future arms making an impact
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Postby HollywoodHershiserz » Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:12 am

G-Man wrote:Dubose was all we heard about last year around here in terms of future arms making an impact


would you take him ahead of Ainsworth in a deep league??
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