Anibal Sanchez felt some soreness behind his right shoulder after a throwing session Friday. The Marlins are simply calling him day-to-day for now, but it's always a concern when a pitcher has an issue with his shoulder, especially when it's someone with a long injury history like Sanchez. The right-hander says he's not worried, though, and hopes to make his Grapefruit League debut next Friday. We'll keep an eye on his progress.
Derek Holland. He stepped up a level in the 2nd half of 2011. He throws hard, is pushing his K/9 towards the "ace level" of 8 (see August and Sept. 2011), gets a healthy serving of GBs. Only Cliff Lee had more shut outs then Holland last year.
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Like ayebatter, I'm also pretty pleased with how my "wait on pitching" strategy went in the 15 team cafeoholics masters league. I felt I got great values on all my SP's (the closers are a different story, but I was at the front end of a few major runs).
Ian Kennedy, ARI (7.2) Ricky Romero, TOR (9.2) Doug Fister, DET (13.2) Justin Masterson, CLE (16.14) Trevor Cahill, ARI (18.14) Jose Valverde, DET (10.14) Craig Kimbrel, ATL (6.14)
NikkiSixx wrote:I feel like Ted Lilly and Brandon McCarthy are as safe as it gets given their obnoxiously low prices. I especially dont understand the lack of respect Ted Lilly gets.
Agreed. Lilly is being ridiculously undervalued.
It has to be his age (36). He's just not a sexy pick anymore. If guys like this fall enough where the injury risk doesn't bite you then the likes of Lilly, Carpenter, Vazquez, etc have loads of value.
twistedude wrote:Like ayebatter, I'm also pretty pleased with how my "wait on pitching" strategy went in the 15 team cafeoholics masters league. I felt I got great values on all my SP's (the closers are a different story, but I was at the front end of a few major runs).
P - Ian Kennedy, ARI (7.2) P - Ricky Romero, TOR (9.2) P - Doug Fister, DET (13.2) P - Justin Masterson, CLE (16.14) P - Trevor Cahill, ARI (18.14) P - Jose Valverde, DET (10.14) P - Craig Kimbrel, ATL (6.14)
I have to say, it looks like you just drafted a bunch of SP coming off career years. In my opinion everyone on that list sans Cahill will be facing ERA corrections in 2012. Nearly all of them outperformed their FIP and xERA in 2011. This looks like a strong team if it was 2011. Unfortunately, gravity and regression are the two strongest forces known to man (Shandler). I don't mean to come off as too critical. In a 15 team league this is not a bad staff by any means. I expect Kennedy to have a solid year. Romero, Fister and Masterson should face some ERA regression. Judging by the fact that you drafted your first SP in the 7th you probably have a really solid offense.
The 13th-14th rds (pick 190ish-210ish) in the noobs draft just had the following drafted: Chacin Wandy Feliz Masterson Sale Worley Holland Bard Norris Danks - my #4 in a 16 team league Hudson - injured but expected back early I think
I like several of these pitchers at this point and there are a few pitchers mentioned in this thread that i like but won't comment on...
jlm53089 wrote:What about a guy like Chad Billingsley?
I have seen him going late and I have been waiting for him to have that really big year. I think targeting him towards rounds 18-20 is an awesome idea.
I gotta tell ya, going to a Dodger game and watching Bills pitch will drive you crazy, seems like every count goes to 3-2, and all you're thinking is, "Bills your stuff looks great but if you go 3-2 again I'm gonna puke".