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Postby paisano1 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:36 pm

Does anyone else think this guy can be a good back of the rotation type of guy. I know he is a 28 yr career minor leaguer. But I read he changed some of his mechanics and tore apart the PCL last year. He also had a tremendous spring training. Dude went 4-0, .54 e.r.a., and 17 ks to 3bbs. Don't care how much spring training does not matter, that is impressive.

This just might be that year where he blossoms and fools everyone.
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Re: Luis Mendoza anyone?

Postby paisano1 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:34 pm

I'm surprised no one is on this guy. He just threw another solid outing tonight. three runs (zero earned) on four hits over 2 2/3 innings. 5 ks and walked two. 31 pitches, 23 for strikes.

Here's his stats from triple a omaha 2011- 12-5 2.18 144 ip. 81 ks to 54 walks
Royals 2011- 2-0 1.23 7ks 5 bb

By the way triple a omaha is pcl (big time hitters league)
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Postby rich101682 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:55 am

This was from MLB.com:

Henry, a longtime reliever who ended his career with the Royals in 2001, remembered that Mendoza was deflated when he reported to Omaha in 2010. Even worse, his pitches were flatter than a pancake. The solution was to get Mendoza on the top of the ball and delivering downhill so that his pitches sank.

“He tried it and didn’t like it and went back to his old stuff,” Henry recalled. “And then one day, to his credit, he came in and said, ‘I’m ready. Let’s do this for real.’ That was about midseason in 2010. He made the change and he’s been at it wholeheartedly since and he became the pitcher he is now. He’s given himself a chance to be successful in the big leagues. The ball’s sinking, it’s not flat over the zone anymore. He’s a big horse and he’s got the potential to have some fun up there this year.”



I know I've got him on my team.
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Postby J35J » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:10 am

I think at best he's Bruce Chen and at worst he's back in the minors. Not much upside here, IMHO. Would love to be wrong through. ;-D
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Postby Tavish » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:16 am

J35J wrote:I think at best he's Bruce Chen and at worst he's back in the minors. Not much upside here, IMHO. Would love to be wrong through. ;-D

I think ends up with a fairly long leash since he is out of options. Chen-type numbers with slightly higher Ks would be great, but I doubt he keeps the ERA under 4.00.
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Postby J35J » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:25 am

Tavish wrote:
J35J wrote:I think at best he's Bruce Chen and at worst he's back in the minors. Not much upside here, IMHO. Would love to be wrong through. ;-D

I think ends up with a fairly long leash since he is out of options. Chen-type numbers with slightly higher Ks would be great, but I doubt he keeps the ERA under 4.00.


Yeah, if he can do what Chen has done the last couple years that'd be nice...but that's still not really fantasy worthy.
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Re: Luis Mendoza anyone?

Postby rich101682 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:26 am

I'm in a 20 team league, so I'll take what I can get out of him!
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Re: Luis Mendoza anyone?

Postby Ender » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:25 am

Here's his stats from triple a omaha 2011- 12-5 2.18 144 ip. 81 ks to 54 walks


That stat line is terrible for AAA.
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Postby Tavish » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:08 am

Ender wrote:
Here's his stats from triple a omaha 2011- 12-5 2.18 144 ip. 81 ks to 54 walks


That stat line is terrible for AAA.

Yeah, they probably should have just released him so he could go back to working at Starbucks.
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Re: Luis Mendoza anyone?

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:44 am

His last name alone puts me off. }:-)
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