m16a wrote:To win: I need Morales to stay quiet for my opponent the rest of his game, then I need either Kemp/Hamilton to hit a double or a triple or Huston Street to get me a save. Fingers crossed to eek out a nail biter.
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CBMGreatOne wrote:3 widely available pitchers with interesting lines as of this writing:
Lance Lynn- 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 Ks
Jeff Samardzija- 7 IP, 3 H, ER, 0 BB, 6 Ks
Juan Nicasio- 6 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 4 Ks
Anybody have opinions on any of these guys?
I like Nicasio a lot as a sleeper this year. Great stuff and a lot of upside.
Lynn doesn't have much upside but could be a solid starter.
Samardzija has upside but I doubt he puts it together.
I dropped Jurrjens for Samardzija in the middle of his outing today. Wanted to pick him up after ST but didn't get around to it. I know, spring stats, yadda yadda. But he's always had good stuff, his control was just a freakshow, and he didn't really walk anybody in ST. So yeah, I'm intrigued. I can definitely see him with an ERA around 4, maybe 7.5 K/9. If he can keep the BB under control there's some value there in most leagues.
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Lynn is mediocre. Watched the game today, a few quick notes:
1. His fast is strong, and at 93-95 he can throw it by some guys, but it's a bit flat and top guys are gonna pound him. Nothing too major since they pound everyone, but he is gonna give up some bombs.
2. His curve is crap. It's a 12-6 move but it only goes halfway down the clock. It's an OK 3rd strike pitch if he locates, but anywhere above the knees and it's gonna get belted.
3. He really doesn't have much else. He was tossing up a 85 mph change, but it didn't do much.
4. His stamina was actually excellent. He was still sitting at 93 in the sixth and even dialed up to 95 on the last batter he faced, although it was a 3-2 ball. Still, for a converted reliever this is a good sign, and he was doing it in spring training also.
All told, he's a servicable guy, I'd be confident spot starting him, and if you're in a deeper league, he's a decent #5.