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Postby sigriffey » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:43 am

How would you rank the following SP as far as value in a head to head league?

Chris Sale
Cory Luebke
Neftali Feliz
Henderson Alvarez
Drew Pomeranz
Jeff Samardzija
Brandon McCarthy
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Re: Rank these SP

Postby ATLbraves » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:23 am

Wow.. Thats pretty tough.

Guy's I like most:
Cory Luebke, Chris Sale, Neftali Feliz

Guy's with potential:
Henderson Alvarez, Drew Pomeranz, Jeff Samardzija



Don't know too much about McCarthy, but I dont really like that he has to pitch for Oakland. So he will get little run support, and he isn't a strikeout pitcher.



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Re: Rank these SP

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:51 am

Most of those guys have very good pure stuff with a couple question marks, like command (Feliz), innings jump (Sale), or home park (Pomeranz). I like Luebke the most out of that group because for H2H you can play the @SD game. For this year only, I would say:

Luebke
Sale

Samardzija
Feliz
McCarthy

Pomeranz
Alvarez

Reasons: Luebke has strong peripherals and the most favorable home park in the majors. Sale probably has the best pure stuff of the group. I have a good feeling about Samardzija so this is mostly just a gut call; the NL Central isn't scaring anyone this year though. Feliz might actually have better pure stuff than Sale but walks might be a problem with him and Arlington is a tough place to pitch. McCarthy doesn't excite me but his home park will help him enough. I'm not sure I see a big difference between him and, say, Jason Vargas. Pomeranz might not get enough innings to make a big impact this year but he's one of the highest-upside young lefties around. Pitching at Coors and not having a very well developed change (he's fastball/curve almost exclusively) I expect him to have his ups and downs, but he's a name to remember. His upside is Kershaw-esque. Someone to target in 2013 for sure. Alvarez has never hit 7 K/9 anywhere in his minors career, let alone the majors. I'm not seeing the upside, especially in the AL East. He's not going to pitch 200 innings, he's not going to strike many guys out, and playing against TB, BOS and NYY so much I can't imagine his ratios being all that stellar either.
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Re: Rank these SP

Postby smoovethug » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:18 am

Luebke...by far. that k/9 in that park. yes plz
Sale...solid ratios and k/9 should carry over into the rotation
Neftali
McCarthy
Samardzija
Pomeranz
Alvarez
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