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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:45 pm

I've always thought of this guy as a perfectly mediocre pitcher... the type of guy who can be streamed occasionally in deeper leagues but shoudn't actually be used full-time. But he's pulled off 3 straight very solid starts starts....is he more of a guy who needs to be owned full-time now in deeper leagues, or does this not change anyone's opinion of him? I feel like he might be the type of guy who you pick up (say, somewhere between 80th and 100th best-starter) who you play and start when he has good matchups (instead of being a guy who you only play when he has great matchups).
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Re: Joe Saunders

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:48 pm

He's pitched pretty well for sure (not sub-2 ERA well, but well none the less). If his K and BB rates remain at the levels they have his first 3 starts he's going to be more useful and a more solid streaming option given the division he's in. But I can't imagine his HR/FB rate stays where it's at. I think this is more of a hot start, which he's done in the middle of seasons before, and not much else.
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Re: Joe Saunders

Postby Ender » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:51 pm

Almost any pitcher is worth owning with the right matchup. I think you can find better options to spot start unless you are in an NL only league or something to be honest.
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Re: Joe Saunders

Postby Skin Blues » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:19 am

His hot start involves games against San Diego (@Petco) and Pittsburgh, two teams that Philip Humber would not have a hard time throwing a perfect game against. He's at best a spot-start option in my opinion.
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