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Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby rotoquest » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:42 pm

CBSSports.com confirms Ben Sheets will make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Mets.
The Braves are desperate for starting pitching with Randall Delgado and Mike Minor struggling. Sheets hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010, but was reportedly clocked in the 89-93 mph range in two minor league starts. A corresponding move will be announced later this week.


I think this is his last hurrah, and he knows it. Not only is it his last chance to prove himself MLB worthy for a significant contract next year, but an athlete like him must prove it to himself. I don't blame anyone in deep leagues for giving him a chance, but it is hard not group him in the likes of bedard, harden, webb etc who have potential but are always injured. However, Atlanta has been a pathway for success for other such cases. Thoughts?
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby jcook3127 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:18 pm

Wow, awesome news

I've had Sheets stashed in my 6 teamer all year long hoping he'd make it back..definitely a must-start this Sunday, especially in H2H

I'd say a reasonable expectation would be sub 3.5 with 7.5 k/9 obviously with some room to beat that..the best thing about this situation is there is no downside risk barring another injury
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby Inukchuk » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:28 pm

Over/under on starts before he's hurt again, I say 4. And I take the under, unfortunately...
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby NikkiSixx » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:47 am

Ben Sheets used to be one of my favorites, but I'm not sure how I feel about him for this season, but I might pick him up.
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby saemick » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:55 pm

So, where does everyone see his value at?

shallow leagues
deep mixed
NL only
etc...
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby wazzeus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:22 pm

saemick wrote:So, where does everyone see his value at?

shallow leagues
deep mixed
NL only
etc...


Deep mixed (like, 15 teams or more deep) and NL-only. A below-average option overall ... until he proves otherwise, and proves it over at least three quality starts.

Not overly optimistic about how he'll do. I could see him being the Braves' version of the Mets' Chris Young, but that might be going too far.
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby rotoquest » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:10 pm

saemick wrote:So, where does everyone see his value at?

shallow leagues
deep mixed
NL only
etc...


Obviously NL only, but deep mixed leagues where there are at least 80+ SP on active rosters. This is because you can figure at least another 25 SP pitchers on benches. So you really can't say 12 team, 14 team or 16 team because league rosters vary from league to league.

I actually think he is going to be very serviceable for a short time span. Probably until September rolls around, but by then there will be other options.
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Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby lastingsgriller » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:31 pm

I'm really rooting for him. Hope it all goes well.
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby Izenhart » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:35 pm

Best case you get a Bartolo Colon clone. I just don't see him being fantasy worthy. I like him though and hope he sticks.
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Re: Ben Sheets Last Hurrah

Postby rotoquest » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:58 pm

Nice debut!! Glad I picked him up for that start.
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