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Postby fantasyfiend » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:44 am

For those who are either drafting all hitters in the first part of their snake draft leagues, or for those only paying for hitters and only spending $1 on SPs late, who are some good pitchers who have big time K rates, that just need to put it all together?

Last year Chris Sale was a guy who had nasty stuff and a good K rate who was going in late rounds or for peanuts in auction leagues. After a good season he's established and expensive now.

Who are some guys like him (guys transferring from the bullpen to SP role, or young guys with eye popping K rates in the minors who are getting a spot in the rotation, or post-hype sleepers who have nasty stuff)?
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Re: $1 SP

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:27 am

What's Alex Cobb going for? I feel like he could be had cheap, and young Rays pitchers are often a really good bet.
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Re: $1 SP

Postby germani40 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:32 am

Buerhle has been going for $1 or $2 in a lot of my mocks. I think he has good win potential on that Jays team
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Re: $1 SP

Postby J35J » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:05 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:What's Alex Cobb going for? I feel like he could be had cheap, and young Rays pitchers are often a really good bet.


+1

I really like Archer as well. I haven't done or seen any mock auction prices so I may be off on some of these guys, but what about...

J. Beckett
J. Garcia
E. Ramirez
E. Jackson
A. Griffin
W. Chen
C. Buchholz
J. Niemann
D. Straily
D. Gee

...to name a few. I guess it depends on how deep your league is as well.
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Re: $1 SP

Postby Bostonboy » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:37 pm

Depending on your league categories, I like guys such as Steve Johnson and Phelps. At best, starters with some upside; at worst, swing men that will provide innings, some wins and good other numbers.
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Re: $1 SP

Postby jtsandwich » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:09 pm

Not exactly K guys, but strong value with good ERA and WHIP, I see Worley, Estrada, Detwiller.
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Re: $1 SP

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:55 pm

I'm checking out Jhoulys Chacin as a Road start $1 guy this Spring.
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Re: $1 SP

Postby Element » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:35 pm

J35J wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:What's Alex Cobb going for? I feel like he could be had cheap, and young Rays pitchers are often a really good bet.


+1

I really like Archer as well. I haven't done or seen any mock auction prices so I may be off on some of these guys, but what about...

J. Beckett
J. Garcia
E. Ramirez
E. Jackson
A. Griffin
W. Chen
C. Buchholz
J. Niemann
D. Straily
D. Gee

...to name a few. I guess it depends on how deep your league is as well.


Good list, though I'm not crazy about Buchholz, Griffin or Garcia. Erasmo Ramirez is going very late & Edwin Jackson continues to get no respect. I also would target Cobb; Archer in deeper leagues.
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Re: $1 SP

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:35 am

Looking at guys who will get more than 7.5 K/9 since you mentioned Ks, plus guys who won't kill your ratios and who had peripherals so ERA shouldn't be a huge concern.

Fiers
Hammel
Cobb
Jackson
Straily
Estrada

Niemann and Gee are good names too but you have to make sure they are healthy first.
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Re: $1 SP

Postby Tennessee Jed » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:08 pm

Anyone like Jake Arrieta? His era/whip is less than desirable, but he sported an 8.6 k/9 in 114 innings last year. He also cut his BB rate in half from 4.4 BB/9 in 2011 to 2.7 BB/9 in 2012. Worth a $1 if he wins a rotation spot out of camp?
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