jfg wrote:Fair enough. Beckett Bucholtz and Fiers seemed more like $3-5 to me but I guess they all could easily end up at $1.
Yeah they likely are. Estrada is more like a $6 guy in most leagues I play in. If you are looking for $1 gems you need a list about 15 long because most of them will go for more than $1. After you reach the $8 or so range on pitchers the rankings are so erratic you have no clue how much you have to pay to get a guy in any given league.
Here is how I look for these guys.
1. Has to have a K/9 over 7 and preferably over 7.5. If they can't K at least that many I'd rather just take a high upside MR.
2. Have a K/BB of at least 2. It is hard to be a good pitcher without this.
3. Have a BB/9 under 3.6.
While all of these things can be improved I'd rather not pay for someone who has to improve just to be on my radar. Players who have consolidated these basic skills already but haven't proven it long term are who I like to target.
So guys like Edison Volquez are off my radar. Zach Britton no thanks. Garrett Richards nope.
Guys like Estrada, Fiers, Collmenter, Arrieta etc are the targets.
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