Ender wrote:Situational starter at best, I would avoid using him in any hitters park or against good offenses.
Ender wrote:Don't trust him to stay healthy, don't trust him to go deep in games, don't trust him to keep his BB low to not hurt you in WHIP. GIves up way too many HR so I don't trust him to help in ERA. I don't trust that offense to win him a ton of games either. I think he is worth owning but this is the type of player that can easily hurt you more than they help you if you send him out for every start. I would never start him in say a road game against the Brewers or any game against the Cardinals. There are uses for him for sure though.
Come on, "situational starter at best"? You know that's way off. Cashner has always had a great GB rate so I'm not sure where the HR concerns come from. He has given up 16 in 125 career IP, and his HR/FB is an unusually high %15 which should normalize some over a larger sample size. He also had a much lower HR rate in the minors, he only gave up 4 HR in 214 career MILB IP.
The W and BB concerns are obviously the biggest concerns. As for the schedule, he pitches in the best possible division, NL West. For every STL and MIL he'll get a LAD or SF. I can't see his road schedule being that tough. He's obviously money at home and for what he's going to cost you in a mixed league he is a definite buy. There's very little risk here and absolute no reason not to spring to the waiver wire right now if he is still available. There's plenty to nitpick but no one is expecting Clayton Kershaw here.