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Postby trevisc » Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:24 pm

I'd like to have Zito as my #3 pitcher but i'd be concerned if he was my #1
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Postby GreenMonsterGoon » Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:51 am

Remember his win total will be pretty low though. That offense is awful. Sure they'll get a bounce from a full season from Chavez and the increase in productivity from Crosby, but don't count on much run support for him. His low win total would worry me if he were my #1. Yet, many draft based solely on last year's stats and he could come cheap. Take a flier on him after you have at least a #1 and maybe already have a #2.
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Postby pomplona's finest » Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:38 am

kimchi_chigae wrote:
RugbyD wrote:OK, so no cheap ace. I'm figuring he will go round 8-9 ish in a 12-team?


in my only draft so far this off season he was taken late 10th round after buehrle before wade miller. it's a 12 team and i think that was about the right time to take him. if he's still available after the 10th round...good pick IMO, depending on your team of course.


That was me, I'm hoping that Zito can return to form, even if that isn't a Cy Young caliber pitcher. I'm more than happy with him as my #3 pitcher.
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Postby mtarail » Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:10 pm

I wouldn't want him higher than a 3rd pitcher in a 12 team league. I'm not convinced that his 04 #'s were an anomaly. If I'm gonna use a good pick on a risky pitcher, I at least want him to strike out a lot of guys. That's why I'd rather have a guy like Clement.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:28 pm

Texas has always had a juggernaught offense. The Angels have been steadily improveing their offense over the past few years with FA and their farm system (Is Beltran a possibility :-o :-o ), and the Mariners added some pretty top notch firepower with Beltre and Sexon.

A couple of years ago in that division, even after last year he would still have be a fine #2 pitcher. Now, and it hurts to say as a die hard Oakland fan, dont draft him as more than a #3 fantasy starter.

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