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Postby cannonarm21 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:20 pm

My only concern is the losses of Vizcaino and Kolb. I can see many starts by Sheets being pi$$ed away by the bullpen. They are very unproven at this time.

This being said, I would expect a solid year of innings pitched and K's from Sheets. He battled lower back pain all last year and is hoping to be over that by spring training.
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Postby SuptownSpartans34 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:45 pm

I have watched the games that he has pitched on TV last year and he had many great games that were blown by no run support and sometimes the bullpen would blow the win. Does anyone have any projections for him?
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:54 pm

A lot of people are still a little slow with understanding Ben Sheets. He did not come out of no where. He steadily improved every season. Sheets belongs with the top tier of starting arms. So, if you are into drafting pitchers early on, prioritize him.
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Postby RugbyD » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:35 pm

shortsavage wrote:A lot of people are still a little slow with understanding Ben Sheets. He did not come out of no where. He steadily improved every season. Sheets belongs with the top tier of starting arms. So, if you are into drafting pitchers early on, prioritize him.


"Steady improvement" is a bit of a stretch. There is definitely some improvement from 01-02-03, but 04 was leaps and bounds across the board.

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Postby wrveres » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:43 pm

I drafted him with my last pick in my NL only last season ... and now he is a first round pick? 8-o Thats hilarious
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:53 pm

RugbyD wrote:
shortsavage wrote:A lot of people are still a little slow with understanding Ben Sheets. He did not come out of no where. He steadily improved every season. Sheets belongs with the top tier of starting arms. So, if you are into drafting pitchers early on, prioritize him.


"Steady improvement" is a bit of a stretch. There is definitely some improvement from 01-02-03, but 04 was leaps and bounds across the board.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/s ... atsId=6618


I wouldn't consider that "steady" improvement either. Sheets is very good but I am betting on some regression from last year.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:42 pm

maybe i am too conservative but i would like to see another similar year from him before i would draft him in the top three rounds.
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Postby looptid » Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:42 pm

I think his K/BB ratio speaks louder than anything. 8.25!?! It would be very hard to luck into absolutely pounding the strikezone and while striking everyone out.

237 IP, 32 BB, 264 K... Yikes!

Even if he cuts his K/BB more than in half, say 200/50, that's still awesome. It's good to see his periphials came along for the ride, like WHIP as well. Sheets' 2004 seems to stem more from actual improvement than an unusually high number of balls put into play being converted into outs (COUGHpavanoCOUGH).
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Postby SuptownSpartans34 » Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:53 pm

I like the avatar looptid
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Postby J35J » Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:17 pm

I've got him 8th on my list of starters.

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